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Old 05-16-2007, 03:53 PM   #61
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Ah, but Fox News has no problem condemning, and we have no problem jailing, Muslim Imams who "encurage muslim youth to wage jihad" on the western world. Yet Fallwell waged jihad on a large portion of Americans. The point is, many people feel his actions worked only to hurt people and this country, and are not sad to see him gone. Those of you quick to jump on this feeling as hypocricy, well, there is nothing to prevent people from only taking what they want from a conversation because it fits their world view. If you didn't see that Jerry was adding hate to the world before he died, you certianly won't see that now.
I think that you're missing a point here. I've said that I didn't agree with (or even like to hear) some of Falwell's rants. He was often filled with misguided hate, I agree. My whole point is that responding with the same kind of childish hate now that the man is dead is a very obviously hypocritical approach to take.

You apparently have no idea what I saw then or now, looks like.
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Re: Jerry Falwell dead
Old 05-16-2007, 03:56 PM   #62
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I'll disagree with ya on that one. I think you're wrong.
I, for one, don't recall expressing anything at all when Saddam was executed. I may be wrong, but I don't think I posted anything in a thread about his execution.
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:02 PM   #63
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Laurence - You don't have to sell me. I agree 100% that during his life he did little to further the cause for people of faith. In addition I found his actions to be totally disjointed from a faith based on somebody who spent their time on earth caring for those who Falwell most reviled. That being said, I found the gloating over his death to be sickening.

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Old 05-16-2007, 04:22 PM   #64
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Looking back, people were pretty quiet here after the Saddam execution. A thread announcing Ken Lay's death got quite a number of nasty comments.

I am getting complaints on this thread. Time to wind it up.
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Winding it up is a good idea, I think, Martha.
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I must admit that Im rather perplexed at the comments here. I presumed that if you were so outraged by the level of disrespect this man gave to some people you would be outraged by disrespect to any human being.

Being happy someone has died and calling it good news seems extrememly disrespectful.
I see one big difference. The posters are "disrespecting" Jerry Falwell for things he actually said and did. I do not see anyone encouraging hatred of all white Baptist ministers for things their best friend's cousin's boyfriend's mother heard Jerry Falwell say once. _THAT_ is the difference between the posters and Jerry Falwell.

I personally hope he has found his way to the pearly gates in peace (and then learned that God is a pro-choice black Jewish lesbian. )

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OK, we are done.

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