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Of Morals and Marbles
September 15, 2011
6:56 pm
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I think Pat has lost his sense of morals proving he has lost his marbles. The Bible says what God has joined together let no man separate. Perhaps Pat missed this one. Maybe Pat has Alzheimers, or his wife, and he's setting the stage. Anyway, I just thought this is kind of weird.

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told his "700 Club" viewers that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer's is justifiable because the disease is "a kind of death."

During the portion of the show where the one-time Republican presidential candidate takes questions from viewers, Robertson was asked what advice a man should give to a friend who began seeing another woman after his wife started suffering from the incurable neurological disorder.

"I know it sounds cruel, but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over again, but make sure she has custodial care and somebody looking after her," Robertson said.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/ ... 6413.shtml

September 15, 2011
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🙁 Not entirely surprising.

"it is easy to grow crazy"

September 15, 2011
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My neighbors brother had a heart attack and was revived after almost 10 minutes, leaving him completly brain damaged. He was the one who took care of him for almost 10 years, not his wife. Physically his body was recovered, but mentally he was really gone. He was bounced from one facility to another, bounced out of many becasue he was a combative person, truck driver by trade. He went to several VA's in several States, and they didn't want him anymore, he was a Marine Vet from Viet Nam with combat tours. He didn;t recognize his wife of daughters, but could still connect mentally with his brother. He got lost for several weeks in Los Angeles, finally was found. The wife couldn;t deal with it, and divorsed him, his kids really just forgot him to death. they just dumped him, to which I hope they live riddled with guilt, but I doubt it. If it were not for his brother,he would have just been a ward of the state with nobody to care for him. Would you believe, Chuck was such a good guy, he took out life insurance on the brother, and when he passed away, that insurance money of $100,000, he saw to it that it went to his wife and the kids. This after they abandoned him for 10 years to rot.

Pat is dead wrong on this issue, and it goes to wedding vows, we all know what that is. Even if what he says is true, severe brain damage that alters a person is not an excuse for abandonment. Until death do us part Pat, thats what the vow is.

September 22, 2011
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"greeney2" wrote: Until death do us part Pat, thats what the vow is.

Very valid point but what exactly death is is up for debate. When someone's body dies there is no question that they are dead but what about when their personality dies? Is "life" a merely physical thing?

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September 22, 2011
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"In Sickness and in Health, until death do us part". We can make up all kinds of philosophical senerios. May as well not have marriage at all, if the vows are meaningless.

September 22, 2011
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Do you think God would rather us be married and dead than willing to divorce?

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