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2014-03-16 10:11:26 AM  
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Rot in hell, Fred..
 
2014-03-16 10:14:15 AM  
It's not often I say this about a person dying.......

GOOD
 
2014-03-16 10:14:24 AM  
His funeral is going to look like burning man
 
2014-03-16 10:17:36 AM  

nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man


Actually the best funeral would have ZERO attendees, with the family choosing to have his corpse tossed in an unmarked ditch somewhere.
 
2014-03-16 10:17:39 AM  
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2014-03-16 10:19:03 AM  
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MBK [TotalFark]
2014-03-16 10:21:04 AM  
They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.
 
2014-03-16 10:21:51 AM  

markie_farkie: nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man

Actually the best funeral would have ZERO attendees, with the family choosing to have his corpse tossed in an unmarked ditch somewhere.


Though I've always held that the best thing is to never feed the trolls, i.e. ignore those asshats, it would seem pretty fitting and proper to me for an impromptu pride parade to break out at his funeral.  If for no other reason than the lulz that could be generated.  He's beyond "doesn't deserve any respect whatsoever" and well into the "deserves contempt, malice and shame" column.
 
2014-03-16 10:25:27 AM  
He's going to need an unmarked grave or it's going to be shiat on and vandalized for years to come.
 
2014-03-16 10:31:22 AM  
I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?
 
2014-03-16 10:33:23 AM  

RTOGUY: He's going to need an unmarked grave or it's going to be shiat on and vandalized for years to come.


Safest thing would be to have him cremated and scatter the ashes.

Isn't it cute how his wonderful, loving family-slash-church have decided they can do without him?  If he's dying now and he was kicked out back in August, they could have given him the boot just as his health started taking a turn for the worse.  Who needs that expensive liability, right?

On the one hand, I'm scared that Westboro Baptist has apparently become autonomous, but on the other hand I think it'll eventually fall to infighting between the siblings as they try to take over.
 
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2014-03-16 11:00:20 AM  

nekom: markie_farkie: nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man

Actually the best funeral would have ZERO attendees, with the family choosing to have his corpse tossed in an unmarked ditch somewhere.

Though I've always held that the best thing is to never feed the trolls, i.e. ignore those asshats, it would seem pretty fitting and proper to me for an impromptu pride parade to break out at his funeral.  If for no other reason than the lulz that could be generated.  He's beyond "doesn't deserve any respect whatsoever" and well into the "deserves contempt, malice and shame" column.


I'd normally disagree out of respect to the family, but since they are equally reprehensible excuses for mammals, I think some "God Hates Bigots" pickets are in order here.
 
2014-03-16 11:01:28 AM  

MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.


We have a winner...
 
2014-03-16 11:02:11 AM  
I've quoted her before - Bette Davis upon hearing Joan Crawford had died: I was taught to always say good about someone. Joan Crawford has died. Good!
 
2014-03-16 11:03:09 AM  
No Spiffy tag?

/burn in hell
//you asshole
 
2014-03-16 11:03:26 AM  
He's one of the people whose death you can truly say will make the world a better place.
 
2014-03-16 11:03:38 AM  
He's about to see how god feels about bigots...or how imaginary people feel about nothing.
 
2014-03-16 11:03:50 AM  
So, where's the story link to go with this story?
 
2014-03-16 11:04:09 AM  
I generally don't wish death/ill health upon anyone but long ago made an exception for this stain upon humanity.  All I can say about this news is .... good.

They could probably solve California's drought if there was a piss tube installed over Fred's grave

/leading to a purification plant of course
 
2014-03-16 11:04:19 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:05:24 AM  
I'd prefer him to be terminally ill,and long suffering and the only way he can stay alive is through repeated transfusions from gay donors.
 
2014-03-16 11:05:34 AM  
He can finally come out of the closet now
 
2014-03-16 11:05:35 AM  

nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man



We can only hope.

I predict their gutless clan of frightened lawyers will make sure it's completely hidden away and inaccessible.
 
2014-03-16 11:05:37 AM  
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Please, Dear Jesus. Please, Dark Lord Satan. We beg of you. Please let this farker die a horrible and painful death. And, in the end, please let him soil his pants. Amen.
 
2014-03-16 11:05:49 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:06:08 AM  
Someone should sodomize him with a rusty baseball bat before he dies..
 
2014-03-16 11:06:24 AM  

jbc: nekom: markie_farkie: nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man

Actually the best funeral would have ZERO attendees, with the family choosing to have his corpse tossed in an unmarked ditch somewhere.

Though I've always held that the best thing is to never feed the trolls, i.e. ignore those asshats, it would seem pretty fitting and proper to me for an impromptu pride parade to break out at his funeral.  If for no other reason than the lulz that could be generated.  He's beyond "doesn't deserve any respect whatsoever" and well into the "deserves contempt, malice and shame" column.

I'd normally disagree out of respect to the family, but since they are equally reprehensible excuses for mammals, I think some "God Hates Bigots" pickets are in order here.


I wouldn't mind seeing that happen while he's still alive.  Make him lie on his deathbed while listening to angry people telling him that he's going to Hell.
 
2014-03-16 11:06:27 AM  
I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.
 
2014-03-16 11:06:40 AM  
Is his grave going to be in the George Pullman style?

/i wish i believed in justice in an afterlife, you revolting piece of excrement from a syphilitic rat
 
2014-03-16 11:06:41 AM  
Rumor has it that Fred was excommunicated by his own kids two years ago.

Probably because they finally realized he was heavily closeted.
 
2014-03-16 11:07:01 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:07:45 AM  
Kill 'em with kindness. Everybody send flowers.
 
2014-03-16 11:07:47 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:08:04 AM  
If this rumor is true, remember what I said to you Fark Mods. On that glorious day, just call in sick. Don't even bother to try moderating. There's simply going to be no damn way you can hold back the Tsunami of Schadenfreude that's going to slam through Fark like a Praxis Effect.

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www.stardestroyer.net
 
2014-03-16 11:08:10 AM  
Is he perplexed?
 
2014-03-16 11:08:10 AM  

anfrind: I wouldn't mind seeing that happen while he's still alive.  Make him lie on his deathbed while listening to angry people telling him that he's going to Hell.


And feed his persecution/martyr complex, letting him believe he was justified while slipping off the mortal coil?  Naw, let him die with as little fanfare as possible, and then light the pride candle after.
 
2014-03-16 11:08:17 AM  

Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


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2014-03-16 11:08:34 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:08:39 AM  
It's nice to have some good news after losing Newman
 
2014-03-16 11:08:50 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:09:11 AM  

Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


i23.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 11:10:04 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:10:17 AM  

nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man


that would be on his level.  he would enjoy that because he wins there.
 
2014-03-16 11:10:47 AM  
I suddenly am filled with the urge to spread love and friendship to all my fellow humans. No greater insult can be given to this unfortunate man. So farkers, you may be sick, cynical reprobates (those that aren't alts, at any rate), but I thank you for bringing some joy and humor in to my life.
 
2014-03-16 11:10:54 AM  

AMonkey'sUncle: I've quoted her before - Bette Davis upon hearing Joan Crawford had died: I was taught to always say good about someone. Joan Crawford has died. Good!

 
2014-03-16 11:11:26 AM  

Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


He came out.
 
2014-03-16 11:11:44 AM  

TV's Vinnie: If this rumor is true, remember what I said to you Fark Mods. On that glorious day, just call in sick. Don't even bother to try moderating. There's simply going to be no damn way you can hold back the Tsunami of Schadenfreude that's going to slam through Fark like a Praxis Effect.

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Always bugged me how they produced and distributed energy in the age of fusion and warp reactors. In a box? energoncube.jpg
 
2014-03-16 11:12:02 AM  

Mad Tea Party: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.

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He obviously did Larry Craig
 
2014-03-16 11:12:26 AM  
His grave should be a place where gay men can go and have orgies on top of it
 
2014-03-16 11:12:40 AM  

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Rot in hell, Fred..


Done in one.


/I want to be a better person than Phelps, but this was perfect.
 
2014-03-16 11:12:58 AM  
Did the church oust him because he came out as gay? I mean, we all knew there was a 50/50 chance of him being buried deep in the closet.

/ oh so very deep
 
2014-03-16 11:13:21 AM  
Full bladders, MARCH!
 
2014-03-16 11:13:25 AM  
I will not succumb to his message of hate.

Rest in Peace, hateful man.
 
2014-03-16 11:13:28 AM  

machoprogrammer: His grave should be a place where gay men can go and have orgies on top of it


someone should stick a fleshlight in the ground where he is buried.
 
2014-03-16 11:13:31 AM  
I'm predicting an epic thread of epic proportions with concise and thoughtful debate.  *munches popcorn*
 
2014-03-16 11:13:49 AM  
Tis but a flesh wound, he's had worse.
 
2014-03-16 11:14:06 AM  

hardinparamedic: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


Probably tried to get Shirley Phelps-Roper to use some farking shampoo on the greasy stank-ass hair of her's. God Hates L'Oreal too, apparently.

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2014-03-16 11:14:37 AM  
I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?
 
2014-03-16 11:14:58 AM  
I think this proves the existence of God.

I've long said that people like him live long lives because they aren't allowed to leave the planet until they stop farking up.  Kind of like how you don't let your dog back in until after you know that it pooped.  God didn't want that filth in His house.

Rather curious to know the details surrounding the excommunication, now.
 
2014-03-16 11:15:17 AM  

Oldiron_79: Tis but a flesh wound, he's had worse.


Yeah, this is just one of many tiny pricks he's had.
 
2014-03-16 11:15:52 AM  
Would have been better if he realized the error of his ways and made some kind of amends to the families he has hurt so deeply throughout the years. I'm just not getting a big happy out of this. What a farking waste and a pity to go through life - as he did - hating and fearing to such freakish levels.

He certainly is/was/whatever every last inch a rotten human being.
 
2014-03-16 11:15:57 AM  
Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.
 
2014-03-16 11:16:05 AM  
Would be kinda nice if he stayed 'near death' a little longer.  You know, with some agonizing pain thrown in for double jeopardy bonus points.
 
2014-03-16 11:16:13 AM  

Deedeemarz: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.

He came out.


Really? Link plz?
 
2014-03-16 11:16:24 AM  

nullptr: Did the church oust him because he came out as gay? I mean, we all knew there was a 50/50 chance of him being buried deep in the closet.

/ oh so very deep


I actually doubt that.  I do know that a good number of his brood have defected and left the church.  Most of that number have even come out and said that they think he is wrong and don't have anything against gays.  So I'm wondering if maybe the majority of them didn't buy his brand of crazy, and saw no other reason than to boot him.
 
2014-03-16 11:16:26 AM  
What if we find out that in his last days he took a young man cabana boy into his heart and converted completely to teh gay in his final days.

The screenplay could become the next Brokeback Mountain... with wrinkly old man balls.

//He could be played by Charlton Heston
//Cabana boy could be Zac Efron
 
2014-03-16 11:16:39 AM  
So I casually googled and I can't find any real explanation on his being excommunicated. Just speculation that he's gay. Weirdest wishful thinking ever.

Also,
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2014-03-16 11:16:39 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: machoprogrammer: His grave should be a place where gay men can go and have orgies on top of it

someone should stick a fleshlight in the ground where he is buried.



man are you nuts those things are 20 bucks a pop

I mean.. that's what I've heard.
 
2014-03-16 11:16:49 AM  

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RIP Fred Phelps

 
2014-03-16 11:16:55 AM  
My coffee tasted better after reading this. Freddy boy, tell us again how you are going to heaven? XD
 
2014-03-16 11:17:42 AM  
I'm not going to gloat, but it's hard to pretend that the world won't be a better place without him.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:24 AM  
I'm ambivalent about his death. On the one hand, I believe that he's a reprehensible wretch, and as such his passing will not mean much to the world. On the other hand, I believe that his very vocal protests forced us to both ensure that the First Amendment remains inviolate and review how we as a society view LGBT folks. By calling attention to the clear hate still expressed by so many for LGBT folks, he may have, in fact and in a small way, precipitated the push for equality that we're now seeing.

I am gladdened by the fact that, if things keep going as they're going, he may live just long enough to see DOMA repealed. That warms my heart, to know on his deathbed that he lived long enough to see everything his hate and fear stood for, overturned, just as that hateful bastard croaks.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:28 AM  

scottydoesntknow: It's nice to have some good news after losing Newman


Hello, Jerry.

www.seinfeldscripts.com
 
2014-03-16 11:18:35 AM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Pope Pius V on his death bed, repeating: "O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience!"

Some Christians like the suffering.  It makes them feel like Jesus.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:40 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


He deserves it.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:43 AM  
Protest? Asshole isn't worth the effort.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:44 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


No, classic would be

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2014-03-16 11:18:47 AM  
What if the WBC picketed his funeral?
 
2014-03-16 11:19:18 AM  
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Go f*ck yourself. I hope Hell exists so you can spend an eternity there.
 
2014-03-16 11:19:28 AM  

Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?


Yeah, that's the interesting bit. Gay pasa?
 
2014-03-16 11:19:35 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:19:51 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


Nothing wrong with hating evil.
 
2014-03-16 11:20:16 AM  
Wouldn't it be ironic of the Westboro Baptist Church protested his funeral?
 
2014-03-16 11:20:22 AM  
While I think this guy's "contributions" to society have been extremely counterproductive, I'm not so sure that the proper response to him lying in hospice is hateful vitriol.  It strikes me as just as petty as what everyone is upset with him about.
 
2014-03-16 11:20:24 AM  

TV's Vinnie: If this rumor is true, remember what I said to you Fark Mods. On that glorious day, just call in sick. Don't even bother to try moderating. There's simply going to be no damn way you can hold back the Tsunami of Schadenfreude that's going to slam through Fark like a Praxis Effect.

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Oh, my.
 
2014-03-16 11:20:47 AM  

AcademGreen: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Pope Pius V on his death bed, repeating: "O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience!"

Some Christians like the suffering.  It makes them feel like Jesus.


Easy enough to refuse treatment.
 
2014-03-16 11:21:47 AM  
Meh. Now when Cheney bites it, that will be cause to party.
 
