The Digital Shutterbug (aryx) wrote,
The Digital Shutterbug
aryx

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Why do we say "Repose In Pace" (RIP -- or Rest in Peace, in English)?
Did the person have a fairly traumatic birth?
Did the person live a fairly brutal life?
Did the person die a violent death?
Should we somehow expect that if we don't say this, the person will have a strenuous afterlife?
When did this whole wishing someone a peaceful sleep after they died begin?
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