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2014-01-18 09:12:52 AM  
Good. The faster these old white bigots die off the better.
 
2014-01-18 09:31:52 AM  
Why would I care about that cracker?
 
2014-01-18 09:46:20 AM  
Wouldn't the marshmallows melt?
 
2014-01-18 09:49:16 AM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-18 10:07:25 AM  
Good.  Tired of seeing his wrinkly old face on three hour TV specials anyway.
 
2014-01-18 12:02:16 PM  
Let the hate flow through you.
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-01-18 12:14:58 PM  
I hate to break it to you, son, but attention whoring TV preachers do NOT go to heaven.
 
2014-01-18 12:34:56 PM  
images.wikia.com

Dude used to apply a wicked full nelson
 
2014-01-18 12:54:32 PM  
I tire of this trolling abuse of the "Sad" tag.
 
2014-01-18 01:03:29 PM  

bearded clamorer: [images.wikia.com image 360x512]

Dude used to apply a wicked full nelson


What's with his bicep? It looks like a ramp.
 
2014-01-18 01:17:22 PM  

miss diminutive: bearded clamorer: [images.wikia.com image 360x512]

Dude used to apply a wicked full nelson

What's with his bicep? It looks like a ramp.


A combination of uneven lighting, and PEDs, I think.
 
2014-01-18 01:38:04 PM  
The place of endless chocolate bars and marshmallows

Golden Corral?
 
2014-01-18 01:38:12 PM  
His son may say so but he doesnt want to get in the cart just yet.
 
2014-01-18 01:39:11 PM  
No ride to heaven for you, Billy Graham.

img.gawkerassets.com
 
2014-01-18 01:39:25 PM  
Why all the hate?  Without him, no  Allman Brothers at Fillmore East.
 
2014-01-18 01:40:13 PM  
Prince of social parasites:

Good riddance.
 
2014-01-18 01:40:28 PM  
Is he really dying? Or are they looking to increase donations in the first quarter of the year.

/cynical
 
2014-01-18 01:41:21 PM  
That's too bad. I was going to pray for him s'more.
 
2014-01-18 01:41:31 PM  
"His vitals are good, but [he] just does not have strength,"

"I'm fine!"

"My father is ready to go to Heaven and whenever that day comes - he's ready,"

"No I'm not!, They said my vitals are....what are you doing with that pillow??"
 
2014-01-18 01:42:15 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-18 01:43:40 PM  
If we all pray, I'm sure we can save him!
 
2014-01-18 01:44:07 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Why would I care about that cracker?



www.gourmetsleuth.com


RIP Graham Cracker


/Too soon premature?
 
2014-01-18 01:48:34 PM  
I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.
 
2014-01-18 01:49:05 PM  
www.vandamme.ru
 
2014-01-18 01:50:13 PM  
I'm still waiting for reality to catch up to this dirtbag:

cdn1.theweedblog.com

And by reality, I mean death.
 
2014-01-18 01:53:27 PM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: I'm still waiting for reality to catch up to this dirtbag:

[cdn1.theweedblog.com image 300x300]

And by reality, I mean death.


He is one of the hucksters I spoke of in my previous post.
 
2014-01-18 01:53:53 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


I feel terrible when a noted anti-Semite dies too.
 
2014-01-18 01:55:48 PM  
whether you like him or not, why the "SAD" tag? the mother farker is 95. last I heard human beings don't live forever.
 
2014-01-18 01:56:05 PM  
image1.frequency.com
 
2014-01-18 01:56:36 PM  
I'm sure that Franklin will milk it for whatever it's worth.
 
2014-01-18 01:58:20 PM  
For all his judgement, he may be surprised which way he'd go in that situation...
 
2014-01-18 01:58:59 PM  
Honestly thought he was already dead. Oh well, good riddance when he does pass.
 
2014-01-18 01:59:07 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


Let's just wait and see what skeletons eventually show up in his closet.

He seems to have been mostly clean, but that may only mean he was the most successful at hiding his excesses. There was that whole Watergate thing which he pulled a Reagan about.

And there is the whole thing about selling a myth to unnumbered fools.
 
2014-01-18 01:59:13 PM  
Holy cow.  I thought he was already dead.

/confused him with Paul Harvey, I think
 
2014-01-18 02:00:26 PM  
First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.
 
2014-01-18 02:07:39 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: bigot


Billy Graham isn't a bigot, he marched arm in arm with Martin Luther King and was okay with gays being ordained back in the 1970's.
 
2014-01-18 02:16:26 PM  
The Big Rock Candy Mountain?
 
2014-01-18 02:17:18 PM  

swaniefrmreddeer: Good. The faster these old white bigots die off the better.


4.bp.blogspot.com
What bigotry looks like...?
 
2014-01-18 02:17:22 PM  
...and boy is HE gonna be disappointed.
 
2014-01-18 02:17:49 PM  
Billy Graham was a great man who offered comfort and solace to millions of worldwide and 11 diiferent POTUSII from both parties, and his son Franklin is pretty much a textbook example of everything that's wrong with a postmodern 'Christianity' that's been destroyed by secular right wing politics.
 
2014-01-18 02:19:27 PM  
If he "is ready to go to Heaven" and certain of his destination, why would he need any prayers?
 
2014-01-18 02:20:06 PM  

rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.


I just remember a shop owner in my town putting up a sign that said "so long, Oral!"
 
2014-01-18 02:20:10 PM  
Geez this guy aint dead yet? Goes to show even God dont want him. But when he goes the son takes over, and he is really Farked in the head. Makes Pat Robertson look like a girl scout.
 
2014-01-18 02:21:19 PM  
www.precisionnutrition.com

so he's going to Gramny then?
 
2014-01-18 02:26:57 PM  

phrawgh: If we all pray, I'm sure we can save him!


Probably have to throw in a bunch of facebook likes as well if it's serious.
 
2014-01-18 02:30:06 PM  
Seriously, don't we read about his near death every year? Its like the Duke Nukem sequel news.
 
2014-01-18 02:32:01 PM  
#1 in my deadpool. Oh yeayuh!
 
2014-01-18 02:33:17 PM  
I hear the road to heaven is through the choir boy's anus
 
2014-01-18 02:33:28 PM  
WTF is wrong with farkers these days? while there are certainly a fair share of snake oil preachers and unrepentant TV evangelist, Billy Graham is certainly not one of them.
Even if you have a deep hatred for all things Christianity a quick look at this man's life would show that he is actually a pretty decent guy who has done a great deal of good things for society in general.
 
2014-01-18 02:33:31 PM  
It's not cool to speak ill of the dead. However, since Mr. Graham is not dead yet, prepare to rot in some dark place bad man.
 
2014-01-18 02:34:24 PM  
Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.

If you look at his record, it is mixed, but he seems to have been independant and willing and able to stand against the right as well as the left. He was eucumenical (at least in later years) and was called an Antichrist by some fundies because of it.

He was quite anti-Communist, for example, but moderated his views after visiting the Soviet Union. He was unconcerned by segregation in early years but met MLK Jr. and came to support Civil Rights. He opposed the election of the Roman Catholic, JFK, but seems to have joined many Protestants in accepting him after his Separation of Church and State speech.

