Why not commemorate something more meaningful than how someone tragically died? I think they should put a memorial where the deceased loved someone, or something. Or maybe a tribute bench. Those are…Continue
"In the old days, when the TV wasn't working properly, we used to give it a little smack on the side and it started working again. I am not suggesting anyone give Holey a smack, but it sure needs some tuning. I stop reading every one of its…"
"My mum made the point, "If we're going to put crosses on the side of the road, why not put little markers EVERYWHERE someone's died, like in hospitals and stuff? Then if you go to the hospital, you can see who all died in your…"
"Who do you think would be removing them. Not the people who put them there as they want them to be there forever.I don't think it has anything to do with drunk drivers.It is just an emerging attitude that if not challenged will become…"
"If they feel the need to have a roadside memorial, why not plant flowers or a tree (if it's far enough away from the road)? It would feel your need to grieve by remembering the place and instead of depressing other people, they'll see the…"
"I agreee to a point. Could not the memorial be taken down or moved after some appropriate grieving period. Also, let's be honest, in more cases than not, the unfortuante vicitimes were in a car with a drunk driver or killed by a drunk a driver!…"
"Good point. I see what you mean about things getting out of control. That would be pretty bad, but to be fair I wasn't advocating something that extreme. What about a middle ground? Obviously a high-traffic area…"
"I can't help but disagree John. Sure people are grieving but there is a time and a place for that.The point I was making is that I personally don't believe it is an acceptable practice to allow people to erect a memorial where ever they…"
"That sounds eerily similar to my high school, Leslie. There was a car crash literally right in front of my school and the boy who died (wasn't even driving!) was well-liked around the campus. His memorial includes a picture of him and is always…"
"It is clearly an improvement. Anything that encourages the expression of empathy and relationship is better for the health of a society. A society provides you with property rights for the greater good and benefit of all.
"I think it has to do with a younger generation.I never saw them years ago.Also it is one thing when they are erected on public property but I find it is completely disrespectfull to property owners, which may be attributed to the younger generation…"
"I pass by this roadside memorial for a guy that I went to high school with. He died in a horrendous car wreck at 16. And I hate seeing that everyday. I'm always reminded of his parents that are complete mental wrecks now. Even after 6 years,…"
"In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious…"
"Mormonism is full of shit. Golden tablets in some dude's backyard that only he could interpret and then lost? Gimme a break. The destiny of Christianity is the dustbin like all of the other religions that came before it.