Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Falwell dies, moves in with Satan

So, Jerry Falwell died yesterday. While the standard week hasn't passed yet, I still reserve the right to rip someone whose corpse is still at least room temperature.

With that being said, he was nothing more than a talking head who bilked money from millions for his own private interests and did nothing to actually unite anyone. Religion, as I see it, is about doing things for the common good of society as a whole.

Sure, many religions (okay, some religions) are intolerant of homosexuality, a woman's right to choose, cartoon characters, blacks, Jews and drug or alcohol use but Falwell and his bloviating style of religion took things a bit further. He painted God as a hate-filled and vengeful entity by stating that God punished America on 9/11 because the country had become tolerant of homosexuality, gay marriage and was heading down the road of secularism. But that was just one of many morally reprehensible things he said over his lackluster tenure as a spokesman for God.

Falwell was a divider, not a uniter. If religion is actually for the common good of people and society, why does a hate peddler like this guy have such an adamant following both of average citizens and politicians? A real man of religion will lead his people and further his cause without the help of a TV show.

I, for one, won't miss Falwell at all. I am not a fan of anyone who stands up in front of a television audience to "report" the news in a way that is twisted and contorted to further their cause all the while begging for donations because it's what God wants. God probably doesn't favor some hate merchant in a suit who picks and chooses who to like and who to hate calling God a vengeful entity who would exact revenge in the form of the death of thousands in the name of stopping the spread of homosexuality.

May he be sodomized by the barbed phallus of satan for all of eternity. Okay, that might be a bit much but you get the picture.

I bet that Falwell was probably against many things which he may have even partaked in. Possibly films featuring nothing but adult situations? While this band wasn't played on my beloved Drive 105, they would have been an awesome fit...

The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed


H said...

I love your headline.

I felt like an idiot when I had to look up who Jerry Falwell even was -- and then my first reaction was, "Oh, that Teletubby guy."

Dan said...

The latest reports say that he's already driving Satan crazy.

Peacechick Mary said...

Gee, I can't stop being slightly giddy when I read he is gone. Appreciate the good cheer.

buffalodickdy said...

Absolute power corrupts abolutely. For a blast from the past(and I know you like music!) Listen to Crosby,Stills,Nash&Young "American Dream".

betmo said...

your hurrah is mild compared to some. at the very least, i can say that i am not sorry that he is gone. one down and two to go.

PunditMom said...

I'm sure he and Satan will be very happy together!