First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of Matthew David Warren, the youngest son of Rick and Kay Warren of Purpose-Driven Life
Fame, who died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this past Friday. There's been an outpouring of support, thoughts, and prayers from anyone with a pure heart--but in this day and age, that's essentially six people somewhere in Albuquerque.
We're no fans of Rick at the Weekly
, but we take no
schaudenfreude in the passing of his son--only the Warrens know the pain
that Matthew went through in his life (which Rick said was caused by
illness), and frankly, it's their business. Too bad others can't follow our lead: over the weekend, Matthew's death, instead of serving as a reminder of
the frailty of life, has turned into a referendum of how people
feel about Rick--in other words, an exercise in self-reflection, on a
story that only involves the Warrens.