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Crossing Over With John Edwards was something new to me so I was not expecting anything in particular when we watched it in class I decided to keep an open mind in spite of the prevailing opinions from my classmates While I was watching the video clips a lot of thoughts ran through my mind and the validity of the show was one of themor lack thereof As a Christian and a person who has had someone close to me pass away I feel like John Edwards is manipulating these vulnerable people to make an interesting television show When my grandfather passed away I was stricken with grief because I was very attached to him However because of my strong religious convictions I was convinced that he died and went to heaven He was not crossing over or talking to people on earth because that is simply not what you do in heaven in my opinion Of course what John Edwards is doing may be believable to some but for those who stand by their principles his gift seems to act as a barrier for people getting over a loss I think it is unhealthy for people to dwell on a loss much less gain false hope from someone who believes he can talk and communicate with the dead that have crossed over When people think they are talking to someone close who has passed away it gets in the way of their grieving and prolongs the suffering that will ensue My grandfather has been dead for two years now and this show as believable as it may seem feels like it is diminishing the memory of people who have passed away It is a little insulting that death can be taken so frivolously That may not be the intention of the show but that is the impression I got from watching it John Edwards matches a few general details and suddenly he
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