Blog update

Apologies for the long delay since my last reply to anyone’s e-mail. I do occasionally have to take long breaks from this blog, but in this case the situation was different.

I received a series of e-mails from someone who was very suicidal.  I helped the person as best I could, but ended up having to contact the police and figure out where the person was located so that he could be prevented from harming himself.

Although I believe I did the right thing in the circumstances, I needed to take a little break from this blog. Every thing’s fine  now and I’ll start getting caught up on your e-mails in a day or two.

Thanks for your patience.

Posted on February 20, 2008 at 9:24 am by ideclare · Permalink
In: Notification

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  1. Written by Chuck Walworth
    on February 22, 2008 at 11:21 pm
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    I could say, just to annoy you, that you did the Christian thing. But I won’t, because it would annoy me too, and I just can’t get into masochism. It was the right thing to do and I hope you’d do it for me if I got suicidal…and I’d do it for you.

    Thank God I’m an atheist!

    Best wishes to you.
    Chuck

  2. Written by Johnny
    on February 24, 2008 at 4:40 pm
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    It may be best that this person contacted you. If it’s the same person that posted several weeks ago, I recall that person would most likely not have been helped by a theist (assuming a theist would give the “It’s a sin” reason for not committing suicide… obviously, not all theists would do that.)

    It must have been difficult to try to convince someone you don’t know that there are reasons to continue. I hope you made a real difference to this person.

  3. Written by John Bennett
    on February 25, 2008 at 11:30 am
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    Hello again.
    It seems I get a fair number of hits on my blog from here. Alas, some time back I changed my permalink structure and anyone clicking on the earlier link shown will be taken to the index page, not the page cited. This is not a major problem but might be a small inconvenience for some. So, here is the currently correct link:

    http://www.johnbennett.info/index.php/agnosticism-and-the-new-atheism/

    Cheers,
    John

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