Adios Earnest. You're a guy with a lot of integrity.
I'll break out the 18 year old scotch and toast a large one for you.
I had not talked to him in awhile, but I always appreciated his comments and insight. He was a great person!
It is amazing to me, as I sit here with tearful eyes, how one can so completely miss someone they have never actually met, nor had even as much as a phone conversation with. Yet, that is exactly how I feel. My interactions with him were always friendly. He was like a big brother who loved to tease and will be missed so very much!
Earnest will be missed here on HubPages and by all the people who knew and loved him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Oh no, how sad. Condolences to the his family. What I loved about Earnest was the great way he talked about his grandkids... How very, very sad to go so young.
Oh, so sad to hear Earnest has passed. He loved those Grandchildren more than anything, quite a legacy! I will miss his wit, and chatting about the things we totally disagreed on. Wishing his family warmth and comfort in his absence.
You will be miss my Australian friend!
Fosters all around bartender...
I shall miss his warmth and compassion, and most of all, his cheeky humor. Godspeed, Earnest. My sincere condolences to his family.
So sorry to hear this...my condolences to his family and his friends here on Hub Pages.
So much i could say but it would be construed as just nasty meanness.
and you'd probably be right.
I Don't know where you get this mr nice guy stuff from? My perception is that he lied constantly, printed misinformation willingly, made himself out to be someone who he wasn't. Was blatantly rude beyond what is normal. He spewed crap like it was second nature and the list goes on.
The only thing i think he knew was cars.
I am just glad he isn't going to be in torments the rest of eternity, burned by the fires of hell - cuz that don't exist. He went peaceful - so we are told and he will get what he wanted - nothingness after death.
He could have done so much better but he held onto the anger.
Lets hope others find God through loss.
for me earnest never lied...he stood for what he was and was clear thinker....
I reckon you summed up your feelings in the first sentence. Thats about all was needed.
What can we expect from the likes of you ? The world is worst (and so is hubpages) because of people like you live in it and that's why we miss earnest and not you. Trust me, not even a worm will bother if you die any time in future.
This should have never been posted here.
I hope you can prove what you said, otherwise it is slander for millions of people to see.
You are truly a Christian with the Wisdom & love of God.
People like you are the reason many avoid the Christians.
Do anything you want while judging others
Earnest showed me love and respect, you just the opposite
You're just nasty and hateful
but that's typical of the hypocrisy practised by many of the 'christians' on HP that Earnest spoke up about (and still gets accused of being a liar after his death).
How disgraceful brotherychanon - it would have been better to keep your mouth shut, like the 'burn in hell' promoters seem to be than say such muck
Now this post is a walking example of the blindness that exists in religion and spouted on a daily basis. Not to mention, it shows off a complete disregard for love and compassion.
And, this individual claims to know G/god? Actions like this shows who was the liar and who was not.
Good show Brotheryochanan. Your true colors(character) appear before everyone's eyes. I'm glad you posted, now everyone who reads this post, including future new members, will know.
thats expected from those who believe in loving god
Don't you DARE Cagsil. I am VERY late to this news.
But you turning this into a debate is a disgrace.
I believe WHOLE HEARTEDLY THAT YOU belong in the boat with the first responder of this branch for using his disgusting words to push your foolish agenda.
May you be known for your HATRED towards Christians, and the persecution you spread because of a single ill-mannered human being.
I AM CRYING MY EYES OUT because Earnest is gone though I did not like his views one ounce, I loved him as a person.
SHAME ON YOU AND ANYONE WHO CHIMED IN ON YOUR AGENDA.
Christianity has nothing to do with the first disgusting response of the branch, nor does it have anything in common with your words or accusations.
YOU SHOULD HAVE POSTED KIND WORDS.
NOT HATEFUL, SELFISH WORDS... YOU DISGUST ME.
NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE THINKS OF EARNEST, HE WAS A HUMAN
BEING WITH A HEART AND SOUL. AND I DANIEL BUCHANAN LOVED
HIM .... AND AM GREATLY GREATLY GRIEVED........
I wasn't going to say anything more here, but I will say this:
You should be deeply ashamed of yourself.
Thanks for adding a bit of humor with your always ridiculous posts, BO! You are a great example of the ignorance Earnest fought so hard against on these forums. An easy victory for him in your case. LOL!
I could not imagine saying anything as so low as BO just did, even toward the most negative person I know, and at a funeral, OH MY.
Yes, this like hub funeral ceremony for celebrating, and remembering the life of a person who has died.
Security !!!! Security delete BO off this thread because I or Earnest can not ban anyone else off or shut their voice out.
Sad that being devout for you apparently doesn't include "love your enemies" as I understand it says in scripture.
Sadder yet that you considered him an enemy.
Hi Brotherochanan, whatever it was that earnest did to you, you should forgive, as I believe God would want you to. And certainly Jesus would say to turn the other cheek.
He was truly very kind-hearted. He never blasted me for my beliefs? Why? Because he once told me, I acted like a true Christian. I did not judge others, nor argue and fight. I accepted all for who they are and not what they believe. Jesus did not go among the masses and continually condemn. He embraced, loved and prayed all while preaching the word of God. He was a very good person and he was a great friend. We had a talk once and it wasn't that he did not believe, he questioned. All of us questioned our beliefs, every now and then. He really was a good spirit and not always mean spirited. Just pray for his family and ask for Peace.
Geez! And this is the "Christian" way to speak about a fellow human being who has passed? Wow! I'm impressed! In any case, let me remind you that two wrongs don't make one right.
I have to say one thing about Earnest. He knew I was a Spiritualist and he always found a humorous way to disagree with me. I loved him dearly and although I knew he was sick I never imagined he'd pass so suddenly. I will be taking a break from HP forums. I've built so many great friendships through this site that I've come to consider many of you as part of my family. His death has changed me as a person. RIP my friend.
I am at a loss as to what to say about this. I found out about this only around 6 hours before this post & found out through Hubpages.
A fellow Melbournite that I had not the chance to meet in person. I sure he would have shared some interesting stories, we certainly spread some Aussie cheer and jokes around the forums (especially espousing how good people from Melbourne are, as well as being knock about Australians).
I will miss his ribbing of others and jokes, and his want to share on here what he knew.
Earnest is gone. You will be missed. i cannot thank you enough Earnest for what you shared around here.
Condolences to your best friends and your cherished family.
brotheryochanan, do you have any idea how inappropriate your comment is? How dare you! Since I'm a lady I will refrain from saying any more, but I truly wish you would have used similar common sense and abstained from saying anything at all. Your comment makes me feel embarrassed for the whole HP community. And, you are WAY off the mark regarding your judgement of this man. If his family happens upon your insensitive post, I want to personally apologize... Earnest was and is highly regarded here.
@wordscribe earnest doesnot need certificate from brother...earnest was one of most rational thinkers who could dare to think on his own....earnest would always be missed ...
guess earnest was right....too much religion can make one inhuman
brotheryochanan, please crawl back into the religion forums...
It's true, Earnest held on to his anger, and fought injustice every single day, he never traded his humanity in for hatred, like so many do. Of course you think he posted misinformation and lies, Earnest dedicated a good deal of time exposing the lies and ridiculousness of the 'truth' folks like yourself spend so much time peddling! And I reckon it must kinda sting, that your 'book of life' scam was daily refuted by him, who needed no glittering fairy tales of eternity to spread so much joy, happiness and love everywhere he went. Yes, I'm sure your obvious jealousy is natural, for someone in your exalted position. Yep, Earnest needs no commendation from you, and he never needed your imaginary god either.
Pcunix, I suppose I may as well. You're wrong. Earnest wasn't that rigid. What if a Christian friend died and his family said no one say anything unless you use Christian terminology? Do only atheists get to miss Earnest? Not rational.