2014-03-16 11:21:48 AM  
For this @$$holes funeral I will carry a rainbow sign and stuff in his coffin
 
2014-03-16 11:21:51 AM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Because they secretly know God doesn't really exist, at least as they perceive it.
 
2014-03-16 11:23:00 AM  

JerseyTim: Wouldn't it be ironic of the Westboro Baptist Church protested his funeral?


Wouldn't that be like dividing by zero?

I can see it now: The Phelps clan protesting elder Phelps funeral.  Suddenly a wave of light sweeps out from each of their bodies and washes over the city.  The clan looks around, confused, as if coming out of a trance.  They drop their signs to the sidewalk.  Sherley Phelps, with a smile on her face says to her kin-- "It's over.  The curse is broken."   They celebrate at Denny's.  Fin.
 
2014-03-16 11:23:48 AM  

scottydoesntknow: It's nice to have some good news after losing Newman


Is fake - check the thread
 
2014-03-16 11:24:29 AM  

Nabb1: Protest? Asshole isn't worth the effort.


I say, send words of condolences and encouragement, prayers, and thoughts. Kill the bastards with kindness, and show them how Christianity damn well ought to behave instead of their hateful tripe.
 
2014-03-16 11:24:31 AM  
Praise be to God.

If there is a gay parade at his funeral, I'm heading down from Canada.
 
2014-03-16 11:24:41 AM  
Being excommunicated none of the other family members are allowed to visit him so he is wasting away alone in the hospice.
 
2014-03-16 11:24:45 AM  

symptomoftheuniverse: Meh. Now when Cheney bites it, that will be cause to party.


Cheney can't die.  He isn't really Human.  Haven't you seen Phantasm?

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Cheney isn't from this world.  He's here to conquer it.
 
2014-03-16 11:24:55 AM  
I dont hate anyone. I just eat more popcorn and let everyone else do the hating.
 
2014-03-16 11:24:55 AM  
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2014-03-16 11:25:09 AM  

doyner: While I think this guy's "contributions" to society have been extremely counterproductive, I'm not so sure that the proper response to him lying in hospice is hateful vitriol.  It strikes me as just as petty as what everyone is upset with him about.


In most cases I feel the same way, but when someone clearly and repeatedly demonstrates that the only emotion they are capable of is hate, then I have no qualms about responding in kind.
 
2014-03-16 11:25:22 AM  

AcademGreen: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Pope Pius V on his death bed, repeating: "O Lord, increase my sufferings and my patience!"

Some Christians like the suffering.  It makes them feel like Jesus.



After a bad night of beer and Taco Bell, I don't know if Jesus-like is the word I would use.
 
2014-03-16 11:25:30 AM  
Can the thread for Phelps' death be the first official use of the Fabulous tag? Please? Pretty please with sugar on top?
 
2014-03-16 11:26:00 AM  

spman: What if the WBC picketed his funeral?


Divide by zero error.
 
2014-03-16 11:26:05 AM  
So apparently you still die even when 100% of your body is cancer.
 
2014-03-16 11:26:28 AM  
Now. NOW is the time for the Dark Lord Satan to reveal himself in all his horrible glory and rise from the ground and swallow Fred whole during the funeral.

/pay to see it
 
2014-03-16 11:26:58 AM  
Can his gravesite double as an interstate rest stop toilet?
 
2014-03-16 11:27:12 AM  

Chariset: RTOGUY: He's going to need an unmarked grave or it's going to be shiat on and vandalized for years to come.

Safest thing would be to have him cremated and scatter the ashes.

Isn't it cute how his wonderful, loving family-slash-church have decided they can do without him?  If he's dying now and he was kicked out back in August, they could have given him the boot just as his health started taking a turn for the worse.  Who needs that expensive liability, right?

On the one hand, I'm scared that Westboro Baptist has apparently become autonomous, but on the other hand I think it'll eventually fall to infighting between the siblings as they try to take over.


Scatter the ashes? How about flush the ashes? This guy is one of the worst pieces of shiat on the planet. Fark him.
 
2014-03-16 11:27:25 AM  

poonesfarm: Can his gravesite double as an interstate rest stop toilet?


This works on so many levels.
 
2014-03-16 11:27:29 AM  
I fell no remorse for the death of this man in any way.

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2014-03-16 11:27:36 AM  

bdub77: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Because they secretly know God doesn't really exist, at least as they perceive it.


Kind of my thinking as well.The same way that many non believers find faith on their deathbed. Many believers lose it.
 
2014-03-16 11:28:03 AM  

AcademGreen: symptomoftheuniverse: Meh. Now when Cheney bites it, that will be cause to party.

Cheney can't die.  He isn't really Human.  Haven't you seen Phantasm?

Cheney isn't from this world.  He's here to conquer it.


OMG! It all makes sense now. That farkin movie just got a lot scarier.
 
2014-03-16 11:28:26 AM  

Soulcatcher: Chariset: RTOGUY: He's going to need an unmarked grave or it's going to be shiat on and vandalized for years to come.

Safest thing would be to have him cremated and scatter the ashes.

Isn't it cute how his wonderful, loving family-slash-church have decided they can do without him?  If he's dying now and he was kicked out back in August, they could have given him the boot just as his health started taking a turn for the worse.  Who needs that expensive liability, right?

On the one hand, I'm scared that Westboro Baptist has apparently become autonomous, but on the other hand I think it'll eventually fall to infighting between the siblings as they try to take over.

Scatter the ashes? How about flush the ashes? This guy is one of the worst pieces of shiat on the planet. Fark him.


The EPA might object, Abe Vigoda still kicking though
 
2014-03-16 11:28:34 AM  
To paraphrase a time-honored quote:  I've never wished a person dead, but have read their obituaries with great pleasure.

MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.


That, with Lady Gaga as Grand Marshall.
 
2014-03-16 11:29:10 AM  

Recoil Therapy: They could probably solve California's drought if there was a piss tube installed over Fred's grave


That's a terrible idea. Do you know how many pairs of tap shoes that would ruin?
 
2014-03-16 11:29:17 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


His existence was a complete embarrassment to the human race. He deserves none of the common courtesy given to fellow human beings. The world will be better without him.
 
2014-03-16 11:29:30 AM  

Tenga: bdub77: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Because they secretly know God doesn't really exist, at least as they perceive it.

Kind of my thinking as well.The same way that many non believers find faith on their deathbed. Many believers lose it.


I don't think either of those are all that common.
 
2014-03-16 11:30:38 AM  

FormlessOne: FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.

Nothing wrong with hating evil.


This! Would you have cried about hearing that Stalin died?
 
2014-03-16 11:31:08 AM  
I'm a little late to the thread. Did he die yet? I hope I didn't miss it!
 
2014-03-16 11:31:22 AM  
Good.

Now all I need is Pat Robertson to bite it and today would be perfect.
 
2014-03-16 11:32:22 AM  
There's a problem in my mind in the fact that there's so many ways to respond to this, and all of them seem right.

Protest his funeral.
Ignore his funeral.
Throw - as was mentioned earlier - a "Burning Man"-level party at his funeral.
Bury the funeral with genuine condolences and flowers.

As evil as his actions may have been, he's still a fellow human being, and seeing your end has to suck for everyone involved.
 
2014-03-16 11:32:24 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


Eye for an eye, furthermore, such as.
 
2014-03-16 11:32:26 AM  

nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man


Why wait? A prick like that would enjoy a good, old-fashioned martyrdom.
 
2014-03-16 11:33:20 AM  
...and?
 
2014-03-16 11:33:38 AM  
Still undefeated:
www.macroevolution.net
 
2014-03-16 11:33:48 AM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.
 
2014-03-16 11:33:58 AM  
Some of the same people here cheering Phelps's demise were some of the same one clutching their pearls when Breitbart died -- oh, he had a family!  Think of the children!

To me, we could easily marginalize Phelps as a batshiat guy in charge of a batshiat organization, and he should be rightfully excoriated.  But Breitbart was far worse, for he manipulated vulnerable and stupid people to believe lies and to take them as gospel.  Breitbart's damage was much more far reaching.

\so, TL;DR--screw 'em both
 
2014-03-16 11:34:02 AM  

CruJones: I'd prefer him to be terminally ill,and long suffering and the only way he can stay alive is through repeated transfusions from gay donors.


Beef injections through the shipping dock?
 
2014-03-16 11:35:15 AM  
How close to death is he? Cause I should start holding my pee.
 
2014-03-16 11:35:55 AM  

JohnTuttle: As evil as his actions may have been, he's still a fellow human being


So your contention is that Phelps is a 'fellow human being'...

I'm thinking you and I have different ideas about what 'fellow', 'human', and 'being' mean.
 
2014-03-16 11:36:24 AM  
Well, great. The first time in five years I left him out of my dead pool. But go on, I won't complain.
 
2014-03-16 11:36:51 AM  
Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.
 
2014-03-16 11:36:53 AM  

symptomoftheuniverse: Meh. Now when Cheney bites it, that will be cause to party.


He's more machine now than man.
 
2014-03-16 11:37:22 AM  

Shadowknight: nullptr: Did the church oust him because he came out as gay? I mean, we all knew there was a 50/50 chance of him being buried deep in the closet.

/ oh so very deep

I actually doubt that.  I do know that a good number of his brood have defected and left the church.  Most of that number have even come out and said that they think he is wrong and don't have anything against gays.  So I'm wondering if maybe the majority of them didn't buy his brand of crazy, and saw no other reason than to boot him.


I'd be willing to money on the idea that the old man may have expressed regret that his clinging to a rather odd interpretation of the Bible has cost him the companionship and fellowship of many of his sons, daughters, grandsons and graddaughters.  His offspring that still cling tight to their beliefs saw this as weakness and removed him from the Westboro Baptist Church, lest his sentimentality be an unhealthy influence on others, particularly the younger members.
 
2014-03-16 11:37:32 AM  

Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?


Seconded. (Thirded?)

Other than "This is what happens with all purity movements" (for lack of a better word...in other words, a group's continual efforts to purge the impure among them), details would be appreciated. We have the whole Internet - that story's got to be out there somewhere.
 
2014-03-16 11:37:46 AM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Quite frankly, I noticed that at age 10 and it was one of the first wedges driven into the half-built edifice of faith. I was out of religion by 11. I figured if they couldn't trick a kid, I would take my gullability elsewhere.
 
2014-03-16 11:38:05 AM  
I don't like the guy but I have the feeling that a good many folks protesting his funeral are going to fall into the category of "you're not helping".
 
2014-03-16 11:38:17 AM  
Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden
 
2014-03-16 11:38:26 AM  
Oh, if only there were a hell for this scumfark to go to.
 
2014-03-16 11:38:32 AM  

Mister Peejay: I think this proves the existence of God.

I've long said that people like him live long lives because they aren't allowed to leave the planet until they stop farking up.  Kind of like how you don't let your dog back in until after you know that it pooped.  God didn't want that filth in His house.

Rather curious to know the details surrounding the excommunication, now.


Fred: "Maybe we shouldn't be such dicks to people just because we don't approve of them behavior?"

Shirley: "GTFO now!!!!!"
 
2014-03-16 11:38:51 AM  

Chariset: I think it'll eventually fall to infighting


Agreed. It seems all cults eventually collapse.
 
2014-03-16 11:39:16 AM  

TV's Vinnie: FormlessOne: FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.

Nothing wrong with hating evil.

This! Would you have cried about hearing that Stalin died?


Well, he did some good things like............OK, give me a couple of hours, and I'll list them...or it, after I do some research.
 
2014-03-16 11:39:25 AM  

R.I.Pee Freddie


drawception.com

 
2014-03-16 11:39:36 AM  
 
2014-03-16 11:39:54 AM  
If Phelps goes to Heaven I'll gladly take Hell.
 
2014-03-16 11:40:06 AM  

mudmin: Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-16 11:40:50 AM  
Phelps and his scumbag family were only exercising their First Amendment Right when they protested the funerals of soldiers who were killed in action.  It is only fitting that other Americans exercise that same right and protest his funeral.

Also, is this Nathan Phelps a real account?  I mean, his picture is of a troll.  Can we really take the post seriously?
 
2014-03-16 11:41:01 AM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.



Fred Phelps is not going to fark you, man.
 
2014-03-16 11:41:31 AM  

Flappyhead: If Phelps goes to Heaven I'll gladly take Hell.


Can't help but wonder how he would react when he gets there and there are gay people there.  Or would he just think he got sent to hell?
 
2014-03-16 11:42:05 AM  

SquiggsIN: None of us really needs to read this thread to know what's here, do we?



A lot of conflicted Farkers? Not surprising.
 
2014-03-16 11:42:20 AM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.


Yeah. I struggle with the whole idea that we are all supposed to be so tolerant of other people's opinions and lifestyles and rights...until they conflict with our own and then DIAF.

The guy was an a-hole but my guess is that he was really just plain sick in the head.  A lot of demented people turn to religion. This guy just happened to be a higher functioning (something)-path.
 
2014-03-16 11:42:56 AM  

mariner314: Good.

Now all I need is Pat Robertson to bite it and today would be perfect.


Bad news: Pat Robertson's actually only about 24 years old. He was created with an appearance of age to test our faith.
 
2014-03-16 11:43:03 AM  
I'm keeping this handy for when he finally dies.
 
2014-03-16 11:43:15 AM  
Not near enough.
 
2014-03-16 11:43:16 AM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.


FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


www.made-by-kali.com
 
2014-03-16 11:43:23 AM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.


Look at you! Trolling for attention by way of Fred Phelps on his death bed. Poor guy... you must be pretty hard up if you're willing to stoop to that low.

There... I paid a little attention to you... do you feel better about yourself now? *pat*
 
2014-03-16 11:43:58 AM  
On the one hand, it's good to have people like him to put our commitment to freedom of speech and religion to the test. Even if that's the only value his life provides.

On the other hand, man, what I wouldn't give to be one of the people who has to sort out his stuff post-mortem. What kinds of things do you think would be found?!
 
2014-03-16 11:44:47 AM  
Goodnight, funny man.
 
2014-03-16 11:44:49 AM  

ravenlore: SquiggsIN: None of us really needs to read this thread to know what's here, do we?


A lot of conflicted Farkers? Not surprising.


While I don't wish death on anyone, I won't be mourning this guy or consider his death any kind of loss for humanity.
 
