Deathly euphemisms: "rest in peace" and "thoughts and ...

Jan 19, 2016 · Death is a fact of life. Sayings like “rest in peace” and “our thoughts and prayers are with the victims” are euphemisms: they enable us to go on without thinking about death. Not thinking about death can help us cope, but let’s not imagine that we’re actually saying anything when we say these things. I’ve been thinking ……

Is it biblical to say ‘rest in peace’ (RIP) in regards to ...

Jan 02, 2020 · Question: "Is it biblical to say ‘rest in peace’ (RIP) in regards to someone who has died?" Answer: The acronym RIP (or R.I.P.) is often seen carved on tombstones, and the words rest in peace are often heard at wakes and funerals. It comes from the Latin blessing requiescat in pace (literally, “may he begin to rest in peace”). Is it biblical to say, “Rest in peace”?…