“And as to 'what gives rise to your question"....I couldn't care less.”
Anyone can do the math, Who. You “couldn’t care less” whether terminal “2 2”s are at peace, as long as they “seem” to you to be at peace. And certainly a dying person dipping in and out of coma would appear while in coma to be at peace to most observers – not to mention that even in full conscious states are likely to be functioning physically at full mental capacity.
I sat by my fathers death bed. He was a staunch 2x2 until workers kicked him out without giving him any sensible reason. Then, quite naturally, he spent ten years in bitterness towards workers, all the while still believing workers’ sacrifices were the only means that he could “make it” if he also did a good enough job of worker-prescribed rules so as to please God by his own best efforts – he had quite a time during those ten years when not one 2x2 would even speak to him, especially workers – flipping between “seeming” peace and abject bitterness.
Now let me put him in his hospital bed with the nurses all round him, no 2x2 visitors of any rank at all, and his own blood brothers having been pushed away from him by his performance of 2x2 worker rule of “separation from the wooorld.” His only visitors in that hospital were nurses, doctors and his wife along with his own kids.
Now let me compare the nurses and doctors to Who in performance of “nursing” him. One nurse came to me to ask why he would say nothing about his beliefs to her. And after she understood his 2x2 background, she came several more times to ask advice as she CARED about what gave rise to all of his questions and answered every question she could. As a result, his visitors quite often found him in very pleasant condition emotionally, and they were allowed (of course) to share the salvation message with him out of the Bible because all of his kids save one had left 2x2ism and were Christians – the hospital could not restrict them to just caring for him as it could with the nurses and doctors. But that situation led to a new situation in which that nurse was allowed to answer his questions about her own understanding of the Bible.
At his bedside I sat when he went into death rattle. And I prayed that if God would be willing to give me some indication that the nurse and we, his children, had any success in cutting through his bitterness towards 2x2 workers to the love we knew was still in his heart – and immediately, his death rattle ceased and he breathed peacefully again, though unconscious, the whole time I sat there, which was well over an hour. I told that nurse, and she did all she could do in a hospital of a joy dance.
I don’t think “Who” is qualified for nursing even after his/her claimed 50 years of nursing. Without genuine human care at the very least, such a ‘nurse’ could help no one at all, save to help the doctors by delivering meds etc. And I have come across many nurses who couldn’t care less what gives rise to questions. Terminal patience deserve better, regardless of who they are and/or what they believe as they die.
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