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Getting worked up about ‘RIP’ is itself an Orange indulgence | Giles Fraser

What makes the Orange Order’s theological complaint so pointless is that the majority of people who say ‘Rest in peace’ do not intend it as a prayer at all

The Orange Order recently reminded its members that RIP is not a suitable thing for good Protestants to say about the dead. “Rest in peace”, or requiescat in pace as it was in Latin, is a misguided bit of Roman Catholic dogma, they say, and superstitious nonsense to boot.

Protestants don’t pray for the dead because they believe that the dead are either in heaven or in hell, and prayer can’t …read more

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