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Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« on: April 06, 2013, 04:57:24 PM »
Pastor Rick Warren"s, of the Saddleback Church and the author of "The Purpose Driven Life", son (Matthew) committed suicide this weekend.  He was 27 years old.  Wonder how the pastor is dealing with this as part of his outlook on life?
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 05:39:50 PM »
If he is the believer that I once was he must now accept that his son is being tortured forever in the pits of hell with Hitler.  And if that is true, I don't think telling Mr. Warren that his son is in a better place would be appropriate.  But hey, God is good. 

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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 07:04:11 PM »
Taking one's own life is very sad. I've seen it happen.

It sounds like this young man suffered terribly from depression.
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 07:52:01 PM »
I am always sad to hear of the death of someone so young, and I cannot imagine the pain his parents must be suffering right now.  I find myself hoping, irrationally of course, that the mental illness that his father spoke of was a genuine mental illness, and not that he was gay and labeled mentally ill. 

I know nothing about this young man, his illness, or his sexual orientation, but I know that Rick Warren has the blood of gay men on his hands.  http://www.alternet.org/story/144403/uganda's_%22kill_the_gays%22_bill_tied_to_rick_warren_mentor  He later, under pressure, condemned the Ugandan legislation which he inspired, prescribing capital punishment for homosexual activities.  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1946921,00.html  I hope that his son's tragic death is completely unrelated to the father's work or politics or religious convictions. 

And I hope that those who knew and loved this young man can come together and comfort each other as they work through their unspeakable grief, and attempt to understand that which no parent could possibly ever come to understand.   

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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 04:57:53 AM »
I think I read this young man had bipolar disorder.  WTF is it about age 27???
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.

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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 05:38:03 AM »
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2013, 08:23:04 AM »
It's too bad he didn't shoot his dad instead. 
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2013, 01:27:38 PM »
I wonder why the pastor did not get him cured with a prayer chain?
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2013, 11:25:05 PM »
Can't they pray for his resurrection?

I guess that gig was already taken.
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Re: Pastor Rick Warren's son dies
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 03:29:52 PM »
I hope his parents use this to bring attention to the lack of effective treatments for  depression and other mental illness.
It doesn't make sense to let go of something you've had for so long.  But it also doesn't make sense to hold on when there's actually nothing there.