So the story sounds rather funny but it's rather sad.
The german protestant Bishop Margot Käßmann got caught drunk driving last saturday with like 1.45 per mill.
She had a very moving life, she was chairman of the EKD (protestant church Germany), Bishop and minister of the church of Hannover. She has four children with the Bishop Eckhard Käßmann but their marriage got divorced. She suffered from breast cancer that she successfully fought. She has said many true things about our society and is a consequent person in everything she does; so consequent that she laied her chairmanship down and her bishop title after the incident, cause she cant arrange herself with her concience to go on.
This is a very sad story cause she is a great person. What I found totally impressive tho is that none asked her to lay down her duties after that. In what other position would that be possible ?
Here is a memorable statement by her:
* Robert Enke was a famous german goalkeeper in soccer, who committed suicide in 2009 throwing himself in front of a train. He suffered from depressions and only his wife and his therapist knew about it, he feared if he would have gone public with it, his career would have ended (what would have been most probably the case)There will be no change of things regarding global warming if we continue to have the attitude: devil-may-care ! Nothing is good in Afghanistan aswell. All those strategies have deceived us about the fact that soldiers use weapons and kill civilians aswell in a war. [...] But weapons obviously create no peace in Afghanistan. We need to have a better imagination to find the peace and to find new forms to deal with conflict. [...] No, in fact nothing is good [...] if we consider that the poverty risk for children under 15 years has increased disproportionately in the last few years. [...] Nothing is good if we live in a society in which it is so hard, so embarassing to accept help. It is not good that Robert Enke* was afraid to make his depressions public. [...] Nothing is good if we are ruled continually by a no mercy atmosphere in which everybody has to be strong or die - that is not humane. The sentence "Everything is going to be alright" is a banality [...]