Another One Bites the Dust
And cogently explains the reasons why here.
It is a time for mourning whenever, as William Butler Yeats once put it,
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
I am not as pessimistic as Comrade Kevin, perhaps because I am a member of a healthy congregation, led by a healthy, sensitive and articulate minister, in a region of the country where the positive identity and beliefs we once possessed have not yet been entirely discarded in favor of a value system built only upon the supposed efficacy of "witnessing against". But I do appreciate the grievances expressed, and at times feel them myself.