I've discovered something that really bothers me (besides the other obvious things that bother me).
Let me explain.
On face.book, a family member invited me to an event to pray for a baby girl who was undergoing surgery. This isn't a family any of us knows first of all, and second, I don't pray so I didn't respond to the invite either yay or nay.
Unfortunately, the baby girl passed away. Then a new face.book event cropped up for her memorial service.
I don't know if the family intentionally did this, but since the event is public and their wall is open, anyone can post on the wall. Meaning, they've gotten a lot of really bizarre comments.
The ones that bother the absolute shit out of me, are the people pretending to be the baby girl. They tell the parents that they're happy playing up in heaven with Jesus.
For example, here's a post direct off that wall:
a message from (the baby):
Mommy & Daddy, don't cry, 'cause God is holding my hand and telling me everything is OK. Mommy, God said that I will never want for anything and I will still feel your love all the way up here. I ♥ u Mommy & Daddy!
How the hell does pretending to be a grieving couple's dead child bring any sort of comfort?
If you can't think of anything sympathetic to say, such as offering your condolences, then why the hell are you saying anything at all?
Why do people think this is ok?