As a defense attorney I once represented a young man who was delusional, thinking that Stevie Wonder had stolen his song book and various other schizophrenic ideations. He was quite the sketch artist too, and I learned from looking through his pen and inks that he had a strange admixture in him, an alchemical atomic bomb, which combines popular music with Christianity. Satan was telling him things and he would thrust pencils into his ears trying to stop the voices. There was no trial of the competency issue, as the shrink who examined my guy and in his report testified my guy was bonkers to an exponential extent. When he came back on his meds (all, or almost all, psychoses are chemical imbalances) the poor fellow, still complaining of Stevie and mixing religion with popular music, committed suicide by climbing the Harbor Bridge and jumping into the ship channel below.
Rick Warren's son killed himself. Some suicides have religious reasons for offing themselves.
Yeah ... like not measuring up to where you think you're supposed to be spiritually or by comparison with a role model ... like your father. I wonder how many people kill themselves one way or the other because of these kinds of pissing contests.
I prefer to go on being a dick, thank you.
Strange analogy. I'm with John, it seems ignoble to postulate that this kid killed himself due to guilt for sins. Theists give us enough ammunition on their own - this seems like a dangerous supposition to make.
Still, it's very interesting to note that a young man whose reputation involved such close adherence to a religion which is supposed to represent quintessential joy, went without aid from his so-called creator... and yet, nary a theist the world over would say anything but: "God has mysterious ways".
His carbonaceous essence shall go up in smoke or become food for the creatures that prepare the earth for planting of that which sustains us; or, as local folk sometimes say: "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out/The worms play pinochle on my snout." He had no consciousness prior to becoming a Warren (proof there that God is a bozo), and "he" has no consciousness now. Considering God made people like Dick Cheney, too, young Warren might be better off where "he's" not.
No matter how bad it gets and it can get really bad, You cannot do that to your family. I knew a beautiful girl with a young family who left a note that only said, "I am tired of fighting it."
I disagree, respectfully. It is sometimes the family that fails the suicidal and therefore deserves the hurt that comes of losing a "loved one" in that manner. I certainly can understand the suicides of those who are bullied, called names worse than "n----r," and made to feel like God despises them, although He created them, too. It never surprises me when a young gay male takes his own life. It only saddens me, profoundly.
What rings in my ears in the wake of this incident is that old and ridiculous saw:
God never gives anyone more than they can handle.
Oh, of COURSE not! Merde, what a load of utterly specious, irresponsible twaddle.