Saturday, December 30, 2006

An Old-Fashioned Necktie Party

Saddam Hussein has gone off into eternity. Having caused many people to meet their fate in rather gruesome ways, he now meets his. What happened the instant after he left this world for the next is a mystery to us, but I think we can surmise that there weren’t choirs of angels, a smiling Jesus and a radiant Trinity escorting him to a heavenly mansion.

We all mess up along the way and I think that’s to be expected. I don’t think it will make any difference in what happens to us after we cross the bridge. It may well be true that what goes around comes around: what we have tried to be in this life will be magnified millions of times in the next.

Those who brought joy to others will receive it themselves; the caring will be cared for, etc. Your virtues will bring your happiness. Your faults are swept away.

Those who were responsible for putting others into “people grinders” – slow tree mulchers – feet first while still alive, may find themselves being the victims of that and the other atrocities they committed … for all eternity.

Perhaps the Nazis will experience all the fear and pain they engendered in their victims, and the victims’ families, each one of the twelve million, sequentially, until they get to the end … then have it start over in a continuous cycle that never ends.

What goes around may well come around.


Anonymous ruthc said...

I have often wished that people like Saddam, the Nazis, terrorists could come back for even five minutes after their "martyrdom" and tell their followers what it's like for them on the other side.
I wonder if it would make a difference.

December 30, 2006 8:02 PM  
Blogger Cold Josh Vail said...


Do these people really care about their followers? Are not they too blinded by their thirst for dominance and power? Their followers are only stepping stones to the top, and once on top, when the fall, they fall only once and very hard. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.....and the whole world knows that.

December 31, 2006 7:33 AM  
Anonymous ruthc said...

Josh, I'd be happy if they would only let their followers know about the typo--- You know, how it's supposed to be 70-year old virgins.

December 31, 2006 1:06 PM  
Blogger Cold Josh Vail said...

As a family member used to say, ''Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing''

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