Crickey


Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter

I, like most people, am saddened by the sudden death, this week, of Australian legend Steve Irwin. I didn’t worship the guy, like many did, but I did enjoy watching him and I’m sad that he left behind a wife and two children. This post isn’t about his death, however, as much as it is about insensitivity.

During a TV interview in Australia, author Germaine Greer claimed that it was no surprise that Irwin died and that his life was an embarrasment to millions of Aussies and that he was a “self deluded animal torturer.” She went on to call those who mourn him “idiots.” I’ll be honest, I’m stunned by her statements. Once again I am reminded of the depths of our depravity by the fact that she could be that vindictive over the life of a man who enriched so many others, and who’s family and friends are still struggling to come to grips with his passing.

Shame on you, Germaine!

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He's Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he's a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “Crickey

  1. The saddest part, to me, is what I saw on a little tribute to him last night. It was to be a “behind the scenes” interview with him, but he was killed before the original airing.

    When his last child was born, it was blessed by Buddhist priests. He made some remark about wanting the child to be “spiritual”.

    I know nothing for sure, but I’m not encouraged.

  2. While I hope that few share Ms. Greer’s sentiments, many Aussies were a little embarrassed by Irwin. Some thought about it the way many American’s might if Larry the Cable Guy was our ambassador to the world.

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