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Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 years old.

 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed the influential pastor’s death Wednesday morning in North Carolina.

 

The Southern Baptist minister was a spiritual adviser to several presidents over his seven-decade career, and his sermons were broadcast on radio and television.

Whoever would have guessed that a TV reality star with no government experience, 6 bankruptcies, 5 children from 3 different marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, 4,000+ lawsuits would turn out this bad?

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Billy Graham has died at the age of 99 years old.

 

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed the influential pastor’s death Wednesday morning in North Carolina.

 

The Southern Baptist minister was a spiritual adviser to several presidents over his seven-decade career, and his sermons were broadcast on radio and television.

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Graham turned a blind eye to Richard Nixon's misdeeds and didn't condemn antisemitism. He is the father of modern day evangelicals who fail to see the moral failings of Trump.

 

Maybe I'm a sucker for civility and manners and it's all superficial, but I don't put Graham on the same level of bat shit crazy redneck as Robertson. He had far more class.

“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

 

-The Marx Brothers

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"Despite being a registered Democrat, Graham opposed the candidacy of John F. Kennedy, and actively encouraged other religious leaders to speak out about the dangers of having a Roman Catholic in the White House."

 

Interesting because as soon as LBJ became president Cardinal Cushing invited Billy Graham to speak ar Boston College a Jesuit university. I was more impressed by Cushing's invitation than Graham's speech.

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Maybe I'm a sucker for civility and manners and it's all superficial, but I don't put Graham on the same level of bat shit crazy redneck as Robertson. He had far more class.

 

I put them all in the same boat; if they had their way they'd put us in a boat and sink it!

 

Take out a red letter edition of the Bible; it highlights the words of Jesus. You'll not find a single mention of homosexuality. Palestine was in the Greek Eastern part of the Roman Empire; he had to be aware of it!

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" ["Animal Farm"]

 

" ... my library was dukedom large enough" [Prospero - "The Tempest" Act 1, Scene 2]

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You all are shameful pathetic hipocrits. Making light of anyone’s death should earn you a front row seat to the train to hell. You all would be the first ones to criticize others for doing this to someone who you found “ righteous “ in your own fantasy worlds. Just the title of the post alone is sickening whether or not Pat Robinson is a nut case. I hope karma pays you all a visit.

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Maybe I'm a sucker for civility and manners and it's all superficial, but I don't put Graham on the same level of bat shit crazy redneck as Robertson. He had far more class.

Civility? Perhaps Billy held his pinky in the air as he sipped tea with Richard Nixon and complained that the Jews controlled the media.

 

And anyone who could raise a horror like his hideous son Franklin deserves whatever opprobrium he gets, such as this from Christopher Hitchens, who said the evangelist made a living by "going around spouting lies to young people. What a horrible career” and was "a self-conscious fraud" and "a disgustingly evil man.”

 

Good riddance.

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Civility? Perhaps Billy held his pinky in the air as he sipped tea with Richard Nixon and complained that the Jews controlled the media.

 

And anyone who could raise a horror like his hideous son Franklin deserves whatever opprobrium he gets, such as this from Christopher Hitchens, who said the evangelist made a living by "going around spouting lies to young people. What a horrible career” and was "a self-conscious fraud" and "a disgustingly evil man.”

 

Good riddance.

 

Are you sure Hitchens wasn't talking about Falwell?

“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

 

-The Marx Brothers

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You all are shameful pathetic hipocrits. Making light of anyone’s death should earn you a front row seat to the train to hell. You all would be the first ones to criticize others for doing this to someone who you found “ righteous “ in your own fantasy worlds. Just the title of the post alone is sickening whether or not Pat Robinson is a nut case. I hope karma pays you all a visit.

Well, hell and karma aren’t real so whew!

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You all are shameful pathetic hipocrits. Making light of anyone’s death should earn you a front row seat to the train to hell. You all would be the first ones to criticize others for doing this to someone who you found “ righteous “ in your own fantasy worlds. Just the title of the post alone is sickening whether or not Pat Robinson is a nut case. I hope karma pays you all a visit.

 

Billy Graham was against Kennedy in 1960 mostly because he was Catholic.

 

People have a right to chose the religious leaders they admire. I was heartbroken when Pope John XXIII died in the 1960s.

