Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm Not Sad

I know this doesn't need to be said, but I'm not sad about Michael Jackson's death. If I'm completely honest, I might admit that I would have had fonder memories of him had it happened sooner, like post-Thriller. That poor man was obviously plagued with an unfathomable mental illness.

And while I'm at it, I don't really care about Farrah Fawcett's death either. I suppose, as a Christian, I should mourn for their souls if they weren't saved, but I have no idea what kind of relationship they had with Jesus in their final moments, so there is no sense in even meditating on it.

What makes me sad is when orphans die and no one weeps for them.

22 comments:

MaineMom said...

In the case of Michael Jackson, I think because his death was so unexpected, it has a shock-value to it. We cannot say what his "problems" were in life - whether he had a mental illness or childhood trauma or a combination of many different things.

I am sad for his family, especially his three young children. It must be a very dark and confusing time for them.

In the case of Farrah Fawcett, it was widely known that she had terminal cancer, and her time on this planet was short. Still sad for her family.

As far as orphans go, it is terribly sad that every few seconds of every day a child dies. Many times these children die of things that can be cured so easily over here in America.

If only we could put these children in front of society instead of parasites like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.

If only....

Erin Moore said...

...and Michael Jackson.

Are you questioning the fact that he had a mental illness? Have you seen his face in the last 10 years? That dude is messed up. I hope his children are placed in a safe home where they are not dangled over railings.

MaineMom said...

I'm not a doctor nor do I play one on TV. I cannot say where his obvious "issues" stem from. Neither can you sistah.

So nanny nanny boo boo.

Erin Moore said...

I'm not saying where his issues stem from, I'm just calling it as it is. If I see someone smoking a cigarette, I call them a smoker, if I see someone dangling their children over balconies, having sleepovers with young boys, going through extensive surgeries to have their faces transformed into something out of a comic book, and changing their skin color, I call them crazy. If you disagree, I suggest you stop reading STAR magazine, as your perspective on normal human behavior, may be askew.

I don't know anything about Farrah except that I heard some co-workers talking about how utterly sad her story is. There are enough people feeling bad for stars, the world doesn't need another one. I prefer to focus on orphans. They are my stars.

Erin Moore said...

Oh, and nanny nanny boo boo back at ya, Sistah.

Grandma said...

I feel sad for Michael Jackson. I know you don't agree but who really knows what went on with him. Crazy, maybe. However, he was in a league of his own as far as his music. I loved him during his motown era.

Erin Moore said...

I loved him too...Thriller was amazing for me.

MaineMom said...

I haven't read the STAR magazine since 1967....(thanks for the zinger).

I don't feel bad for stars - but I did momentarily feel sad for both of their families (FF & MJ), more so MJ b/c of his young kids....

He obviously had issues. No doubt. Move along....

K-Sea said...

l always thought that compassion was one of the pillars of Christianity. I have so much to learn.

K-Sea said...

PS I'm only joking but the post is harsh.

Erin Moore said...

Compassion is, but so is honesty. I'm not sad. Having compassion is different from being sad over something. I'm just saying I'm not sad about it. I haven't shed a tear, I haven't had a pitt in my stomach, I haven't skipped a beat. The truth is, there are probably 5 people in my own town that are going through the same thing, and why is it that everyone is so upset when it happens to a celebrity, but could care less when it happens in their own community?

K-Sea said...

I feel the same as you, I just think that going out of your way to post how much you don't care about a death is a little over the top.

The Crime Fighting Ninja said...

Lively Debate! I love it.
Here is one thing we must keep in mind, Michael currently stands before our lord for judgment, not one of us can do that. The lord has watched over his actions throughout his life and will at the end of the day "make the right call".
We cannot judge any human being, I agree and understand he had his issues, he was a tortured man who didn't accept who he was and didn't like what he saw when he looked in the mirror and took a totally wrong approach changing what he didn't like. Creative Genius doesn't come without sacrifice, Van Gogh cut his ear off-Schizophrenia, Elvis - Drug Addict, Michael Angelo - Gay...the list goes on.
MJ had an undeniable artistic ability we would never fully understand. So was I shocked? yes, did I feel sad for his family? yes, Would I have ever let him watch my kids? No.
I understand not feeling sorry for stars who live their life in the spotlight, and how so many people, orphans, homeless men, women & children die every day, every second and no one mourns them. But then again if we go around mourning everything when will we have time to live? and if we don't live who would mourn us?

