A priest was preparing a dying man for his long journey into the night. Whispering into the man's ear, the priest said, "Denounce the devil! Let him know how little you think of his evil!"
The dying man said nothing, so the priest repeated his order. Without any acknowledgment, the dying man continued to lie there in silence. The priest asked, "Why do you refuse to denounce the devil and his evil?"
To which the dying man responded, "Until I know where I'm heading, I don't think I ought to aggravate anybody."