[quote="Bob_Crowley, post:10, topic:273455"]
I'm sorry to say this, but on another post in this forum, I stated that when I was wondering about her ultimate fate, I got this heartache sensation. Personally I'm a bit negative.
Let's ignore all the hoopla from the media, of any sort, and look at it how God looks at it, or try to.
He sees the lot. He sees the cocaine being purchased at outlandish prices, the stuff being cut up on the table, the snorting. He sees the tantrums, the waste of resources, the egotistical claims that they're underpaid (eg. a certain star who a few months ago threw away his role in a show because he wanted a million dollars an episode, while others starve). He sees every second of a person's life.
Of course he also sees the attempts to go straight, the attempts at redemption.
He misses nothing. Not a thing. Nor is He swayed by personal opinion, regardless of how many fans or enemies a person may have had. And He's certainly not going to be swayed by what we want, whether we were a fan or not.
I've mentioned often before that the night my own father died, he appeared in my room, we argued and conversed and at the end he gave this terrifying scream and disappeared.
But I'm also convinced he was judging himself, going by some of the things he admitted that same night eg. "I can't believe how cruel and stupid I've been", "I've been an absolute mongrel to you", "There's no hope for me. All I was supposed to do was to look after my own family, and I didn't even do that!" etc. It was completely out of character for him to make such admissions. So he was judging himself ("By your your own words you will be acquitted, and by your own words you will be condemned").
Equally I'm convinced Whitney Houston would have judged herself within a few minutes of death, when she had her own life played back to her, devoid of music clips, the papparazzi, the fans etc, right down to the words she said ("I tell you, on the day of judgement, a man will account for every useless word" - as I'm pretty sure my father did).
As I said, I got this sort of heartache feeling, and that's all I can say. Our personal opinions won't come into it. I'm not writing her off as an exercise in cynicism, but I do feel negative.
As a general comment, I think God thinks that people who get involved in drugs have made a stupid decision. They've been warned often enough. And that comment goes for anyone.
I do think it's about time we stopped thinking God is a softie. He's not, and in some ways the more wealth, privilege and power we've got, the more we're going to answer for.
I'm sorry, but that's how I feel about it. Maybe I'm being unsympathetic, as I've never taken hard drugs in my life, and while I thought she had a beautiful voice and could certainly sing, I was not a fan. But I'm also reporting what I felt. Simple as that.
You are entitled to what you feel.
My point is-------leave her to God----who IS indeed just and all Love AND Justice.
HE will decide.
I'm just speaking out against those (mostly not here) who think she's just not worth praying over and that that she should not be honored. I'm speaking out against the lack of charity towards her. AND compassion. And to other performers who have died in somewhat similar circumstances.
Read the above posts please.
That's all. :thumbsup::thumbsup: