Pioneering mega church founder DEAD

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  • #35076

    Amus
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    Also with some linkages to the Civil War, with what passes for “Christian Conservatism” being basically Southern Baptist.

    #35080

    paulwalker
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    I hear those who dismiss Graham because of his bigoted views, especially toward Gays.

    That being said, it was a different era. I would much prefer a statesman like Billy Graham than those who came after. I will forgive him for some short-sided views that he likely would take back.

    He had many a President’s ear. That is fact. He also was very skilled in his presentation as many non-religious commercial tv stations donated time for his sermons back in the day.

    I don’t usually agree with Broadway, but why all the hate? This man was principled, whether or not you agreed with him or not. I believe being human also means accepting others even if we disagree. I don’t personally agree with BG, but I give him credit for being perhaps the most successful Christian orator of our times.

    #35081

    Langston
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    It’s a believer vs non-believer thing. The non-believers hate believers regardless of political stripe. This is a constant battle which which can occur within a party(see Democratic Underground). Very divisive.

    #35082

    Amus
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    My ire isn’t particularly directed towards Billy Graham. He was a product of his time, and was what he was.

    His son Franklin on the other hand is one of those you spoke of who came after. In his case, literally.

    #35095

    Vitalogy
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    The fact that it was a “different era” doesn’t excuse his stances. Other people of that “different era” knew he was nothing more than a scam artist who lined his pockets.

    Franklin on the other hand is nothing more than a spoiled son who is using his position, purely genetic relations, to further line his pockets.

    Fuck’em both.

    #35098

    cbaravelli
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    Bulgar troll not worth the time, space or oxygen.

    #35138

    Broadway
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    Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God.
    –Billy Graham

    #35144

    skeptical
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    God is giving Billy a stern butt whipping before sending the huckster to Hell’s caustic acid shower. There’s no way one dies with $25 mil earned-in-jesus’s-name in their pocket and gets away with it in Heaven.

    #35145

    Vitalogy
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    Billy is dead just like every other dead person.

    #35148

    Broadway
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    Video tribute—

    #35149

    Chris_Taylor
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    I wasn’t going to comment on this thread, but hey, what’s Dan’s bandwidth for anyway? Oh, and, I’m gonna hijack it.

    One of the really good pastors of the 20th and early 21st centuries, whose humility, graciousness, good-heartedness, transparency and kindness, were often the source for comedic routines, was Fred Rogers. If I could in anyway emulate anyone outside of Jesus, Fred, would be my pick.

    Now back to the sword fight.

    #35167

    Alfredo_T
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    It’s true! Mr. Rogers was a pastor.

    #35168

    skeptical
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    And didn’t die with $25 million in con money in his pocket. He gets to sit at the table with Jesus.

    #35169

    jr_tech
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    #35170

    edselehr
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    Hey, cardigans ain’t cheap.

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