Thursday, January 20, 2005

"If you're not a born-again Christian, you're a failure as a human being"

Jerry Falwell is a joke.

Look, Christianity is a fine religion - hell, (pardon the pun) I'm a Christian. I just don't see the need to make every disaster, convention or door-bell an opportunity for "witnessing." Good LORD, (pun again) Jerry... if you're going to help with tsunami relief, do so because it's the right thing to do. NOT because you might recruit more Christians who will, in turn, line your greedy pockets.

A few Falwell quotes for you to savor:

  • "Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan in America"
  • "AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals"
  • "God continues to ... allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve."

That final quote regards the terrorist attacks of September 11. As I said, Falwell is a joke. A profiteering, high-living, judgmental hypocrite.

The sad thing is, he has followers.

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1 comment:

Sid Dithers said...

A million years ago, while doing a talk show on a station in Richmond VA, back in the days of the Fairness Doctrine, I referred to the Reverend Falwell as "The AntiChrist", a charge that I believe to this day to be true.

My GM, never one to duck a controversey, insisted that I call Fallwell's office, inform them that this charge had been made against Falwell and ask for their response.

The secretary responded that Mr. Falwell would decline any response to this charge.

'Nuff said.