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Obituaries Jerry Falwell 2007

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#1 Hambil

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:16 PM

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The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73. Earlier today, Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, had said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but said Falwell had "a history of heart challenges."

I thought a tribute was in order.

'I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals." - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"It appears that America's anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men's movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening." - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"The Bible is the inerrant ... word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible,without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc." - Rev. Jerry Falwell

"The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews." - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“Textbooks are Soviet propaganda” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“[homosexuals are] brute beasts...part of a vile and satanic system [that] will be utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven.” - Rev. Jerry Falwell


We lost a great man today. A moment of silence please.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:17 PM

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:20 PM

I noticed the air smelled better, and I thought we'd finally killed off Bin Laden.

Oh well, at least I was as close as possible.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:28 PM

Well, I can't honestly say that I'm glad that he's dead or that I hope he's burning in hell.  But I guess I am glad that I won't be hearing any new quotes like these from him.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:33 PM

And of course, there's Falwell's assessment of why 9/11 happened:

http://en.wikipedia....alwell#_note-19

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"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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TravelerofTheWays: ...I am glad that I won't be hearing any new quotes like these from him.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:40 PM

Gee, I wonder what he did to piss god off?  

I mean, if hurricanes and tsunamis and terrorist attacks can all be blamed on god being pissed off at people like me, then clearly, his own cardiac arrest must be the result of god being pissed off at him.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:46 PM

^  Erm...

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:54 PM

In a word: no.  On top of his borderline genocidal rhetoric when it came to gays, this guy made a point of calling every natural disaster god's wrath on people like me (and I don't juts mean homosexual there, but secular, and feminist, too).  

So I don't feel the slightest bit mean for taking his own logic and applying it to his own, personal natural disaster.  You reap what you sew.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 01:59 PM

Celebrating the death of a tyrant is an honored tradition. He may not have run any countries, but he has a tyrant none the less, and had he ever gained power he'd have done no different with it then Stalin or Pol Pot.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:02 PM

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  What Hambil Said.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:04 PM

View PostScottEVill, on May 15 2007, 12:54 PM, said:

In a word: no.  On top of his borderline genocidal rhetoric when it came to gays, this guy made a point of calling every natural disaster god's wrath on people like me (and I don't juts mean homosexual there, but secular, and feminist, too).  

So I don't feel the slightest bit mean for taking his own logic and applying it to his own, personal natural disaster.  You reap what you sew.
Technically, you would want to iron what you sew, and reap what you sow (though I've heard irons work well on jiffy pop, which is, at some stage in the product cycle, reaped) ;)

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Una Salus Lillius said:

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....

Falwell was a clown, and a lot of people won't miss him.  If some folks get a bit of catharsis from celebratin' his death, let 'em have it.  In the long run, I don't think it'll help anything, but in the short term, it might help them blow off a bit of pent up anger.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:05 PM

View PostHambil, on May 15 2007, 02:16 PM, said:

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The Rev. Jerry Falwell has died, a Liberty University executive said Tuesday. He was 73. Earlier today, Ron Godwin, the executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, had said Falwell was found unresponsive around 10:45 a.m. and taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Godwin said he was not sure what caused the collapse, but said Falwell had "a history of heart challenges."

I thought a tribute was in order.

'I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals." - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"It appears that America's anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men's movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening." - Rev. Jerry Falwell.

"The Bible is the inerrant ... word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible,without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etc." - Rev. Jerry Falwell

"The ACLU is to Christians what the American Nazi party is to Jews." - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“Textbooks are Soviet propaganda” - Rev. Jerry Falwell

“[homosexuals are] brute beasts...part of a vile and satanic system [that] will be utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven.” - Rev. Jerry Falwell


We lost a great man today. A moment of silence please.



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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:06 PM

View PostUna Salus Lillius, on May 15 2007, 11:46 AM, said:

^  Erm...

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....

I agree with you, Lil. It comes across as mean and petty and many will take as much offense at that as some are about what he said. I didn't agree with the man, but he really had very little power (if any). Many things he said where just plain stupid. He did more damage to Christians than many others, but I won't dance on his grave.