Also, he refused to join the Moral Majority (which was, of course, neither moral nor a majority) and said that Jesus did not have a political party.

He supported Republican and Democratic Presidents alike.

In short, he was more of an old school evangelical Protestant Christian than a Fundamentalist. Like many Evangelicals today he was much more inclusive and less judgmental and bigoted than true Fundamentalists and right wingers.

He said (Wikipedia):

I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ. . . . [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.

In short, he lacked many of the "biblical certainties" of Fundamentalists.

He may have been antisemitic (or perhaps not). He was once caught out with secret millions in accounts, which he justified by saying that if the public had known about the monies he would have been besieged by charities angling for it. This annoyed me greatly at the time.

He has been accused of having an enormous ego and love of publicity and fame (by President Truman, no less).

All in all he seems to have been a sincere evangelical and largely a good man with some flaws, perhaps even tragic flaws. He's been considered a bad man and a false Christian by many, but many of those critics and enemies are the sort of people you'd sooner have as enemies than as friends, so that is much of a muchness.

Personally I thought he was already dead, and that maybe this headline was about his son, Junior, but no, he's still alive. There's a picture of him with no ony MLK Jr., but Obama on Wikipedia. He retired but he isn't dead yet, at least no more so than Abe Vigoda.
 
2014-01-18 02:38:06 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: WTF is wrong with farkers these days? while there are certainly a fair share of snake oil preachers and unrepentant TV evangelist, Billy Graham is certainly not one of them.
Even if you have a deep hatred for all things Christianity a quick look at this man's life would show that he is actually a pretty decent guy who has done a great deal of good things for society in general.


Because it's cool and edgy to hate on religion.
 
2014-01-18 02:39:46 PM  

brantgoose: Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.


You are thinking of Billy Graham merely in political terms. He is a bad man who fleeced millions of rubes to enrich himself.
 
2014-01-18 02:42:21 PM  

brantgoose: Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.

If you look at his record, it is mixed, but he seems to have been independant and willing and able to stand against the right as well as the left. He was eucumenical (at least in later years) and was called an Antichrist by some fundies because of it.

He was quite anti-Communist, for example, but moderated his views after visiting the Soviet Union. He was unconcerned by segregation in early years but met MLK Jr. and came to support Civil Rights. He opposed the election of the Roman Catholic, JFK, but seems to have joined many Protestants in accepting him after his Separation of Church and State speech.

Also, he refused to join the Moral Majority (which was, of course, neither moral nor a majority) and said that Jesus did not have a political party.

He supported Republican and Democratic Presidents alike.

In short, he was more of an old school evangelical Protestant Christian than a Fundamentalist. Like many Evangelicals today he was much more inclusive and less judgmental and bigoted than true Fundamentalists and right wingers.

He said (Wikipedia):

I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ. . . . [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.

In short, he lacked many of the "biblical certainties" of Fundamentalists.

He may have been antisemitic (or perhaps not). He was once caught out with secret millions in accounts, which he justified by saying that i ...


Pretty good summary.
 
2014-01-18 02:42:54 PM  
Billy Graham is probably a better person than the vast majority of people spewing negative comments about him.

For starters, he doesn't appear to spend his time speaking ill of people, and devoted his life to sharing a message that he felt people needed to know for the benefit of their everlasting souls.
 
2014-01-18 02:44:57 PM  
Yeah, just what I figured, a bunch of ill informed bandwagoning initial posters.

I hate organized religion and abuse of authority more than most, but this guy wasn't evil.
 
2014-01-18 02:45:43 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


Really this. Sure he preached an idiotic religion but he was no Benny Hinn or Jimmy Swaggart.

Still not good per se but not evil either.
 
2014-01-18 02:46:11 PM  

lewismarktwo: Yeah, just what I figured, a bunch of ill informed bandwagoning initial posters.

I hate organized religion and abuse of authority more than most, but this guy wasn't evil.


[Citation needed]
 
2014-01-18 02:49:07 PM  

Dahnkster: [i.imgur.com image 500x629]


That passage isn't really describing heaven and hell.
 
2014-01-18 02:52:01 PM  
I'm more concerned about the health of Pat Robertson. And by concerned I mean I'm hoping the Grim Reaper pays him a visit soon. And by health I mean mental health. And by Pat Robertson I mean...well, Pat Robertson. That old bastard will never die.

Billy Joel (who, amazingly, is still alive) said it best: "Only the good die young." It's why Pat and Dick Cheney are still around. GOD IS farkING WITH US NOW.
 
2014-01-18 02:55:29 PM  

macross87: The irony is that he forgot to read Ecclesistes 9:4,5 about the dead just dying and not going to heaven.


Uh oh...that's inconvenient.
 
2014-01-18 02:55:38 PM  

Delay: brantgoose: Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.

You are thinking of Billy Graham merely in political terms. He is a bad man who fleeced millions of rubes to enrich himself.



Billy Graham wasn't asking for donations to Jesus then buying a Mercedes,  his money came from book sales and speaking engagements.
 
2014-01-18 03:01:00 PM  

rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.


B.G. never pulled the shiat that O.R. and his ilk pulled off so successfully.
 
2014-01-18 03:03:36 PM  
Wow, never underestimate the hate that the tolerant left is capable of producing.
 
2014-01-18 03:03:38 PM  

macross87: The irony is that he forgot to read Ecclesistes 9:4,5 about the dead just dying and not going to heaven.


That's the Old Testament. That's so 3,000 BC.
 
2014-01-18 03:04:54 PM  

Fart_Machine: WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.

I feel terrible when a noted anti-Semite dies too.


Billy Graham made some anti-semitic remarks during the Richard Nixon presidency and apologized for them many years ago.

Rev. Graham has been a man of God for many years and has never had a hint of scandal, abusing funds, etc. All you sad, bitter people can do is drag up a 40-year old incident in an attempt to degrade him. This is the third time today mentioning that so many atheists are bitter, spiteful and only enjoy schadenfreude.
I recall saying, a few years ago, that Madalyn Murray O'Hair* got what she deserved and all these people got their panties in a knot yet you are ready to rejoice because one of the most influential men of our time is dying, someone you are not even familiar with. That is truly sad.


*Actually, when her son found Christ and became a pastor is the best thing that could have happened.
 
2014-01-18 03:05:24 PM  

brantgoose: Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.

If you look at his record, it is mixed, but he seems to have been independant and willing and able to stand against the right as well as the left. He was eucumenical (at least in later years) and was called an Antichrist by some fundies because of it.

He was quite anti-Communist, for example, but moderated his views after visiting the Soviet Union. He was unconcerned by segregation in early years but met MLK Jr. and came to support Civil Rights. He opposed the election of the Roman Catholic, JFK, but seems to have joined many Protestants in accepting him after his Separation of Church and State speech.

Also, he refused to join the Moral Majority (which was, of course, neither moral nor a majority) and said that Jesus did not have a political party.

He supported Republican and Democratic Presidents alike.

