God and Death Row

I have been drawn into one of Youtube’s ‘Top Ten’ videos, I admit they are very addictive. The one I watched was ‘Top Ten Creepiest Websites… Part Two’. Judging by what I read I don’t want to check out Part One in a hurry. 

One website that got me was Goodbye, Warden. It is the last words of over 500 death row inmates. Some short, some made the most of their last breaths. Some remorseful, some still maintaining their innocence. Although I could not make my way through every single one, many that I did read were pretty religious. Here are a few examples,  some are just segments due to the length of their last words.

I just wanted to say thanks to all who have supported me over the years: Reverend Campbell, for my spiritual guidance; Aaron, the father of Darrian, my son; and Maurie, my attorney. Thank you everybody. This is not a loss, this is a win. You know where I am going. I am going home to be with Jesus. Keep the faith. I love y’all. Thank you, Chaplain

Grandmother, Lilia, and Robert; have hope for me. I am with God. Thanks for being with me and all of your love. Mom, take care of my daughter. Many kisses, Mom.

The guys back there waiting, keep the faith and stay strong and put your faith in the Lord. Many times in life we take the wrong road and there are consequences for everything. Mistakes are made, but with God all things are possible. So put your faith and trust in Him. 

From Allah we came and to Allah we shall return. I would like to give thanks for the unjust way my trial attorneys John Donahue and Frank Hollbrook purposely denied me a fair trial. I would like to thank Walter E. Reeves for bringing up claims that did not exist. Most importantly, I would like to thank John Hurley, who was suppose to be off my case but was granted to be back on. For those who kept agreeing with me, keep it real. y’all will always stay real in my heart. Barbara, I love you, Al and Paul, I love you. Jess and Chong, I love you now and forever. 

I am ready for the transition.

The inmates above were pretty religious, with the assumption that heaven is the fate that awaits them. It’s fascinating to read in a world in which many believers assume that religion is what keeps us from committing immoral acts. Are they believers because they have little else to cling to by this point, or were they religious all along? I guess we will never know…

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