Victim Id'ed in I-85 Fatal Wreck

Jun 24, 2007 Full story: WSB-AM Atlanta 34

“Thomas was very devout in his faith. He loved God, he loved Jesus, he loved kids and he loved his neighbors.”

Gwinnett County police have identified the driver who died in that horrific wreck on I-85 in Buford that shutdown the interstate for more than six hours on Wednesday night. via WSB-AM Atlanta

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missing danger

Marietta, GA

#21 Jul 12, 2007
im not going to dispute religious beliefs with you, but i want to let you know that i find it very disrespectful of you towards thomas's family and friends to use this as a place to question thomas's god and his religion. have some respect and sympathy for those of us who are having a hard time dealing with thomas's death. the last thing we need is someone telling us that thomas didnt go to heaven beacuse there isnt one. i think everyone who knew and loved thomas would appreciate it if you found somewhere else to bash our religion, and thomas would want that too.
so please, have some respect for him, his family, and friends.
missing danger

Marietta, GA

#22 Jul 12, 2007
the last comment i left was intended for a life uncommon and anyone else who is disrespecting thomas and his loved ones by questioning everything he believed in.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#23 Jul 13, 2007
fyi wrote:
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just thought i'd let you know that angela, the one who replied to this, is thomas's mother.
And she gave me the most respectful and thorough answer to my question.
I can only hope that she is pulling through this. I can't imagine the loss of a child.
I wish her all the love and light in the world.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#24 Jul 13, 2007
missing danger wrote:
im not going to dispute religious beliefs with you, but i want to let you know that i find it very disrespectful of you towards thomas's family and friends to use this as a place to question thomas's god and his religion. have some respect and sympathy for those of us who are having a hard time dealing with thomas's death. the last thing we need is someone telling us that thomas didnt go to heaven beacuse there isnt one. i think everyone who knew and loved thomas would appreciate it if you found somewhere else to bash our religion, and thomas would want that too.
so please, have some respect for him, his family, and friends.
If you didn't question your religion, you'd have no reason to be offended.
The one person who was NOT offended and answered with respect and truthfulness, I've been told was the boy's mother.
Perhaps the rest of you should be that strong and honest with yourselves.
I think she was brilliant.
Samuel Chapman

Atlanta, GA

#25 Jul 19, 2007
Yes, the boy's mother's was brilliant. But you, aLifeUncommon, have demonstrated uncommon insensitivity. Perhaps you can get a job on talk radio where that trait appears to be valued.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#26 Jul 19, 2007
Samuel Chapman wrote:
Yes, the boy's mother's was brilliant. But you, aLifeUncommon, have demonstrated uncommon insensitivity. Perhaps you can get a job on talk radio where that trait appears to be valued.
Again, remove your emotional aspect and look at the question through the eyes of common sense.
It's not about insensitivity, it's a general question.
If you're offended, that's your problem.
Like I said, if the person that responded was the boy's mother, she answered the question with honesty and respect and lovingly.
Seems the rest of you have difficulty in that area.
Lory

Santa Monica, CA

#27 Aug 8, 2007
Tough girl? eh?
twigg61

Toccoa, GA

#28 Sep 18, 2007
It is a sad day when we grieve for a family who has lost a very special child, and we have a lost soul who wants to post "Some Loving God, eh?". I think those who would like to question God's ability, or lack there of, need to do it on a different medium. Posting a comment such as those written by "aLifeUncommon" and others who feel God has hurt them in some way, or not cared, maybe need to try a local church, or better yet, maybe speak to Him about it personally. He does listen.......
Anna

Monroe, NC

#29 Sep 29, 2007
I am not family or friend but you however are a rude, selfish, ungrateful for life little bitch. You have no right to talk about his God as for you do not know this man and his beliefs. I will pray for your soul!
aLifeUncommon wrote:
I hope the family or friends of Thomas are not reading this because I really woulnd't want to offend them directly.
My question is this, why did his God that he was so faithful to allow this to happen?
Some loving God eh!