In short, he was more of an old school evangelical Protestant Christian than a Fundamentalist. Like many Evangelicals today he was much more inclusive and less judgmental and bigoted than true Fundamentalists and right wingers.

He said (Wikipedia):

I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ. . . . [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.

In short, he lacked many of the "biblical certainties" of Fundamentalists.

He may have been antisemitic (or perhaps not). He was once caught out with secret millions in accounts, which he justified by saying that i ...


Thanks. I learned something today.

I have never really paid attention to him. I like the part about people not knowing the name of Jesus but knowing they need something they don't have. He isn't condemning anyone, which is saying a lot considering all we hear now is hell and damnation for thee who don't know Christ.
 
2014-01-18 03:06:46 PM  

buckler: rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.

I just remember a shop owner in my town putting up a sign that said "so long, Oral!"


Maybe that shop owner thought you were moving.....
 
2014-01-18 03:07:24 PM  

brantgoose: Billy Graham was a long way from the hard right fundamentalists. For one thing, he seems to have been capable of learning.

If you look at his record, it is mixed, but he seems to have been independant and willing and able to stand against the right as well as the left. He was eucumenical (at least in later years) and was called an Antichrist by some fundies because of it.

He was quite anti-Communist, for example, but moderated his views after visiting the Soviet Union. He was unconcerned by segregation in early years but met MLK Jr. and came to support Civil Rights. He opposed the election of the Roman Catholic, JFK, but seems to have joined many Protestants in accepting him after his Separation of Church and State speech.

Also, he refused to join the Moral Majority (which was, of course, neither moral nor a majority) and said that Jesus did not have a political party.

He supported Republican and Democratic Presidents alike.

In short, he was more of an old school evangelical Protestant Christian than a Fundamentalist. Like many Evangelicals today he was much more inclusive and less judgmental and bigoted than true Fundamentalists and right wingers.

He said (Wikipedia):

I think that everybody that loves or knows Christ, whether they are conscious of it or not, they are members of the body of Christ. . . . [God] is calling people out of the world for his name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they have been called by God. They may not know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something they do not have, and they turn to the only light they have, and I think that they are saved and they are going to be with us in heaven.

In short, he lacked many of the "biblical certainties" of Fundamentalists.

He may have been antisemitic (or perhaps not). He was once caught out with secret millions in accounts, which he justified by saying that i ...


This is why I have you farkied as "A smart man".
 
2014-01-18 03:09:15 PM  

Lee451: buckler: rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.

I just remember a shop owner in my town putting up a sign that said "so long, Oral!"

Maybe that shop owner thought you were moving.....




Or he was getting married.
 
2014-01-18 03:11:31 PM  

brantgoose: He's been considered a bad man and a false Christian by many, but many of those critics and enemies are the sort of people you'd sooner have as enemies than as friends, so that is much of a muchness.


Nobody that I have ever met who think/speak ill of BG (for various reasons), are anyone I'd prefer as enemies. I, contrarily, think incredibly highly of these people and respect them personally, and professionally.

Regardless of which version of Christianity you read, all are against using the name of the lord in vain, and certainly have stuff to say about using the word of god to con people out of their monies.

It might be tolerated in America, but money-grabbing evangelicalism is rather frowned upon by the rest of the world.

lewismarktwo: but this guy wasn't evil.


According to the bible, yes. Yes he was. Actually, so evil that his soul will burn.
 
2014-01-18 03:12:36 PM  

Lee451: buckler: rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.

I just remember a shop owner in my town putting up a sign that said "so long, Oral!"

Maybe that shop owner thought you were moving.....


Oh MAN. That was funny.

/
 
2014-01-18 03:13:02 PM  
Glad to see some folks speak the truth about Graham. Not my cup of tea, as I hate the whole Christian Industry, but shouldn't be lumped in the same category as, say, this fetid turd, who can eat a Hefty-bag fully of decomposed goat cocks.
 
2014-01-18 03:13:53 PM  
www.ladcblog.org

Please, dear lord. Please take Billy Graham in the night, alone and in fear. And please, dear lord, please let him evacuate his bowels into his pants the moment he does go.

And please, dear lord, take every other televangelist on the same cosmic short bus with you.
 
2014-01-18 03:17:56 PM  

macross87: Curious. Do you even know God's name?


Allah, why do you ask?
 
2014-01-18 03:19:00 PM  

hardinparamedic: [www.ladcblog.org image 384x428]

Please, dear lord. Please take Billy Graham in the night, alone and in fear. And please, dear lord, please let him evacuate his bowels into his pants the moment he does go.

And please, dear lord, take every other televangelist on the same cosmic short bus with you.


You seem to have been hit by the short bus if you cannot deal with other peoples faith, or lack thereof.
 
2014-01-18 03:20:02 PM  

lithappens: swaniefrmreddeer: Good. The faster these old white bigots die off the better.


What bigotry looks like...?


Black people gave him money too.
 
2014-01-18 03:22:31 PM  

Mugato: "His vitals are good, but [he] just does not have strength,"

"I'm fine!"

"My father is ready to go to Heaven and whenever that day comes - he's ready,"

"No I'm not!, They said my vitals are....what are you doing with that pillow??"


So you're saying he feels happy?
 
2014-01-18 03:24:31 PM  

macross87: Curious. Do you even know God's name?


God chose to meet me, not the other way around, chump.
 
2014-01-18 03:25:36 PM  

Fart_Machine: WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.

I feel terrible when a noted anti-Semite dies too.


yup, definitely a "noted anti-semite"...

"He also mentions an upcoming meeting with the interreligious affairs director of the American Jewish Committee, the late Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum. In 1977, the organization honored Graham, saying, according to Graham biographer William Martin, that "most of the progress of Protestant-Jewish relations over the past quarter century was due to Billy Graham."

mark my words, this thread is going to be a troll's paradise.

on an interesting side note, when I copied and pasted the section above from the article, the words "American Jewish Committee" would not paste into the Fark comment editor.   Works fine if I paste it into notepad first to strip formatting but wouldn't paste directly from usatoday.com.
 
2014-01-18 03:27:03 PM  

uttertosh: macross87: Curious. Do you even know God's name?

God chose to meet me, not the other way around, chump.


Oh, and God doesn't have a name, nor a religion (and neither did i when we met)
 
2014-01-18 03:29:50 PM  

hardinparamedic: [www.ladcblog.org image 384x428]

Please, dear lord. Please take Billy Graham in the night, alone and in fear. And please, dear lord, please let him evacuate his bowels into his pants the moment he does go.

And please, dear lord, take every other televangelist on the same cosmic short bus with you.


Terrible trolling. Try to be more subtle as to not be too obvious.
 
2014-01-18 03:31:49 PM  
I thought meeting their maker was the end goal. What exactly is he wanting people to pray for?
 
2014-01-18 03:32:29 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


SuperNinjaToad: WTF is wrong with farkers these days? while there are certainly a fair share of snake oil preachers and unrepentant TV evangelist, Billy Graham is certainly not one of them.
Even if you have a deep hatred for all things Christianity a quick look at this man's life would show that he is actually a pretty decent guy who has done a great deal of good things for society in general.