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You all are shameful pathetic hipocrits. Making light of anyone’s death should earn you a front row seat to the train to hell.

 

“I think, from all I can learn, that heaven has the better climate, but hell has the better company.” Benjamin Franklin Wade

the greatest beauty is

Organic wholeness, the wholeness of life and things,

the divine beauty of the universe.

Love that, not man apart from that,

or else you will share man’s pitiful confusions,

or drown in despair when his days darken."

 

- Robinson Jeffers

 

B e l i e v e

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Graham helped normalize ultra-rich pastors. Graham’s wealth, and focus on more wealth, was modest compared to the televangelists preaching the prosperity gospel today. His net worth was estimated at $25 million and while Jeff Bezos might spend more on a clock, it’s certainly not a vow of poverty.

 

Graham once preached that AIDs was the judgement of God. “Is AIDS a judgment of God?” he had said in Columbus, Ohio in 1993, “I could not be sure, but I think so.” Graham quickly backtracked on this one, saying that he didn’t believe that and didn’t know why he said it. Nevertheless, this dog-whistle was heard by too many.

 

Graham wrote a memo to President Nixon urging him to commit a war crime in Vietnam. Unlike many Christian leaders, Graham supported a very specific military strategy in the Vietnam war. He wanted Nixon to use nuclear weapons to destroy the dikes that manage flooding in North Vietnam. This plan was something Henry Kissinger dismissed as “just too much.”

 

Graham was anti-Semitic. Graham used the whole “I don’t believe that and have no idea why I said it” thing a few times. For example, after taped conversations revealed that Graham made anti-Semitic statements to President Nixon. Specifically, he told the president that Jews control the media, and that this was dangerous: “This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country’s going down the drain.” Nixon agreed with this, and Graham suggested that if he got elected to a second term “we might be able to do something.” Graham would later point out that he had Jewish friends.

 

Graham had backward views on women. He criticized feminism, and is the namesake of that weird rule that Mike Pence lives by, never spending any time alone with any woman besides his wife.

 

Graham raised his boy wrong. In his 1997 autobiography, Graham was regretful of his involvement in politics, writing that, “If I had to do it all over again, I would also avoid any semblance of involvement in partisan politics… there have been times when I undoubtedly stepped over the line between politics and my calling as an evangelist.” And yet, Graham failed to impart this wisdom on his son Franklin Graham, who took over the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and who has taken the lead in defending and legitimizing Donald Trump to evangelicals. Franklin Graham told his flock to “hold your nose and go vote,” has said that the trice-married serial philanderer is a “changed man” that “all Christians need to get behind him.”

Whoever would have guessed that a TV reality star with no government experience, 6 bankruptcies, 5 children from 3 different marriages, 11 charges of sexual assault, 4,000+ lawsuits would turn out this bad?

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“I think, from all I can learn, that heaven has the better climate, but hell has the better company.” Benjamin Franklin Wade

 

Thanks for the quote. I was unaware of Benjamin Wade.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Wade

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" ["Animal Farm"]

 

" ... my library was dukedom large enough" [Prospero - "The Tempest" Act 1, Scene 2]

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Stop gas-lighting, Pravda Girl. He demolished both of those creeps.

 

Here’s the Billy bash:

 

Well, you'd never know from watching the talking heads on Morning Joe eulogize Graham for his sunny optimism that Graham was the charlatan portrayed by Hitchens.

“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

 

-The Marx Brothers

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You all are shameful pathetic hipocrits. Making light of anyone’s death should earn you a front row seat to the train to hell. You all would be the first ones to criticize others for doing this to someone who you found “ righteous “ in your own fantasy worlds. Just the title of the post alone is sickening whether or not Pat Robinson is a nut case. I hope karma pays you all a visit.

 

Billy Graham would understand the critical comments here. He was critical of himself for close relationships with presidents

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That’s one of the stupidest quotes I have ever heard, but not to worry, many of you are going to find out how that company is very soon.

 

How I envy the right wingers and their certainty about their knowledge of Christianity. If only I hadn't grown up in an Episcopal Church with bishops and priests who encouraged us to constantly question everything. Then I would have become a fat and happy slob who gets his version of Christianity from televangelist frauds. Damn I missed out!

“Who you gonna believe, me or your own eyes?”

 

-The Marx Brothers

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