[quote="fakename, post:1, topic:254119"]
When we say "repose of the soul of x" do we mean to imply that x is not in heaven? What if we're wrong?
That is a literary expression called euphemism, that consists in saying hard things in a mild way. Mainly used with death and sex subjects. "eu" in greeek means "good, well" and "phemism" is expression, from the verb phemi, which means "to say"
Your imagination refuses death. Try to imagine you dead, as death would be the end of all. You cannot do it, because your imagination refuses "nothingness".
That is my favorite proof of the existence of soul and that the soul is eternal and immaterial.
You use an euphemism. Instead of saying the truth, "that your body is rotten and eaten by virus and bacteria and worms":eek: I say the symbols of sleep, of rest, of peach, of never ending. So, rest in peace, sleep in peace, everlasting sleep, in the hand of God, in the right hand of God, and as I am not a native English Speaker, I would love, if any member is interested, in making a collection of english euphemism for death, other than the ones I said, for I find them very moving and beautiful. So, if anybody has got any contribution, It would be very much appreciated by me.