Robin did it his way?!

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  1. righteousdude2

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    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...veals-was-struggling-with-parkinsons-disease/

    According to Robin Williams wife, he was dealing with the onset of Parkinson's disease! Maybe he was just saying to the disease, not your way, but my way on my time line!

    Does this information shine some light on why he did what he did? In a way, it does seem to add up, and in a way, I can respect his decision!

    Although I believe we should remain alive as long as humanly possible, because who knows, maybe tomorrow will usher in a miracle medicine to wipe out the Parkinson Disease. Some people are not that optimistic.

    Are you that optimistic when it comes to a living death sentence, and that is what PD is, as well as some other things, like Alzheimer? I mean, twnety five yeares ago, HIV was a death sentence, but now it is manageable and not the death sentence it once was.

    Some see life as a glass half full, or half empty? That is why knowing Jesus is so important in this life! Nothing is really impossible when you think about it! Or is it?
     
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    Are you okay?

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Just fine. So nice of you to care. I'm just reflecting. If you'd read the entire post you would see I am not talking about me....I often try to understand why people say and do things and knowing this PD diagnosis allows me to see things from a non believers point of view. One of the complications from PD is enhanced and severe depression. So this helps me to put things in a proper perspective. I'm really a caring sort of guy. GBU...
     
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    Oh I read the whole thing before I replied and knew you weren't talking about you. But I find it weird, to say the least, that a CHRISTIAN would state that he respects the decision of a man to take his life.

    That's why I'll ask again if you're okay?

    I think you're once again trying too hard to extol your own virtue and it's making you look a bit unhinged. What Christian says that he respects a person's decision to take his own life?

    Who says nothing is impossible (implied with Jesus) and then calls it into question?

    You SURE you're okay? Maybe it's time to go to sleep.
     
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    okay....

    From judge and jury to Dr. Shrink .... you're expanding your horizons as well as your resume and on line credentials. You never cease to amaze me.

    BTW-me thinks you are reading way too much into this. Surely there's somebody else for you to "troll away on" today.
     
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    I see you know little about the disease.....

    SNIP
    It gradually makes you a prisoner inside your own body. When I worked with voc rehab I had several clients with PD, and I felt tremendous empathy for them. My most challenging task was trying to keep them focused on one more day. They were empty shells of what they once were, and suicide was no longer an option as they lost all control of physical skills. Some times our bodies are difficult to live in.

    If you read my post you would see I don't agree with the easy way out, as I believe each day holds the possibilty for hope that didn't exist just the day before. I believe in living which is why I refuse the oft suggested DNR order. I hated being responsible for removing my mom from life support.

    But I am not about to judge another person, especially if they didn't know the only source of hope, Jesus!

    So like they say, it takes a WACKO to know one, I know you'd only call me that if you knew exactly what it meant to be on the wacko side of life. Besides there are worse things in life than being a wacko ... LOSER!
     
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    I don't think he's gone snip (at least on this particular issue). I understand the Dude's point of view on it.
     
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    Knock off the loony references. You are enough to drive most people over the edge. I call you a troll, because you use anything and everything to insult and provoke others. A real brother would not do this to another. I feel sad for you....because I can get help for depression, but you can't get help because ugly is just ugly, and a leopard can't change its stripes.
     
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    Thanks Matt....

    I appreciate the support. After all I was speaking based on knowledge of the disease, and as a believer knowing how a life without Jesus would react to such a devistating disease.
     
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    I get that.
    Before my lupus diagnosis, they were looking at Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
    Having worked closely with Alzheimer's, and loving the work, I am extremely familiar with what it can entail for different people.
    I know what my first thoughts were. What a lot of people with intimate knowledge map out. We saw the daily pain on the familis faces. The husband who came in to see his wife holding hands happily with a new "boyfriend" that day, kids being struck by a confused parent who didn't know who they were.
    That may be the toughest part of thinking you have this. The families.

    Then for you - you can't tell someone if you have a toothache, a stochache, a migraine, if you tripped and maybe broke something. You have to hope someone figures it out. And how can they? Sometimes they don't until the autopsy.

    And sometimes people do relatively great and are are happy all the way through with no major issues. You never know.

    But after knowing what I know, I find it very understandable that one would panic. Utterly panic and be overwhelmed.
     
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    I feel, since God gave me my life, he expects to be the one to take it. Suicide because of sickness is against God's word. The only suicide I MIGHT be ok with is a military person swallowing a cyanide capsule to keep secrets safe. Even that one is iffy.

    Nowhere in scripture does a person of God kill themselves because of physical suffering. And there are plenty of references that tell us to trust him, when we have no hope at all of our suffering easing.


    People are sad because a clown killed himself, and I get that. But he left a mess, financially, legally, and emotionally. What he did is not cool, at all. Parkinson's or not.
     
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    I did read your post, and you said you respected his decision.

    You didn't say you understood it. You said you respected it. Now, if by "respect" you meant the above, might I suggest investment in a dictionary and thesaurus? It pays to enrich one's word power, especially of one who boasts of being an author.
     
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    In common use, Aaron, the word respect means the speaker finds some value in the other person's idea, opinion, thought, etc .
    Given the context and that he wasn't writing formally, logic says he was using the common form of the word, sometimes referred to as slang.
    There are dictionaries that show the expanded use of words, though this one is so normal that most grew up with it. Some with English as a second language might need it explained. If that's your situation, please try investing in an expanded dictionary. It helps a lot!
     
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    Common use maybe in Timbukthree. :rolleyes:
     
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    :laugh: Seriously. I still don't get it even after the explanation. Man commits suicide. Christian man says I respect his decision. Just weird.
     
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    You have a difference of opinion, and I can respect that. Unfortunately, you'll have to go to Timbukthree to understand that concept.
     
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    Thanks, teacher?

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    Your grammar was not corrected. You used the word in a correct way. Oh, and lookie there. I DO teach this stuff. :laugh:
     
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    That's right. He said what he meant, and now is looking very foolish attempting to backpedal.
     
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