Well that man is certainly a moron.
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And nothing of value was lost. Here I thought suicide was a sin. So consistent!
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This ability to think in symbols is exactly the same skill as our ability to think abstract thoughts. Rather than just looking at a rock and experiencing "rock" as an animal would, we are able to conceptualize the idea of a rock, because we can represent the object, mentally, with a symbol which can be accessed later, or combined with other symbols into more complex abstractions.
This is the very thing that distinguishes human intelligence from animal intelligence.
My feeling si that he was disturbed, certainly depressed, and this issue was only the final straw for him. I dislike such bigotry as much as anyone, but I can feel a little compassion for the fellow. Not for his beliefs, but for his obvious, deep-rooted sadness.
...for perhaps the most admirable among the admirable laws of Nature is the survival of the weakest.