2014-03-16 11:45:06 AM  

AcademGreen: What if we find out that in his last days he took a young man cabana boy into his heart and converted completely to teh gay in his final days.

The screenplay could become the next Brokeback Mountain... with wrinkly old man balls.

//He could be played by Charlton Heston
//Cabana boy could be Zac Efron


I LOL'd and cringed
 
2014-03-16 11:45:33 AM  
The thing is, too, that if his goal in life was to try to stamp out homosexuality, hhe was a complete and utter failure at it.  If anything, he was one of the best friends the gay rights movement ever had, because he just made it clear that behind any effort to deny gay people their rights is raw bigotry.

And his rhetoric was so horrifying that it forced other anti gay rights activitsts to tone down their rhetoric, thus makeing it that much harder for them to advocate for what had to have been their dream, a re-criminalization of homosexualty. Because it's hard to make that argument without sounding like the Phelps Family, and puts you in the same group as an asshole who pickets funerals of dead soldiers and children.  Of course, that's because what you believe is as noxious and horrifying as what he did, but he denies you the cover of pretending otherwise.

He was so ineffective at getting his message across that the only logical sounding explanation has to be that it was all an elaborate insurance scam: provoke people into attacking you, sue them, collect the settlement check.
 
2014-03-16 11:47:01 AM  
This will be an interesting conversation.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 11:47:41 AM  
Pretty bad when the only way for you to get better in the head is to find God and God says, "No. We're going to have to do this face to face."

/you just wait till your Father gets home!
/go cut a switch.
 
2014-03-16 11:48:06 AM  

Millennium: On the one hand, it's good to have people like him to put our commitment to freedom of speech and religion to the test. Even if that's the only value his life provides.

On the other hand, man, what I wouldn't give to be one of the people who has to sort out his stuff post-mortem. What kinds of things do you think would be found?!


img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-16 11:48:06 AM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


He's still not gonna fark you.

Or he might.  I've heard rumors.

Oh, well.  Time to mourn in my own way.

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-16 11:48:21 AM  
I remember mentally cheering when Falwell bit it. I might throw a party for this one.
 
2014-03-16 11:48:53 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 11:49:01 AM  
The most appropriate  response to this man's death is not a protest but a party. A giant, loud, obnoxious celebration that drowns out the cries of the family mourning this piece of shiat as they tried to drown out the cries of the mourners of the countless families they protested. They need to know that people aren't angry he died because people aren't following 'God's Law', they need to how people are rejoicing his passage and couldn't have wished him dead any sooner. A point NEEDS to be made here, and if I ever get the chance I will personally piss on his grave. PLEASE don't disappoint me America, you can guys truly have the ability to make these people feel awful and for Justice's sake it needs to be done.
 
2014-03-16 11:49:18 AM  
There's a part of me that wants to say "good" and take a good, long beer-fueled piss on his grave for all the misery he spread, but there's another part of me that just thinks the whole thing is just sad all around. I can't imagine being so filled with anger and hate that you end up destroying your own life and the lives of everyone around you. What an absolute waste of a life.
 
2014-03-16 11:49:43 AM  

Oldiron_79: symptomoftheuniverse: Meh. Now when Cheney bites it, that will be cause to party.

He's more machine now than man.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-16 11:49:57 AM  

hardinparamedic: Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


Oh yea right. My sarcasm really failed this morning. Thats ok with me.
 
2014-03-16 11:51:10 AM  
thehumansaredead.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-16 11:51:46 AM  
"Celebrate" his funeral, subby. The word you're looking for is "celebrate."
 
2014-03-16 11:51:49 AM  

FlyingBacon: Oh yea right. My sarcasm really failed this morning. Thats ok with me.


slog.thestranger.com
 
2014-03-16 11:51:52 AM  
Gonna have to say, I love all the Christian rage on Nate's facebook post, all judging and smiting Fred. So hypocritical. All this "I hope he rots in hell!" nonsense. Exactly like his father was. Probably why Nate "converted" to atheism. Just let the guy die and move on with life.
 
hej
2014-03-16 11:52:19 AM  
Of course we're not going to protest his funeral, subby. Most people will be glad he's dead.
 
2014-03-16 11:52:27 AM  

reveal101: A giant, loud, obnoxious celebration that drowns out the cries of the family mourning


They 'excommunicated' him, apparently. You really think people who've been twisted that badly are capable of mourning anybody, especially the asshole who twisted them in the first place?

/  I find it interesting that they've kept it such a secret.
//  Explains why Shirley Phelps-Roper's been at the forefront lately, though.
 
2014-03-16 11:52:42 AM  

MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.


It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.
 
2014-03-16 11:52:51 AM  
What do you want to bet that the "excommunication" involved old Fred realizing his days were numbered and wanting to repent his sins publicly and beg for redemption and forgiveness and the rest of the family responded by sticking him in a home and pumping him full of drugs until he was conetely loopy? U likely I know, but still an interesting thought.
 
2014-03-16 11:52:54 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-16 11:53:32 AM  
You're looking at it all wrong.

Don't celebrate his death.

Celebrate the fact that he lived *just* long enough to see gay marriage legalized all over the country.
 
2014-03-16 11:53:39 AM  

Tarl3k: MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.

We have a winner...


But how many times can you sing "ding dong the witch is dead"?
 
2014-03-16 11:54:34 AM  
So we should turn the other cheek and be a better person, eh?  Well, where was this idea all these millenia?  Heck, if enough random people quietly did and said nothing about anything, this Phelps guy might never have become an evil hate-preaching monster!

I've seen the light!
 
2014-03-16 11:55:07 AM  

JohnnyC: JohnTuttle: As evil as his actions may have been, he's still a fellow human being

So your contention is that Phelps is a 'fellow human being'...

I'm thinking you and I have different ideas about what 'fellow', 'human', and 'being' mean.


Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.

Also,

RIP

upload.wikimedia.org

 
2014-03-16 11:55:20 AM  

FlyingBacon: Keep


You reap what you sow.
 
2014-03-16 11:55:55 AM  

WippitGuud: FlyingBacon: Keep

You reap what you sow.


Look, quote fail.
God hates quote fail
 
2014-03-16 11:56:05 AM  

Lenny_da_Hog: You're looking at it all wrong.

Don't celebrate his death.

Celebrate the fact that he lived *just* long enough to see gay marriage legalized all over the country.



It's probably what's killing him.  Ever notice how the thing you're looking for is always in the last place you look?
 
2014-03-16 11:56:27 AM  

FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.


True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.
 
2014-03-16 11:57:08 AM  
HA!
Dead Fred.

Rot in hell, sir.
 
2014-03-16 11:59:43 AM  

mudmin: Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden


We're you excited by bin Laden's death?
 
2014-03-16 12:00:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 12:00:45 PM  
FTFC:

"... may he rot slowly for the shame he brought on TRUE CHRISTIANS...I will be sure to piss on his grave"

Yep, that guys sounds like a "TRUE CHRISTIAN" to me.
 
2014-03-16 12:00:54 PM  
Good riddance.

I would say something about pissing all over your grave, but frankly, you aren't even worth the effort.

/may Shirley follow very soon after
 
2014-03-16 12:01:20 PM  
Probably had a change of heart, finally came out and was excommunicated. I can't be bothered to summon any hate for him. His hateful histrionic horseshiate ultimately did nothing more than inspire sympathy for gay rights. RIP, pathetic old bigot.
 
2014-03-16 12:03:11 PM  

nullptr: Did the church oust him because he came out as gay? I mean, we all knew there was a 50/50 chance of him being buried deep in the closet.

/ oh so very deep


Balls deep.

If he has been gay, then he's been in a horrific hell of his own making for decades.
 
2014-03-16 12:03:54 PM  
Given as he seemed to be on the outs with the church he founded, maybe WBC will preempt everyone else and picket his funeral themselves. Wouldn't that be a trip?

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 12:05:02 PM  

Callous: Flappyhead: If Phelps goes to Heaven I'll gladly take Hell.

Can't help but wonder how he would react when he gets there and there are gay people there.  Or would he just think he got sent to hell?


Why would he go to heaven, he preached heresy, hate, and ruined the name of Jesus Christ just by associating his name with it. It's fairly obvious he wasn't Christian none of what he preached was any where close to what Jesus preached. He ran a dangerous cult that poisoned the well it claimed to drink from.
 
2014-03-16 12:05:51 PM  
....Someone once said:  "I have never rejoiced in another man's death.  There are some, however, whose passing I have mourned less than others."
 
2014-03-16 12:06:56 PM  
www.animatedgif.net
 
2014-03-16 12:07:02 PM  
img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-16 12:07:13 PM  

Smoking GNU: Deedeemarz: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.

He came out.

Really? Link plz?


Just a guess....
 
2014-03-16 12:07:18 PM  

machoprogrammer: His grave should be a place where gay men can go and have orgies on top of it


It would be great if it was in a state with gay marriage so people could go get gay married at it.
 
2014-03-16 12:07:27 PM  

mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.


And the True Scotsman rears its head. So, in other words, I've yet to meet a single "true" Christian - just Christians? Huh.
 
2014-03-16 12:08:08 PM  

jbc: I'd normally disagree out of respect to the family, but since they are equally reprehensible excuses for mammals, I think some "God Hates Bigots" pickets are in order here.


Has Fred come up with the perfect plan to ensure that there will be people at his funeral?
 
hej
2014-03-16 12:08:41 PM  

Krustofsky: Still undefeated:


How do you figure? Phelps is like five hundred years old and dying a natural death. Never mind that he did more than enough procreating.
 
2014-03-16 12:08:48 PM  
I say the picket signs should reflect, not hatred, but love of your fellow humans. Why stoop to the same reprehensible level as this man? While it is fun to think about 1000 "GOD HATES FRED" signs adorning his funeral site and the freedom riders revving their harleys so the funeral proceedings cannot be heard, it lets the world know that this man, however disgusting and amoral, was important enough to warrant attendees at his funeral.
 
2014-03-16 12:09:22 PM  
The Klan even thought this guy was farked.  The Klan.

So why should we white knight him?
 
2014-03-16 12:10:55 PM  

AcademGreen: JerseyTim: Wouldn't it be ironic of the Westboro Baptist Church protested his funeral?

Wouldn't that be like dividing by zero?

I can see it now: The Phelps clan protesting elder Phelps funeral.  Suddenly a wave of light sweeps out from each of their bodies and washes over the city.  The clan looks around, confused, as if coming out of a trance.  They drop their signs to the sidewalk.  Sherley Phelps, with a smile on her face says to her kin-- "It's over.  The curse is broken."   They celebrate at Denny's.  Fin.


You win this thread HANDS DOWN.
 
2014-03-16 12:11:47 PM  
No, get hundreds of people to show up to his funeral, sit solemnly, go to the family and pay their condolences. Show these (*#$%(*#$*( pieces of (*$#*($*$ in-the-head (*$#(*$#$ what love really is.

Of course show up dressed in black or rainbow or bright pink.
 
2014-03-16 12:12:49 PM  
He is a shining example of of what hate looks like today in modern America.
 
2014-03-16 12:13:19 PM  

mudmin: Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden


Nobody really knew if bin Laden was still alive. Or if he was a CIA agent and a patsy for an inside job. Of course, we will never know if Phelps were secretly CIA either.
 
2014-03-16 12:13:27 PM  

iron de havilland: Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.


I'm sure Fred Phelps is immensely comforted by you considering him one of your own.

Although you're probably kidding yourself. He probably thinks you're gay and hates you even as he draws his final, undeserved, breath.
 
2014-03-16 12:14:34 PM  
Wow Fark, you guys sure hate homosexuals.

/ That is, closeted, self-hating homosexuals, but still.
 
2014-03-16 12:15:23 PM  
He had a lot to say.
He had a lot of nothing to say.
We'll miss him.

We're gonna miss him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHdlhUfJ5qc
 
2014-03-16 12:16:31 PM  

FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.


Many people are more attached to the traditions and trappings of religion because they grew up in it. Look at your first sentence, how often do you here from people who claim to be Christian think of they just go to church and be good act holy and all that bull shiat they'll go to heaven and get to wander streets of gold. Which shows right their they never read their own bible, the source book for everything their supposed to believe. because Jesus says something completely different, that faith in him, etc is it. Later on its brought up that acts of worship, and such are evidence of faith, but they are not what get you in.

In the US so often people rely on others to tell them what to believe instead of just reading the instructions of their faith.
 
2014-03-16 12:16:44 PM  
I'm pretty sure the whole Phelps family is expecting a cacophonous protest. They're very rich - they'll probably hold it in the middle of one of their massive private properties where no one can step foot without getting sued for thousands.
 
2014-03-16 12:17:42 PM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.


You are so cutting edge and modern.
 
2014-03-16 12:17:50 PM  
That he is alive and my father is dead has bothered me since 2007.
 
2014-03-16 12:17:54 PM  
I call for an army of homos, armed with super-soakers and a month worth of saved up semen. Start hoarding ammo now!
 
2014-03-16 12:19:46 PM  

MaestroJ: I'm pretty sure the whole Phelps family is expecting a cacophonous protest. They're very rich - they'll probably hold it in the middle of one of their massive private properties where no one can step foot without getting sued for thousands.


I don't really care about some epic revenge protest (though I will laugh if it happens).  I just want this guy to finally die and either just disappear from existence or finally get to meet this God he's been talking about and get his report card.
 
2014-03-16 12:20:53 PM  

MaestroJ: I'm pretty sure the whole Phelps family is expecting a cacophonous protest. They're very rich - they'll probably hold it in the middle of one of their massive private properties where no one can step foot without getting sued for thousands.


I thought they'd been sued recently and didn't have much left, or was that another hate group

Westboro or a white supremacy group or was it both
 
2014-03-16 12:21:13 PM  

doyner: While I think this guy's "contributions" to society have been extremely counterproductive, I'm not so sure that the proper response to him lying in hospice is hateful vitriol.  It strikes me as just as petty as what everyone is upset with him about.


That is a false equivalence.

While it would certainly be indicative of a mature and erudite adult to take the high road - at the same time this is one of the few truly miserable bastards almost anyone (even the goddamn KKK) can agree diminishes our world the longer they are a part of it. And there is good reason everyone feels this way about him and the awful movement he spawned.
 
2014-03-16 12:21:50 PM  
Thank God for dead bigots...


