Tuesday, August 12, 2014

the problem with Robin Williams being the most talked about thing in America

While I hope to not come across as insensitive in this post, I can't help but ask the question of why?

Turned on the news to try to catch up on more of what was going on in Iraq with the hundreds of innocent people being murdered in a vicious way, but all I learned was Robin Williams had died.

While I am terribly sad to hear this news, as he was a wonderful actor and comedian and I thoroughly enjoyed his movies, why in the world is he the top story? I am saddened for his wife and family, but I am amazed that this was the most talked about thing on the news.

I may be wrong, but children being beheaded by terrorists is far worse than one actor deciding life was no longer worth living. I am amazed at what the American culture considers groundbreaking news. Isis is probably laughing at how ridiculous we are. They are probably thinking that our country is a joke, and quite frankly, I don't blame them.

As a Christian, I was so convicted that we react quicker to a celebrity taking his own life, then our brothers and sister in Christ dying a brutal death because they profess His name.

As I earlier stated, my heart goes out to the Williams family, what a tragic time in their lives. But should it really be the lead story?


  1. wow at the selfish hypocrisy in this post. People are being tortured and murdered and you only find it relevant when it involves Christians. you should be ashamed of yourself.

    1. Self Hypocrisy so many people are so quick to use those words. Amber barnhill your a idiot. If you read this post the many problem is that the death of Robin Williams is the main thing on the news and it should not be.There are things in the world that is more important.
      Robin Williams death is tragic, children being killed is also tragic. christans being killed is also tragic.And I agree it is sad that Robin Williams suicide is number one thing on the news.I hope that he gave his life to the Lord. I have two question to you is: whats more important to you?And where will you spend eternity when you die?
      And a little advice to you is to not be so quick to use the words "selfish hypocrisy" when you do not know the heart of the person writing the post.
      Amber Barnhill I know this person and she is 100% genuine.

    2. I do not find it relevant only because they are Christians. It would be tragic no matter who they were. It does however make me hurt deeper knowing my brothers and sisters in Christ are being killed because of what they believe. I am not ashamed and I will not apologize. I hope you understand. (: