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"MAD AT GOD!" by Richie Burriesci
This story goes back 65 years.  
My father use to tell it and as we all know he was as atheist. My parents were at the beach and he was swimming. All of sudden he was struggling to stay afloat. He said he floated to the top and looked beneath the water and saw his body below him. He thought about my mother sitting on the beach with Gloria and I and struggled to get back. Obviously he made it. But he always talked about seeing his body below him.

and now a testimonial from KEITH VAN ALLEN ...
A few days before Dad died, I had wanted to take one more picture of him, but somehow in the stillness of his room it seemed too obtrusive, so I took my sketch pad when I saw him posing so strongly for me. He was suddenly fascinated with the ceiling up at the corner of the wall. He wouldn't take his eyes off it. He'd done that once before years before in the hospital when he had a big operation and he saw a whole "bunch of strange people" looking at him from out of the clothes cabinet. Now as he neared his passing, he was definitely I feel looking as he often said, "beyond this veil of tears". Dad was a wonderful man who people never forgot; talented, funny, always speaking in a language of jokes, he could be wild and goofy but was serious too, unerringly fair and honest and always there for people. He was a natural teacher, storyteller, a painter, a poet and a real servant of the community, who helped found a rescue squad and a church and he taught all the first aid instructors in Chesterfield County and with faith like a rock. I often thought of him as a perfect guy to play St. Peter. We often did portraits or cartoons for each other, so when I showed him this my last drawing for him, he nodded approval and went to sleep. The expression on his face in case you're concerned is not sad, it's inspired concentration as he beholds with wonder "the undiscovered country" beyond the veil. Keith Van Allen

Dad came to me in a very funny dream other night making me laugh, I had to hold him up as usual but I took him roaming to the park and sliding down hills with him trying to find my dog,things we loved , and he kept dropping all these shoes and glasses and shoe boxes I had to pick up ,more and more, and finally realized he could walk without me. I think he was trying to make me relax and laugh from all the stuff Ive been through with Mom. He's appeared in many dreams to me, usually not talking but acting things out in pantomime. Right after his death he appeared healthy the way I knew him and I helped him ring the bell for his own funeral sort of, which refered to a fun thing we did together for the funeral of our family friend Mrs. Pettway. It was out in the open by a flag pole sort of like a veterans place .Here recently he's been appearing as the goofy stroke victim he often was, while Mom (who's now in bed a stroke victim at almost 100) appears young and healthy as she was when I was growing up, always beautiful. We always openly talked about death in a gentle and kindly way as a friend.I've been wanting a cat to pet and one just adopted me from the back yard. Other night he was in the bed enjoying the cat butting up against his head as many Van allen cats have done.It's a good little cat that helps me relax.Thought of calling him Butthead as a joke ,but have decided to be more respectful and call him "Ghost" Dad sends me funny leaves sometimes with amazing faces in them which Ive posted on Facebook. He wrote some beautiful poems about leaves. I've kept a piece of slate he wrote on before his stroke "The ghostly hand writes and is gone" I think it says. Anyway I guess what I'm driving at is he ain't gone, just gone away and still comes 'round but not to stay!

THE ROUND TABLE has become a forum of testimonials of supernatural experiences dealing specifically with visions of loved ones who died and some NDE's (Near Death Experiences) in almost all cases helping all of us with the same ultimate destination, many fearing it, find hope and solace by these endearing testimonies of common folks. There will be three different icons that will denote to our visitors whether it is a VIDEO, AUDIO or a DOCUMENT. The visitor to our website will simply click the icon to see, hear or read the testimony given by the actual person. Ergo, people like you and me simply email a personal video or such to: which will be immediately forwarded to: in care of Gary Glenn Grunau to choose to be posted on:
Richie Burriesci's current YouTube video "MAD AT GOD!" was the catalyst for this endeavor.
Postings will be at our discretion. By no means is this venture limited to the Christian faith. Many faiths believe in life beyond the grave and experienced such phenomenon including pagans and atheists.
and now a word from  our moderator and the Guardian of the Keys ...
MORTALITY by Richard C. Burriesci

Death does not abase the boastful soul however, the process of growing old gnaws insidiously at the core of its life-force making the elderly prisoners of our earthly temples! Death is the great equalizer that pars the regal with the vagabond for both turn to decay and dust in the grave. Death is immune to oppression that overwhelms so many in life's journey. The physical body deteriorates before the mirror as one approaches a mere half century old whereas the trees reach regal stature at this junction. The human mind is well aware of this metaphorical hijacking. Another score and ten most will not remember this kidnapping of soul. For those who reach the golden years are companions of pain and disfunction. Children do not believe you when you tell them that you too were once young like them even if you show them photographs. You hardly believe it yourself! The mirror rarely lies and when naked the senior citizen seldom comes to terms. We are dying while the heart still beats and many fear its contemplation. Too few escape this mortal journey. We know our soul is ageless and our brain strives to be active and young in our thoughts and action. In almost all cases wisdom comes with aging as our hair falls out and turns white with what is left of it. Wisdom tells us that with our death we will be young again!
"About ten days ago, I retired very late. I had been up waiting for important dispatches from the front. I could not have been long in bed when I fell into a slumber, for I was weary. I soon began to dream. There seemed to be a death-like stillness about me. Then I heard subdued sobs, as if a number of people were weeping. I thought I left my bed and wandered downstairs. There the silence was broken by the same pitiful sobbing, but the mourners were invisible. I went from room to room; no living person was in sight, but the same mournful sounds of distress met me as I passed along. I saw light in all the rooms; every object was familiar to me; but where were all the people who were grieving as if their hearts would break? I was puzzled and alarmed. What could be the meaning of all this? Determined to find the cause of a state of things so mysterious and so shocking, I kept on until I arrived at the East Room, which I entered. There I met with a sickening surprise. Before me was a catafalque, on which rested a corpse wrapped in funeral vestments. Around it were stationed soldiers who were acting as guards; and there was a throng of people, gazing mournfully upon the corpse, whose face was covered, others weeping pitifully. 'Who is dead in the White House?' I demanded of one of the soldiers, 'The President,' was his answer; 'he was killed by an assassin.' Then came a loud burst of grief from the crowd, which woke me from my dream. I slept no more that night; and although it was only a dream, I have been strangely annoyed by it ever since."

