The Cosmic Cemetery

O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
—1 Corinthians 15:55–57

Ours has been called the Culture of Death, largely because we have embraced the killing of innocents as a national right instead of as an ungodly wrong. However, there is a conspiracy of silence about death itself that permeates our society in many ways we rarely consider. Though a commonplace occurrence, death is something . . .

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Thomas S. Buchanan is a member of the Orthodox Church and lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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