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God, Ghouls, Guttersnipes and Grief

*SOLO-NZ Press Release:

God, Ghouls, Guttersnipes and Grief

**April 23, 2008 *

Decent people can breathe a sigh of relief that with the last of the funerals for the seven Christian teenagers who died in the Mangatepopo Stream flash floods, the phony grief of the media ghouls will no longer be spewed at us on a daily basis at least till the next such tragedy, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

"The nightly gushings of Hollywood caring from the sewers of sensationalism have been a scandal. Why families allow their private grief to be intruded upon by breathless bimbos with ethics to match their brains and speaking skills is incomprehensible," says Perigo. "It is testament to how successful statist governments have been over the decades in persuading us that we're all common property with no claim to dignity.

"How the vultures must have been salivating at the dessert - the altercation involving the estranged father at the last funeral!

"Thoughtful observers will have garnered from the drownings, yet again, the demonstrable lesson that God does not look after his own because there* is*no 'God.'

They will have felt some genuine empathy at any sense of betrayal the victims' parents might have experienced, while hoping humanity as a whole will outgrow such superstitious fictions as gods in the sky, trolls under the bridge and fairies at the bottom of the garden.

"In the meantime it would be a considerable boon to civilised values - particularly the right to privacy if New Zealanders of all faiths and of *no* faith vowed in advance to exercise some self-respect and declare their private grief and mourning out of bounds to media maggotry, should the issue ever arise," Perigo concludes.

ENDS

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