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Brent White's Whatever the Heck I Am Thinking Blog
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
RIP, Jerry Falwell--and a pox on those who are sitting there, gloating


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I

heard on the news about Reverend Jerry Falwell's sudden death.

Let me say first I never liked him. He was the antithesis of all that is Christianity, especially when he blamed secular causes for 9/11.

But, you know what? Right now that doesn't matter. I went on a blog on MSNBC's website and was appalled at all the people ready to dance (among other things) on his grave. I was glad to see it get axed and quick. Unless we're talking about Saddam Hussein or Adolf Hitler (and, let's be honest, he was nothing like those people), it is sacrilegeous to dance on someone's grave, especially when that person has just died.

I don't want to hear excuses about it, either. Follow your own advice here. You wanted Rev. Falwell to consider your opinion? Would you have wanted Falwell to dance on your grave if you lived a life antithetical to, say, Leviticus? Then take the high road for once and at least show some compassion for his family. To do otherwise is just going to fan the flames of religious division, whereas his closest followers can simply say "Well, there's that TOLERANT Secular movement up to no good again." Trust me, you won't be making your case at all.

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Posted by a_jwhite at 5:27 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 May 2007 7:40 PM EDT

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