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Old May 7, '12, 4:55 pm
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Wow, these "life is not a blessing when you are old/sick/poor" comments are weirding me out. Are you Catholic or what?
Yes, I am Catholic. I'm just struggling to understand why God holds us responsible temporally, for the sins of Adam and Eve. You will notice we don't live in the Garden of Eden.
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Dying young doesn't necessarily mean avoiding the time of disablement prior to death. It may just mean you get it earlier.

And those who die old do not always have lingering deaths, either.

Physical human life is wonderful and I can't see wanting to give it up. What death does to the physical, embodied human being can only be described as hideous.

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Well, what I want is to die quickly, painlessly, in Grace and soon. I don't want to live to commit another sin.
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Dying young doesn't necessarily mean avoiding the time of disablement prior to death. It may just mean you get it earlier.

And those who die old do not always have lingering deaths, either.

Physical human life is wonderful and I can't see wanting to give it up. What death does to the physical, embodied human being can only be described as hideous.

God Bless, ICXC NIKA
Yes, I know all that, but most people who die old die of illnesses--usually some form of cancer. Plus, once someone dies, they can no longer offend God (unless they go to Hell, as then they will blasheme constantly.) Yes, death in and of itself is bad; it was not part of God's original plan, but niether was sin. Life is precious, but it is tainted with temptation and sin.
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