Letters to the Editor

Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 12:00am

Love sick

There are many letters and comments swirling concerning the Steve McNair tragic homicide.

Many armchair psychiatrists and Bible quoting parishioners, well-intentioned people, feel they know all the why's, how's and therefores.

“Playing with fire,” “God's retribution,” “a woman scorned” and the like.

With the forensic evidence, this woman took a love affair way too far.

I can remember countless stories of jilted girlfriends who take the sane approach when a Hollywood celebrity or NFL athlete cuts the relationship off. They burn down his house, sue him blind in court or date his teammate. Maybe all three.

Whatever Mr. McNair is accused of in popular opinion doesn't matter. What Sahel Kazemi allegedly did doesn't come close to resolving a relationship gone bad, regardless of the circumstances.

In life, you walk away. At 20, there will be many more opportunities to fail at love.

Paul D'Argent,
TN 37209

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317 Comments on this post:

By: brrrrk on 7/9/09 at 10:11

Blanketnazi2 said

"IT folks or some other form of geek."

Hey, watch it!! I resemble that remark. :-)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:12

the whole "atheists have no morals" line is such a straw man argument.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:12

brrrrk, I know an unethical atheist.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:12

brrrk, i always knew you were a good egg - lol!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:13

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:12
brrrrk, I know an unethical atheist.

slacker, i know several unethical atheists.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:14

Bet I know more.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:15

so what's your point, slacker?

By: BenDover on 7/9/09 at 10:15

Just so you recognize that it takes as much of a leap to believe that there is no God. Science will get you only so far as agnosticism. You've got to have faith on par with believers to be an atheist. The difference is that believers acknoledge their belief is based on faith.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:16

That I know a lot of unethical people.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:17

By: BenDover on 7/9/09 at 11:15
Just so you recognize that it takes as much of a leap to believe that there is no God. Science will get you only so far as agnosticism. You've got to have faith on par with believers to be an atheist. The difference is that believers acknoledge their belief is based on faith.

i'll agree with that to an extent. the good thing about agnosticism is that they don't claim to know either way and it's just not that relevant to them. i'm not sure which end of the fence i fall on. maybe more of the agnostic side of things.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:18

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:16
That I know a lot of unethical people.

LOL - gotcha. got friends in low places? 8~D

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 10:19

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:16
That I know a lot of unethical people.

I didn't know you worked in the music industry. LOL!

By: BenDover on 7/9/09 at 10:21

Science doens't prove there is no God. There does seem to be a higher calling built into our programming though that causes most people to look for higher meaning in life... a spiritual relationship. I don't see science and God as exclusive... I see them as co-existing and addressing different parts of our humanity. As complimentary forces, if we will let them be.

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 10:26

"Roommate wanted: Must pay rent on time, and live somewhere else."

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:29

Any rational thinking person, understands that something provided guidance for all the different life forms to be created. Its impossible for it to have happened by coincidences.
I don't know what it is, and I don't know that it wants to be worshiped.

By: brrrrk on 7/9/09 at 10:30

For those of you that are interested in rational arguments on both sides of the religion fence go to...

http://www.closertotruth.com/

I caught the ongoing show on PBS late Sunday evening.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 10:38

It has to be 20 yrs or more, but there was a prediction of the day that the rapture was to take place. My next door neighbors were Christian people. They went to church all the time, never swore and all of the Christians.

They ask me if i thouhgt that it would take place on that date. they seem to be very concernedthat it was goin gto happen. I told them that I did not know, because the Bible said that no one would know the time.

I thought to myself why would they be so worried if it was going to take place. I would think that true believers were waiting for that date with great anticipation.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:44

nemo, did you tell them not to bother you with that !@#$%^ %$#@?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 10:53

slacker;

No I did not, because they were nice people and old. set in their ways and never tried to frocer their religion on me.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 10:57

nemo, I know, just kidding.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/9/09 at 11:02

Should be interesting to see how this will affect the vote on healthcare.

Will Obama's healthcare plan cover abortion?

http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/?last_story=/mwt/broadsheet/feature/2009/07/09/abortion_health_care/

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 11:19

I disagree slacker, I find that sometimes "sh!t happens" explains a lot...

At least we haven't had to discuss the ten rocks...

Oops...

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 11:21

"I thought to myself why would they be so worried if it was going to take place."

Because people fear the unknown, and no matter how much lip service people give, when the time comes, no one really knows.

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 11:24

What if it already happened, and we are all just leftovers?

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:25

gdiafante, chaos theory ain't included.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 11:27

LMAO

Good point house!!!

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 11:28

Then we have about a thousand years or so to become a part of the cult.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:30

That would mean wearing tennis shoes.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 11:31

Why not chaos theory? That is very much apaprt of life.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:32

I wanta be the guy that hands out the kool aid.

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 11:33

Chaos is included Nemo.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:33

nemo, I apply the chaos theory in sports betting only.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 11:35

I thought id already was standing in line for kool aid post. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/9/09 at 11:37

Uh oh...this can't be good for Sotomayor!

GOP to showcase firefighter Sotomayor ruled against
http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/07/09/gop_to_showcase_firefightersotomayor_ruled_against

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 11:39

I've applied for the guy who spikes the kool aid with LCD instead of poison. That way everyone can see God...

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/9/09 at 11:39

Why not? They want to tax them for everything else.

House Dems look at taxing the rich for health care
http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2009/07/09/house_dems_look_at_taxing_the_rich_for_health_care

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 11:46

chief, the only way Sotomayor is not approved. is if slackerdamus predicts it.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 11:48

And we know how accurate slackerdamus. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 11:51

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 12:39
I've applied for the guy who spikes the kool aid with LCD instead of poison. That way everyone can see God...

huh. i guess that explains why i keep drinking kool aid and i'm still not a believer - lol!

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/9/09 at 11:52

So, Great and Mighty Slackerdamus,

What do you see for the future of Sotomayor? WILL she be approved for the SCOTUS?

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 11:58

The last time I spiked my Kool Aid, I had a 20 minute conversation with an end table.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 11:59

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 12:58
The last time I spiked my Kool Aid, I had a 20 minute conversation with an end table.

OK, but was it an ethical end table. That's the important thing.

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 12:00

I think I was trying to get into its drawers, but it wanted to get to know me first.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 12:02

chief, unfortunutely slackerdamus accidentally dropped mashed potatoes on his watch,
while eating at a meat and 3, and is currently unavailable for comment.

By: slacker on 7/9/09 at 12:03

I would provide a pitcher with a smiley face.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/9/09 at 12:04

By: house_of_pain on 7/9/09 at 1:00
I think I was trying to get into its drawers, but it wanted to get to know me first.

house, that's hysterical.

By: gdiafante on 7/9/09 at 12:08

Bad idea house, that end table could have an underlying mental impairment...probably has delusions of being a coffee table or something...

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/9/09 at 12:21

Well now, this is interesting! Shows you how Ginsburg thinks. She sounds like Margaret Sanger and negative eugenics.

The Place of Women on the Court
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/magazine/12ginsburg-t.html

FTA page 4: "Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of. So that Roe was going to be then set up for Medicaid funding for abortion. Which some people felt would risk coercing women into having abortions when they didn’t really want them. "

By: Loner on 7/9/09 at 12:23

"Spirit in the Sky", by Norman Greenbaum, is one of my all-time favorite tunes. Now call me "anti-Semitic".

By: Captain Nemo on 7/9/09 at 12:27

anti-Semitic ,Loner. lol