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Jerry Falwell Found Dead

Postby StlSluggers » Tue May 15, 2007 1:43 pm

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Cause unknown, but he did have a history of heart issues.
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue May 15, 2007 2:13 pm

Good riddance.
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Postby Coppermine » Tue May 15, 2007 2:14 pm

John McCain said it best; he was an "agent of intolerance."

He kept saying that the apocalypse was near; maybe he meant just for himself?
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Postby ironman » Tue May 15, 2007 2:17 pm

The world just became a little less hateful. ;-D
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue May 15, 2007 2:22 pm

ironman wrote:The world just became a little less hateful. ;-D

I don't know. The first few responses in this thread don't seem that way.

I'm all for bad people getting gone, but I really don't enjoy their deaths. To me, the death of a bad person is sad because it means that they ran out of time to turn things around.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue May 15, 2007 2:25 pm

It seems to me that this thread can only go downhill. But I'll let it go for a little while to see how clean we can keep this.
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Postby Coppermine » Tue May 15, 2007 2:44 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
ironman wrote:The world just became a little less hateful. ;-D

I don't know. The first few responses in this thread don't seem that way.

I'm all for bad people getting gone, but I really don't enjoy their deaths. To me, the death of a bad person is sad because it means that they ran out of time to turn things around.


I see what you're saying, but I really don't think that Falwell was coming out of the closet anytime soon.... he wouldn't make nearly as much money if he embraced a "Jesus loves everyone" attitude.

Falwell on 9/11 wrote:I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.
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Postby bcb » Tue May 15, 2007 2:52 pm

At the risk of tanking this thread, I will say that the posters here have shown more restraint and respect for Jerry Falwell in death than he did for many people during his life. I'm all for people having time to come to their senses and show a little kindness, but we all have to take responsibility for our actions. Deathbed conversions are convenient - it's what you do during the course of your life that matters.

That said, peace and good thoughts go out to the Liberty community and Falwell family.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue May 15, 2007 2:53 pm

Much of my distaste for organized religion derives from those who espouse a "holier than thou" stance and assume they speak for a higher power. Good riddance to those types, of which Falwell was a major one.

It's unfortunate that their endlessly flapping mouths can give a bad name to faithful people who are content not trying to lord over others. In the same way we look for moderate mulsims to denounce extremists more often, I would like to see the same from certain Christian followings.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue May 15, 2007 2:55 pm

I understand trying to have respect for the dead, but I don't see much difference between Falwell and Fred Phelps.

I'm sorry for his family, but not a lot sorrier for them that they had to spend all that time with him while he was alive.
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