Both these
 
2014-01-18 03:32:43 PM  
Billy Graham is ready to move on to the place of endless chocolate bars and marshmallows in for the disappointment of his life
 
2014-01-18 03:32:43 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wow, never underestimate the hate that the tolerant left is capable of producing.


Because no one on the right has EVER wished bad things on a political opponent, right? I mean, Sarah Palin never put targets on Democrats, and Republicans never called anyone who didn't support the oil seizure war in Iraq terrorists, right? Right?

And the left IS tolerant. They haven't criminalized gross stupidity...yet.
 
2014-01-18 03:34:39 PM  

hardinparamedic: [www.ladcblog.org image 384x428]

Please, dear lord. Please take Billy Graham in the night, alone and in fear. And please, dear lord, please let him evacuate his bowels into his pants the moment he does go.

And please, dear lord, take every other televangelist on the same cosmic short bus with you.


Funnied.
 
2014-01-18 03:35:26 PM  

WTFDYW: You seem to have been hit by the short bus if you cannot deal with other peoples faith, or lack thereof.


WTFDYW: Terrible trolling. Try to be more subtle as to not be too obvious.


I'm not trolling. I honestly want that miserable, fat fark to die like he deserves for his sins and crimes - alone and suffering. He has lived his life marginalizing, scapegoating, and oppressing others, while fleecing his followers and ripping off the desperate and hope-seeking.

And he is not representative of Christianity. So sod off, grasshopper.
 
2014-01-18 03:42:47 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Good.  Tired of seeing his wrinkly old face on three hour TV specials anyway.


Nice to see that you're excited about someone's death as so to not interrupt you while changing channels.
 
2014-01-18 03:45:28 PM  

hardinparamedic: WTFDYW: You seem to have been hit by the short bus if you cannot deal with other peoples faith, or lack thereof.

WTFDYW: Terrible trolling. Try to be more subtle as to not be too obvious.

I'm not trolling. I honestly want that miserable, fat fark to die like he deserves for his sins and crimes - alone and suffering. He has lived his life marginalizing, scapegoating, and oppressing others, while fleecing his followers and ripping off the desperate and hope-seeking.

And he is not representative of Christianity. So sod off, grasshopper.


How bout look in the mirror and post back when you find yourself squeeky clean. You cannot. Just like all the rest of us on here. YOU CAN SOD OFF.Better yet, go FARK off.
 
2014-01-18 03:45:44 PM  
While reading the article about the mans condition, I just couldn't help but think that when our pets get to such a state, we have them put down out of mercy from their suffering.
 
2014-01-18 03:48:56 PM  

WTFDYW: How bout look in the mirror and post back when you find yourself squeeky clean. You cannot. Just like all the rest of us on here. YOU CAN SOD OFF.Better yet, go FARK off.


My life is awesome. I have a wonderful family, a job which makes a real difference in people's lives, and I don't scam them out of their life savings while convincing them that I'm the earthly word of Jesus Christ, and encouraging horrific acts out of people who are supposed to be "christ-like"
 
2014-01-18 03:49:46 PM  
is there a fark death pool?
 
2014-01-18 03:50:08 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: While reading the article about the mans condition, I just couldn't help but think that when our pets get to such a state, we have them put down out of mercy from their suffering.


I'll do it, Ma!

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-18 03:51:06 PM  
swaniefrmreddeer Good. The faster these old white bigots die off the better.

That's no way to talk about the Sutter Brothers, Don Cherry
 
2014-01-18 03:52:01 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: While reading the article about the mans condition, I just couldn't help but think that when our pets get to such a state, we have them put down out of mercy from their suffering.


and yet, it is illegal to do it to humans
 
2014-01-18 03:53:55 PM  

WTFDYW: Lee451: buckler: rnatalie: First Oral Roberts, now Billy Graham.

I used to have a  great ad pinned to the bulletin board.   Right after Oral said he needed $8MM in donations or God was going to call him home, a local pizza joint showed the owners holding a pizza and the bible saying that if they didn't sell a million pizzas God was going to call them home.

I just remember a shop owner in my town putting up a sign that said "so long, Oral!"

Maybe that shop owner thought you were moving.....

Oh MAN. That was funny.

/


I'll take it with all the good grace of Bugs bunny.
 
2014-01-18 03:55:35 PM  

HighlanderRPI: PC LOAD LETTER: Why would I care about that cracker?

[www.gourmetsleuth.com image 300x300]
RIP Graham Cracker
/Too soon premature?


I chuckled.
 
2014-01-18 03:56:19 PM  

Bslim: ...and boy is HE gonna be disappointed.


If the atheists are right, he won't feel disappointment.  Then again, in the void, he won't feel a thing.

/lutheran
//Pascal's wager: Do you feel lucky, punk? (I take my chances.  The odds look good, no matter what.)
 
2014-01-18 03:59:28 PM  
I hope for a peaceful passing. My grandfather says he is ready all the time and I hope he just goes without pain.


I don't condemn anyone rooting, being exciting or wishing death upon people. You're entitled to your own views. I just ask that you realize how hateful your remarks are. The same hate is what many have against sects of Christianity.

This man had a family. I am sure your families would be devastated if you lost your life. As far as money, BG obviously felt compelled to raise money for the good of others. I doubt he sat on a high percentage of donated funds. I don't know if someone raising a ton of funds and having a decent salary is wrong. If I sold more I would make more right?

Just sad to see the hate.
 
2014-01-18 04:05:14 PM  

macross87: great_tigers: I hope for a peaceful passing. My grandfather says he is ready all the time and I hope he just goes without pain.


I don't condemn anyone rooting, being exciting or wishing death upon people. You're entitled to your own views. I just ask that you realize how hateful your remarks are. The same hate is what many have against sects of Christianity.

This man had a family. I am sure your families would be devastated if you lost your life. As far as money, BG obviously felt compelled to raise money for the good of others. I doubt he sat on a high percentage of donated funds. I don't know if someone raising a ton of funds and having a decent salary is wrong. If I sold more I would make more right?

Just sad to see the hate.

You must be new....


Been here for a while. Just don't understand hate.
 
2014-01-18 04:07:13 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


That's what I was thinking. Billy Graham has been a great man for as long as I remember. He leaves a beautiful legacy.
 
2014-01-18 04:15:00 PM  

Piizzadude: Cerebral Knievel: While reading the article about the mans condition, I just couldn't help but think that when our pets get to such a state, we have them put down out of mercy from their suffering.

and yet, it is illegal to do it to humans


yep.. t'was my point. I don't want to ever be like that.. To "live everyday like it is your last" should not mean "wake up, make funeral arrangements, and wait"

As for Mr. Graham? I have no ill will towards him. He was a Teevee preacher man, an evangelical, but not the faces of evil that his contemporaries were in the 80's.
 
2014-01-18 04:18:00 PM  

hardinparamedic: WTFDYW: How bout look in the mirror and post back when you find yourself squeeky clean. You cannot. Just like all the rest of us on here. YOU CAN SOD OFF.Better yet, go FARK off.

