Joshua Viola

Birdy 83: The Holy Appendix

Birdy 83

Of course you can’t be an organ donor. You’ll need them when Jesus comes back.

I was raised under a pretty extreme Evangelical theology, but somehow, I missed this crucial bit of doctrine until I applied for my driver’s license. It turns out learning the rules of the road came second to the care of the soul — and the body in the afterlife. My religious upbringing insisted the Rapture involves a physical resurrection or reassembly of the body, and if I donated my organs, I’d be putting the recipients at risk should Jesus return, because my donated parts would be taken from them to rejoin me in Heaven.

Joshua Viola is an author, artist and film producer based in Denver, Colorado. He has worked on films such as Shrine of Abominations, Deathgasm 2: Goremageddon, and Steven Kostanski's Deathstalker reboot starring Daniel Bernhardt (co-produced by Guns N' Roses' Slash.) In 2023, he partnered with Canadian film studio Raven Banner Entertainment.


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