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Man Killed By Train a Morristown's Got Talent Winner

Stanislav Kling-Loy, playing violin, took the top prize in 2011 in annual school district fundraiser.

The man whom an NJ Transit spokeswoman Monday said made no attempt to move out of the way of an oncoming train was later identified as Stanislav Kling-Loy, who won the annual Morristown's Got Talent event with his sister in February 2011.

He was 21 at the time of death, the spokeswoman said.

Stanislav and his sister Junia, who was 14 at the time of the competition, performed a violin and piano duet that took first place. Stanislav played the violin.

"We are saddened to hear about this tragic loss," said Debbie Sontupe, chair of the Morris Educational Foundation, which runs Morristown's Got Talent. "Stasz was an extremely talented musician and wonderful person. We were honored to have him as part of the Morris Educational Foundation's family and as a winner of our Fourth Annual Morristown's Got Talent show. He inspired many of our other performers and all of us with his beautiful performance and warm spirit. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."

“Music kind of runs in the family,” Stanislav said before the February 2011 competition, an annual fundraiser for the Morris School District. “It was my mother who first put the violin in my hands.”

After attending Juilliard’s Prep Division for seven years, Stanislav was in 2011 attending Mannes College, a classical music conservatory that is affiliated with The New School. He had been home schooled.

M Douglas January 05, 2013 at 08:41 PM
"S" has resorted to using a Straw Man. Construct a position that somewhat resembles your opponent's point, but make sure that your new "straw man" position contains something new that you can now attack so it looks like you have refuted your opponent. Straw Man #1: Make it sound like Sam said that Stasz was unloved. Sam never said that. Here's the quotes from S's earlier posts: ************ Sam in this forum stated, "they abandoned him at a time he obviously needed love" Many people such as his family, friends and members of his congregation did show sincere personal love, attention and great interest in Stanislov because it was openly stated by many. ************ Dear "S", it is obvious that Stasz received a certain amount of love, support and attention during his life being raised as a JW. Sam never implied he wasn't loved. It was the Church-sanctioned 100% REMOVAL of that love that clearly had some impact on Stasz. The JWs know that shunning has power over its targets and that's why they use it. Some people can't stand the shunning and return to the Church, in many cases not because of true repentance, but due to peer pressure and isolation. Others take their own lives. How much of that decision is CAUSED by the JW shunning policy? No one can put an exact number on that, but are you implying that the JW shunning policy had NO influence on Stasz? (Notice, I'm ASKING if that's your point, not just erecting my own straw man and then knocking it down.)
M Douglas January 05, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Straw Man #2: Overstate how much those around Stasz claim to know about his mental/emotional condition. **************** I was not there with him 24/7 since birth, were you? So, do you REALLY know what went on in his life or in the back of his mind? **************** No one made that claim, but you erected a very convenient Straw Man which you easily knocked right down. No one is making the claim that they were with Stasz "24/7 since birth". No one is claiming to know for sure what was going on in "the back of his mind". You are ignoring the main thrust of the criticism of JW shunning policies. For extended family and friends to be REQUIRED BY THE CHURCH to completely shun those that have unrepentantly committed what the Church calls "gross sins" is too strong a punishment in many cases. BTW, a few "gross sins" which can get a person disfellowshipped (DFed) include occasional but repeated cigarette smoking, a practice of viewing hard-core porn or disagreeing with JW doctrines or policies. I do agree with one statement made by "S". "This true life example clearly demonstrates that we CANNOT read hearts people. We DON'T know what is truly on the minds of others." Agreed. And yet the JW religion requires a judicial committee of 3 elders with no training in mental health issues to determine whether or not the sinner is truly "repentant". If that's not trying to "read hearts" I don't know what is.
M Douglas January 05, 2013 at 08:43 PM
There is no Church-approved policy for bending the rules when it comes to Disfellowshiping. Many individual JWs do bend the rules and show mercy to their DFed relatives and probably prevent a few suicides by doing so. That is why the JWs continually emphasize the importance of upholding the shunning rules in the Watchtower magazine. I was a JW elder for many years and am still technically a JW in good standing. If I were to openly speak my mind to JW friends and relatives I would also be Disfellowshipped and shunned.
BlindersOff January 05, 2013 at 09:32 PM
So true . The Jehovah's Witnesses shunning policy results in destoyed Families Marriages Lives jwfacts.com
Binky45 January 08, 2013 at 05:20 AM
What's most disturbing about this is that there is no god or 'man in the sky" to answer to. What a waste... Any BS that the JW put his way was all BS and he was foolish enough to care. Immaculate conceptions, virgin births resurrections, raptures and the myths go on and on. Too bad because he was obviously a very gifted person.

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