Edited by Lover of Purple, 15 May 2007 - 02:11 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:10 PM

View PostLover of Purple, on May 15 2007, 12:06 PM, said:

View PostUna Salus Lillius, on May 15 2007, 11:46 AM, said:

^  Erm...

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....

I agree with you, Lil. It comes across as mean and petty and many will take as much offense at that as some are about what he said. I didn't agree with the man, but he really had very little power (if any).

What does it say about a person who "dances on another's grave"?
I'm supposed to pretend to be sad? Look, I wouldn't have wished the man dead, and I believe in his right to say whatever he wants, but I'm sure not going to morn his passing.

On the other hand, as an Atheist, he wished me dead many times over.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:14 PM

View PostHambil, on May 15 2007, 12:10 PM, said:

View PostLover of Purple, on May 15 2007, 12:06 PM, said:

View PostUna Salus Lillius, on May 15 2007, 11:46 AM, said:

^  Erm...

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....

I agree with you, Lil. It comes across as mean and petty and many will take as much offense at that as some are about what he said. I didn't agree with the man, but he really had very little power (if any).

I'm supposed to pretend to be sad? Look, I wouldn't have wished the man dead, and I believe in his right to say whatever he wants, but I'm sure not going to morn his passing.

On the other hand, as an Atheist, he wished me dead many times over.

And that is okay, Hambil that you aren't sad. It's the acting like it's party time that "feels" wrong. It makes the person doing it as bad as Falwell.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:17 PM

View PostLover of Purple, on May 15 2007, 08:14 PM, said:

And that is okay, Hambil that you aren't sad. It's the acting like it's party time that "feels" wrong. It makes the person doing it as bad as Falwell.

To a point I agree with you. However I have to consider it a good thing that he's no longer spewing hatred into the world. It's not for me about celebrating his death, but about being glad that his particular form of virulent hatred has ended.

I'm in much the same places as Hambil. Jerry Falwell has blamed me, and people like me from everythign from societal ills, to being responsible for mass murder and moral decay.

Edited by Godeskian, 15 May 2007 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:17 PM

View PostGodeskian, on May 15 2007, 12:17 PM, said:

View PostLover of Purple, on May 15 2007, 08:14 PM, said:

And that is okay, Hambil that you aren't sad. It's the acting like it's party time that "feels" wrong. It makes the person doing it as bad as Falwell.

To a point I agree with you. However I have to consider it a good thing that he's no longer spewing hatred into the world. It's not for me about celebrating his death, but about being glad that his particular form of virulent hatred has ended.

Agreed.

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:21 PM

View PostLover of Purple, on May 15 2007, 03:06 PM, said:

View PostUna Salus Lillius, on May 15 2007, 11:46 AM, said:

^  Erm...

yes a man with completely frelled up ideas but honestly isn't it just plain mean for meanness sake to celebrate his death?

Just sayin'....

I agree with you, Lil. It comes across as mean and petty and many will take as much offense at that as some are about what he said. I didn't agree with the man, but he really had very little power (if any). Many things he said where just plain stupid. He did more damage to Christians than many others, but I won't dance on his grave.

Very little power?  This racist, homophobic misogynist was the spiritual leader of millions of americans.  GOP presidential candidates have sought his endorsement for decades -- even John McCain who famously called him an extremist in 2000 went to kiss his ring this year.  Why would he prostrate himself to a man with "very little power (if any)?  

And, Jid--Thanks for the correction.  :)

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:27 PM

I never heard of him.  Really.  The only person like him (I suppose) would be Jimmy Baker.  I have heard of him.

I was never really fond of "Bible pounders".  Being Christian, myself, I always felt that no religion should be imposed on others against their will.  To be religious, you have to want to be religious.  However, I do feel that morals (not religion, although they seem to get entangled a lot) should be taught, expected, and upheld in order to have a truly peaceful society.  Things like not killing, and not raping, not stealing, things like that.  Sorry for rambling.
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Posted 15 May 2007 - 02:31 PM

Good bye Rev. Falwell.  I do not think you were a man of God and think you were just as bad the people you were being critcal of and will not miss you.
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