Wednesday, May 16, 2007

regarding Jerry Falwell

Misfit Slacker:
I began the day with a friend calling me that Jerry Falwell had died. Apparently it's heart failure. Who knew he had a heart?
Avedon Carol:
I'm not going to pretend I share anyone's feelings of loss. He was a hateful man who did evil things.
Alan Wolfe, in Salon,"The stone is cast":

Jerry Falwell spent a career demonizing others. Upon his death, what else could he expect in return?

Xymphora discusses Falwell's role in fostering the odd relationship between right-wing Christian evangelicals and right wing Israelis in "On a Learjet to Hell".

And finally, from Atrios:
Obviously sympathies to those who cared for him. Many undeserving people have good people around them. It's hard to have sympathies for those who fault other victims for their tragedies.

E.G.:"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."

He lived a decent-length, if not long, life. One hopes he finds that his God is a more forgiving being than he believed.

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