Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A call to juvenile arms

We will never be young and irresponsible enough again. Please just join with me for a moment in not being sad that Jerry Falwell is dead.


Blogger The Sheriff said...

the sun did feel sweeter on my skin this morning now that you mention it

6:51 AM  
Blogger Austin 5-000 said...

People like this are going to continue to die, while more and more rational people will be born. Check the stats on atheism by generation sometime, it's really heart-warming.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Slate compiled some of Reverend Whopper Falwell's greatest quotes. We lost a good man...

On Sept. 11: "The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way—all of them who have tried to secularize America—I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.' "

On AIDS: "AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals."

On homosexuality: "I believe that all of us are born heterosexual, physically created with a plumbing that's heterosexual, and created with the instincts and desires that are basically, fundamentally, heterosexual. But I believe that we have the ability to experiment in every direction. Experimentation can lead to habitual practice, and then to a lifestyle. But I don't believe anyone begins a homosexual."

On Martin Luther King Jr.: "I must personally say that I do question the sincerity and nonviolent intentions of some civil rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. James Farmer, and others, who are known to have left-wing associations."

On Martin Luther King Jr., four decades later: "You know, I supported Martin Luther King Jr., who did practice civil disobedience."

On public education: "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."

On the separation of church and state: "There is no separation of church and state."

On feminists: "I listen to feminists and all these radical gals. ... These women just need a man in the house. That's all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they're mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They're sexist. They hate men; that's their problem."

On global warming: "I can tell you, our grandchildren will laugh at those who predicted global warming. We'll be in global cooling by then, if the Lord hasn't returned. I don't believe a moment of it. The whole thing is created to destroy America's free enterprise system and our economic stability."

On Bishop Desmond Tutu: "I think he's a phony, period, as far as representing the black people of South Africa."

On Islam: "I think Mohammed was a terrorist. I read enough of the history of his life, written by both Muslims and non-Muslims, that he was a violent man, a man of war."

On Jews: "In my opinion, the Antichrist will be a counterfeit of the true Christ, which means that he will be male and Jewish, since Jesus was male and Jewish."

9:34 AM  
Blogger dchan said...

he died HOW?!??!


10:51 AM  
Blogger Scantron said...

wootah indeed.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

So, I'm actually quite glad he's dead, it turns out.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

I was thinking about how when Fred Phelps dies I'll really give a little hurrah, but actually Falwell was only about two degrees better than Phelps but received probably 500x more publicity and airtime and was even the beneficiary of the salutations and affections of John McCain. Overall, a worse balance sheet for the world when it comes to Falwell.

3:21 PM  

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