To all, we can thank Earnest for his friendship by supporting his hubs, which will continue to help support his family.
I am so sad, i cannot believe it. Happy that he was with his much beloved children and grandchildren... They must be really missing him....
We had a really good love hate relationship. His prescence on hub pages will surely be missed. His avatar never changed....
Rest In Peace....
Let's not give into brotheryochanan and turn this into a religious thread.
I concur. Let's not forget this forum is really about honoring a great man.
Coming to this late - it's a shock. Earnest was one of the best. His love for the grandkids was second to none. His wit and good nature shone through his on line presence. I'll certainly miss him.
nice to unite with hubbers even if it is sad thread.... hi everyoune such a sad day for me, i only just found out the news of Earnesthubs untimely death.
HI Pcunix... you lost your hat..... do you think Earnesthub was the only hubber never to change his avatar.
Maybe he was the only one smart enough to pick the right one to begin with?
Oh, my, Ernest is gone! I'm so very sorry and would like to send his family my sincere condolences. He really will be missed. We all liked him here very much. He was strong.
Thank you for letting us know. His hubs will be a tribute to his life. Condolences to his family and friends. Blessings, Debby
I've decided that since he's gone, I have to participate in the religion forums again.
I'm gonna miss the big lug.
We will miss you Earnest. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
As a Christian with MANY athiest friends, I would like to apologize on a certain someone's behalf, or at least draw a dividing line between he and I. All believers are not prone to this type of diarrhea of the mouth. At least this one isn't. I don't care what you believe,we can still be friends. I'm saddened and angry because of assinine comments like these.
Agreed, Stan. I'm just grateful that those specific comments speak far more to the poster's character than to Ernest's. Ernest and I had vastly differing opinions on matters of faith, but we always found common ground in loving others and trying to express our sentiments with kindness. Thanks for piping up.
The bitterness of Cochran is what is on display here... I didn't know Earnest.. All I can say is he left me some very nice fan mail. I hope his family can overcome this loss. RIP...
I'm glad some people actually behave 'christian' rather than claim to it and do the opposite
I don't even want to do this post.
Y'all have said it all so I'll just lay out a memory of one of my favorite posts by Earnest.
OP on a religious thread:
"Where are all the usual[atheist]suspects"?
Earnest's first post:
He had lots of great posts that I enjoyed playing off of.
It's great to see so many of his friends wishing him well.
Miss ya and hope your well bro...
earnesthub...had to be the first person I read on the forums. We discussed via text the Australian "Banjo Paterson" on many occassions, and earnesthub used to enjoy a limerick forum thread that he most certainly...must have enjoyed participating with. I remember seeing quite a few of his limericks on that thread, and joining into the thread with him...when he was on a roll!
He will be missed as a HubPages treasure....right along with them that knew him in other capacities. My heart is saddened by this news as seen on the Home page to HubPages when I first signed-on today. To his family and friends: I am truly sorry for your loss.
earnesthub showed us to just write and have a good time on here. He has left a part of himself with us for all time here....and for that I thank him...and wish him "Peace" in his next Journey of what lies beyond...the current Journey that we are all sharing...at this moment in time!
About the limericks thread, was he not HILARIOUS? I tried to bring it back in his honor the other day. I put the link in this thread in an earlier post. It's so worth re-reading those limericks by him. He had the best sense of humor.
I even wrote him a goodbye limerick... not so funny, but it was healing for me anyway. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/17512?p … ost1897331
Good to see you, MPM.
Good to see you to wordscribe43...Earnesthub tore up that limerick thread....(in a good sense...of course). He made it fun to want to join in with it. Thank you for bringing back the thread in his honor. That was good stuff!
I'm going to go have a read of your good-bye limerick to him...on your link provided. Take care, wordscribe43
Good to see you, too. I can't stop crying when I read that thread. I really can't. We had so much fun there, it was how he and I became friends. He'd go there when "other threads" were irritating him, for fun and to let off some steam.
