quotes of a lifetime

as we all know, the rev. jerry falwell passed away the other day. i would like to express my condolences to his family, friends and associates, as i’m sure he meant a great deal to them, and his presence will be missed. however, they need not worry; to use a cliché, his legacy will live on. some of the ignorant, misinformed opinions this ‘man of god’ expressed will be with us forever, as a reminder of why integral is so important, as far as helping to develop healthy expressions of first-tier memes and not the pathological expressions, such as seen in these quotes below. (i have borrowed a few selected quotes from mark morford’s sf gate column entitled ‘the sad, quotable jerry falwell’.) i’m not going to say anything else about what i think of rev. falwell as a person; i believe these quotes speak for themselves:

“If you’re not a born-again Christian, you’re a failure as a human being.” [so what is the excuse of all the fundamentalist christians out there?]

“Christians, like slaves and soldiers, ask no questions.”

“I listen to feminists and all these radical gals — most of them are failures. They’ve blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. 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.” [if all men were like rev. falwell, i could see some truth to the part about hating men.]

“I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush.”

“I believe that global warming is a myth. And so, therefore, I have no conscience problems at all and I’m going to buy a Suburban next time.”

“It appears that America’s anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men’s movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening.”

“There’s been a concerted effort to steal Christmas.”

“Someone must not be afraid to say, ‘moral perversion is wrong.’ If we do not act now, homosexuals will ‘own’ America! If you and I do not speak up now, this homosexual steamroller will literally crush all decent men, women, and children who get in its way … and our nation will pay a terrible price!”

“The whole global warming thing is created to destroy America’s free enterprise system and our economic stability.”

“You’ll be riding along in an automobile. You’ll be the driver perhaps. You’re a Christian. There’ll be several people in the automobile with you, maybe someone who is not a Christian. When the trumpet sounds you and the other born-again believers in that automobile will be instantly caught away — you will disappear, leaving behind only your clothes and physical things that cannot inherit eternal life. That unsaved person or persons in the automobile will suddenly be startled to find the car suddenly somewhere crashes. … Other cars on the highway driven by believers will suddenly be out of control and stark pandemonium will occur on … every highway in the world where Christians are caught away from the drivers wheel.” (from Falwell’s pamphlet “Nuclear War and the Second Coming of Christ”)
[why in the world would an unsaved person even be in the same vehicle as a saved person?!]

“The Bible is the inerrant … word of the living God. It is absolutely infallible, without error in all matters pertaining to faith and practice, as well as in areas such as geography, science, history, etcetera.”

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2 responses to “quotes of a lifetime

  1. I agree totally as a person he was a man of God even if some of his comments seem not to be coming from a person that is a man of God

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