Betcha he's going to be in for one hell of a surprise..
 
2014-03-16 12:21:56 PM  
I hope the devil wears him like a condom while sodomising the gayest demon in Hell.

Daily.

/Never Rest, you worthless pain bringing emotion vampire.
 
2014-03-16 12:22:23 PM  
Hopefully it is slow and painful.
 
2014-03-16 12:22:27 PM  
I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.
 
2014-03-16 12:24:27 PM  

whyerhead: Someone should sodomize him with a rusty baseball bat before he dies..


Baseball bats are made of wood, you're thinking of those abominations that college kids play with.
 
2014-03-16 12:26:07 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com

The only reason I still live in Kansas. Time to start drinking some water. I want to be well hydrated.
 
2014-03-16 12:26:17 PM  
If a bunch of people protest his funeral, all you'll do is justify his actions to his supporters.  You want to strip him of his supporters, don't do anything.  Just ignore him as most of the rest of the country has done.  Let him and his stupidity fade away to the pages of insignificance.
 
2014-03-16 12:26:24 PM  

jake_lex: The thing is, too, that if his goal in life was to try to stamp out homosexuality, hhe was a complete and utter failure at it.  If anything, he was one of the best friends the gay rights movement ever had, because he just made it clear that behind any effort to deny gay people their rights is raw bigotry.

And his rhetoric was so horrifying that it forced other anti gay rights activitsts to tone down their rhetoric, thus makeing it that much harder for them to advocate for what had to have been their dream, a re-criminalization of homosexualty. Because it's hard to make that argument without sounding like the Phelps Family, and puts you in the same group as an asshole who pickets funerals of dead soldiers and children.  Of course, that's because what you believe is as noxious and horrifying as what he did, but he denies you the cover of pretending otherwise.

He was so ineffective at getting his message across that the only logical sounding explanation has to be that it was all an elaborate insurance scam: provoke people into attacking you, sue them, collect the settlement check.


So, the Westboro Baptist Church is part of the "Gay Agenda". Were they supported by gay advocacy groups? They sure kept that quiet...

Go, fred. There's a seat for you on the right side of Satan's throne. You'll have a popeship in Hell.
 
2014-03-16 12:26:44 PM  

jaybeezey: whyerhead: Someone should sodomize him with a rusty baseball bat before he dies..

Baseball bats are made of wood, you're thinking of those abominations that college kids play with.


Not even... those abominations are made from aluminum. They don't 'rust'. Maybe "pipe" would be more appropriate.
 
2014-03-16 12:27:28 PM  
s27.postimg.org
 
2014-03-16 12:28:10 PM  
I'm already drinking beer and eating asparagus...
 
2014-03-16 12:30:14 PM  
I've heard that Doctors are keeping him alive with repeated anal insemination.
 
2014-03-16 12:30:32 PM  

Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


My guess is he got the diagnosis of only months to live and only then saw the error of his ways. He then tried to change the church's course and they wanted to hear none of it. Which is a classic "sow the wind, reap the whirlwind" ending.
 
2014-03-16 12:30:41 PM  

Mad Tea Party: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


My guess on why Freddie got the boot from is shiat heal cohorts:

Fred knew he was dying last year, and as the end drew nigh, he began to feel bad for what his life had become and wanted to make amends. The rest of his asshole clan wanted no part in it and shoved him out the door faster than you can blink. That's why they are keeping him in seclusion, so no one can here him say, "I was wrong."
 
2014-03-16 12:31:25 PM  

JohnnyC: jaybeezey: whyerhead: Someone should sodomize him with a rusty baseball bat before he dies..

Baseball bats are made of wood, you're thinking of those abominations that college kids play with.

Not even... those abominations are made from aluminum. They don't 'rust'. Maybe "pipe" would be more appropriate.


They undergo corrosion but when aluminium oxide forms it doesn't flake like iron oxide
 
2014-03-16 12:32:48 PM  
I'm not going to celebrate his death.  But I sure as hell won't be mourning it either.
 
2014-03-16 12:32:56 PM  

Lsherm: Maybe this will result in less hate in the world, but I doubt it.  Fred Phelps probably had less hate in his heart than your typical Fark lib.


Yep, he took every opportunity to express his hatred of gays.

Just like you do with liberals.

/It's all silly anyway.
//Judging by who dies, God hates all of us.
 
2014-03-16 12:32:56 PM  
Well, darn.

In all seriousness, though, Fred has quite a few things to set right with the Man Upstairs before he gets to St. Peter.
 
2014-03-16 12:33:22 PM  
Death isn't always a sad thing.
 
2014-03-16 12:33:49 PM  

hej: Krustofsky: Still undefeated:

How do you figure? Phelps is like five hundred years old and dying a natural death. Never mind that he did more than enough procreating.


A sure sign that there is no god.
 
2014-03-16 12:35:00 PM  

TV's Vinnie: If this rumor is true, remember what I said to you Fark Mods. On that glorious day, just call in sick. Don't even bother to try moderating. There's simply going to be no damn way you can hold back the Tsunami of Schadenfreude that's going to slam through Fark like a Praxis Effect.


Death threads are very tricky. Its easy for things to get derailed and tempers flare. Considering who it is that's dying, its probably going to be one of the most brutal and harshest Fark threads ever.

And that evil piece of filth will deserve every ounce of it.
 
2014-03-16 12:35:16 PM  

bobothemagnificent: If a bunch of people protest his funeral, all you'll do is justify his actions to his supporters.  You want to strip him of his supporters, don't do anything.  Just ignore him as most of the rest of the country has done.  Let him and his stupidity fade away to the pages of insignificance.


Just schedule a gay pride parade elsewhere in the same city at the same time. Then his supporters have to choose between attending his funeral and protesting at the parade.
 
2014-03-16 12:36:18 PM  
www.freedomsphoenix.com

They see me a trolling.....
 
2014-03-16 12:36:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-03-16 12:37:18 PM  
We should hire Chick-fil-a to cater.
 
2014-03-16 12:37:30 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Nabb1: Protest? Asshole isn't worth the effort.

I say, send words of condolences and encouragement, prayers, and thoughts. Kill the bastards with kindness, and show them how Christianity damn well ought to behave instead of their hateful tripe.


Yup. This is how to do it.
 
2014-03-16 12:37:51 PM  

doyner: While I think this guy's "contributions" to society have been extremely counterproductive, I'm not so sure that the proper response to him lying in hospice is hateful vitriol.  It strikes me as just as petty as what everyone is upset with him about.


That's why I'm going to celebrate by kissing another girl.
 
2014-03-16 12:37:58 PM  
Best thing I've read on facebook...evar.
 
2014-03-16 12:38:10 PM  
You may commence sucking c*cks in Hell, Mr. Bigot McHatepants!
www.chicagoreader.com
 
2014-03-16 12:40:52 PM  

markie_farkie: [img.fark.net image 850x564]

Rot in hell, Fred..


Came here to say this.
 
2014-03-16 12:42:16 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
Funeral Parade.
 
2014-03-16 12:42:35 PM  
God Hates Phags
 
2014-03-16 12:43:45 PM  
I'm going to make soooo much money selling commemorative codpieces at this funeral.....
 
2014-03-16 12:43:51 PM  
www.agentlover.com
 
2014-03-16 12:44:11 PM  
Meh.
 
2014-03-16 12:44:32 PM  

Kevin72: Tarl3k: MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.

We have a winner...

But how many times can you sing "ding dong the witch is dead"?


All of them, Charlie.
 
2014-03-16 12:45:26 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: doyner: While I think this guy's "contributions" to society have been extremely counterproductive, I'm not so sure that the proper response to him lying in hospice is hateful vitriol.  It strikes me as just as petty as what everyone is upset with him about.

That's why I'm going to celebrate by kissing another girl.


That's the spirit!
 
2014-03-16 12:47:05 PM  

loonatic112358: I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.


This.
 
2014-03-16 12:48:18 PM  

JohnnyC: iron de havilland: Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.

I'm sure Fred Phelps is immensely comforted by you considering him one of your own.


He is a human being. He's not "one of my own" insofar as his hatemongering goes, but I'm quite happy knowing that I'm a better man than he.

But, he deserves all the rights accorded to all people.

Although you're probably kidding yourself. He probably thinks you're gay and hates you even as he draws his final, undeserved, breath.

He's free to do that, as I'm free to think him a terrible person.

It's just a shame that so many people who call themselves Christians ignore the teachings of Christ.

/Atheist.
 
2014-03-16 12:49:52 PM  

bobothemagnificent: If a bunch of people protest his funeral, all you'll do is justify his actions to his supporters.  You want to strip him of his supporters, don't do anything.  Just ignore him as most of the rest of the country has done.  Let him and his stupidity fade away to the pages of insignificance.


You do know the Phelps clan has no actual supporters right?

You know they are a clan of lawyers and disbarred lawyers?

You know they make their money by doing these protests and then suing anyone who attempts to stop them, or anyone stupid enough to attack them right?

You know they don't believe any of the shiat they say, they are just using religion as a cover to try an piss people off into stopping them from protesting by any means so they can get them into court and collect cash right?
 
2014-03-16 12:50:40 PM  

Mock26: Phelps and his scumbag family were only exercising their First Amendment Right when they protested the funerals of soldiers who were killed in action.  It is only fitting that other Americans exercise that same right and protest his funeral.

Also, is this Nathan Phelps a real account?  I mean, his picture is of a troll.  Can we really take the post seriously?


http://m.cjonline.com/news/local/2014-03-16/wbc-spokesman-declines-s ay -whether-church-founder-has-been-excommunicated
 
2014-03-16 12:51:14 PM  
I don't believe in rejoicing someone's death, but this shiatstain makes it hard to keep to that. I certainly believe the world will be a better place without the hate he has spewed for so long.
 
2014-03-16 12:52:20 PM  
Kicked out of his own church, and on his death bed with no one saying what he's dying of (old age, etc.).
My money is on HIV.
 
2014-03-16 12:52:53 PM  
I think people should turn this pending occurrence into an opportunity to do some good, and make a donation in Phelp's name to charity he would probably not approve of.
 
2014-03-16 12:53:58 PM  
I hope 50,000 people show up to protest that waste of DNA.
 
2014-03-16 12:54:02 PM  

AspectRatio: that bosnian sniper: Nabb1: Protest? Asshole isn't worth the effort.

I say, send words of condolences and encouragement, prayers, and thoughts. Kill the bastards with kindness, and show them how Christianity damn well ought to behave instead of their hateful tripe.

Yup. This is how to do it.


In this case, I disagree. Every card, every expression of condolences, every flower - all of it will be seen as vindication of their beliefs and actions. Instead of feeling the pain they inflicted on others and reflecting, they will be emboldened by the "support" they receive.

Don't send mixed messages, they won't take from it what you think. Send them a clear message that they and their positions are reviled, and it hurts to have someone protest a funeral.

/spare the rod, spoil the child.
 
2014-03-16 12:54:31 PM  

maxwellton: I think people should turn this pending occurrence into an opportunity to do some good, and make a donation in Phelp's name to charity he would probably not approve of.


So every charity?
 
2014-03-16 12:55:16 PM  
I'm thinking that nothing will be growing on that grave for many many years.

That amount of urine in one place will probably cause a sinkhole.
 
2014-03-16 12:55:43 PM  
www.elephantjournal.com

Am I doing this right?
 
2014-03-16 12:56:41 PM  
Is there an actual source on this one?  I tend to not get my news from Facebook.
 
2014-03-16 12:57:39 PM  

GOD

HATES

FRED PHELPS

 
2014-03-16 12:59:46 PM  

MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.


Oh, the irony. I love it :)

I certainly wouldn't attend any pride event at his funeral though. Anything like that would just give him and his organization more attention than it deserves.

Raking in the cash by protesting funerals (military or otherwise) just to sue the people who get mad and lash back makes them parasites and ambulance chasers by preying on people at their weakest and most vulnerable moments. (Apologies to any actual parasites and ambulances offended by this.)

The fact that they hide this behaviour behind Christian values is a disgusting abuse of any faith. I'm not even a religious man and I find this outright lie to be beneath human.

Not even crickets should stoop to highlighting the silence this piece of filth deserves at his passing.

/totally down with the 'God hates bigots' theme though
 
2014-03-16 01:02:26 PM  
I'm thinking road trip!!! We should all go not only to protest his funeral but find their home addresses and protest outside their homes on public property of course. Isn't there a neighbor to the "church" that hates them? Didn't he paint his house rainbow flag? I'm sure he'd LOVE to have us protest on his property.

Since they love to hate so much let's show them what real hate looks like!
 
2014-03-16 01:03:07 PM  
While everybody's cursing him to hellfire, I for one wish he tells God he's sorry before he croaks.
 
2014-03-16 01:03:33 PM  
If there really is a hell, I envision it the way it's shown in Scrooge (the musical version with Albert Finney), with Jacob Marley showing him to his frozen home in hell.

This asshole should have to be the drum major of a gay pride parade that never ends.
 
2014-03-16 01:06:21 PM  
i299.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 01:10:34 PM  

Tymast: Being excommunicated none of the other family members are allowed to visit him so he is wasting away alone in the hospice.


Good enough. I like karma -- paybacks I don't have to initiate.
 
2014-03-16 01:10:46 PM  
theconnection.lucianne.com

Too bad Freddy Boy didn't understand Christianity.
 
2014-03-16 01:15:30 PM  
"-they bein' partickler friends o' the diseased.  That's why they're invited here this evenin'; but tomorrow we want  all to come-everybody; for he respected everybody, he liked everybody, and so it's fitten that his funeral orgies sh'd be public."

...

"I say orgies, not because it's the common term, because it ain't-obsequies bein' the common term-but because orgies is the right term. Obsequies ain't used in England no more now-it's gone out.  We say orgies now in England.  Orgies is better, because it means the thing you're after more exact.  It's a word that's made up out'n the Greek  orgo, outside, open, abroad; and the Hebrew  jeesum, to plant, cover up; hence inter.  So, you see, funeral orgies is an open er public funeral."
 
2014-03-16 01:15:58 PM  
Old Fred's just an unscrupulous lawyer looking to make a buck. In doing that, he created a pack of "true believers" that then kicked him out for not being horrible enough. My guess.
 
