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    My opinion doesn't change about somebody just because the person happens to be deceased. The ex of a ladyfriend of mine killed himself, that didn't change my oppinion that he was destructive for himself and those around him. Actually; his suicide somewhat gave me some respect for the fellow, because arguably it was a relief from the shitty life he lived, with mental illness etc.

    She respected my thoughts on the matter more than all the mourners in it for the ride.

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    It depends

    It depends on the person who died. A good person who dies no one talks shit about. People who talk shit about a good person is most likely bastards. And they should be punished. Everyone talks shit about bastards...

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    I will speak of a deceased person as they lived....if like "Steve Irwin"(im not poking at you...too much) who was an annoying Tard i will use the same language alive or dead

    their lives are judged by how they lived and what they did. how does death change anyone's opinion of the person.....if they die and you change your turn your just being a hypocrite
    Tasmanian twice the heads!!.......twice the intelligence!?

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    Being dead should not relieve one of being criticized. And when a person did things which make him an idiot, he should still be called an idiot for that, even when he is dead. Not being able to do this means that we can't learn from history. How can we learn from mistakes that previous people made, if we aren't allowed to speak of their wrongdoing?

    As it is said in the Hávamál:

    Cattle die, kindred die,
    Every man is mortal:
    But I know one thing that never dies,
    The glory of the great dead


    This glory isn't earned simply by dying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernhard View Post
    Being dead should not relieve one of being criticized. And when a person did things which make him an idiot, he should still be called an idiot for that, even when he is dead. Not being able to do this means that we can't learn from history. How can we learn from mistakes that previous people made, if we aren't allowed to speak of their wrongdoing?

    As it is said in the Hávamál:

    Cattle die, kindred die,
    Every man is mortal:
    But I know one thing that never dies,
    The glory of the great dead


    This glory isn't earned simply by dying.
    This is so true...its just about drawing that fineline between dancing on someones grave and telling the truth.
    "What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil." Friedrich Nietzche

    "Virtue - all virtue - is knowledge."
    Socrates

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    It depends on the context. If someone has just passed away and I have a poor opinion on them but I must attend the funeral, I will be silent out of politeness and consideration towards the freshly bereaved family. However in a casual conversation with someone else, if something comes up and I know it's not true/right, I will make my point known. Historical and political figures and generally public figures are ok to discuss and exempt from this principle of silence. Otherwise we might as well shut down criticism of history, since everyone before us has died.
    "Tradition doesn't mean holding on to the ashes, it means passing the torch."
    - Thomas Morus (1478-1535)

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    Often I have cussed several of my dearest comrades for dying and leaving me behind, does that count?
    Life is like a fire hydrant- sometimes you help people put out their fires, but most of the time you just get peed on by every dog in the neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpearBrave View Post
    Often I have cussed several of my dearest comrades for dying and leaving me behind, does that count?
    No, because you cussed them because of love, not hate.
    Loyal to my hate

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpearBrave View Post
    Often I have cussed several of my dearest comrades for dying and leaving me behind, does that count?
    No, that's a frustration that comes out of love and missing them, I'm sure they'd understand...

    I think it's polite to be respectful towards the dead, unless it's some public person and murderer like Stalin, Mao etc.
    With ordinary people, I don't use any colourful language.

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    If I considered them to be jerks while they breathed air in this world, I will still consider them to be jerks after they take their last breath.

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