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DRoseDARs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-25-06 08:09 PM
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25. It wouldn't suprise me in the least if all of his fans, both here and elsewhere...
Edited on Mon Dec-25-06 08:10 PM by DRoseDARs
...never put their money where their mouths are and torch themselves. I'm sorry, but there are some acts and forms of protest that simply go beyond anything remotely approaching noble or admirable. If they hate life and living so much, why don't they just end their own lives in the blaze of "glory" they applaud and adore so much? Because working for change takes more work than dousing one's self in gasoline and lighting a match ... and they know it. The Vietnam War continued, the Chinese government still oppresses its people, the first Gulf War still happened, the Muslims are still immigrating into the EU, and until the 110th Congress takes serious action to counter President Bush the occupation of Iraq will also continue. Human torches are nothing more than an incredibly sad and revolting Human interest story, not a catalyst for change.

There's idealism and naive idealism, and then there's this romanticizing of self-immolation. Guess which of the three truly hampers us and our efforts to stop the conservatives...
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  -Who is really crazy? OKDem08  Dec-23-06 04:20 AM   #0 
  - Crazy comes in many flavors  cleveramerican   Dec-23-06 04:24 AM   #1 
  - So Jesus was crazy?  BeFree   Dec-25-06 09:23 PM   #32 
     - So, Jesus committed suicide?  quantessd   Dec-25-06 09:25 PM   #33 
     - Basically, yes  BeFree   Dec-25-06 09:31 PM   #34 
        - Can we please stick with the natural and not the supernatural?  DRoseDARs   Dec-26-06 02:07 AM   #35 
           - Wow  BeFree   Dec-26-06 10:37 PM   #41 
              - Jesus cannot be compared to these people who commit suicide for causes.  quantessd   Dec-26-06 11:37 PM   #43 
     - Was it really his death alone which made the statement? Or the way he lived his life?  renie408   Dec-26-06 09:52 PM   #39 
        - For now  BeFree   Dec-26-06 11:08 PM   #42 
           - "The question to be answered: was Jesus crazy?" NO that wasn't the question.  quantessd   Dec-27-06 02:56 AM   #46 
  - Mr. Rischer made his point... in the most ass way possible...  DRoseDARs   Dec-23-06 04:40 AM   #2 
  - Oh, really?  Sapphocrat   Dec-23-06 04:58 AM   #3 
  - Hadn't remembered him until it was mentioned today ... and it's only been a month and a half.  DRoseDARs   Dec-23-06 05:13 AM   #4 
     - Then you have a short memory.  Sapphocrat   Dec-23-06 05:22 AM   #5 
     - In otherwords, you don't remember the people that torched themselves in protest 40 years ago...  DRoseDARs   Dec-23-06 05:35 AM   #6 
        - I honestly don't care what you think.  Sapphocrat   Dec-23-06 05:42 AM   #7 
           - And now that you've been embarrassed, you throw out a strawman...  DRoseDARs   Dec-23-06 05:52 AM   #8 
              - Boy, you're really interjecting...  Sapphocrat   Dec-23-06 06:09 AM   #9 
                 - I'm heartbroken, maybe I should light myself on fire. That'll teach you...  DRoseDARs   Dec-23-06 06:21 AM   #10 
                    - So ridiculous.  quantessd   Dec-25-06 08:46 PM   #31 
     - I don't remember the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, either.  quantessd   Dec-25-06 08:11 PM   #26 
        - At least we're both honest about it; it rung a bell to me, something involving Buddhists, but...  DRoseDARs   Dec-25-06 08:22 PM   #28 
  - And you're making your point in the most callous way possible.  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-24-06 09:06 AM   #12 
  - Oh cry me a river and I'll send you some flowers by boat...  DRoseDARs   Dec-24-06 12:44 PM   #13 
  - Are you sure you're a liberal?  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-24-06 01:20 PM   #14 
     - Funny, I don't see anyone having stopped him from torching himself...  DRoseDARs   Dec-24-06 03:14 PM   #15 
     - Happy Holidays to you too  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-24-06 06:24 PM   #16 
        - Gee, another one that gets called on their bull...  DRoseDARs   Dec-24-06 06:48 PM   #17 
           - You've got it back-wards  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Dec-24-06 06:55 PM   #18 
              - Keep reaching, maybe you'll find something that'll stick...  DRoseDARs   Dec-24-06 11:34 PM   #19 
     - That was my thought, too.  donco6   Dec-25-06 07:18 PM   #21 
        - So I decide to empathsize with the guy's loved ones more than his selfish person...  DRoseDARs   Dec-25-06 07:53 PM   #24 
           - Yeah, pretty much.  donco6   Dec-26-06 12:12 PM   #36 
              - Be my guest, just be sure to leave some gasoline for me on your way out...  DRoseDARs   Dec-26-06 07:02 PM   #37 
  - "....blatant disregard for human life and feelings...."  quantessd   Dec-27-06 02:21 AM   #45 
  - Thank you, Fred Phelps.  donco6   Dec-25-06 07:14 PM   #20 
  - If only you knew how much of an ass you just made yourself look like by calling me that... n/t  DRoseDARs   Dec-25-06 07:48 PM   #22 
  - Agreed! He's a self-appointed Darwinian.  quantessd   Dec-25-06 07:53 PM   #23 
     - It wouldn't suprise me in the least if all of his fans, both here and elsewhere...  DRoseDARs   Dec-25-06 08:09 PM   #25 
        - I'm baffled by some of the posts on this thread.  quantessd   Dec-25-06 08:21 PM   #27 
           - They believe he'll provide support to the cause from the afterlife...  DRoseDARs   Dec-25-06 08:28 PM   #30 
              - No, I don't agree with that part, and I HOPE I'm right.  quantessd   Dec-26-06 09:46 PM   #38 
  - he knew noone would notice...  pretzel4gore   Dec-23-06 08:19 AM   #11 
  - So, you think Rischer did a good thing?  quantessd   Dec-25-06 08:25 PM   #29 
  - BTW...what about the guy who set himself on fire to protest the War on Christmas?  renie408   Dec-26-06 09:57 PM   #40 
  - I heard about that guy's brief occurrence in the news.  quantessd   Dec-27-06 01:25 AM   #44 
  - Suicide doesn't prove anything except that you don't give a shit  elperromagico   Dec-27-06 05:27 AM   #47 
 

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