2014-03-16 01:16:05 PM  

nekom: markie_farkie: nekom: His funeral is going to look like burning man

Actually the best funeral would have ZERO attendees, with the family choosing to have his corpse tossed in an unmarked ditch somewhere.

Though I've always held that the best thing is to never feed the trolls, i.e. ignore those asshats, it would seem pretty fitting and proper to me for an impromptu pride parade to break out at his funeral.  If for no other reason than the lulz that could be generated.  He's beyond "doesn't deserve any respect whatsoever" and well into the "deserves contempt, malice and shame" column.


The best method is counter trolling so viciously that they run for the hills and never return.  "Not Feeding" is providing positive stimulus to the individual seeking attention.  You must educate them that the attention they will be receiving is not the type of attention they'll enjoy.  Almost all crumble, given time, as the new generation of 'trolls' are just sacks of idiocy from 4chan/Reddit who think they invented trolling.

In the case of Phelps, Papparazzi level interaction on a daily basis by a crowd.  Non-stop.  Everywhere.
 
2014-03-16 01:16:40 PM  
Anyone know which hospital/care facility he's in? I would like to mock him as he dies.
 
2014-03-16 01:17:29 PM  

Ringshadow: So I casually googled and I can't find any real explanation on his being excommunicated. Just speculation that he's gay. Weirdest wishful thinking ever.

Also,
[svg.xs4all.nl image 312x445]


I went ahead and updated that, because I can.

i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-16 01:17:52 PM  

Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?


$5 says he came out of the closet.

And I'll put down $2 more on "gay sex scandal."
 
2014-03-16 01:17:54 PM  

perigee: I call for an army of homos, armed with super-soakers and a month worth of saved up semen. Start hoarding ammo now!


After a month, who needs a super-soaker?
 
2014-03-16 01:17:57 PM  

AspectRatio: loonatic112358: I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.

This.


WHY?  Just so people can forget an unpleasant but very important lesson?  The answer to everything we don't like isn't "just ignore it and it will fade from history".
 
2014-03-16 01:18:50 PM  
Phelps and his bunch are just obnoxious.  They have no clue.

Interesting note:  He's a registered Democrat.

/doesn't like d OR r
 
2014-03-16 01:19:03 PM  

thisdaydreamer: I don't believe in rejoicing someone's death, but this shiatstain makes it hard to keep to that. I certainly believe the world will be a better place without the hate he has spewed for so long.


There is another...

and another...and twelve more behind them...

It is the condition of the world that shiatstains will always be among us.  So, while it is graceful to not wish ill upon one, if you do happen to guiltyly enjoy his suffering, be comforted to know there will be another along in a minute to take his place.
 
2014-03-16 01:19:50 PM  

MayoSlather: He's about to see how god feels about bigots...or how imaginary people feel about nothing.


That for me is the biggest drawback to being an atheist (or to be more precise, someone who doesn't believe in life after death): if you're right, you'll never find out.
 
2014-03-16 01:21:33 PM  

Heliovdrake: bobothemagnificent: If a bunch of people protest his funeral, all you'll do is justify his actions to his supporters.  You want to strip him of his supporters, don't do anything.  Just ignore him as most of the rest of the country has done.  Let him and his stupidity fade away to the pages of insignificance.

You do know the Phelps clan has no actual supporters right?

You know they are a clan of lawyers and disbarred lawyers?

You know they make their money by doing these protests and then suing anyone who attempts to stop them, or anyone stupid enough to attack them right?

You know they don't believe any of the shiat they say, they are just using religion as a cover to try an piss people off into stopping them from protesting by any means so they can get them into court and collect cash right?


Reality and perception.  There are many who, while not supporting his methods, support his message.  If you want to change the message, have a huge protest funeral turnout that will only further the belief that those who actually support his message that they are right.  It will give them what they think of a legitimacy and continue the never-ending cycle.  If you want to break the cycle, don't give them anything that they can use to further their cause.  The reality is they'll continue to look like idiots, but they'll become really annoying idiots that will add further tension to an already divided nation.  All I'm suggesting is that the biggest insult you can give to an obvious attention whores like them is to not give them any attention.  In return we get some much needed peace and quiet and maybe a lowering of some of the divisions in this country.  In addition, this guy will become a forgotten figure.  Instead of saying, "That bigot Fred Phelps" the next generation will say, "Fred who?  Never heard of him."
And that will be biggest insult that you could possibly deliver to those who legitimately believe in his message.
 
2014-03-16 01:22:03 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He can finally come out of the closet now


Maybe that's why he was excommunicated.
 
2014-03-16 01:22:23 PM  
I actually don't want Phelps to die. Not yet. I want him to suffer a long time, to linger in pain and misery, to writhe in paroxysms of agony for all the assholiness he caused here on earth. And then, if there is such a place, I want whatever black, charred, rancid husk of a soul he has to spend the rest of eternity and into the next incarnation of the universe in the lowest and most foul pit of hell that can exist.

Or, he can just be reincarnated as a flamboyantly gay male in flyover country.

/FAAAA-BUUU-LOUS!
 
2014-03-16 01:23:44 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-16 01:24:08 PM  

Tymast: Being excommunicated none of the other family members are allowed to visit him so he is wasting away alone in the hospice.


I hope he thinks he's going to hell. I hope he's afraid. I hope he dies slowly and suffers greatly.
 
2014-03-16 01:24:15 PM  

JesusJuice: Anyone know which hospital/care facility he's in? I would like to mock him as he dies.


Click the little Facebook link at the top of the thread and you will find the name.
 
2014-03-16 01:24:32 PM  
I wonder if the church will survive him.  I'm thinking there's got to be some amount of members who are thinking "Man, I need an 'out' from this colossal bullshiat waste-of-time.  And the old man kicking might be the very thing!"
 
2014-03-16 01:24:36 PM  

Heliovdrake: bobothemagnificent: If a bunch of people protest his funeral, all you'll do is justify his actions to his supporters.  You want to strip him of his supporters, don't do anything.  Just ignore him as most of the rest of the country has done.  Let him and his stupidity fade away to the pages of insignificance.

You do know the Phelps clan has no actual supporters right?

You know they are a clan of lawyers and disbarred lawyers?

You know they make their money by doing these protests and then suing anyone who attempts to stop them, or anyone stupid enough to attack them right?

You know they don't believe any of the shiat they say, they are just using religion as a cover to try an piss people off into stopping them from protesting by any means so they can get them into court and collect cash right?


I'm not at all certain that makes him a better person than the common perception of him.
 
2014-03-16 01:25:47 PM  
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, Mr. Phelps, is to die a horrible, painful death. Though even if you don't accept it, you'll die a lonely death. You will self-destruct in 5, 4, ...

thisisyourbrainonFark: [i.imgur.com image 850x478]


It took me 15 seconds to realize that is not a screencap from Robot Chicken.
 
2014-03-16 01:26:42 PM  
Phelps' death should not be cause for protest, nor celebration, but mourning. For the gay community has lost one of their staunchest allies in the fight for equal rights.
 
2014-03-16 01:27:09 PM  
www.thewebsiteofdoom.com


/no RIP for this festering pustule on humanity
//none for Phelps either
 
2014-03-16 01:27:21 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 01:27:58 PM  

iron de havilland: JohnnyC: iron de havilland: Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.

I'm sure Fred Phelps is immensely comforted by you considering him one of your own.

He is a human being. He's not "one of my own" insofar as his hatemongering goes, but I'm quite happy knowing that I'm a better man than he.

But, he deserves all the rights accorded to all people.

Although you're probably kidding yourself. He probably thinks you're gay and hates you even as he draws his final, undeserved, breath.

He's free to do that, as I'm free to think him a terrible person.

It's just a shame that so many people who call themselves Christians ignore the teachings of Christ.

/Atheist.


As a Christian, I agree with you. I'm really struggling to reconcile my dislike for the WBC's actions with the idea that every person, even people like Phelps, deserve dignity. He is the person we're talking about when we say "I disagree with what you say but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it."

He's also the person Jesus was talking about when He said:
"Love your neighbor as yourself."
"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
"Turn the other cheek."
"Don't be a self-righteous dickbag." (I'm probably paraphrasing that last one, but who knows, I only know the various English translations

The point is, you are right that too many people who call themselves Christians have no idea, or don't care, what Jesus taught. Thank you for reminding me that it doesn't matter what kind of man Phelps was and is, it matters what kind of man I choose to be in response to him. I really appreciated your post.
 
2014-03-16 01:28:10 PM  
A troll, posting in a troll thread about a troll.  I've seen this movie, a handful of spoofs of it, and several thousand puns based around the title.
 
2014-03-16 01:30:13 PM  
At the end of the day, he made the choices he made of his own free will - whether it was a sincerely held belief or attention whoring, he said what he said and he did what he did.

I don't think I'll feel the vengeful satisfaction some of you do, but I will not mourn him, nor feel an excessive amount of pity for his current situation.

He made his bed of hate, and now he lies in a hospital, despised and alone. He has earned the reaction he is getting.
 
2014-03-16 01:30:48 PM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


The more cynical answer is that Christians fear death as much as anyone else, which wouldn't be the case if we REALLY believed all that stuff about going to Heaven without any doubt.  You can of course consider this evidence that Christianity is a sham and Christians have no more peace or serenity than anyone else.

The more official answer is that Christians still have a job to do on this Earth before we die and not trying to stay alive (unless it's to sacrifice your life in some meaningful way) is dereliction of duty.

Many sects of Christianity teach that suicide is a sin.  Again, the logic given ranges from "dereliction of duty" to "destroying God's gift of life."

As with so many things, there are explanations/justifications that are congruent with Christianity being true and powerful, and there are explanations/justifications that are congruent with Christianity being a load of hooey.
 
2014-03-16 01:31:32 PM  
I wish I could see the look on his face when he sees what's waiting for him....or something.
 
2014-03-16 01:31:56 PM  

Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.


Had second thoughts once he realized he may be headed for eternal sodomy.
 
2014-03-16 01:32:17 PM  

rewind2846: Or, he can just be reincarnated as a flamboyantly gay male in flyover country.


Interesting how much of flyover country is legalizing gay marriage before the coasts, huh?
 
2014-03-16 01:33:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 01:34:36 PM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Yes, indeed. Hurry up and join your beloved Jeebus, "Reverend" Phelps.
 
2014-03-16 01:34:45 PM  

mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.


That's really dumb.
 
2014-03-16 01:35:22 PM  
www.lawzone.com

Your mission,  should you choose to accept it....


/ I got the wrong Mr. Phelps I guess.  LOL
 
2014-03-16 01:35:38 PM  

Tillmaster: MaudlinMutantMollusk: He can finally come out of the closet now

Maybe that's why he was excommunicated.


I had read that

/it would explain a number of things
 
2014-03-16 01:36:02 PM  
" have never wished death upon anyone, but I have read some obituaries with great satisfaction."

- Mark Twain
 
2014-03-16 01:36:05 PM  
How's Jack Chick feeling?
 
2014-03-16 01:36:16 PM  
I imagine he was told last August that he has 6 or so months to live, and he thought "damn, can't go to the pearly gates being a hateful douchebag".  He said something to his flock like "hey let's dial back the hate a little" and his retard daughter freaked out and excommunicated him.  Now he's dying in a hospice and hoping god and the angels aren't keeping track real well.

Personally, I hope there's a stupendously gay dude working at that hospice and he brings his boyfriend into work late one night and the have horrifically crazy butt-sex above him with santorum dripping down all over face.  Then they lick it off and kiss it into his mouth.  But that's just me.  Maybe you're a little more forgiving, but I remember him protesting me when I worked at the Topeka Civic Theater.  I'm not even gay, but I'd suck a dick if it would make his heart stop.
 
2014-03-16 01:36:30 PM  
I would like to see a gay March on his grave with gay sex and wiping Santorum on his headstone.

Ok, I don't want to SEE that. Just want it to happen.
 
2014-03-16 01:36:45 PM  
Good riddance to bad rubbish. This is what the scumbag did to his own sons...Warning, it may make you sick to read it. Why didn't this scumbag go to jail for what he did!

Addicted to Hate: The Fred Phelps Story
Chapter Two: Daddy's Hands
Mark Phelps feels nauseated whenever he remembers that night. He was hit over 60 times and his brother, Nate, over 200 with a mattock handle. Nate went into shock. Mark didn't. A boy who became a compulsive counter to handle the stress, Mark counted every stroke. His and Nate's. While their father screamed obscenities and his brother screamed in pain. Every 20 strokes, their mother wiped their faces off in the tub. Nate passed out anyway. That was Christmas Day.
Though he believes he should be the next governor of Kansas, Pastor Phelps has never believed in Christmas. A mattock is a pick-hoe using a wooden handle heavier than a bat. Fred swung it with both hands like a ballplayer and with all his might. "The first blow stunned your whole body," says Mark. "By the third blow, your backside was so tender, even the lightest strike was agonizing, but he'd still hit you like he wanted to put it over the fence. By 20, though, you'd have grown numb with pain. That was when my father would quit and start on my brother. Later, when the feeling had returned and it hurt worse than before, he'd do it again. "After 40 strokes, I was weak and nauseous and very pale. My body hurt terribly. Then it was Nate's turn. He got 40 each time. "I staggered to the bathtub where my mom was wetting a towel to swab my face. Behind me, I could hear the mattock and my brother was choking and moaning. He was crying and he wouldn't stop." The voice in the phone halts. After an awkward moment, clearing of throats, it continues: "Then I heard my father shouting my name. My mom was right there, but she wouldn't help me. It hurt so badly during the third beating that I kept wanting to drop so he would hit me in the head. I was hoping I'd be knocked out, or killed...anything to end the pain. "After that...it was waiting that was terrible. You didn't know if, when he was done with Nate, he'd hurt you again. I was shaking in a cold panic. Twenty-five years since it happened, and the same sick feeling in my stomach comes back now..." Did he? Come back to you?
"No. He just kept beating Nate. It went on and on and on. I remember the sharp sound of the blows and how finally my brother stopped screaming... "It was very quiet. All I could think of was would he do that to me now. I could see my brother lying there in shock, and I knew in a moment it would be my turn. "I can't describe the basic animal fear you have in your gut at a time like that. Where someone has complete power over you. And they're hurting you. And there is no escape. No way out. If your mom couldn't help you...I can't explain it to anyone except perhaps a survivor from a POW camp." Last year, Nate Phelps, sixth of Pastor Phelps' 13 children, accused his father of child abuse in the national media.
 
