Fred Phelps has gone to his eternal reward

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Fred Phelps has gone to his eternal reward

#1 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:19 am

Suitguy is not bitter.

feels he represents the many educated and rational onlookers who believe that the hysterical denouncement of lay scepticism is both unwarranted and counter-productive

The problem, then, is that such calls do not address an opposition audience so much as they signal virtue. They talk past those who need convincing. They ignore actual facts and counterargument. And they are irreparably smug.

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#2 Post by SportsFan68 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:45 am

I don't really want to know, but sometimes I wonder anyway what made him into a person who wanted to inflict such pain and misery on the bereaved. Or maybe, what made him into a person who didn't care that he was inflicting pain and misery along with his hateful preaching. Maybe now we can close this particular miserable chapter and move forward in peace.
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#3 Post by Bob78164 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:05 am

Can't say I'll miss him. --Bob
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#4 Post by littlebeast13 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:41 am

Doesn't look like he'll be meeting any virgins...

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#5 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:45 am

Found it!
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#6 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:46 am

littlebeast13 wrote:Doesn't look like he'll be meeting any virgins...

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#7 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:11 pm

I wonder who'll be going to the funeral.
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#8 Post by themanintheseersuckersuit » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:14 pm

George Takei

I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be.

He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.
Suitguy is not bitter.

feels he represents the many educated and rational onlookers who believe that the hysterical denouncement of lay scepticism is both unwarranted and counter-productive

The problem, then, is that such calls do not address an opposition audience so much as they signal virtue. They talk past those who need convincing. They ignore actual facts and counterargument. And they are irreparably smug.

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#9 Post by bazodee » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:21 pm

I would attend his funeral holding a sign that reads, "God is Love." (and perhaps Fred is discovering that now.)

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#10 Post by littlebeast13 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:40 pm

themanintheseersuckersuit wrote:
George Takei

I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be.

He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.

Fitting, since that was essentially the moral of the Twilight Zone episode Takei appeared in, "The Encounter"...

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#11 Post by Jessie » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:04 pm

And "The Mystery of the Missing Handbasket" has now been solved. I honestly cannot imagine being filled with so much hatred for others.
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#12 Post by Buffacuse » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:21 pm

themanintheseersuckersuit wrote:
George Takei

I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be.

He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.
Whether the words are his or not--that is a phenomenal way to look at the situation.

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#13 Post by FannyHeartsVanillaThunder » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:44 pm

themanintheseersuckersuit wrote:
George Takei

I take no solace or joy in this man's passing. We will not dance upon his grave, nor stand vigil at his funeral holding "God Hates Freds" signs, tempting as it may be.

He was a tormented soul, who tormented so many. Hate never wins out in the end. It instead goes always to its lonely, dusty end.
I wish I could be as amazing as George Takei. He has an incredibly loving spirit, in spite of (or maybe because of) his time in the internment camps.

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#14 Post by earendel » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:46 am

I think I read that there won't be a funeral for Fred Phelps. Perhaps his family was afraid that people wouldn't follow George Takei's sage words.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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