Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Jerry Falwell Dead at 73
Yep, the greatest mind of the 11th century has died.
Now, of course I am sad for his family and friends but I must admit that there is a part of me that is relieved that he has moved on from this world. I hope that he becomes a more tolerant being then the one he was here in this time and place (if there is some kind of life after death).
Falwell has said before that "God" has abandoned America so why did he still care about a "godless" state? Why didn't he just leave us pagans to our own devices and form his "Heaven on Earth" out in the Amazon jungles somewhere.
I now hope that true Christians who believe in the tolerant, loving message of Jesus can fill in the place that this hateful man left behind.
The news is mentioning how much influence he has had upon the political scene which reminds me why I believe that religions who speak out politically should lose their tax exempt status.
He took a lot of money from people in exchange for a ticket to "heaven." Hey Jerry!! Wasn't there something in the New Testament about Jesus running out the money changers from a sacred temple? I know so. What think you Falwell followers of THAT???
May he be judged by the same standards that he judged so many other people.
I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!
-- Rev Jerry Falwell, America Can Be Saved, 1979 pp. 52-53, from Albert J Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom
The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.-- Rev Jerry Falwell, Sermon, July 4, 1976
The Jews are returning to their land of unbelief. They are spiritually blind and desperately in need of their Messiah and Savior.-- Jerry Falwell, Listen, America!
"Every good Christian ought to kick [Jerry] Falwell
right in the ass." ---Barry Goldwater
GOI: And my favorite:
"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being."
GOI: And what's with the obsession with homosexuality Jerry? Could it be that you had secret thoughts about it and hated yourself for it??
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