Here lies the curious tale of the resurrection that, well…wasn’t quite.
Peter Wald’s family truly believed he would rise from the dead.
They believed it because they had prayed for it, every single day, while his corpse lay rotting for six months in an upstairs bedroom of their Hamilton home.
When neighbours asked about her husband, curious about the 52-year-old man’s seeming disappearance, Kaling Wald would tell them he was “in God’s hands now.”
On Monday, Kaling, 50, pleaded guilty to failing to notify police or the coroner that her husband had died due to a sickness that was not being treated by a doctor. It’s the first known case of its kind (involving the resurrection belief) in Canada.
For more gruesome details concerning the discovery of the corpse, read on here.
What disturbs me the most about this story, however, is the way in which the authorities avoided the elephant in the room (clearly this woman is mentally ill) and also, the impact which this unhinged environment has had upon her poor kids…
As assistant crown attorney Janet Booy put it, the devout Christian woman’s faith had “tainted and warped her better judgment.”
Okay, so far so good.… Read the rest