I need to muster up a funny one there, no doubt that would be the most honorable thing for me to do... but I don't have it in me right now.
I personally think you are the man for the job.
Laura...I gave it my best shot...I hope it is a good tribute to him...I'm afraid the humor...just isn't there under this circumstance. I will have to try one with a good funny twist (in earnesthub style) a little later on!
I am sure you will be able to honor your friend with a funny limmerick as well...in time! Steve
I think I'll miss him the most in the middle of the night. I have terrible insomnia from time to time and on nights I couldn't sleep, I would get on HP and Earnest (being from the Land Down Under and all!) would always be on the forums embroiled in some sort of discussion or debate. It felt like a friend I could talk with in the middle of the night and made me feel not so lonely at 2:00 a.m., even from thousands of miles away. He was my champion on several occasions and there aren't too many white knights like that left these days...
Really too bad. He was certainly a warm presence with some real perspective on life. Always making jokes, lightening the mood. Hell of a writer too. That his account is still getting followers as we speak is a testament to that. He clearly lived his life to the fullest. Something we should all aspire to.
My particular condolences to you, Mark, and the others here who knew Earnest longest and best.
That's so sad. Guess it's a reminder of how there's a real world out there...
Wow! I knew he wasn't around but I had no idea. I will miss him very much. He was always very helpful and friendly. I will miss him very much.
I have been away from Hubpages for a while and am sorry to have come back to this news! He was one of the hubbers I was looking forward to catching up on all his hubs and forum posts I had missed while I was away.
Earnest was a sincere man with a unique and gentle spirit. I will miss him.
Sad news - Earnest was one of the last few reasons that made it worth visiting these pages occasionally.
The blog post is up:
http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/12/tribut … #more-4880
After my futile attempts to get Brotherochannon to step up and apologize for his malicious words, he refused to do so and added this to say about Earnest...
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/87056?p … ost1914129
cry me a river lol
why not send me an email? You just trying to garner public sympathy for yourself?
C'mon buddy send an email. I won't even report it. Vent! vent! vent!
Gimme your best shot if it will make you feel better
No need to send you an email Brotheryo.
Your actions speak loudly enough to show how the teachings you supposedly follow has taught you to be.
Nothing more needs to be vented or ranted or raved about. As you continue, those who see your posts will see you as apparently your ego chooses you to be. You don't apparently rule yourself, your ego does.
That's the shame and truth of it.
Oh wow! I can't believe the news! I usually check hp using my phone and never got around to see this thread. I am deepl6 sadden by the news. Earnest was a truly special person and a dear hp friend. My heart goes out to his family. I will always keep them in my prayers. He will be missed!
I agree, that it is a shock. I always enjoyed his posts. And even though he had had health problems for years, it is still very sad. It just shows that none of us knows how long we have and it could just as easily be one of our relations posting the news of our demise far sooner than we think.
I have only this to say. This forum thread was created to acknowledge the loss of a fellow hubber who was loved and respected by many. Unfortunately, brotheryochanan was not one of those who loved him. While I respect A Troubled Man's attempts to defend Ernest's honor, I think the discussion should now be taken off of this forum thread - discuss it via email or begin another thread, but do not dishonor the memory of a person who was loved and respected by many.
Let the man (and this forum thread in his honor) rest without the two of you playing verbal tug of war over his grave. Sheesh.
Oh my gosh. I had no idea. Earnest was an awesome man and he will be missed. I am in shock. My condolences to the family.
I'm sorry to hear this. Death comes so unexpectedly,and tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
Sigh, I haven't checked these forums in ages. Knew there was a reason I did today. My heart sunk when I saw the title of this thread. I was very fond of Earnest and always very much enjoyed my correspondence with him. Made me happy to know he was out there being himself. I'll be sending my warmest thoughts to his family. Sad day.
I miss you tonight earnest, as every night, but especially tonight
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