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Falwell again

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Pah, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Pah

    Pah Uber all member

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    From Falwell's December 19 televised sermon, broadcast from his Thomas Road Baptist Church:

    Source

    Falwell continues to show he is wrong on so many levels. This little quote is presumptious that "We" means his brand of Christianity and not the vastly different American people.

    Another is his scorn of intellectuals.

    Bob
     
  2. No*s

    No*s Captain Obvious

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    While I was still a Baptist and attending the university, my friends and I would joke about Falwell and the SBC saying, "Well, we know the SBC has gone to the dogs. Falwell now feels he's in good company."

    That guy drives me nuts, and every time he influences polity, I get a bad feeling down in my gut.
     
  3. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    This guy makes me twitch and hiss.
     
  4. retrorich

    retrorich SUPER NOT-A-MOD

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    God must love stupid people. He makes so many of them. :biglaugh:
     
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  5. Melody

    Melody Well-Known Member

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    Jensa,
    I usually find myself on the opposite side of the fence from you. Should we worry that we're in agreement on this? ;)
     
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  6. Scott1

    Scott1 Well-Known Member

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    :biglaugh: I was thinking the same thing...... i dumped out my coffee just in case.
     
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  7. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    And if you didn't know guys...the anti-christ is a jew...so Jerry says anyways. Just a little FYI:sarcastic
     
  8. pensive

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    Does anyone besides me find it ironic that Jerry Falwell is complaining about the "runaway judicial process." Let's consider Mr. Falwell's own history of ridiculous litigation:

    1. Falwell attempted to sue Larry Flynt for slander due to a satirical "ad" in Penthouse magazine. When the judge determined that there was no basis for a slander suit on the grounds that no one could take the "ad" as serious, Falwell pushed on to sue for "mental anguish" caused him by the suit. (The Supreme Court eventually rescinded the original judgement in Falwell's favor.)

    2. When someone registered the domains www.jerryfalwell.com and www.fallwell.com (don't bother going there, they now point to Falwell's own site) to set up a satire site, Falwell threatened to sue the owner for "trademark/copyright infringement." Eventually, it was decided that Falwell had no grounds to claim such infringement. However, this did not stop Falwell from continuing to threaten the owner of the domain names with further lawsuits until said owner transferred ownership of the domain names to Falwell just for peace and quiet.

    So apparently, "out of control judiciary processes" are only bad when Falwell doesn't agree with them. But if it's a matter of "protecting his good name" (and let's face it, if that qualifies as a "good name," then the standard has fallen over the eyars), being lawsuit happy is all fine and dandy.

    This example of Falwellian hypocrisy has been brought to you by a witch who is torn between bemusement and annoyance. ;)
     
  9. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Having met the man... as I know one of his close associates (don't ask), I find the man more reprehensible in person. He leaves an obvious slug trail where ever he goes... not that I meant to demean the slugs of this world.

    When it comes to morality and deciept he is lower than even Bush. Yea, even Rush.

    I would say that he is the anti-Christ, but I surely don't want to give him the benefit of the doubt. He is far worse than that.
     
  10. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    BTW, as for the Cybersquatting issue... you are touching a close nerve. I am the victim of one such slimeball, and it is emotionally draining to say the least. I don't think I would advocate the death penalty for them, but they should be subject to some pretty harsh stuff.
     
  11. huajiro

    huajiro Well-Known Member

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    Amen, amen, amen
     
  12. Sunstone

    Sunstone De Diablo Del Fora
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    It's crazy that a man like Falwell can get rich in this country by spewing nonsense, and by fear-mongering. Has he ever done anything genuinely productive in his life? He seems to be a leech on the economy.
     
  13. Doodlebug02

    Doodlebug02 Active Member

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    Falwell is nothing but a hatemonger who puts the name of Christ to extreme shame. God taught us to love, not to hate.

    (NIV) Matthew 5:44-45 44But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

    (NIV) Matthew 22:36-40 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
     
  14. Mercy Not Sacrifice

    Mercy Not Sacrifice Well-Known Member

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    Let him rant. He's a classic example of what all is wrong with his particular variant of "Christianity."
     
  15. Doodlebug02

    Doodlebug02 Active Member

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    Amen to that! Frubals for you! ;)
     
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