lucinda,Originally Posted by lucinda link=1189173949/0#0 date=1189173949
Sure Ben made a mistake - a big mistake- and his biggest was that he was caught!
Who of us hasnt made a mistake or done something foolish in their life? But we arent placed on a pedestal and worshipped.... so when we stuff up few notice and even fewer care....
We have ridiculous expections of the rich and famous.... they are supposed to be super humans and when they arent we crucify them (but forget that they are in fact only human and fallible like the rest of us).
Drug taking is endemic in our society.... even in schools.... and dont forget alcohol and even our beloved caffeine are drugs - as is Panadol etc which some people cant start their day without ! It is funny that we accept that taking many unnecessary drugs is OK..... whilst others lead to our utter condemnation of that person.
If ALL football players (and other sporting groups) were drug tested after EVERY event..... we would probably have few left playing sport......
Dont crucify someone simply because they were caught - and dont forget forgiveness is the sign of a true caring human being.