Good Old, Pagan Stoicism in Disguise?

Instead of just being humans in grief,
White evangelicals have a scripture
Verse for everything — even the horrible,
Unfortunate death of a child, “I give thanks
For the verse that says fortunate is the
One whose children live in the truth.” Why
Do they always have to mute the bare
Bones, gut-wrenching horror with a
Scripture verse? Is it Christianity
Or just good, old pagan stoicism in
Disguise? At least he said he had a
Hard time making the connection
Between head and heart and my heart
Went out to him as my head tried to
Make sense of denial by scripture verse.

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