Crocodile Hunter Dies

It is with great sadness that the world learned yesterday that Steve Irwin has died from a sting ray barb through his heart.  Steve was a hero in our household, because of his fearless determination and rugged manliness.  I don’t mind admitting that I took the kids to his movie, and enjoyed it for what it was worth: not great cinema, but a fun adventure.  Click here for more details about his death.

Although he was an environmentalist, he wasn’t an eco-terrorist.  This means that he seemed to understand the balance right: humans have superior rights over animals to use the environment for our advantage, but equally we are responsible to ensure the survival of our bio-diversity.  He didn’t seem to be a Gaia worshipper.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, Terri, Bindi and Bob.

His passing is made all the sadder by the fact he never publicly acknowledge Jesus in this life.  As it is written, Jesus said "if you deny me in this life, I will deny you to the Father when you stand before me for judgment."


3 thoughts on “Crocodile Hunter Dies”

  1. I don\’t consider myself a Christian anymore, but I thought Jesus told us to worship in private?
    "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you."  Matthew 6:5 and 6:6


  2. "However, schools would be warned they were breaking existing law if they said prayers at assemblies or held religious instruction or events — such as carol singing — where all pupils were expected to attend."
    In my opinion as a secularist, I think an opt-in approach is much better than an opt-out approach.


  3. Kiaora Thinker,
    Thank you for your comments.  It is true that we are not to make a show of our prayers (in order to garner praise for ourselves), but not all prayers will be private.  God does call assemblies together for worship and fellowship ("let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing" Hebrews 10:25).  So corporate prayer is also a valid form of communication with the Almighty.  In the context of offering condolences to a bereaved family, it is usually accepted as an expression of empathy, and a timely reminder of the Hope that they have available to them, should they wish it.
    Opt-in makes sense from the point of view that secularism is not a religion.  But when you actually compare what is a religion, you realise the Humanistic Secularism IS a religion (I\’m going to have to post on this, aren\’t I?), and the opt-in option is a smoke-screen for replacing our Christian heritage with ungodliness.  Besides, do you really think it was a good idea to remove crosses from hot-cross buns, or potentially banning Christmas carols?  These are the logical, absurb ends to which some people want to drive our nation.


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