My life is awesome. I have a wonderful family, a job which makes a real difference in people's lives, and I don't scam them out of their life savings while convincing them that I'm the earthly word of Jesus Christ, and encouraging horrific acts out of people who are supposed to be "christ-like"


And suddenly, your life could NOT be so awesome. I hope that does not happen to you. But the hate for someone who has not ripped people off for his own benefit is disturbing. Keep on hating and don't let it kill ya. Hate can do that, ya know.
 
2014-01-18 04:19:53 PM  

Fart_Machine: WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.

I feel terrible when a noted anti-Semite dies too.


I hear far worse from the Total Fark community everytime there is an Israel thread.
 
2014-01-18 04:27:11 PM  

ReverendJimBobHammer: Still not good per se but not evil either.


Lukewarm, then? You know how Jesus feels about lukewarm Christians.
 
2014-01-18 04:27:29 PM  

bearded clamorer: [images.wikia.com image 360x512]

Dude used to apply a wicked full father nelson


/lol
//kidding
 
HKW
2014-01-18 04:27:32 PM  
Franklin sure gets alot of press for his self and his not-for-profit foundation by attention whoring over his daddes health.  "My daddy is sick gais!, oh by the way, my name is Franklin, and i have this organization..."

He's going to loose a lot of steam once Billy goes..   Maybe Franklin could take a page from Joyce Meyer's one page book to financial wealth:  Lament over "Daddy touched me" stories while you hold one had out.
 
2014-01-18 04:31:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wow, never underestimate the hate that the tolerant left is capable of producing.


There's a corollary to that, and it regards the right, but it's more self-evident than ironic.
 
2014-01-18 04:34:43 PM  
How is this sad, he's exactly where he believes he'd go, right?
 
2014-01-18 04:36:26 PM  

MadTheologian: Pascal's wager: Do you feel lucky, punk?


And you call yourself a theologian. Pascal's wager is fallacy heaped atop fallacy, with a delicious topping of hypocrisy.
 
2014-01-18 04:36:47 PM  

hardinparamedic: WTFDYW: How bout look in the mirror and post back when you find yourself squeeky clean. You cannot. Just like all the rest of us on here. YOU CAN SOD OFF.Better yet, go FARK off.

My life is awesome. I have a wonderful family, a job which makes a real difference in people's lives, and I don't scam them out of their life savings while convincing them that I'm the earthly word of Jesus Christ, and encouraging horrific acts out of people who are supposed to be "christ-like"


First, despite your internet claims to be such a paragon, I'm pretty sure that, if I dug into your life with half the eagerness of the Graham haters, you wouldn't come out smelling like roses.

Second, "scam" requires that Graham know that his message was not true. I have yet to see proof of that. As far as I can see, he sincerely believes what he told people, and did his best to be a good person as he understood it. So that's what it boils down to: you are wishing suffering and misery on someone because that someone was (in your eyes) incorrect. I hope that I never be that small, petty, and hateful.
 
2014-01-18 04:37:53 PM  

hardinparamedic: macross87: Curious. Do you even know God's name?

Allah, why do you ask?


I thought it was Harold.

You know.... "Our Father, who art in Heaven.  Harold is thy name."
 
2014-01-18 04:38:05 PM  
I have a hate for a lot, if not most, of the evangelical fundies.

BG is not on that list.

I honestly believe he has led as best a life he could while using what he had and has to bring hope and joy to many.

A good man, with the same flaws as many, who has lived under a microscope and come out looking pretty much like he practices was he preaches.

I hope he finds what he is looking for on the other side, if there is one.
 
2014-01-18 04:53:35 PM  
Wow. The Billy Graham hatred is pretty strong here and undeserved.

Did you all see the CBS report on tv evangelists? There's a reason Graham wasn't mentioned.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/do-prosperity-preachers-prey-on-hope/
 
2014-01-18 05:13:31 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Wow, never underestimate the hate that the tolerant left is capable of producing.


Threads like this are useful in that they expose these people as the horrible beings they really are.
 
2014-01-18 05:16:46 PM  
cdn.rebuildlifenow.com
 
2014-01-18 05:32:59 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


I don't remember him as being a huge scumbag either, although I really haven't thought about him in years. He was a preacher man, and of course he had some wacky religious ideas. Of course, the bar is extremely low here.
 
2014-01-18 05:35:34 PM  
  Every time another one of these religionist bigots dies, my heart flutters.  Since I was a child, I have been pretty aware that religion is just a ruse to see how stupid people will believe anything if a guy in a collar or cloak tells them.  I have heard terrible things come out of people's mouths, said with a straight face, and expecting me to not tell them their position was shiat.  This asshole has been poisoning people for a long time.  Fark him in his ass with pineapples.
 
2014-01-18 05:38:31 PM  

great_tigers: I hope for a peaceful passing. My grandfather says he is ready all the time and I hope he just goes without pain.


I don't condemn anyone rooting, being exciting or wishing death upon people. You're entitled to your own views. I just ask that you realize how hateful your remarks are. The same hate is what many have against sects of Christianity.

This man had a family. I am sure your families would be devastated if you lost your life. As far as money, BG obviously felt compelled to raise money for the good of others. I doubt he sat on a high percentage of donated funds. I don't know if someone raising a ton of funds and having a decent salary is wrong. If I sold more I would make more right?

Just sad to see the hate.


I hope the best for your grandfather. I know when my grandmother passed years ago she went peacefully. (Although she was apparently drugged out of her mind.) I know that when my time comes I don't want any pain. Ideally, I want to go in my sleep--I don't want to see that bastard Reaper coming for me.

I was going to post the old joke about going in my sleep, not screaming, but it seems a bit heartless.
 
2014-01-18 05:44:02 PM  
BG and Pope Francis have SOME similarities. The biggest one is that they seem to live what they preach.

/still not going to church tomorrow, though
 
2014-01-18 05:45:35 PM  
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww man, if only Carlin woulda stuck around for this one! Enjoy the dirt nap, Billy, and tell the worms I say hi.
 
2014-01-18 05:47:48 PM  
Hell readies a room.
 
2014-01-18 05:53:22 PM  
Fart_Machine:
I feel terrible when a noted anti-Semite dies too.
You must really be a fan of Total Farkers and the mod team.
 
2014-01-18 05:54:07 PM  

catzies: Hell readies a room.


I hope it's everything the brochure told you it would be.
 
2014-01-18 05:54:21 PM  
Time to bid farewell to another Elmer Gantry.
 
2014-01-18 05:54:55 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I hate to break it to you, son, but attention whoring TV preachers do NOT go to heaven.


It's official:

i39.tinypic.com
 
2014-01-18 05:58:02 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Why all the hate?  Without him, no  Allman Brothers at Fillmore East.


Ok, that one was funny.
 
2014-01-18 06:02:07 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I hate to break it to you, son, but attention whoring TV preachers do NOT go to heaven.


I am confident that you are not qualified to decide who does and who does not go to heaven.

Fark. Less compassion than the Taliban.

