Are you sure the kid hasn't been baptized? Maybe I missed something in the article but I didn't read anything that indicated this kid is devoid of faith and so on. If the kid was properly prepared for death would there be anything wrong with giving him a good time on his birthday?
That's immaterial. For all I know, the boy was Baptized and is preparing himself spiritually for his end (though if such emphasis is being placed on things like motorcycle rides, I have good reason to doubt it).
The point is, the story says nothing whatsoever about it. It is being posted here - on a traditional Catholic forum
- as a "feel good story" when it is, from a Catholic perspective, anything but. The only things that really matter for any of us are the Four Last Things - Death. Judgement. Heaven. Hell. This boy is about to arrive at the first of those four. The time for frivolous indulgence is now over and done with.
The story is about a child who might be in hell in the very near future, and it gives no indication that anything has or will be done to avert this horrible End. It is indifferently silent on that crucial point, but it happily describes some stupid carnal thrill ride the boy enjoyed for a few of his precious last moments before Judgement.
How any Catholic can find that to be a "feel good" story is utterly beyond my ability to comprehend.