Isn't that just like a Sadducee?
As you may recall, both the Sadducees and the Pharisees were religious parties in Jesus' day. Both were critical of and were criticized by Jesus.
That was the Pharisees. But not the Sadducees. Oh, no. They are nowhere to be seen. They are, no doubt, in the Temple, praying. Like all good pious people should. But, Jesus goes on preaching and teaching, healing and performing miracles, attracting disciples and believers and causing quite a buzz.
Jesus says, “Now God is God not of the dead, but of the living; for to God all of them are alive."
Even people I don’t like. Even people who don’t like me.