/welcome to Fark
//my tears nourish you
 
2014-01-18 06:04:18 PM  
Biwwy Gwaham bewieves in gwobal warming?!?
 
2014-01-18 06:07:53 PM  
The world will truly be a better place when this individual is in the ground.
 
2014-01-18 06:08:39 PM  
I may not agree with him on the beliefs of his denomination, but he is a good representative of the teachings of the Southern Baptists.   I think compared to others he stands a mile above the rest.

My disagreement is with the doctrine of his denomination, not with the man.  I hope he will be given a good job in the next life.
 
2014-01-18 06:10:53 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: No ride to heaven for you, Billy Graham.

[img.gawkerassets.com image 640x512]


Now, that's a mashup.
 
2014-01-18 06:15:16 PM  

WTFDYW: But the hate for someone who has not ripped people off for his own benefit is disturbing.


Okay, 10/10. You had me going as a true believer, but this is too hilarious to be your actual belief. Bravo, Sir, you trolled me.
 
2014-01-18 06:15:28 PM  
As deluded and distasteful as I generally find TV preachers (especially the scum of the scum, like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Creflo Dollar, Jimmy Swaggart, Bob Tilton, Peter Popoff and their ilk), Billy Graham was probably the least offensive of the bunch. At least he seems to have genuinely believed in what he was saying, and meant the best for those who paid attention to him. I still disagree with him of course, but he could have done a whole lot worse.
 
2014-01-18 06:21:42 PM  

hardinparamedic: WTFDYW: But the hate for someone who has not ripped people off for his own benefit is disturbing.

Okay, 10/10. You had me going as a true believer, but this is too hilarious to be your actual belief. Bravo, Sir, you trolled me.


Not trolling, but thank you just the same.
 
2014-01-18 06:23:03 PM  

Son of Thunder: Second, "scam" requires that Graham know that his message was not true. I have yet to see proof of that. As far as I can see, he sincerely believes what he told people, and did his best to be a good person as he understood it. So that's what it boils down to: you are wishing suffering and misery on someone because that someone was (in your eyes) incorrect. I hope that I never be that small, petty, and hateful.


Many terrible people throughout history have believed their message was true. That doesn't make them any less noble or worthy of praise for their actions.

It's not about him being "incorrect", because he wasn't even wrong to begin with. He is a frothing at the mouth, anti-semetic, anti-catholic, right-winged bigot who is the exemplary of the modern day evangelical pharisee.

Maybe he will find redemption in his last days of life, or renounce all the spectacular derp which he is well known for. I might have some respect for him then.
 
2014-01-18 06:25:29 PM  

buckler: As deluded and distasteful as I generally find TV preachers (especially the scum of the scum, like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Creflo Dollar, Jimmy Swaggart, Bob Tilton, Peter Popoff and their ilk), Billy Graham was probably the least offensive of the bunch. At least he seems to have genuinely believed in what he was saying, and meant the best for those who paid attention to him. I still disagree with him of course, but he could have done a whole lot worse.


Yeah, that's always been my thought about him.  Having grown up in NC, and in a family that was BG, um, "fans", I've been familiar with him for pretty much my whole life.

No hate here.  No love either.  No more emotion about him dying soon than I had for The Professor or Reuben Kincaid.
 
2014-01-18 06:33:49 PM  

SBinRR: The Professor


The professor died? :|
 
2014-01-18 06:41:07 PM  

macross87: uttertosh: brantgoose: He's been considered a bad man and a false Christian by many, but many of those critics and enemies are the sort of people you'd sooner have as enemies than as friends, so that is much of a muchness.

Nobody that I have ever met who think/speak ill of BG (for various reasons), are anyone I'd prefer as enemies. I, contrarily, think incredibly highly of these people and respect them personally, and professionally.

Regardless of which version of Christianity you read, all are against using the name of the lord in vain, and certainly have stuff to say about using the word of god to con people out of their monies.

It might be tolerated in America, but money-grabbing evangelicalism is rather frowned upon by the rest of the world.

lewismarktwo: but this guy wasn't evil.

According to the bible, yes. Yes he was. Actually, so evil that his soul will burn.

Curious. Do you even know God's name?


Yes, but then the stars would start going out, one by one.
 
2014-01-18 07:08:03 PM  
Kinda surprised that his son Franklin hasn't put a pillow over dear daddy's face, since Franklin seems like he's chomping at the bit to inherit his father's ministry and turn it into another far-right propaganda mill / money-making machine.
 
2014-01-18 07:12:23 PM  

maram500: great_tigers: I hope for a peaceful passing. My grandfather says he is ready all the time and I hope he just goes without pain.


I don't condemn anyone rooting, being exciting or wishing death upon people. You're entitled to your own views. I just ask that you realize how hateful your remarks are. The same hate is what many have against sects of Christianity.

This man had a family. I am sure your families would be devastated if you lost your life. As far as money, BG obviously felt compelled to raise money for the good of others. I doubt he sat on a high percentage of donated funds. I don't know if someone raising a ton of funds and having a decent salary is wrong. If I sold more I would make more right?

Just sad to see the hate.

I hope the best for your grandfather. I know when my grandmother passed years ago she went peacefully. (Although she was apparently drugged out of her mind.) I know that when my time comes I don't want any pain. Ideally, I want to go in my sleep--I don't want to see that bastard Reaper coming for me.

I was going to post the old joke about going in my sleep, not screaming, but it seems a bit heartless.


Thanks! Been close a few times. We think he might be a cat.
 
2014-01-18 07:19:06 PM  
Wow, the ignorance and bigotry that's on display in this thread is pretty amazing.  Sure he made some bone-headed blunders, but on the whole he was rather earnest in his faith and his attempts to make the world a better place.  Whether you agree with his faith or not, he's done nothing to deserve the hatred displayed in this thread.
 
2014-01-18 07:21:10 PM  
You know, this is something to consider:

Clearly corrupt evangelist dudes like this guy obviously go through their lives only pretending to be religious, to make money, and also clearly would not do what they do if they actually believed what they espoused - that they would be punished for eternity for it.

So, clearly they are atheists.
 
2014-01-18 07:33:18 PM  

nightbringerggz: Wow, the ignorance and bigotry that's on display in this thread is pretty amazing.  Sure he made some bone-headed blunders, but on the whole he was rather earnest in his faith and his attempts to make the world a better place.  Whether you agree with his faith or not, he's done nothing to deserve the hatred displayed in this thread.


All of the meanest, cruelest people I encountered in my lifetime flocked to Billy Graham crusades when they came to town.
 
2014-01-18 07:33:44 PM  

Dahnkster: [i.imgur.com image 500x629]


It's not degrees Kelvin, Kelvin is an absolute scale.
 
2014-01-18 07:35:30 PM  

Stone Meadow: If he "is ready to go to Heaven" and certain of his destination, why would he need any prayers?


Because it's a popularity contest. The more people you get to pray for you, the higher odds of getting what you want from God.
 
2014-01-18 07:36:12 PM  

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. I'm not religious AT ALL, but this man has not done any harm.


