God and Son

Poking the bloated corpse of religion with a pointy stick to hear it fart.

Don’t Start Believing.

on July 17, 2013

It’s a break from the norm, but it’s how I feel & I think it needs saying for all of the others that feel the same way about things like this.

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Excuse me for not toeing the line here, but we’re all entitled to an opinion.

A guy died who was an actor. So did many tens of thousands of people on that same day, all over the world. Those people are less worthy though. Obviously.

The show he was in is a very good show. It helps lots of people & is entertaining. I don’t care for it myself, but it seems to make people happier with themselves & is a refreshing upbeat show in times where things are getting too heavy on TV. I’m no fan, but I can see why people like it, and have no problem with that at all.

At the time the news was released, the cause of death was yet to be officially attributed to anything, although it was widely known that he was into substance abuse. Young rich star found dead in a hotel room aged 31… So I really wasn’t expecting a surprise.

EDIT: CAUSE OF DEATH RELEASED:
Glee star Cory Monteith died from a heroin and alcohol overdose, the coroner’s office has said.

The findings come after a post-mortem examination and toxicological analysis in British Columbia, Canada.

Monteith, 31, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday.

Sadly that wasn’t much of a surprise at all.

He was also a role model for kids, in a show very much aimed to draw in younger audiences. In fact many fans are of a more impressionable, even fragile nature, styling themselves after the characters in the show. Substance abuse doesn’t lend itself well to a worshipped star in a show like this (or any other, let’s face it).

It doesn’t really pull me onside. I’m not buying in. It may be just me, but I reckon many others feel the same way. Could be because I’m a dad and I don’t like the idea of people like this being role models.

As it is substance abuse related, and there’s such a public history of other stars going the same way on substance abuse, it’s hard to understand why people still do it.

Rich, dumb & under sooo much pressure..?
Sorry, but there are countless people out there under real pressure on a daily basis, from everyday folk to professionals in their own fields. You’re not going to kill people by not acting very well at them (although some ‘actors’ do come close…), and you’re not putting your own life on the line in such a way that a missed dance step or retake is going kill you.

Most people have as much of a connection to him as they do the thousands of kids who starve to death every day, yet I don’t see them being mourned for, for deaths they were born into, yet self abuse is worthy?

Ahhh, some people identify with his character, and that’s who they are mourning. The thing is, he isn’t his character. Look at Jimmy Savile… Fun loving child friendly TV celebrity who was a serial abuser of young kids. On screen & off screen these people are very seldom the same person. It’s why it’s called ‘acting’.

Nope. I really can’t start believing in the hype.

NOTE: I fully appreciate that substance abuse is a very serious issue, and some people who get into it are unfortunate enough to get hooked, or have a compulsive nature and can’t stop. It is very sad when people die this way, but they do generally bring it on themselves.

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