Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Jerry Falwell died today.

As I have posted on this blog before, I have not been a fan of Jerry Falwell.

When I heard the news of his death, let's just say I wasn't exactly sad about it.
OK. I was oddly happy about it.

My friend at work was a bit taken aback by my reaction. And, after a few hours to think about it, I see her point.

To celebrate another human being's death is so...well, it's what Jerry Falwell would have done.
So, I will try to remember the words of Dr. King:

"Hate begets hate, violence begets violence. Toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love" (1958).

So, in that spirit,
RIP Rev. Falwell.


Blogger dillyweed said...

Good girl. I'm proud of you.
And what does it say about me that I didn't even know who he was when I heard Fred say he died? That's sad in itself, don't ya think?

9:35:00 PM  
Blogger godfreysmama said...

You are not missing anything by not knowing who he was.

9:36:00 PM  
Blogger California Girl said...

I knew of the man and didn't particularaly like him. He became a characture of himself in his later years saying more and more outlandish things. He started the Religious Right and Moral Majority and got a lot of people mobilized to influence elections and policy. For what he accomplished in his life, he was a great man. For what he stood for, I am vehemetly opposed and am not too sorry his voice will no longer spew hatred. I never wished him harm. Had we ever come face to face I am sure we would never had agreed on much of anything and I will not miss his brand of hatred.

9:15:00 AM  

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