Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Blogging Dad's Last Post

(Sorry for not linking back to the blog that had the link first. It's been a month and I just don't remember where I saw it first.)

A month ago, blogging dad Derek had his last post published after losing his life to cancer. It's sad, of course. It's also shocking, because his picture is still there on the sidebar, watching the reader. The last post is also uplifting and inspiring, being a celebration of the man's life, a love letter to his wife, and a guide for his daughters to help them find their own fulfillment in life.

A few religious fanatics have taken it upon themselves to educate the world about Derek's misfortune because, being an Atheist, he dared to suggest he now simply ceased to exist. They wrote in the comments that as Derek has not accepted Jesus, he would not get into Heaven. It always amazes me how the Internet can bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. Whether these commenters are right or wrong doesn't matter. There's a special place in Hell for people who leave evil comments on a dead man's blog.

To get a glimpse of our shared humanity, of our shared attempts to make the next generation happier and better in every way, and of our shared acceptance of our limitations, read the blog post. To get a glimpse into the darkness in our souls, take a look at some of these comments.


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