This is what gets me about Free Republic. An obviously intelligent man commits an act of extreme sacrifice to draw attention to a problem, and we have people arguing over everything but the point of the story. Why? Why did he take his own life? This is the point to ponder. Some of the people on Free Republic could have been at the celebration where Jesus turned the water into wine, and they would have complained about the vintage and given everyone a dissertation on their knowledge of how the weather affects wine.
Great article, thoughtless, ignorant comments.
Yep. There are many who would rather a holy temple be used for satanic rites than burned to prevent its abuse.
**they would have complained about the vintage and given everyone a dissertation on their knowledge of how the weather affects wine.**
LOL! So true.
Nicely put. By “finest” do you suppose the guests were referring to the vintage or the orchard?
Your post 19 was on the real subject. For some reason Freepers just want to ventilate about their views on suicide. Summary: it’s never appropriate in their minds.
Prager helped give further opening. If there is something which begs further addition, why wait? Going on about those, who according to you would "wine about weather and wine" is just so much more whining itself, as could be my pointing this out(?)...but it is not I whom in mourning for this one soul...
If there is something needing saying, spit it out. Or what is this? Some melodrama over the guy's carcass?
But it is complex, isn't it? The tendency towards the now disintegration of the West has many aspects, many fault lines upon which there is movement. Where is the immovable rock? It is simple. But to play along with the philosopher who not believing altars belong to but "the people" requires much thought, many hours of writing and editing. Then what? Contribute that sort of essay as "reply"?
Lead on. Until then...whiners Unite! Click glasses and toast one another.
Or we can all search for ways to preach the gospel in ways and languages others not only may understand, but which will have them turn in the only direction that ultimately matters. Some will. It does seem painfully obvious a great many wont. Harvest what is possible. The storm approaches, but for a while yet I do not know for how long...possibly the worst thunderheads will by-pass portions of the wider prairie.