Ivan Foster has a very succinct article on his site about the death and funeral of an IRA terrorist, it is well worth a read.
It can be read at this link, POPERY IN THE RAW.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.