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."