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Rick Warren's son commits suicide

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  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Washington
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    Just sharing the news in case anyone wants to leave a comment or discuss:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/06/matthew-warren-suicide_n_3029792.html
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    Personally, I found this story at the top of the page much more interesting!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-alan-lurie/is-the-bible-the-word-of-god_b_3...r
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    pr Wrote: Personally, I found this story at the top of the page much more interesting!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rabbi-alan-lurie/is-the-bible-the-word-of-god_b_3...r
    Further on the page of this article an even more interesting question: Was Jesus gay? (I guess a good question!)
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    This young man apparently had mental problems. I don't know too much about Rick Warren, in general I do not care for mega church preachers. I certainly will not speak badly of, or mock the dead as Jim Carrey did with C Heston.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I will not comment on another family's grief, the Warrens lost a son, however the means I will still keep them in my prayers.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    It's a horrible thought - the idea of having to bury a child. I wish his family comfort and I hope they can find peace.
    They said he had depression.... There's medication that effectively treats depression in millions of people.
    It's sad that he never found help.
  • Liberal
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    Durham, NH
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    One has to ask what roll having a father like he had played in his mental illness? I would suggest it may run in the family - as they say about the fruit dropping...
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote: It's a horrible thought - the idea of having to bury a child. I wish his family comfort and I hope they can find peace.
    They said he had depression.... There's medication that effectively treats depression in millions of people.
    It's sad that he never found help.
    I fully agree; it ishorrible to loose a kid; it happened to us (however it was not a mental thing, but cancer which caused it) I guess it does not make any difference if it is a son of a preacher or the son of a roofer. It hurts.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    pr Wrote: One has to ask what roll having a father like he had played in his mental illness? I would suggest it may run in the family - as they say about the fruit dropping...
    Good morning PGR,
    I wonder if there's more to the story than we currently know. It was a household with pretty tough standards. A very non-forgiving atmosphere. Who knows if there was anything that is not yet in the news. Only time will tell.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Dutch Wrote:
    TJ Wrote: It's a horrible thought - the idea of having to bury a child. I wish his family comfort and I hope they can find peace.
    They said he had depression.... There's medication that effectively treats depression in millions of people.
    It's sad that he never found help.
    I fully agree; it ishorrible to loose a kid; it happened to us (however it was not a mental thing, but cancer which caused it) I guess it does not make any difference if it is a son of a preacher or the son of a roofer. It hurts.
    Dutch,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult that must be to deal with. Take care.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    TJ Wrote: It's a horrible thought - the idea of having to bury a child. I wish his family comfort and I hope they can find peace.
    They said he had depression.... There's medication that effectively treats depression in millions of people.
    It's sad that he never found help.
    I fully agree; it ishorrible to loose a kid; it happened to us (however it was not a mental thing, but cancer which caused it) I guess it does not make any difference if it is a son of a preacher or the son of a roofer. It hurts.
    Dutch,
    I am very sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how difficult that must be to deal with. Take care.
    Thanks Tony; he was 23, a brain tumor caused it; However with that preachers son I wonder why a young kid would take his own life.
    Yeah, as soon as religion is overdone in family life; then common sense disappears and may affect the mind.
  • Other Party
    Nebraska
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    Why would ANY young kid take his own life? Makes no sense to me, but mental illness is a whole different thing, I heard this guy had mental illness and depression. What makes sense to us may not make sense to someone with his problems.

    Even without mental illness, parents can do a great job of raising kids and sometimes the kids turn out bad, and some great people had terrible upbringing, so you never know. You do the best you can and just hope for the best.

    I feel sorry for the Warren family. You too Dutch, I don't know how long ago in your case but I would think you'd never really get completely over it.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jamesn Wrote: Why would ANY young kid take his own life? Makes no sense to me, but mental illness is a whole different thing, I heard this guy had mental illness and depression. What makes sense to us may not make sense to someone with his problems.

    Even without mental illness, parents can do a great job of raising kids and sometimes the kids turn out bad, and some great people had terrible upbringing, so you never know. You do the best you can and just hope for the best.

    I feel sorry for the Warren family. You too Dutch, I don't know how long ago in your case but I would think you'd never really get completely over it.
    Thanks Jamesn; I did not mean it to be negative in relation to this preachers kid; the thing I wonder about if the environment in which he lived had the right effect on him to get out of any depression. A lot of depression drugs are often worse than the cure and can have very strange effects.