Fred Phelps

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  1. stratovani

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    Fred Phelps, the founder and leader of the Westboro Baptist Church died today. All I will say about him is that he was a very small man.
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  3. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Oh well.

    I think there needs to be a mass orgy at his funeral, I'm sure it's what he really would have wanted (the lady doth protest(ed) too much).
  4. DerHoggz

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    He was excommunicated from the church last year.
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  6. Unrepresented

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    Why do the good always die so young?:|
  7. bluesblaster

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    wouldnt you like to be the fly on the wall when 'ol fred shows up at the pearly gates.
  8. kanonfodr

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    Good riddance to a hateful person.

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    I'll admit that when I opened this thread, I did not recognize the name Fred Phelps at all. I do, however, know what the Westboro Baptist Church is. So, while I do not wish to speak ill of the dead, I'll just say this...






















































    ...OK, that's all I got.
  10. hrodbert696

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    I don't delight in anyone's death. Every one is a tragedy.

    But here's the thing about Westboro Baptist: it is a teeny tiny little congregation with only about 40 members. It represents precisely nobody and is relevant to precisely nothing in the larger world, even the larger religious world. The only reason anyone knows or cares who this man is, is that the media chooses to seize on this tiny church's hateful rhetoric and embarrassing publicity stunts and broadcast it into everyone's home. And why is there an audience for this? The Jerry Springer effect - watching the spectacle of these poor people's stupidity and hatefulness gives us an excuse to feel smug and self-righteous and pat ourselves on the back for not being as bad as THEM. It distracts us from the serious and painful task of self-examination and reform as individuals and as a society.

    To me, THAT is the ugliest facet of our modern society, far more serious than any stupidity that happens to come out of a marginal church. Opium of the people, indeed.
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    Couldn't have said it any better.........so I didn't.
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    Hitler's death was a tragedy? I don't delight in anyone's death either, but when bad people die, I'm not terribly bothered.
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    While I do agree with all this. I am not as good a person as you. I do still rejoice in his death.
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    If only he had disappeared at the end of the 60s,we'd be mourning the death of a civil rights lawyer who worked tirelessly to try and bring down the Jim crow laws in his area. Always a shame when former heroes die as villains, guess it just shows that you don't get solely good or bad characters, no matter how the media tries to polarise everything.
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    And that was especially true of his mind.
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    He obviously got something out of all the attention he was getting, otherwise why would someone from a tiny congregation from the middle of the bible belt go to such lengths and be so reviled by his actions ? personally I think he did it for his own ego more than anything. Some sort of retalitory gathering at his funeral would certainly seem ironic, however I was always taught that two wrongs do not make a right, Let God and history decide his place.
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    The world is now 1/7,000,000,000th less hateful.
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