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Skillful Means? What Would You Say To A Dying Friend?


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A lot of what we say in the presence of someone dying depends on their world view.

When my daughter was dying she saw people and a dog that scared her. We told her that they were angels. She was a party girl and had a rudimentary concept of God so we also talked about a party in heaven.

 

What would you say in the presence of a "Bible is the Infallible Word of God" believer? an atheist? others?

Is this an example of "Skillful means?"

What are your experiences with this?

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A lot of what we say in the presence of someone dying depends on their world view.

When my daughter was dying she saw people and a dog that scared her. We told her that they were angels. She was a party girl and had a rudimentary concept of God so we also talked about a party in heaven.

 

What would you say in the presence of a "Bible is the Infallible Word of God" believer? an atheist? others?

Is this an example of "Skillful means?"

What are your experiences with this?

 

 

I would ask what they would like me to read to them.

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A lot of what we say in the presence of someone dying depends on their world view.

When my daughter was dying she saw people and a dog that scared her. We told her that they were angels. She was a party girl and had a rudimentary concept of God so we also talked about a party in heaven.

 

I'd like to offer my sympathy to you on the loss of your daughter. I hope you're doing okay.

 

Jen

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