You're obviously not Vietnamese or Cambodian. Sure, Graham didn't personally drop bombs, but he sure as hell supported the Vietnam War and the bombing of Cambodia.
 
2014-01-18 07:37:06 PM  
If a preacher deserves death for preaching what you consider hate, what would a President that knowingly drone attacks civilians deserve?
 
2014-01-18 07:41:04 PM  

Nemo's Brother: If a preacher deserves death for preaching what you consider hate, what would a President that knowingly drone attacks civilians deserve?


His own thread on that topic, that's what.
 
2014-01-18 07:45:24 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Nemo's Brother: If a preacher deserves death for preaching what you consider hate, what would a President that knowingly drone attacks civilians deserve?

His own thread on that topic, that's what.


Yep. Take it to the politics tab.

/have citatations and especially a good troll headline.
//go for it
 
2014-01-18 08:00:12 PM  
What a stunning display of hatefulness and ignorance all in one place.
 
2014-01-18 08:01:16 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: nightbringerggz: Wow, the ignorance and bigotry that's on display in this thread is pretty amazing.  Sure he made some bone-headed blunders, but on the whole he was rather earnest in his faith and his attempts to make the world a better place.  Whether you agree with his faith or not, he's done nothing to deserve the hatred displayed in this thread.

All of the meanest, cruelest people I encountered in my lifetime flocked to Billy Graham crusades when they came to town.


I'm sorry that was your experience, and I know some people I don't particularly care for who also flocked to his crusades.  I also know of some wonderful people who've spent their entire lives simply trying to help others who attended every event they could where Bill Graham would be speaking.

None of that is relevant to the fact that the man himself, though flawed and often mistaken, spent his life trying to do good.  That he managed to accomplish quite a bit of a good.  And that as he lies dying and suffering from Parkinson's, he doesn't deserve the level of vitriol encountered in this thread.
 
2014-01-18 08:05:59 PM  
Pretty meh about BG. If he's really as sick as they say I can only hope that he passes with a minimal amount of pain, no less than I'd wish for 99.99% of the people on this planet.

His kid, otoh, seems like a bit of a douche.

I do have a list of various prosperity gospel types like Peter Poppoff, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar and the like who can and should die slowly and in agonizing pain but BG is not on that list.
 
2014-01-18 08:07:05 PM  

cretinbob: [cdn.rebuildlifenow.com image 476x475]


It was till I RFTA and realized it was still alive.
 
2014-01-18 08:16:26 PM  

quatchi: Pretty meh about BG. If he's really as sick as they say I can only hope that he passes with a minimal amount of pain, no less than I'd wish for 99.99% of the people on this planet.

His kid, otoh, seems like a bit of a douche.

I do have a list of various prosperity gospel types like Peter Poppoff, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar and the like who can and should die slowly and in agonizing pain but BG is not on that list.


All I remember was back in the day when there were only3 television channels this douche would take up an entire weekend and my dad would get pissed.  So I hope he passes quickly.
 
2014-01-18 08:24:21 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: quatchi: Pretty meh about BG. If he's really as sick as they say I can only hope that he passes with a minimal amount of pain, no less than I'd wish for 99.99% of the people on this planet.

His kid, otoh, seems like a bit of a douche.

I do have a list of various prosperity gospel types like Peter Poppoff, Benny Hinn, Creflo Dollar and the like who can and should die slowly and in agonizing pain but BG is not on that list.

All I remember was back in the day when there were only3 television channels this douche would take up an entire weekend and my dad would get pissed.  So I hope he passes quickly.


May God bless your soul. I'm sure you and your dad missed a lot of ........ NOTHING. Yeah. TV sucked back then. Except for Carole Burnette, All In The Family, etc. etc..........

Yes. I got tired of it also after the first night. But I never hated on the man for it. He gave people a sense of hope. For many people, a sense of hope is what it takes to get them over the hump even ifthey don't get all religious and stuff. It gave them hope and help.
 
2014-01-18 08:25:58 PM  

jmayson: Stone Meadow: If he "is ready to go to Heaven" and certain of his destination, why would he need any prayers?

Because it's a popularity contest. The more people you get to pray for you, the higher odds of getting what you want from God.


So, what I'm hearing is that he's an American Idol.

/lol
 
2014-01-18 08:43:45 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: All of the meanest, cruelest people I encountered in my lifetime flocked to Billy Graham crusades when they came to town.


That's because he was the only famous evangelist around for a long time. And a lot of religious people are just plain evil. They were bound to intersect sometimes.
 
2014-01-18 09:34:36 PM  
Reverend Billy Graham weak Franklin Graham sick ill BGEA Heaven
===============================

What the hell kinda headline is that, anyway?
 
2014-01-18 10:01:02 PM  

hardinparamedic: Son of Thunder: Second, "scam" requires that Graham know that his message was not true. I have yet to see proof of that. As far as I can see, he sincerely believes what he told people, and did his best to be a good person as he understood it. So that's what it boils down to: you are wishing suffering and misery on someone because that someone was (in your eyes) incorrect. I hope that I never be that small, petty, and hateful.

Many terrible people throughout history have believed their message was true. That doesn't make them any less noble or worthy of praise for their actions.

It's not about him being "incorrect", because he wasn't even wrong to begin with. He is a frothing at the mouth, anti-semetic, anti-catholic, right-winged bigot who is the exemplary of the modern day evangelical pharisee.

Maybe he will find redemption in his last days of life, or renounce all the spectacular derp which he is well known for. I might have some respect for him then.


You clearly don't know the first thing about the man. Rarely have I seen so pure an example of a person being blinded by their hatred.
 
2014-01-18 10:05:48 PM  

borg: swaniefrmreddeer: bigot

Billy Graham isn't a bigot, he marched arm in arm with Martin Luther King and was okay with gays being ordained back in the 1970's.


WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. ...this man has not done any harm.


Methinks some of y'all got your shysters confused. Say it with me: "Billy Graham is not Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, or Jerry Falwell.

I do not, however, make the same distinction regarding his son and the current crop of shysters, jokers, conmen, thieves, and criminals professing to be acting in the name of "GAWD." I don't know what "GAWD" they're talking about (except the one called the almighty dollar maybe), but they're lucky the God I know isn't about farting lightning bolts and sending people to eternal damnation for shiats and giggles.
 
2014-01-18 10:15:21 PM  

Aigoo: borg: swaniefrmreddeer: bigot

Billy Graham isn't a bigot, he marched arm in arm with Martin Luther King and was okay with gays being ordained back in the 1970's.

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. ...this man has not done any harm.

Methinks some of y'all got your shysters confused. Say it with me: "Billy Graham is not Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, or Jerry Falwell.

I do not, however, make the same distinction regarding his son and the current crop of shysters, jokers, conmen, thieves, and criminals professing to be acting in the name of "GAWD." I don't know what "GAWD" they're talking about (except the one called the almighty dollar maybe), but they're lucky the God I know isn't about farting lightning bolts and sending people to eternal damnation for shiats and giggles.


Um, you just said what I said in my post, pretty much. leave me out of your rant, please.
 