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#30 Sep 29, 2007
Anna wrote:
I am not family or friend but you however are a rude, selfish, ungrateful for life little bitch. You have no right to talk about his God as for you do not know this man and his beliefs. I will pray for your soul!
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Typical "christian" to call someone a bitch and use the word pray in the same statement.

Thank you for helping to prove my point.
Lauren

Norcross, GA

#31 Dec 19, 2007
aLifeUncommon wrote:
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Typical "christian" to call someone a bitch and use the word pray in the same statement.
Thank you for helping to prove my point.
first off, i would like to apologize for the last woman's comment and i hope that you can understand that not all christians are hypocritical, that's a common misconception..being hypocritical is a fault of human beings, not just christians. i am certain that just as many atheists are hypocritical as well.
anyway, although this probably wasn't the best place for you to voice your views about christianity and such, especially when the wounds of Thomas' death were so new, i'm glad that you did.
I am 17, a christian, and was Thomas' girlfriend when he was killed in the wreck. as a teenage girl, i haven't experienced anything this horrific before in my entire life. I've had the same questions as you..why him, God? The past six months of my life are testimony enough. I have grown and matured in my life and faith more than I couldhave ever imagined. If for no other reason, Thomas' death has effected me personally, and changed my life forever. And maybe Thomas was the only one of us who was ready for heaven. I know i'm certainly not there yet.
Through these past six months one verse has stuck with me and guided me thus far. Ironically enough (or perhaps thanks to God) i know this verse by heart because it was Thomas' favorite verse before his death.
James 1:2-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
Because of this tragedy in my life, i have perservered and matured. Without this experience i would never be "mature and complete, not lacking in anything."

I hope that answers yous question a little bit at least and if Thomas' death leads you to even considering the possibilites of christianity, that's ablessing in itself.

“Compromise yourself for no one”

Since: Dec 06

Cajun Country

#32 Dec 20, 2007
Lauren wrote:
<quoted text>
first off, i would like to apologize for the last woman's comment and i hope that you can understand that not all christians are hypocritical, that's a common misconception..being hypocritical is a fault of human beings, not just christians. i am certain that just as many atheists are hypocritical as well.
anyway, although this probably wasn't the best place for you to voice your views about christianity and such, especially when the wounds of Thomas' death were so new, i'm glad that you did.
I am 17, a christian, and was Thomas' girlfriend when he was killed in the wreck. as a teenage girl, i haven't experienced anything this horrific before in my entire life. I've had the same questions as you..why him, God? The past six months of my life are testimony enough. I have grown and matured in my life and faith more than I couldhave ever imagined. If for no other reason, Thomas' death has effected me personally, and changed my life forever. And maybe Thomas was the only one of us who was ready for heaven. I know i'm certainly not there yet.
Through these past six months one verse has stuck with me and guided me thus far. Ironically enough (or perhaps thanks to God) i know this verse by heart because it was Thomas' favorite verse before his death.
James 1:2-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
Because of this tragedy in my life, i have perservered and matured. Without this experience i would never be "mature and complete, not lacking in anything."
I hope that answers yous question a little bit at least and if Thomas' death leads you to even considering the possibilites of christianity, that's ablessing in itself.
I appreciate your kind words and my thoughts will be with you. Growth and maturity are beautiful and it looks like you're doing it gracefully.
While I still won't embrace christianity, I respect your beliefs and wish you the very best.

Have a wonderful New Year
brandy

Dallas, TX

#33 Jun 6, 2011
Wow.
RDP

Dahlonega, GA

#34 Jun 12, 2011
aLifeUncommon wrote:
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There is no faith to test for me. It's not about God and Heaven. The bible is a book of stories, IMHO.
It's not that I haven't read it. I think it's all rubbish. I think all organized religion is rubbish.
Religion was created by governmental leaders to be used a tool. Fear is a great tool when you need something to control the masses with.
Do some research on works written well BEFORE the bible was. Near identical stories from many different lands.
FABLES my friend.


I Timothy 4-7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women

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