Thursday, April 28, 2005

Pope John Paul II’s Spirit Not Sticking Around

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Although Catholics believe the Holy Ghost is always present, there’s not a ghost of a chance that Pope John Paul II’s spirit is sticking around to help his successor.

That’s according to Gary Hill, author of People Who Don’t Know They’re Dead: How They Attach Themselves To Unsuspecting Bystanders And What To Do About It (Weiser Books).

Hill says recently deceased John Paul II is “probably” not a “hitchhiker” – his term for a dead person who attaches their spirit to a living person in an attempt to hold on to a physical existence.

Since the Pontiff died naturally, Hill says he knew what to expect in the afterlife and would realize he’s dead and not bother to stick his spirit onto someone else’s body, such as his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

Hill thinks John Paul II’s spirit is more likely hanging out with other Catholics in heaven or, as he puts it, “a less dense world,” and he’s “very comfortable with where he is.”

Hill’s book is a non-fictional account of how his aunt and uncle came to counsel dead spirits who take up residence in bodies that weren’t theirs.

It hits stores in June.

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