2014-01-18 10:25:23 PM  

cchris_39: What a stunning display of hatefulness and ignorance all in one place.


Then go back to WND is that's more your speed.
 
2014-01-18 10:30:10 PM  
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2014-01-18 10:41:46 PM  

a particular individual: MadTheologian: Pascal's wager: Do you feel lucky, punk?

And you call yourself a theologian. Pascal's wager is fallacy heaped atop fallacy, with a delicious topping of hypocrisy.


Actually, Pascal's Wager is not for the non-Christian.  It is actually for the Christian who is faced with doubt.  We will be hypocritical and liars if we say that we do not doubt.  It is just a device to remind ourselves that we despite our doubts, God will see us through this, and if we have to go through the void, it is a cold comfort that we will feel nothing.  It is not meant to be used as an apologetic method.  And I look at the mirror and see a worthless punk who wonders if she is feeling lucky today.
 
2014-01-18 10:43:19 PM  
Well, of all the mega tv evangelists out there, he was probably one of the least scumbaggiest. He's certainly no Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell.

He's certainly no saint, but he's also not a complete shiathead like (most) of the rest of 'em.
 
2014-01-18 11:31:52 PM  

MadTheologian: a particular individual: MadTheologian: Pascal's wager: Do you feel lucky, punk?

And you call yourself a theologian. Pascal's wager is fallacy heaped atop fallacy, with a delicious topping of hypocrisy.

Actually, Pascal's Wager is not for the non-Christian.  It is actually for the Christian who is faced with doubt.  We will be hypocritical and liars if we say that we do not doubt.  It is just a device to remind ourselves that we despite our doubts, God will see us through this, and if we have to go through the void, it is a cold comfort that we will feel nothing.  It is not meant to be used as an apologetic method.  And I look at the mirror and see a worthless punk who wonders if she is feeling lucky today.


You can dress it up however you like, but Pascal's wager is a laughably illogical argument that no modern, community-college philosophy professor would tolerate from a student. Here's a good debunking of it.
 
2014-01-18 11:58:28 PM  

a particular individual: MadTheologian: a particular individual: MadTheologian: Pascal's wager: Do you feel lucky, punk?

And you call yourself a theologian. Pascal's wager is fallacy heaped atop fallacy, with a delicious topping of hypocrisy.

Actually, Pascal's Wager is not for the non-Christian.  It is actually for the Christian who is faced with doubt.  We will be hypocritical and liars if we say that we do not doubt.  It is just a device to remind ourselves that we despite our doubts, God will see us through this, and if we have to go through the void, it is a cold comfort that we will feel nothing.  It is not meant to be used as an apologetic method.  And I look at the mirror and see a worthless punk who wonders if she is feeling lucky today.

You can dress it up however you like, but Pascal's wager is a laughably illogical argument that no modern, community-college philosophy professor would tolerate from a student. Here's a good debunking of it.


You ever try writing code with it?  Awful!
 
2014-01-19 12:18:33 AM  
You mean he's still alive?  I thought he died years ago.
 
2014-01-19 12:41:28 AM  

Bonobo62: You mean he's still alive?  I thought he died years ago.


In a way, he's been a dead soulless husk of a man since the very beginning.
 
2014-01-19 12:53:59 AM  
Wait... Billy Graham is still alive?

/Nice smores reference, Subby.
 
2014-01-19 01:43:55 AM  

Son of Thunder: hardinparamedic: WTFDYW: How bout look in the mirror and post back when you find yourself squeeky clean. You cannot. Just like all the rest of us on here. YOU CAN SOD OFF.Better yet, go FARK off.

My life is awesome. I have a wonderful family, a job which makes a real difference in people's lives, and I don't scam them out of their life savings while convincing them that I'm the earthly word of Jesus Christ, and encouraging horrific acts out of people who are supposed to be "christ-like"

First, despite your internet claims to be such a paragon, I'm pretty sure that, if I dug into your life with half the eagerness of the Graham haters, you wouldn't come out smelling like roses.

Second, "scam" requires that Graham know that his message was not true. I have yet to see proof of that. As far as I can see, he sincerely believes what he told people, and did his best to be a good person as he understood it. So that's what it boils down to: you are wishing suffering and misery on someone because that someone was (in your eyes) incorrect. I hope that I never be that small, petty, and hateful.


Did you look at what you wrote? You already are.
 
2014-01-19 01:48:54 AM  

WTFDYW: Aigoo: borg: swaniefrmreddeer: bigot

Billy Graham isn't a bigot, he marched arm in arm with Martin Luther King and was okay with gays being ordained back in the 1970's.

WTFDYW: I see there is a generation of assholes here that know nothing about B.G., only what they remember about the hucksters of the 80's forward. ...this man has not done any harm.

Methinks some of y'all got your shysters confused. Say it with me: "Billy Graham is not Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, or Jerry Falwell.

I do not, however, make the same distinction regarding his son and the current crop of shysters, jokers, conmen, thieves, and criminals professing to be acting in the name of "GAWD." I don't know what "GAWD" they're talking about (except the one called the almighty dollar maybe), but they're lucky the God I know isn't about farting lightning bolts and sending people to eternal damnation for shiats and giggles.

Um, you just said what I said in my post, pretty much. leave me out of your rant, please.


Was actually quoting both to point out the truth in both posts. To have quoted posts saying that Billy Graham is an evil shyster bigot conman criminal would have required quoting 95% of the thread. Sorry for any confusion. I blame the wine. ;)
 
2014-01-19 03:08:30 AM  

MadTheologian: Pascal's wager


Pascal's wager is a seriously flawed argument that assumes two basic stances are the only outcomes.
 
2014-01-19 03:10:02 AM  

Bucky Katt: You ever try writing code with it?  Awful!


You get a cookie for that one.
 
2014-01-19 07:37:04 AM  
Wow.

...that is all....
 
2014-01-19 09:35:13 AM  
MadTheologian: Pascal's wager

grumpfuff: Pascal's wager is a seriously flawed argument that assumes two basic stances are the only outcomes.

Pascal's wager is a seriously flawed argument that assumes faith founded in unfaith still passes for faith.

I Am that I Am

versus

I might be but you just don't know so it's a safer bet
 
2014-01-19 11:21:08 AM  

letrole: grumpfuff: Pascal's wager is a seriously flawed argument that assumes two basic stances are the only outcomes.

Pascal's wager is a seriously flawed argument that assumes faith founded in unfaith still passes for faith.


Holy shiat, you made a somewhat valid point.

It's also flawed because it assumes if God exists, it's the Christian one.
 
2014-01-19 12:01:41 PM  
i.imgur.com

Now, let me dedicate this song to him...

Louisiana hooker with herpes.
Louisiana hooker with herpes.
Louisiana hooker with herpes.
Owwww!


/Isn't it swell?
//Texas motel.
 
2014-01-19 01:18:18 PM  
18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.


No hate coming from this corner.....He was a good man.
 
2014-01-19 11:27:35 PM  
What is the evidence to backup these claims that BG was a bigot, antisemite, or scammer?

Any cites?
I am an agnostic, but never really heard much dirt on this particular individual.
 
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