Wednesday, May 16

On the death of Jerry Falwell.....

In the words of Clarence Darrow*...

I've never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.


I really don't have mixed feelings on this one. This man was the exact opposite of what a Christian should be. He preached hate and bigotry very loudly. I have no respect for him, even when some say they respect that he held very strong beliefs. Just because you "believe" something, doesn't mean you deserve respect.

I know all about believing in something that isn't true. There is no respect from me when what you believe hurts people.

*edited because I didn't check my facts before posting

2 comments:

Xavier Onassis said...

I love that Twain quote! Wish I'd remebered it and used it on my blog!

Red7Eric said...

Love the quote -- and agree with the sentiment. Sincere belief doesn't get you points unless that which you believe in actually helps the world. I don't think it's an overstatement to say that Jerry Falwell died with blood on his hands. Buh bye.