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So long Jerry, I hardly knew ye [May. 15th, 2007|08:39 pm]
Falwell kicked it off today. Yes I am going to sound crass. The guy is probably in hell wondering what the fuck happened. He was a show boater, he made all Christians look bad with his outrageous behavior. He was a hypocrite of the worst type, you could count on him to make outrageous claims when the spotlight turned off him.

What would Jesus do? He would have thrown this guy out of the church on his ass.

[User Picture]From: moropus
2007-05-16 09:48 am (UTC)
I'm going to tell you a secret that isn't a secret. My dear parents, with the best intentions, shipped me off to his college for a year. That's when I found out this guy I had been watching on TV for years really had not built 2 swimming pools for the college with the money he had bilked his followers out of. The year I was there (very early 80s) he went on TV and conned people into sending money for another building. He had a groundbreaking ceremony, threw out one shovel of dirt and no building for several more years. People tried to shoot at him frequently. I got really depressed because he was getting little old ladies into sending in their Social Security checks and living like a king. He live in a ginourmous house with walls and fences all around it and security guards every where. the campus is half way up a mountian. Nuts go all the way to the top and shoot down at the school. I didn't feel very safe there.
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[User Picture]From: tygerr
2007-05-16 05:30 pm (UTC)
Damn straight. Who was it who said something like "I got no problem with Jesus; it's His groupies and fan clubs I can't stand"?
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[User Picture]From: theglen
2007-05-17 01:48 am (UTC)
Wayfarer didn't mean to delete your comment, hit the wrong button on the hotmail screen. My response was supposed to be Jesus showed people the error of their ways, but he also no tolerance for clergy that abused their position or profitted off the the people instead of leading them.
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[User Picture]From: wayfarer82
2007-05-17 01:08 pm (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly, and I find people of Falwell's ilk to be absolutely disgusting...the lowest form of parasite. I guess I was trying to make a point that although he was a vociferous bigot who was Christian in name only, he was still was a human being. I'd rather respond to his death not with hatred, but with pity instead. I think it's sad that he managed to live that long and miss the point of the religion he claimed to champion.

As an aside, I deleted my comment voluntarily after reading it again a few hours later. The initial post was more of a reaction against the 'burn in hell, Falwell' comments I'd been reading on fark earlier that day than it was a response to your post.
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[User Picture]From: theglen
2007-05-18 04:37 am (UTC)
I stopped reading Fark along time ago because that was the crowd it kept attracting. They aren't fond of different opinions there.
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[User Picture]From: wayfarer82
2007-05-18 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a little disheartening sometimes... Every once in a while a genuinely interesting or humorous article gets posted but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule. Nowadays it's mostly flamewars and cliches, too much noise and not enough signal.
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[User Picture]From: gryphoness
2007-05-17 02:49 am (UTC)
I ganked this from another friend of mine, for some reason I thought you might get a kick out of this.

It took Jerry Falwell bloody long enough to kick off and in so doing remove his brand of hatemongering and divisionism from the face of the Earth. Of course there are untold numbers of others doing the same, but for those of us who grew up in the 80s, he was a very visible and risible face of that mentality. I'm glad to see him go and I don't regret saying that.

That said, would it not be hysterical if he awakened wherever he went after death and instead of being glorified in his vision of Heaven as a saint for all his works on Earth, he awakened faced with a zaftig black woman in African garb instead of the usual image of God as an old white man with long white hair and long white beard? And if the first thing out of her mouth was something along the lines of "Honey, we need to talk,"? Delicious! He'd think he was in Hell or something! Too amusing...*imagines Falwell letting out the equivalent of the Vader bitch scream at the end of "Episode 3"*
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