2014-03-16 01:39:44 PM  
I hope this shiatstain dies alone, afraid, and in unimaginable agony while the people he created to be hateful farks like himself ignore him, having excommunicated him already.  I hope he gets to his Heaven and his god says, "I know thee not."  I hope he is cast into eternal torment, as his religion says those who do such things will be.

I think the appropriate response is for the Gay Men's Chorus of Topeka to appear at the funeral and sing hymns.  Ignore the bile and the hatred and the screaming relatives.  Be respectful, be polite, and give your Fark You to Phelps through being better than that.
 
2014-03-16 01:39:59 PM  
I have to say, so far this thread has given me hope for humanity. Everyone's arguing about the appropriate response to the (allegedly imminent) death of Phelps. Well, of COURSE we're arguing, this is Fark, after all.

But unless i missed it somewhere, not a single post has been in support of Phelps's/WBC's actions or "beliefs". Good on ya, farkers.
 
2014-03-16 01:40:35 PM  
lol, this thread reminds me of when people say, "I'm not racist, but...".
 
2014-03-16 01:41:10 PM  

Skunkwolf: TV's Vinnie: If this rumor is true, remember what I said to you Fark Mods. On that glorious day, just call in sick. Don't even bother to try moderating. There's simply going to be no damn way you can hold back the Tsunami of Schadenfreude that's going to slam through Fark like a Praxis Effect.

[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


[www.stardestroyer.net image 640x321]

Always bugged me how they produced and distributed energy in the age of fusion and warp reactors. In a box? energoncube.jpg


Always bugged me that the wave would be exactly on the plane that the Excelsior lay, so that it had to ride through the energy rather than simply ascend or descend on its Y axis to get out of the way. Space is 3 dimensional, as seen in Wrath of Khan and the later star trek movies...
I won't even ask why the energy from an explosion like that didn't radiate outwards in all directions...
Anyway fark Phelps!
/minor threadjack
 
2014-03-16 01:41:59 PM  

reveal101: The most appropriate  response to this man's death is not a protest but a party. A giant, loud, obnoxious celebration that drowns out the cries of the family mourning this piece of shiat as they tried to drown out the cries of the mourners of the countless families they protested.


He's still a human being, and he still has people who will mourn his death.  Act with a little compassion and don't mock their pain.
 
2014-03-16 01:42:20 PM  

www.nndb.com


RIP Fred Phelps

 
2014-03-16 01:43:27 PM  

iron de havilland: It's just a shame that so many people who call themselves Christians ignore the teachings of Christ.


It's about what I would expect from a fear based religion. Yeah, I've heard all the claims that it's all about "God's Love™" and all that... but having read more than one version of the bible, compared those to the early Greek translations, and even having read some of the 'books' that were cut out of the mainstream bibles (Biblical apocrypha), I've concluded that it is primarily a control through fear of punishment religion. So when people really dive into the depths of that religion, it doesn't surprise me at all that so many of them come out of it a bit warped... or at least the ones that take it seriously/literally.
 
2014-03-16 01:46:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hope this shiatstain dies alone, afraid, and in unimaginable agony while the people he created to be hateful farks like himself ignore him, having excommunicated him already.  I hope he gets to his Heaven and his god says, "I know thee not."  I hope he is cast into eternal torment, as his religion says those who do such things will be.

I think the appropriate response is for the Gay Men's Chorus of Topeka to appear at the funeral and sing hymns.  Ignore the bile and the hatred and the screaming relatives.  Be respectful, be polite, and give your Fark You to Phelps through being better than that.


That would be a perfectly poetic response, better even than pretending he never existed.
 
2014-03-16 01:46:48 PM  
Sounds like a good time to play some Slayer.
 
2014-03-16 01:49:46 PM  

MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.


Isn't that true for most organized religions?

/ not sure about Buddhism or Judaism about this topic...
 
2014-03-16 01:50:13 PM  

mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.


You might be right, if you define "true" Christians in such a way that 99% of Christians aren't "true."   The reality is that the overwhelming majority of Christians wrestle with doubt and fear at one point or another in their life.  You can play "no true Scotsman" with that if you like, but you might want to consider that you're not going to persuade many people that way.

I would suggest instead, if you want to be an apologist for Christianity, that you start by admitting its flaws, and copping to the many ways in which Christians tend to fall short of the ideals they (we) espouse.
 
2014-03-16 01:52:06 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I hope this shiatstain dies alone, afraid, and in unimaginable agony while the people he created to be hateful farks like himself ignore him, having excommunicated him already.  I hope he gets to his Heaven and his god says, "I know thee not."  I hope he is cast into eternal torment, as his religion says those who do such things will be.

I think the appropriate response is for the Gay Men's Chorus of Topeka to appear at the funeral and sing hymns.  Ignore the bile and the hatred and the screaming relatives.  Be respectful, be polite, and give your Fark You to Phelps through being better than that.


That is a very easy way to view him and perhaps he deserves it. I felt that way about him for most of the time I have known of him.  At the end, I hope he realizes the error of his way and saved. I hope a homosexual helped treat him in his final hours or that a homosexual's blood was used to save him in a transfusion.  I hope he can see he was wrong.

Do I think that will happen?  No. But I'm starting to see how important it is for all us to rise above the filth and hate of our enemies.
 
2014-03-16 01:52:36 PM  

stonelotus: lol, this thread reminds me of when people say, "I'm not racist, but...".


encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Oh, do go on.
 
2014-03-16 01:52:56 PM  

scottydoesntknow: It's nice to have some good news after losing Newman


From Seinfeld?
 
2014-03-16 01:53:43 PM  

Camus' Ghost: Sounds like a good time to play some Slayer.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 01:54:09 PM  

Private_Citizen: I hope the devil wears him like a condom while sodomising the gayest demon in Hell.


www.wnd.com

What the gayest demon in Hell might look like.
 
2014-03-16 01:54:16 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Goodnight, Jayhawk-man.
 
2014-03-16 01:55:13 PM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


Because they are human and we are hard wired to survive.  Spiritually, I think it has to do with knowing that they are human and have not lived up to the standard that gets you into Heaven.  They fear at a very deep level that even though they tried, they are going to hell.
 
2014-03-16 01:57:20 PM  

AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?


No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."
 
2014-03-16 01:57:46 PM  
To all of you wishing Fred Phelps have a long and painful death, may I just point out that dying in Kansas is punishment enough, and we can move on hating our true enemy, which is Karl Rove.
 
2014-03-16 01:59:48 PM  

FormlessOne: I'm ambivalent about his death. On the one hand, I believe that he's a reprehensible wretch, and as such his passing will not mean much to the world. On the other hand, I believe that his very vocal protests forced us to both ensure that the First Amendment remains inviolate and review how we as a society view LGBT folks. By calling attention to the clear hate still expressed by so many for LGBT folks, he may have, in fact and in a small way, precipitated the push for equality that we're now seeing.

I am gladdened by the fact that, if things keep going as they're going, he may live just long enough to see DOMA repealed. That warms my heart, to know on his deathbed that he lived long enough to see everything his hate and fear stood for, overturned, just as that hateful bastard croaks.


I think you have a point. Most people that oppose gay marriage ( I think) don't hate and loathe members of the LGBT community. Not the way Phelps does. They will look at a wretched old hick like him and ask if they are really on the right side.  If anything, I think he helped force the issue into the mainstream consciousness. I hope he makes this connection before he is no more.
 
2014-03-16 02:03:16 PM  

ciberido: reveal101: The most appropriate  response to this man's death is not a protest but a party. A giant, loud, obnoxious celebration that drowns out the cries of the family mourning this piece of shiat as they tried to drown out the cries of the mourners of the countless families they protested.

He's still a human being, and he still has people who will mourn his death.  Act with a little compassion and don't mock their pain.


getaloadofthisguy.jpg
 
2014-03-16 02:03:36 PM  

Miss Alexandra: Phelps and his bunch are just obnoxious.  They have no clue.

Interesting note:  He's a registered Democrat.

/doesn't like d OR r


And you doubt heliocentricity, your point?
 
2014-03-16 02:03:46 PM  

Whar'sMuhWhiskey: [www.nndb.com image 229x300]
RIP Fred Phelps


You are bad and you should feel bad.
 
2014-03-16 02:08:29 PM  

grumpfuff: And you doubt heliocentricity, your point?


I love that, no matter what the thread topic is about, no matter how absurd the positions that  Miss Alexandra takes, this always gets brought up and makes me laugh.

I love you, FARK.
 
2014-03-16 02:11:23 PM  

I disagreed with his politics, his religious stance and his tactics. But what I didn't like the most was his family was basically destroyed by him. I know what it's like to have an entire extended family held prisoner by a religious rigid autocrat. When he passed at 95, the whole family scattered to the winds, some couldn't put enough geography between.


Now the farm land was sold, warehouses stand there, all the houses torn down.


I



I hope the family heals. I mean this with all sincerity.
 
2014-03-16 02:12:30 PM  
www.boomtron.com

"His contract's nearly up."
 
2014-03-16 02:12:37 PM  

iron de havilland: JohnnyC: iron de havilland: Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.

I'm sure Fred Phelps is immensely comforted by you considering him one of your own.

He is a human being. He's not "one of my own" insofar as his hatemongering goes, but I'm quite happy knowing that I'm a better man than he.

But, he deserves all the rights accorded to all people.

Although you're probably kidding yourself. He probably thinks you're gay and hates you even as he draws his final, undeserved, breath.

He's free to do that, as I'm free to think him a terrible person.

It's just a shame that so many people who call themselves Christians ignore the teachings of Christ.

/Atheist.


Agreed.

Nice to see some humanity in here. Hate can turn the best of us astray.

/WBC saddens me greatly
//Lives in Topeka so I get to be exposed to it constantly
 
2014-03-16 02:13:44 PM  

Mart Laar's beard shaver: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 684x452]

Goodnight, Jayhawk-man.


Meanwhile, in Missouri...

media3.s-nbcnews.com
 
2014-03-16 02:13:48 PM  

Aquapope: Personally, I hope there's a stupendously gay dude working at that hospice and he brings his boyfriend into work late one night and the have horrifically crazy butt-sex above him with santorum dripping down all over face.  Then they lick it off and kiss it into his mouth.

That seems a little excessive, even for a professional hatemonger like Fred Phelps.

WeenerGord: Good riddance to bad rubbish. This is what the scumbag did to his own sons...Warning, it may make you sick to read it. Why didn't this scumbag go to jail for what he did!


I've changed my mind.  Now I can think of no punishment too extreme for him.
 
2014-03-16 02:14:50 PM  
That's some weird indentation on my later comment.
 
2014-03-16 02:15:46 PM  
Is he dead yet?
 
2014-03-16 02:18:20 PM  
what would be the going cost for a brass band in that area?
 
2014-03-16 02:20:47 PM  

hej: Krustofsky: Still undefeated:

How do you figure? Phelps is like five hundred years old and dying a natural death. Never mind that he did more than enough procreating.


Basically, we're all gonna die, natural or otherwise. Bonus will be if it's a "Cut off the head, and the body will follow" scenario, but it's at least a start.
 
2014-03-16 02:21:31 PM  

bindlestiff2600: what would be the going cost for a brass band in that area?


to play a medley of show tunes and Queen songs.
 
2014-03-16 02:21:46 PM  
In other news, real estate values in the low--rent section of downtown Hell have just plummeted.

\\\ tacky, tacky.
 
2014-03-16 02:22:29 PM  
I'm guessing the whole "excommunicating" thing was what the Phelpses think is a Cunning Plan.

lawrenceofcyberia.blogs.com

You see, when Fred finally croaks and lands ass-first on top of Satan's dick, everyone on Earth is going to celebrate. So, the Phelps Cult has shielded themselves and WILL say "Go ahead and celebrate. We excommunicated with him and we're celebrating too. Thanks for supporting us this way."

And then seven billion people will all go
fotos.portalcab.com
 
2014-03-16 02:23:25 PM  

bindlestiff2600: what would be the going cost for a brass band in that area?


Topeka? Just get some kids from the HS marching band to do it.

That being said, this is more sad than anything. Not that he's dying... we all die. What's sad is that a person can spend pretty much a lifetime embroiled in nothing but hate.

It's not too late to repent, Fred.
 
2014-03-16 02:23:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Because they are human and we are hard wired to survive.  Spiritually, I think it has to do with knowing that they are human and have not lived up to the standard that gets you into Heaven.  They fear at a very deep level that even though they tried, they are going to hell.


Christians, like me, who subscribe to the "faith and grace, not works" theology don't fear going to Hell. To them, they were guaranteed Heaven the instant they put their faith in Jesus. They don't fear being dead. However, it's that transition that's scary. We humans fear big changes, even when they are good. It's why people hate High School until that last month before they graduate, then they want to cherish every moment and are afraid of what it means to graduate and not come back. (Even if you are going to a much, much better place.)

I don't fear being dead. And if I could be guaranteed an instant, painless death, I'd be a lot happier. However, what I fear is the long, slow decline. My grandfather died of Alzheimer's and it's what I fear the most about dying: losing everything I am and waiting for death. I also fear that I haven't done enough, and that there's one more thing (at least) I still need to do. I'm not ready to punch my ticket quite yet and would like to put it off as long as possible. Plus, I'd hate to die suddenly and leave my wife alone. I'm sure she'll eventually move on, but it would suck for her, and I'd hate to do that to her.

So, yeah, it's not necessarily a contradiction or a lack of faith to not be wild about dying. In fact, Christians who are a little too eager to die make me nervous. Not to mention those whose retirement plans are "Being Raptured." I remember reading about the Christians who spent their life savings spreading the word about Rapture 2011. All of them were running from something in their lives and refusing to deal with their issues. They were eager for a way out, and then the worst happened. They were forced to continue living.

So having something to live for isn't a bad thing. Especially if you believe that you're doing good while here on Earth.
 
