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Posted on 12/30/2005 10:21:26 AM PST by onedoug
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That's a shame. He seems like such a genuinely nice man.
Prayers to him and his family.
Oh dear God, I am so sorry to hear that.
Pardon my ignorance but who is Dennis Prager?
I've always wondered how media types can have any semblance of a normal family life/marriage. I'd love to do what they do - but I'd have to be single.
He is a very level-headed author and talk radio host...
he changed my life... moved me from democrat to a conservative.. helped me through my divorce... helped me raise my daughters..
a quiet prayer going up for Dennis Prager.
This guy's always been a pious phony. This is hysterical, except for the damage it will do to his poor kid.
Did he explain the cause of the divorce?
I think this is his second divorce though.
What's up with that?
Perhaps, like Rush, there is not enough room in the marriage for a man, a woman, and a mountain-sized ego.
Uh, he's a human being?
For more info on his previous marriage, kids, etc.
All the pious phonies I've ever run across think of themselves as "basically good". How about you?
"Whenever I meet someone who claims to find faith in God impossible, but who persists in believing in the essential goodness of humanity, I know that I have met a person for whom evidence is irrelevant." ~ Dennis Prager ( Ultimate Issues , July- September, 1989)
Why do you say that?
Well, it always rubs some people the wrong way whenever they advocate for strong moral standards. And for such people, it often brings a sense of smug satisfaction when the advocate fails to live up to his own standard.
Nevermind that only one person in history has ever done so.
Can you be more specific? Opinions are like... etc.
Are you a member of the GLBT brigade? That's the only thing that might work as motivation for an unfounded accusation.
Why do you have condemnation of people who speak of high moral standards? We should all strive for high moral standards if we don't our culture and country is doomed.
Do we always suceed? of course not, but we can get up again and keep trying.
I'm sorry Burlem, you misunderstand me. I am ALL FOR advocating high moral standards---even though NONE of us can live up to them.
What I was referring to are those twisted folks that take delight in seeing strong advocates fail.
Ah, I miswrote my post. Let me try again:
If his wife has done something that he cannot in good conscience live with, fine. But if tall, distinguished-looking Prager has found a younger, hotter honey, then my respect for him goes down to zero.
What's phony about getting a divorce?
That's good; Burlem, it would seem, did not. My bad.
And what would lead you to jump to such a suggestion so quickly?
I would say pompous.
How dare he? Just because he finds himself divorcing. I divorced, and my then-two-year-old son has had to live with a deficit ever since. I had no choice: my ex threatened harm to my child.
I fear that Dennis is divorcing so he can have a better sex life. I hope I am wrong.
Divorce is always a deficit for all children. It on occasion is better than the alternative, but it's never a good thing. Children crave an intact home where the parents have the children as top priority and create a loving peaceful haven EVEN IF THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE IT. Dennis has other priorities. Once you sleep on those cushy Dux beds, I guess you want everything in your own life to feel good.
Some women aren't able to live with a pompous phony, I guess.
He has always been a little focused on the male sex drive, porn, etc. I hope I am wrong.
It's seldom a true either-or situation. There is a wide range of possibilities besides the two you suggested.
For example, a man can reject a dreadful spouse and at the same time take up with a younger, fit goodlooking woman.
Some people have an almost pathological bias against goodlooking women. Don't hate them 'cause they are beautiful. It's entirely possible for a man to find a very attractive romantic companion that is a woman of substance. I know - I have one in my life right now.
The fact that a man takes up with an attractive woman, in itself, is no reason to cause your respect for him to plummet to zero.
Dennis has consistently said that divorce is a tragedy, but not necessarily a catastrophe.
Nothing. I just never liked the guy. The first time I heard him he was being rude to a big fan who disagreed about something and he struck me as a hypocrite.
I will say this - he's trying to minimize the harm divorce does to kids. That's D-E-N-I-A-L.
First you ask what his reasons are, then you announce that he can't possibly have any reasons except that he must be an offended homosexual. Nice.
Got a picture of him?
This indicates that before this divorce he thought that.
I asked why he thought he is a "pious phony"? It can't be because of this announcement because this fellow claimed Prager has always been a pious phony.
Dennis has spoken of divorce many times over the years and has always had clarity on the subject, in my opinion. I haven't heard todays brodcast and I am sorry at this bad news, but I don't think Dennis is a phony at all.
I suppose you think that people who say they're against homosexuality are repressed gays, too?
There, there. Typical.
Perhaps. I never thought of Dennis Prager as a phony. He is genuine, if somewhat pompous. But then so is Rush, and he's the best. It takes an enormous ego to be successful in broadcasting. A shrinking violet would never make it. I can't help but think that such an ego would be incompatible with a successful marriage, unless the partner was a total wimp.
I like Prager. He is always very thoughtful about the issues. I don't agree with all his views, the permanence of marriage being one of them, which make the pious phony comment not only mean, but wrong. Dennis was never a "marriage is forever" believer-same with Rush.
I have found that the folks who would take glee at the personal stumbling of conservative such as Dennis and Rush and Bennett do not like the conservative messages they broadcast, so try to use their humanity as proof of some sort of hypocrisy.
Yaelle---I'm just now tying your two threads of conversation together. I know I'm presuming much when I say this, but do make sure you're not projecting your horrible ex-husband's traits onto Dennis Prager. You may not be, but just in case... Not all men are like your ex. Don't be so quick to assume the worst.
Living by your values doesn't mean living by your lust. I just hope they tried everything to save the marriage first, and it wasn't HIM CHEATING that broke them up. I'm sorry, but he is known around here as a moral example, and I would be disappointed if he didn't at least behave like a mensch. But I do not know the story. I could be way off base.
From one of his articles in 2002:
Divorce is a good example of where conservatives can show their compassion. Let's vigorously promote marriage but have no more knee-jerk condemnations of divorce. It is these condemnations, more than divorces, that are made too easily.
My take on this is that divorce is not a BIG issue for Dennis. Sounds like condemnations of divorce are a BIGGER issue to Dennis. I do believe he has this backwards.
How surprisingly self-aware of you.
I must say, however, that thats a tough resume for a "professional moralizer" to have.
Well, perhaps we should consider taking Jesus' approach to divorce. He affirmed the sanctity of marriage, and the sinfulness of divorce, in no uncertain terms. And then he proceeded to reveal his deity to the Samaritans through a multiply divorced woman who was living "in sin" with her fifth relationship.
Nonsense. If only perfect people could moralize then we'd have lost our last moralizer 2000 yeras ago.