WORLDWIDE – One clear conclusion can be drawn from Pew Research Center data ranking Adventist fundamental beliefs in order of their approval rating with the general public: the State of the Dead doctrine is an absolute party pooper.
Researchers found that respondents almost all described the belief that loved ones were not playing harps in heaven or helping their poker game, as “a total bummer.”
Lead researcher Memento Mori said the Adventist tendency to insist loved ones are asleep rather than in a better place, rubs people the wrong way.
“Many respondents said they have taken to not inviting Adventist relatives to funerals,” reported Mori.
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