Aretha Franklin and the Reality of Life

Many people – and supposedly even Aretha Franklin herself, are/have been asking for prayers for her reportedly gravely ill health. The fact is, prayers do not work and will not work to change her situation. There is zero evidence of prayers ever being answered on the supernatural or so-called “divine” level. Only the science of medicine, Aretha’s physical ability to heal, and her own will power to live can ever have a hope of improved health. It is, has always been, and will always be the same as anyone else in any ill or poor health situation.

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As much as I may love and respect Aretha Franklin and much of her work, I only understand and can accept one fact that’s based on the reality of life: when it’s Aretha’s time to transition (i.e., die) it will simply happen. While some readers may consider my words to be “cruel and insensitive” (which isn’t at all my intent), it doesn’t change the truth of the matter; one which awaits us all someday.

– RobFather X

One thought on “Aretha Franklin and the Reality of Life

  1. I agree with you totally, Rob, my friend. I think what the news media is reporting are the hopes of her media relations people and their need to offer something that the public can do, privately, to restore their connection to her and enhance her legacy. I’ve never *heard* her sing, I’ve only read her lyrics. One that has always made an impression on me is her “Respect.” That one is timeless and something we desperately need now. As always, a great post, buddy! Love, naked hugs, a gentle tug and much R-E-S-P-E-C-T!” 😉

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