2014-03-16 02:25:42 PM  
The source of this information is a Facebook post by an estranged son.  If the veracity of this news story is similar to the algorithm that Facebook uses for ads and suggested pages, I don't know if I should believe this story or not.  I keep telling Facebook not to show me ads or pages related to online dating, and it still keeps showing them constantly.  As well as ads and pages for things I don't like.
So I am not getting my hopes up until some other news source can confirm this story in some way.

As a native Kansan, good riddance to him, if and when he shuffles off the mortal coil and joins the realm of the spirits.  If there is an afterlife, I'd like to know where he ends up.

Also, on the one hand, I think that the Kansas Legislature will do something like proclaim that Fred Phelps was not a representation of the true spirit of Kansas, and yet, on the other hand, pass a law promoting religious freedom (as in denying service to gays and lesbians) like Arizona.  Given the people in charge of Kansas right now, I wouldn't be too surprised.
 
2014-03-16 02:25:55 PM  
 
2014-03-16 02:29:36 PM  

TV's Vinnie: You see, when Fred finally croaks and lands ass-first on top of Satan's dick, everyone on Earth is going to celebrate. So, the Phelps Cult has shielded themselves and WILL say "Go ahead and celebrate. We excommunicated with him and we're celebrating too. Thanks for supporting us this way."


That, and if he's been excommunicated and divested of all of his things/holdings in his "church"...it makes for an easy probate after he's gone. Knowing these people, and their talent for abusing the law...this is probably nothing more than a legal ploy. I doubt he was excommunicated for "losing the faith"...more likely, this is simply their end strategy to avoid legally having to pay money, or risking the exposure of some fraud which could have been revealed during probate...another reason that comes to mind: if his estate has nothing the kids who left...have nothing to sue for when he croaks.
 
2014-03-16 02:31:26 PM  

DuoX: TV's Vinnie: You see, when Fred finally croaks and lands ass-first on top of Satan's dick, everyone on Earth is going to celebrate. So, the Phelps Cult has shielded themselves and WILL say "Go ahead and celebrate. We excommunicated with him and we're celebrating too. Thanks for supporting us this way."

That, and if he's been excommunicated and divested of all of his things/holdings in his "church"...it makes for an easy probate after he's gone. Knowing these people, and their talent for abusing the law...this is probably nothing more than a legal ploy. I doubt he was excommunicated for "losing the faith"...more likely, this is simply their end strategy to avoid legally having to pay money, or risking the exposure of some fraud which could have been revealed during probate...another reason that comes to mind: if his estate has nothing the kids who left...have nothing to sue for when he croaks.



I think you nailed it.
 
2014-03-16 02:32:21 PM  
Or...the everyone, including the gay communities, minorities and other people he pissed his special breed of vitriol all over, could send flowers and condolences to the family and loved ones proving that they understand the message of the bible and are closer to the concept of faith ol' Freddy claimed to have the lions share of.


Just sayin'.
 
2014-03-16 02:32:37 PM  
Actually, his son Nathan reports that Fred Phelps was excommunicated from Westboro Baptist in August, 2013.  There's no more information on the cause of excommunication, and it sounds like the church is not letting unapproved family members visit.

Fred Phelps created a monster, and we may be witnessing what happens when monster turn on their creator.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/16/1285133/-Fred-Phelps-of-Wes tb oro-Baptist-Protests-Near-Death
 
2014-03-16 02:33:10 PM  
God hates Freds
 
2014-03-16 02:34:13 PM  
Hopefully, his family-cult will slowly dissolve after his death. Westboro was down to 40 members and dropping, last time I heard. Shirley Phelps-Roper won't be able to keep the operation running without the figurehead, and then the remaining members can begin the cult-deprogramming process.
 
2014-03-16 02:37:53 PM  
This is how Fred Phelps must be feeling right now (with apologies to Weird Al Yankovic)

We've been together for so very long
But now things are changing, oh I wonder what's wrong?
Seems you don't want me around
The passion is gone and the flame's died down

I guess I lost a little bit of self-esteem
That time that you made it with the homosexual team
You used to think I was nice
Now you tell all your friends that I'm the Antichrist (HA HA HA)

Oh, why did you disconnect the brakes in my car?
That kind of thing is hard to ignore
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

I knew that we were having problems when
You put those piranhas in my bathtub again
You're still the light of my life
Oh darling, I'm beggin', won't you put down that knife?

You know, I even think it's kinda cute the way
You poison my coffee just a little each day
I still remember the way that you laughed
When you pushed me down that elevator shaft

Oh, if you don't mind me asking, what's this poisonous cobra
Doing in my underwear drawer?
Sometime I get to thinking you don't love me any more

You slammed my face down on the barbecue grill
Now my scars are all healing, but my heart never will
You set my house on fire
You pulled out my chest hairs with an old pair of pliers

Oh, you think that I'm ugly and you say that I'm cheap
You shaved off my eyebrows while I was asleep
You drilled a hole in my head
Then you dumped me in a drainage ditch and left me for dead

Oh, you know this really isn't like you at all
You never acted this way before
Honey, something tells me you don't love me any more, oh no no
Got a funny feeling you don't love me anymore

And how much do I care about his wounded feelings?

Scientists have discovered many subatomic particles, but NONE have been found which are small enough to compare with the amount of compassion I have for this man.

///And none ever will
 
2014-03-16 02:38:47 PM  
I have to wonder if the dirty coonts will protest Phred's funeral, since they allegedly excommunicated him.
 
2014-03-16 02:42:03 PM  

FormlessOne: I'm ambivalent about his death. On the one hand, I believe that he's a reprehensible wretch, and as such his passing will not mean much to the world. On the other hand, I believe that his very vocal protests forced us to both ensure that the First Amendment remains inviolate and review how we as a society view LGBT folks. By calling attention to the clear hate still expressed by so many for LGBT folks, he may have, in fact and in a small way, precipitated the push for equality that we're now seeing.

I am gladdened by the fact that, if things keep going as they're going, he may live just long enough to see DOMA repealed. That warms my heart, to know on his deathbed that he lived long enough to see everything his hate and fear stood for, overturned, just as that hateful bastard croaks.


Yeah...just like the Soviet Union and Russia have turned the eternally squabbling and battling North European plain into a grand stretch of Kumbaya from the Rhine to the Dneiper.
 
2014-03-16 02:42:16 PM  
Sure this man was a creep that hurt many people.  But taking revenge and doing to him and his family what he did is not going to help.   Disrespecting his funeral will only legiitimise the tactics he used -- if they were wrong for him they are wrong for the rest of us too.  And if it okay for us to do it, then he was not wrong to use them himself.   It is an opportunity for those who this man attacked to show that they are bigger than he was.   And what is more, there are young children in that family.   If they see this being done to their grandpa it risk alienating them for life.  We want more, not less of these kids to drop out of this cult when they are of age.  Heck, it might even make it less likely that some of the adult members will leave.  Persecution often strengthens such cults.  Heck why do you think the religious right goes through such trouble to tell its sheep that they are persecuted?
 
2014-03-16 02:43:33 PM  

jaybeezey: Fred knew he was dying last year, and as the end drew nigh, he began to feel bad for what his life had become and wanted to make amends


So according to Christian doctrine, Phelps is going straight to heaven and all the gays he protested are going to burn.
 
2014-03-16 02:43:37 PM  

FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.


I would be an idiot if I deny that I fear death.  After all, it's the Ultimate Unknown.  So many possibilities.  But yes, in my Lutheran tradition, I will see death as the transformed passage to heaven.  Like you said, it will be a good end to Christians who by faith, lived a virtuous life.

When I face death, I will not boast of my good deeds.  I will not boast of my ability to garner a soupcon of faith.  In fact, I interpret faith as a Gift, not something I muster up via willpower.  Most likely, I will tell those around me that I am unworthy to enter through the Void we call death.  I will thank those for loving me and being a part of my life.  And I will pray that Jesus will have mercy on me.  I will be brave in the process. That is all I can do.
 
2014-03-16 02:44:46 PM  

grumpfuff: Miss Alexandra: Phelps and his bunch are just obnoxious.  They have no clue.

Interesting note:  He's a registered Democrat.

/doesn't like d OR r

And you doubt heliocentricity, your point?


Phelps is a most loyal Democrat.

imageshack.com
 
2014-03-16 02:45:13 PM  
I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.

But then, I've always found it weird that people who support homosexuals wish homosexuality on people as if it were a punishment.  Apparently, you can have it both ways.

/Please, no stupid jokes off of that last sentence.
//I can easily see the pun written there.
 
2014-03-16 02:46:25 PM  
imageshack.com
 
2014-03-16 02:50:44 PM  
The daughter's in charge now. When she goes, either to prison or the grave, the cult will implode.
 
2014-03-16 02:51:03 PM  
I say signs that say GOD HATES FRED would be in order at his funeral.
 
2014-03-16 02:52:50 PM  
In fact, I'd say that if you ever fantasized about crashing a funeral and doing ALL SORTS of outrageous, disrespectful shiat, Fred Phelps' funeral would be the one to do it at. The police will DEFINITELY be looking the other way, the courts will lose paperwork and err on your side, and everyone will essentially let you get away with whatever you want and they'll be laughing inside as you do it.
 
2014-03-16 02:53:28 PM  

06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.

But then, I've always found it weird that people who support homosexuals wish homosexuality on people as if it were a punishment.  Apparently, you can have it both ways.

/Please, no stupid jokes off of that last sentence.
//I can easily see the pun written there.


You're not very bright, are you?
It's not the gay that's the punishment, it's the being cursed with the thing you hate.  He could have railed against blacks, and the punishment would be being reincarnated black.  Black itself isn't the punishment, it being what you hated.

But you already knew this and were just being obtuse because it's fun to act like you failed 7th grade.
 
2014-03-16 02:56:33 PM  
Phelps simply started the hateful cult, it's the crazy, horrific, mind-numbed arseholes that will continue it.  I've been through Hospice with my Dad, trust me, Phelps is being kept comfy and well cared for, that's the job of Hospice.  Such a hateful monster getting to spend his last days peacefully does seem so unfair, with all the hatred and pain he caused. The best way to bury him-NO MEDIA, NO PROTESTS, NO ONE GIVING A SINGLE DAMN.  Think of him for what he is-a piece of steaming dog shiat you purposefully avoid stepping in.
 
2014-03-16 02:57:08 PM  

Mugato: jaybeezey: Fred knew he was dying last year, and as the end drew nigh, he began to feel bad for what his life had become and wanted to make amends

So according to Christian doctrine, Phelps is going straight to heaven and all the gays he protested are going to burn.


Not really. Please elaborate using actual passages.
 
2014-03-16 02:57:31 PM  

06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.


I don't think anyone here has claimed to be the "loving" type but there's a difference between hating a guy who hates everyone and a guy who hates everyone.

/it's not like he just protested funerals of gays

Anyway, for all the "God hates Fred" people, the guy managed to live pretty long.
 
2014-03-16 03:06:39 PM  
Time to work on my sign: "God loves all, even you." Then we can all pray for Phelps. If this awful being could find redemption before he goes, I could almost find myself actually believing in god again.
 
2014-03-16 03:08:42 PM  

soporific: As a Christian, I agree with you. I'm really struggling to reconcile my dislike for the WBC's actions with the idea that every person, even people like Phelps, deserve dignity. He is the person we're talking about when we say "I disagree with what you say but I'll fight to the death for your right to say it."

He's also the person Jesus was talking about when He said:
"Love your neighbor as yourself."
"Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."
"Turn the other cheek."
"Don't be a self-righteous dickbag." (I'm probably paraphrasing that last one, but who knows, I only know the various English translations

The point is, you are right that too many people who call themselves Christians have no idea, or don't care, what Jesus taught. Thank you for reminding me that it doesn't matter what kind of man Phelps was and is, it matters what kind of man I choose to be in response to him. I really appreciated your post.


eyemarten: Agreed.

Nice to see some humanity in here. Hate can turn the best of us astray.


Thanks for your kind words. It's all too easy to demonise people, and to say that they are somehow inhuman and different to the rest of us.

Like I say, I'm an atheist. But I do try to keep to the philosophy of treating others as I'd like to be treated, which certainly seems to be a central message of the bible as I was taught it as a child.

I just don't see the need for the God stuff, personally.

JohnnyC: iron de havilland: It's just a shame that so many people who call themselves Christians ignore the teachings of Christ.

It's about what I would expect from a fear based religion. Yeah, I've heard all the claims that it's all about "God's Love™" and all that... but having read more than one version of the bible, compared those to the early Greek translations, and even having read some of the 'books' that were cut out of the mainstream bibles (Biblical apocrypha), I've concluded that it is primarily a control through fear of punishment religion. So when people really dive into the depths of that religion, it doesn't surprise me at all that so many of them come out of it a bit warped... or at least the ones that take it seriously/literally.


You should study some history, and learn about the good stuff that religion has done over the years. People have certainly used it for evil, but take a look at the stained glass windows of York Minster. The art of Caravaggio, Dürer or Michelangelo. Islamic/Arabic science.

And, plenty churches also had a vested interest in education; teaching their flock to read so they could be closer to God.

There are far too many fundamentalist tendencies about these days, but to suggest that nothing good has ever come from religion is disingenuous.
 
2014-03-16 03:12:06 PM  

JohnnyC: iron de havilland: Well, it does show a level of sociopathy on your part that you can classify him as non-human.

I'm sure Fred Phelps is immensely comforted by you considering him one of your own.

Although you're probably kidding yourself. He probably thinks you're gay and hates you even as he draws his final, undeserved, breath.


At least Phelps doesn't think he's Swedish...
 
2014-03-16 03:14:53 PM  

lordjupiter: AspectRatio: loonatic112358: I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.

This.

WHY?  Just so people can forget an unpleasant but very important lesson?  The answer to everything we don't like isn't "just ignore it and it will fade from history".


No, because they want the attention and to deny them that is the most effective thing you can do. These are people who revel in making people angry and make money by taking advantage of that anger. If when we as a nation look at this era and they're not recognized that is their hell. I know when discussing the era the activities and up oppositions of the Mormon church should be brought up reminding them of their interference in other states
 
2014-03-16 03:15:20 PM  

DoubleEcho88: Whar'sMuhWhiskey: [www.nndb.com image 229x300]
RIP Fred Phelps

You are bad and you should feel bad.


