This was taken straight off the "Wired" Internet news site; No kidding.
"An increasing number of people are now being buried with their cellphones. Funeral directors think that having a cellphone in the casket is the same as being buried with other mementos such as a picture or a piece of jewelry, reports MSNBC.
It's also comforting for relatives and friends to know someone who's already in the other world has their phone.:
O.K. But my (so-to-speak) mind began working on the question: "What kind of a message would be best left on a phone of one dead... until the battery went dead.
"Hi! This is Ed, as you know, I'm dead, but go ahead and leave a message after the beep. "I'll get back to you as soon as I can...like when Jesus returns."
There is a fascinating epistemological/study of the methods and grounds of knowledge/ question embedded within the frank foolishness of the issue of phones for the dead.
If the Word of God is true and trustworthy, and, if it is true that the dead are completely unaware of anything and everything [you can find this in the books Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Matthew ( in the words of Jesus), in the writings of Paul, and in The Revelation.], then, cell phones in caskets are symbolic of some and the sum of man's fears of death and most particularly what lies beyond.
To the question, "What lies beyond?" The answer is...nothingness! No Heaven. No hell. No sublimity. No eternal torture. Nothing...until the "...the Lord descends from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and the dead in Christ arise first, and we who are alive and remain are caught up together in the clouds with Him and so shall we ever be with the Lord..." with no need for cell phones, ring tones, text messaging, battery packs, or charging devices.
That's the good news of the Gospel and most probably bad news for cell phone devotees and funeral directors.
God Bless. e.c.