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Death from a Christian perspective

The bible speaks a lot about loving one another , fighting for peace etc but it also speak a lot about exposing evil , standing against evil, to avoid evil etc .so If a person died who was a very evil person , a tyrant , a murderer of many innocent people , a pedophile etc should a rightful Christian mourn such a person regardless or should they just be neutral about his / her death because he was a very evil person and expose the truth about their actions and seek justice instead?

if there was a situation where 2 people witnessed the death of such an evil person and one of them showed the other person photos of that dead evil person around children etc for respect when they basically were responsible for a lot of evil acts and the other person replies that they won’t be looking at such photos because that person was evil so they won’t respect that dead person , who is right between the two?
Original post by _np02_
The bible speaks a lot about loving one another , fighting for peace etc but it also speak a lot about exposing evil , standing against evil, to avoid evil etc .so If a person died who was a very evil person , a tyrant , a murderer of many innocent people , a pedophile etc should a rightful Christian mourn such a person regardless or should they just be neutral about his / her death because he was a very evil person and expose the truth about their actions and seek justice instead?

if there was a situation where 2 people witnessed the death of such an evil person and one of them showed the other person photos of that dead evil person around children etc for respect when they basically were responsible for a lot of evil acts and the other person replies that they won’t be looking at such photos because that person was evil so they won’t respect that dead person , who is right between the two?

What do you mean by rightful?

What do you refer to when saying mourn? Like mourn in same way we do for loved ones?

For your scenario, Both can be right in a sense but I question the one showing the picture depending on who is in the picture. You are saying that person in picture is evil but are they a political figure, religious figure, or just an uncle? These things can change the situation drastically along with what actions the evil person did.

For example if we can conclude the person in picture is evil because uncle was into drug trade and killed people, we might be ok to remember that person for the good things but not parade them around. As a christian you may pray for their soul and conversion - for some this is done even after their death.


However, if these sins were against the people that the picture is being shown to, then it needs to be stopped. A victim does not need to be revictimized or put into any situation where the person who did harm is given praised.

We do not need to praise a person we mourn either.

Considering any social or familial possibilities to this question. We can always ask the person showing the picture to refrain from showing the picture and remaining away from said person when they try to.

So a scenario might look like, give an objection, walk out the room. If you know the person being shown the picture may have been a victim, take them with you by offering to do something else.
(edited 1 year ago)

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