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« on: May 16, 2007, 09:11:12 AM »

How will the passing of Jerry Falwell impact political discussion? Will it?
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 09:12:13 AM »

Jerry Falwell died - somewhere some people cried, can't say I was one of them.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 09:42:13 AM »

It seems that over the last few years Falwell's star had been eclipsed by Pat Robertson. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 09:45:36 AM »

A year ago, I watched Robertson on one of his infomercials actually claim that if you sent him money for the prayer cloth and prayed on it -- the first thing that you prayed for using it would be granted. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 10:34:49 AM »

It is troubling what some of these "super-star" evangelists have done to Christianity.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 10:35:06 AM »

hey jerry, have a great afterlife.  oh, wait, there isn't any.
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 10:45:23 AM »

hey jerry, have a great afterlife.  oh, wait, there isn't any.
Enjoy Hell!
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 12:33:35 PM »

Good riddence.  He was an evil, gluttonous old fool.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 12:35:29 PM »

http://wonkette.com/politics/dept%27-of-heartfelt-tributes/tonight-a-very-special-gop-tribute-to-jerry-falwell-260651.php
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007, 12:41:33 PM »

That's great.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2007, 01:49:32 PM »

Say what you want about Jerry Falwell, but he did put his words into action---and he made sure that he found a way to mobilize those who felt as he said he did.

You could learn a thing or two from a guy like that--

I find his work to be instructive in terms of showing how you can tap into a large number of people and get them to open their wallets for you.

Kind of like Elvis did.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2007, 02:29:03 PM »

MrUtley...Fallwell called himself a Christian, i.e. a Disciple of Christ.  In what way would you characterize his behavior as Christlike?
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 02:58:56 PM »

Charlatan? Ummmm, I don't know.

More likely he really believed in his brand of religion.

No matter what, he was one of the best at making the bizzare believable.

Think about this:

More people today are willing to believe in angels than in evolution and believe creationism should be taught alongside evolution in schools.


Interesting polls:

http://www.religioustolerance.org/ev_publi.htm




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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 03:47:35 PM »

MrUtley...Fallwell called himself a Christian, i.e. a Disciple of Christ.  In what way would you characterize his behavior as Christlike?

Like Christ, he was able to get a lot of people to follow him.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2007, 03:54:30 PM »

MrUtley...Fallwell called himself a Christian, i.e. a Disciple of Christ.  In what way would you characterize his behavior as Christlike?

Like Christ, he was able to get a lot of people to follow him.

That's about the only way he was like Christ.  I think he was more of a self-serving slimeball.  We wonder how many people died because of his preaching hate and bigotry.
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