A time for celebration

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What is this for?
(starts spewing fire)

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Originaly by Alorael
Okay, he's not that bad!

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Finally.

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quote:
Originally written by Swashbucklery Muffin:

What is this for?
(starts spewing fire)

Click on the link in the first post Muffin. Hint: It's not in the signature of the first post.

On topic, meh. One more person I don't know, have no reason to like, and indeed have a reason to slightly dislike, is dead. Big deal.

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Hallelujah!

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quote:
Originally said by God:
Thank g—... thank Me.


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I can't cheer the death of anyone, no matter how much I disagree. Falwell is only the spokesman for the lunatics, anyway. His death doesn't make them go away.

—Alorael, who will if nothing else mourn the loss of the man whose name was synonymous with, well, Jerry Falwell. [Edit: As in, you know, being able to say Falwell and have everyone know what you mean.]

[ Tuesday, May 15, 2007 20:39: Message edited by: Vale Stretch ]
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Argh, I can't do this. Ding dong, the fundie hatemonger is dead!

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I can't say I knew who he was until today. But I can see why his death is somewhat of a celebration.

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Falwell couldn't have been what he was or done what he did if not for the fawning and funding of the flocks who followed him. $200 million a year. Somehow that sickens. I was just watching a great movie from 1986, The Name of the Rose, set in the 14th Century, and in which was depicted the current rift in the church over whether or not the church should be rich. The controversy continues.

There is also an interesting bit of history involving Falwell depicted in The People Vs. Larry Flint.

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I pretty much despise the guy's position on a lot of things. I always liked that Voltairesque line, "the Moral Majority, which is neither". But celebrating his death seems perverse. He said what he thought, and he organized a free association of the like-minded. People are entitled to do that.

Furthermore, in the long run he probably did his own cause more harm than good just by crystallizing it into an organized movement. An actual moral majority never has to think about whether it is one. Labelling yourself as such is a sign that in fact your day has passed; and I think it even helps to accelerate the trend, because the unthinking majority at least recognizes that it is not you.

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I doubt his death will phase the conservative christians. Their concerns existed long before he came into the picture and they will be around long afterwards. The reason he is so popular among conseriative christians he stood up for their beliefs against every thing they feared and thought was wrong with soceity. No liberal or moderate group has show the slightest concern. Personally I feel he was just too dogmatic.

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Hmmm... I wonder if the death of, oh, I don't know, say, a mass-murdering tyrant would be met with as much enthusiasm or if half of us would think he shouldn't have died.

I don't agree with everything Jerry stood for and I especially don't like televangilism, but really, celebrating his death? That's just so callow.

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I don't find joy in anyone's death, but in some cases the world is better off.
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I do not celebrate death.
That said, I am pleased that Rev. Falwell's dogmatic, almost-fanatic, completely close-minded, opulent, not necessarily Bilbical, fearmongering, ad infinitum, ad nauseum... approach to ... everything ... may no longer be a negative influence on the Christian subculture, and indeed the world.
The man was wrong about everything but the very basics of his religion, wrong-headed, and he gave conservatives and Christians alike a bad name.
That said, I am "grieving" with the Christian community (by grieving, I mean posting a mournful remark on the station's webpage) out of respect to a powerful influencer.

My one fear is that someone else as equally close-minded and dogmatic and wrong will take his place.

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Yeah, I'm just glad that something finally shut him up. I wish it could've been something other than death, like finally realizing that the position which he held was fairly out of touch with social realities... but that's probably too much to ask for.

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I haven't heard of him until now. I'm going to infer that he's one of those fake Christians who scam people into thinking that their donations are going towards "saving people from evil." In my opinion, people like that are just as evil as Hitler or Clinton.

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People like [Falwell] are just as bad as Hitler or Clinton
I've been trying for five minutes now to express how ridiculous the above sentence is. I'm afraid I'll just have to let it stand on its own merit.

The best punchline I can come up with is "He's a racist, but at least he's not black."

[ Wednesday, May 16, 2007 15:37: Message edited by: Dr. Johann Georg Faust ]

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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

In my opinion, people like that are just as evil as Hitler or Clinton.
Seriously, you're going to have to explain this one.

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Excalibur knows how to hit you guys where it hurts, eh? Didn't you guys hear? Bill Clinton is the antichrist.

[ Wednesday, May 16, 2007 22:05: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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