From the page: " A very old Jewish man called his wife to his bed. 窶I am going to die. Please call a priest 窶" I wish to convert to Catholicism.窶 His wife responded with shock and disbelief, reminding her husband that they had been devout Jews all their lives. 窶I know, dear,窶 he said, 窶but isn窶t it better that one of them should die than one of us?窶
窶" Anonymous epigraph to John Martin Fischer, The Metaphysics of Death, 1993"