by Gary Glenn Grunau
by Steve Gardipee

Almost fifty years since astronaut Neil Armstrong uttered "There's one small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind" upon stepping onto the gray dusty shore of our only natural satellite, the you-tubes rehash the argument that the moon landing was one big hoax! The Apollo Project sent a dozen apostles to to put their footprints on the desolate orb bringing back soil and lunar rocks and tales from NASA that further expeditions were futile because nothing up there was worth fetching! Six of the chosen 12 abdicated their loyalties to their employer admitting extraterrestrial beings camping on the dark side of the Moon told the American party crashers to go home and never return! In 1969 a most trustworthy president, whom I voted for and liked, Richard Milhous Nixon called by his "friends" "Tricky Dicky" said we won the space race against the Russians and no need to waste tax payer dollars in this heavenly pursuit The Russians didn't bother because their scientists said it could be done!
Yes! I was 15 years old enjoying the many moon parties secretly wishing we did land on the moon and was e pluribus unum believing it was all staged in Hollywood yet still feeling stupid admitting so. The evidence was overwhelming to even a moron that this feat was beyond the scope of man who could not cure the common cold nor prevent so many space voyages since from tragedy. In spite of many forgone conclusions the Warren Commission yielded upon the American people 93% of Americans still believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in the Kennedy Assassination fifty years later many wondering if he had a part in it at all! Seventy years after the UFO Roswell crash will not disturb the overall faith in our nation or government. However beyond even the naysayers of the 21st Century the rest of us could not look up at the night sky at our sister Moon in the same way if tomorrow we learn that NASA admitted it was all a hoax! Yes! The Trillion dollar organization could give diddley squat about the science of space but rather a dummy organization devoted to the advancement of nuclear weapons against our earthly enemies! The fact that we had nine US Presidents including President Trump sworn to give divulge the truth about any conspiracy affecting the American people would irrevocably restore any confidence in this Nation at all! Let it be said that this essay is only a plausible theory. We may have gone to the moon, and there was no magic bullet and the flying saucer crash photographed was in fact a weather balloon our military leaders said it was! Until the extraterrestrial invaders come which is suppose to happen later on this year telling us otherwise ..Give ole USA the benefit of the doubt and believe in the Word of this Nation. After all, our history books finally admitted the Vikings not Columbus discovered America.

RICHARD C. BURRIESCI    (516) 360-8100    P.O. Box 771105    Woodside, New York 11377

The Devil is usually responsible for taking your clothes off but in the Genesis story God asked Adam and Eve who told them they were parading around in their birthday suits. The fig leaves were not enough to cover the shame of their souls so they hid in fear behind bushes away from their BBF best best friend when God came to visit. "Adam, where are you?" Certainly, The Supreme Artist knew. Their naivitivy was gone feasting upon the "tree of knowledge and evil" and profound doubt filled their void. So was born - Agnosticism! Hereon in man and women will question everyone and everything around them. Bold, unadulterated proof would be needed to make sense of the unknown and even all we, mankind sees around us. To foster any conception otherwise a new word FAITH was instituted.  To quote the wise King Solomon in Ecclesiastes, "There is nothing new under the sun!" people of the 21st Century think themselves original in matters of theology, philosophy and even science when they profess to be atheists or metaphysical. They can cheat death or aging in a sickly manner or even ward off dementia if we live long enough. This and so many ways God humbles us or if you choose not to believe in a creative intelligence then you must admit, the forces of Mother Nature keeps us at bay! I say that the Spiritual realm is often more real than the temporal Physical realm whether or not you are a theist or atheist. When you send a young man or woman off to war the "establishment" must brain wash, not necessarily in a negative sense, an individual mindset to give up life for a cause. To respect all social norms be they elite or poor, whether you are in populated cities or the sparse tribes in jungles there is a code of etiquette. You honor the persons home you are in invited in and you simply stand for a Nation's anthem whether you believe or even like its principles or tenets because that is what civilized people do most especially if you eat their food or take their money! Cultures and even animals duly express themselves of whether they are in accord with a cause or rebel against it when the time and circumstance call for it. The broad cuisine of life we eat are sometimes delicious, bland or at times tasteless. Man must not live on bread alone ... Find your slice of life in all the wonders of the Universe and eat often for in this there are no fat calories.