Category Archives: Eternal life

Frozen dead-guys

In the town of Nederland, Colorado, they have a strange festival called: ‘The Frozen Dead Guy Festival.’ It commemorates Bredo Morstoel, a local inhabitant who had himself cryogenically frozen and arranged for his remains to be stored in his shed. … Continue reading

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The promise and power of faith

Charles de Gaulle, the famous French leader during World War Two, had a child who was severely mentally handicapped. But he loved her dearly and, no matter how bad things were in France, he would always make time to be … Continue reading

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Dissolving into nothingness…or?

In parts of Africa they have a unique funeral custom whereby mourners stand around the casket and then, on a given signal, put a piece of peppermint into their mouths. As it dissolves they are reminded that life for that … Continue reading

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What is success?

Malcolm Muggeridge was one of the most successful journalists of the twentieth century. For much of his life he was an agnostic, but an experience he had while making a documentary on the life of Jesus turned him into a … Continue reading

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Plus ultra

In the Spanish city of Valladolid, where Christopher Columbus died, there’s a monument to the great navigator. Its most interesting feature is a statue of a lion destroying one of the Latin words that had been part of Spain’s motto … Continue reading

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I will live forever

Robert Test, writing about his eventual demise, said this: The day will come when my body will lie in a hospital busily occupied with the living and the dying. Don’t call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed … Continue reading

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You’re part of the ocean.

There’s a story about a little wave bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time, enjoying the wind and the fresh air — until he notices the other waves in front of him, crashing against the shore. ‘This … Continue reading

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