We spend most of our lives dying, so why not turn off the tube and live a little?

Anonymous said...

I do believe it is Michael Jackson who was the driving force behind "We Are the World", the song created to help relief efforts in Africa, which just so happens to be close to your heart.

Erin Moore said...

I love the comments! You guys crack me up. You guys hate when I'm real, but that's why I love you. Let me say three things:

1. The Jackson family will not be sad when I pass away, nor should they be, nor should they pretend to be.

2. Michael Jackson was an amazing entertainer, I loved his music, he adorned my walls when I was a kid; his music is on my ipod and was playing in our house this weekend. As a child, I loved him so much that my dad drove me 6 hrs from NH to Philly to try to get me to see his Victory Tour, then ended up getting tickets in Buffalo NY - a 10 hr drive so in total, I travelled 32 hours to see him perform.

3. I didn't know him and I am no sadder about his passing than I am about other people who pass away who I don't know. If that's a crime, lock me up and lock yourself up too.

...and Yvette, your theology scares me.

...and...(this one is probably going to get me in trouble)...Shaun - if he lived next door to you, I venture to say you'd be glad he was gone. You wouldn't feel safe letting your boys play outside with a neighbor with his history - We Are the World or not.

K-Sea said...
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K-Sea said...

First I am NOT "anonymous" . No where did I say I support MJ or defended his actions so your last comment directed at me doesn't apply. I just think that going our of your way to post about how much you DON'T care about someone's death is over the top. But that is my opinion, I support yours even though it is wrong :-)

The Crime Fighting Ninja said...

Not sure what "Scares" you, We all will be judged by God and as believers we are taught not to judge others...it's not our job to do so.
Judge ye not, lest ye be judged.

I can't condemn the man as he will pay for what he did, if he did it. We will never know. If the law of man failed, the law of God will not.

I respect your opinion and agree with you on most points, I wouldn't trust him around my kids, but I can't call him a pedophile if I wasn't there to witness it or he was proven guilty in a court of law.
I can't help feeling sad because the first thing I thought of, was I hope my mom is ok! (who is the same age) and I couldn't stop thinking of my Uncle who passed just a week prior of Cardiac Arrest. I didn't think I would be sad about it but I was.

And, when I mentioned that "Genius doesn't come without sacrifice", I meant self sacrifice. He obviously hated himself for something, but he made great music.

MaineMom said...

I don't think any amount of money in the world could buy MJ's happiness. He was obviously a tormented soul.

The Jackson family will not be sad when you die, Erin, because they do not know who you are. MJ was famous - people either loved or hated him. People die everyday - it's a fact.

But you do not need to be sad for him or his family. And this is your blog, and thus you are entitled to your opinion(s).

I wonder who anonymous is?

Erin Moore said...

I don't know...and I haven't cared enough to look it up.

I leave the anonymous option on the blog because the people who are too cowardly to reveal their identies usually leave juicey comments. ...and I do love me some juicey comments.

Yvette - We all fall short of the righteousness of God. No one will enter Heaven on his/her own works - (we're all condemed by God's standards) - it is only through a relationship with his Son that we'll enter. When God goes to judge me, I'm cashing in my Jesus card. If MJ knew Jesus, he'll be there when I get there. I wonder if he'll be black or white?

The Crime Fighting Ninja said...

I hope he's black, it's when he was at his best! LOL.

Jillian and Crew said...

AMEN!!!!

I think the "terminal cancer" of poverty isn't as easy to discuss over our made to order lunches, but a beautiful movie star is...

MJ was disturbed, NO DOUBT, most musicians are in some form...but I refuse to let people talk to me about him instead of the marine that just died in Afghanistan or the millions suffering now because they do not have any clean water or medicine

AMEN Erin! Amen!