Oopsie!

upload.wikimedia.org



RIP Fred Phelps

 
2014-03-16 03:16:13 PM  
They're going to have to line his gravesite with porcelain, continuous running water and a sewer connection, or the cemetery will face fines for illegal disposal of sewage.
 
2014-03-16 03:18:43 PM  

Aquapope: 06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.

But then, I've always found it weird that people who support homosexuals wish homosexuality on people as if it were a punishment.  Apparently, you can have it both ways.

/Please, no stupid jokes off of that last sentence.
//I can easily see the pun written there.

You're not very bright, are you?
It's not the gay that's the punishment, it's the being cursed with the thing you hate.  He could have railed against blacks, and the punishment would be being reincarnated black.  Black itself isn't the punishment, it being what you hated.



THIS^^ Like this line in the classic movie "Trading Places":
"Yeah. You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people."
- Billy Ray Valentine

For someone like the Koch brothers or Mitt Romney, their worst nightmare would be poverty... abject, soul grinding, taking the bus everywhere and paying the fare in pennies while living in a 20 year old broken down station wagon by the river, one meal a day from the dumpster poverty. For someone like this fetid asshole being reincarnated as a a homosexual and having to deal with all the sh*t he and other "christians" heaped upon gays during his lifetime wouldn't be adequate punishment, but a good start.
 
2014-03-16 03:19:15 PM  
i0.kym-cdn.com

HE'S GETTING AWAY!!!!
 
2014-03-16 03:20:09 PM  
Hey Westboro!

Matthew 6:5, bitiches!
 
2014-03-16 03:20:51 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Camus' Ghost: Sounds like a good time to play some Slayer.


Wrong! Always got time for Slayer! And it is related to this story.

I think Dio would be appropriate as well.
 
2014-03-16 03:21:56 PM  

Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?


Probably fell mouth first on a dick.

It can happen.
 
2014-03-16 03:23:19 PM  

soporific: Thank you for reminding me that it doesn't matter what kind of man Phelps was and is, it matters what kind of man I choose to be in response to him.


This.
 
2014-03-16 03:24:43 PM  

rewind2846: For someone like the Koch brothers or Mitt Romney, their worst nightmare would be poverty... abject, soul grinding, taking the bus everywhere and paying the fare in pennies while living in a 20 year old broken down station wagon by the river, one meal a day from the dumpster poverty. For someone like this fetid asshole being reincarnated as a a homosexual and having to deal with all the sh*t he and other "christians" heaped upon gays during his lifetime wouldn't be adequate punishment, but a good start.


For someone like the Koch Brothers or Romney, being poor is having to drive yourself to a public golf course and playing Pinnacles instead of Titleists.  And you have to wait a few moments when you call your broker because he's talking to another client.
 
2014-03-16 03:24:50 PM  

loonatic112358: lordjupiter: AspectRatio: loonatic112358: I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.

This.

WHY?  Just so people can forget an unpleasant but very important lesson?  The answer to everything we don't like isn't "just ignore it and it will fade from history".

No, because they want the attention and to deny them that is the most effective thing you can do. These are people who revel in making people angry and make money by taking advantage of that anger. If when we as a nation look at this era and they're not recognized that is their hell. I know when discussing the era the activities and up oppositions of the Mormon church should be brought up reminding them of their interference in other states



And why do you think they get that reaction from people?  It's because society learns from such shenanigans and eventually vilifies it.  Those who don't learn that lesson either fall into groups like these that already exist or "rediscover" antiquated attitudes that have had their lack of appeal glossed over by time.

Society is a petry dish for human nature.  This kind of hatred and ignorance won't simply vanish.  We need to build up immunity to this kind of thing by attacking it when exposed to it.  When you stop vaccinating it allows old diseases to take hold and become epidemic.

I can understand why people think "hey, just don't give them what they want" but then you're locked into a behavior that they can also plan for and take advantage of.  We should not be held hostage to their expectations of pacifism which, from I can tell, haven't done shiat when it comes to keeping jerks like this from getting tracting in the first place.
 
2014-03-16 03:26:56 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-03-16 03:31:11 PM  

reubendaley: images4.wikia.nocookie.net

HE'S GETTING AWAY!!!!


FTFY
 
2014-03-16 03:32:34 PM  

Marine1: It's not too late to repent, Fred.


Unless all of his progeny choose to do so as well, it is already too late. His seed's been sown.
 
2014-03-16 03:32:59 PM  
I think he should go like bin Laden. Line everybody up, let them empty a few mags of 5.56 into the body, then unceremoniously dump it into the ocean.
 
2014-03-16 03:35:25 PM  

06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.


So condemning the sort of hateful bile that got Matthew Shepard tied to a fence is "whining".

Yes yes, both sides are just as bad but the important thing is you've found a way to feel superior to both.

/pat pat on the head.
 
2014-03-16 03:36:22 PM  
Just a small sermon to all the guys asking why christians cling to life?

This has been studied, because need to know how people make decisions at end of life,

And the paradox of christians being more likely to want extended medical intervention has been noted.

The way they make it consistent with their beliefs is that they believe in miracles, and so they need to give god time to perform one.

Tortured reasoning, sure, but in my experience few people are completely rational when they get to the end
 
2014-03-16 03:38:54 PM  

Aquapope: 06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the man, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.

But then, I've always found it weird that people who support homosexuals wish homosexuality on people as if it were a punishment.  Apparently, you can have it both ways.

/Please, no stupid jokes off of that last sentence.
//I can easily see the pun written there.

You're not very bright, are you?
It's not the gay that's the punishment, it's the being cursed with the thing you hate.  He could have railed against blacks, and the punishment would be being reincarnated black.  Black itself isn't the punishment, it being what you hated.


It worked for Mork.
 
2014-03-16 03:39:40 PM  

travoltron: Or...the everyone, including the gay communities, minorities and other people he pissed his special breed of vitriol all over, could send flowers and condolences to the family and loved ones proving that they understand the message of the bible and are closer to the concept of faith ol' Freddy claimed to have the lions share of.


Just sayin'.


I'd rather not waste that money on them directly, but I will make sure to donate to many LGBT and women's charities under his name instead of my own from now on.
 
2014-03-16 03:39:49 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i49.tinypic.com image 500x700]


My God... I love that gif... *saved*
 
2014-03-16 03:41:38 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: That time that you made it with the homosexual team


You could have kept this line as "football team" and it would have held the same meaning.
 
2014-03-16 03:42:47 PM  

Mister Peejay: I've long said that people like him live long lives because they aren't allowed to leave the planet until they stop farking up.  Kind of like how you don't let your dog back in until after you know that it pooped.  God didn't want that filth in His house.

So... there isn't a hell, then? God will let you linger until your deathbed repentance?
 
2014-03-16 03:43:39 PM  

Ghastly: Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?

Probably fell mouth first on a dick.


Probably on his way through a parking lot.
 
2014-03-16 03:45:20 PM  
Would love to be a fly on the wall if he was personally greeted in the afterlife by...

static.comicvine.com

...and then watch them totally make out.
 
2014-03-16 03:46:58 PM  

Ghastly: Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?

Probably fell mouth first on a dick.

It can happen.


Forgot to add:

for-shits-and-giggles.com

Mtv agrees with you.
 
2014-03-16 03:49:47 PM  
What I would love to see is a quiet protest, where the streets are lined with thousands of people who all turn their backs to his hearse as it passes by. I've always wished everyone would just completely shun the whole group.

I do feel so sad for the children in that family, though. My heart breaks at the thought of what they are exposed to on a regular basis.
 
2014-03-16 03:50:00 PM  

atomic-age: bindlestiff2600: what would be the going cost for a brass band in that area?

to play a medley of show tunes and Queen songs.


A mashup of "It's Raining Men", "Killer Queen" and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
 
2014-03-16 03:50:50 PM  

MBK: They should host a big gay pride parade on the day of his funeral.


^^^^  THIS!!!

And some nice fireworks afterwards...
Maybe a gay wet-t-shirt content or something too... a whole bunch of gay pride festivities

Someone needs to start raising funds on one of those "Crowd Source" funding-like sites for this... seriously!

THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN!
THIS NEEDS TO BE ON YOUTUBE for those of us who can't make it!
 
2014-03-16 03:50:52 PM  

lordjupiter: loonatic112358: lordjupiter: AspectRatio: loonatic112358: I'd like to see this group as a brief blip in human history that is forgotten by all.

This.

WHY?  Just so people can forget an unpleasant but very important lesson?  The answer to everything we don't like isn't "just ignore it and it will fade from history".

No, because they want the attention and to deny them that is the most effective thing you can do. These are people who revel in making people angry and make money by taking advantage of that anger. If when we as a nation look at this era and they're not recognized that is their hell. I know when discussing the era the activities and up oppositions of the Mormon church should be brought up reminding them of their interference in other states


And why do you think they get that reaction from people?  It's because society learns from such shenanigans and eventually vilifies it.  Those who don't learn that lesson either fall into groups like these that already exist or "rediscover" antiquated attitudes that have had their lack of appeal glossed over by time.

Society is a petry dish for human nature.  This kind of hatred and ignorance won't simply vanish.  We need to build up immunity to this kind of thing by attacking it when exposed to it.  When you stop vaccinating it allows old diseases to take hold and become epidemic.

viola.bz


Sadly true.  Much as I like the liberal/Progressive idea of humanity making its way towards enlightenment over the years, it cannot be denied the history is not unidirectional.

Societies can and do go backwards on social issues like civil rights and equality.
 
2014-03-16 03:51:20 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 03:55:42 PM  
I don't understand the hate here for Phelps. Sure he smoked pot but he did win all those medals for the USA.
 
2014-03-16 03:56:23 PM  

ciberido: AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?

No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."


Every time....
 
2014-03-16 03:57:42 PM  

Trixie212: I do feel so sad for the children in that family, though. My heart breaks at the thought of what they are exposed to on a regular basis.


All hope is not lost though. There was a teen singer duo named Prussian Blue, you can look them up, who sang about white pride and Hitler and all that shiat because that's how they were raised. Then they grew up and realized WTF are we doing? And turned their thinking around. People can get over their farked up upbringing.
 
2014-03-16 03:58:43 PM  

06Wahoo: I'm certainly no fan of the manHitler, but for all the people who whine about his hate, they hardly seem like the loving types themselves.


Hmm, it's almost like there is a valid reason for hating an individual who has done wrong, you know unlike ignorantly hating an entire group for superficial reasons.
 
2014-03-16 03:59:10 PM  

Deedeemarz: He came out


The only thing he came out of was the Westboro Baptist Church; En route to a house where he is being watched so as "not to hurt himself". Because, you know, suicide is completely okay in Christianity.

source
 
2014-03-16 04:00:39 PM  
I...I just hope...I just hope that he lived long enough to read this thread.
 
2014-03-16 04:01:20 PM  

SPLAMM: God hates Freds


False. Mr. Rogers was a Fred.

Hating Mr. Rogers is something even Satan couldn't bring himself to do.
 
2014-03-16 04:01:39 PM  

mudmin: Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden


Well Bin Laden killed thousands of Americans and Phelps was pretty much only a nuisance so it should be a no brainier but Obama was the one who had Bin Laden killed and that pissed off a lot of Republicans, so it's a wash.
 
2014-03-16 04:02:23 PM  

Laobaojun: Hey Westboro!

Matthew 6:5, bitiches!


I think the "out" from 6:5 is that it's about praying in private. Street preachers are preaching and that's different. Plus, they're nuts.
 
2014-03-16 04:02:30 PM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: grumpfuff: Miss Alexandra: Phelps and his bunch are just obnoxious.  They have no clue.

Interesting note:  He's a registered Democrat.

/doesn't like d OR r

And you doubt heliocentricity, your point?

Phelps is a most loyal Democrat.

[imageshack.com image 600x450]


Well, yea, I could have pointed out that his feelings might have changed since he registered way back when, what with Democrats supporting marriage equality now.

But this is Fark, and there was low hanging fruit. No brainer.
 
2014-03-16 04:02:45 PM  

Mad Tea Party: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.

[i23.photobucket.com image 631x128]


I giggled at this one.  Nice job.
 
2014-03-16 04:02:58 PM  

Tenga: I...I just hope...I just hope that he lived long enough to read this thread.


Let's hope

awesomelyluvvie.com
 
2014-03-16 04:08:31 PM  

Mugato: Trixie212: I do feel so sad for the children in that family, though. My heart breaks at the thought of what they are exposed to on a regular basis.

All hope is not lost though. There was a teen singer duo named Prussian Blue, you can look them up, who sang about white pride and Hitler and all that shiat because that's how they were raised. Then they grew up and realized WTF are we doing? And turned their thinking around. People can get over their farked up upbringing.


You're right. They have had some family members that defected. It's interesting to read their stories.
 
2014-03-16 04:09:30 PM  

AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?

No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."

Every time....


Trolling Trekkies is no way to go through life, son.
 
2014-03-16 04:11:41 PM  

mudmin: Survey. Whose death excites (excited) farkers most?
1. Phelps
2. Bin Laden


I seem to remember the Fark thread (or one of the threads) for Bin Laden's death.  If memory serves, it was a lot like this one, in that most Farkers were rejoicing and a few were taking the high road and saying that while we're certainly better off without him, we shouldn't make it a party.
 
2014-03-16 04:12:28 PM  

Trixie212: Mugato: Trixie212: I do feel so sad for the children in that family, though. My heart breaks at the thought of what they are exposed to on a regular basis.

All hope is not lost though. There was a teen singer duo named Prussian Blue, you can look them up, who sang about white pride and Hitler and all that shiat because that's how they were raised. Then they grew up and realized WTF are we doing? And turned their thinking around. People can get over their farked up upbringing.

You're right. They have had some family members that defected. It's interesting to read their stories.


From what I remember wasn't it more a case of they tried pot, discovered when they're stoned they suddenly don't hate anybody  and wish them dead anymore and found that being stoned and happy is better than being sober and hateful.
 
2014-03-16 04:13:03 PM  

Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?


That man is not, and probably never was a christian. That's like saying Hitler was a humanitarian because he said he was.

Just another hate filled ignorant bigot using the christian name as an excuse for his stupidity.
 
2014-03-16 04:14:08 PM  

ciberido: AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?

No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."

Every time....

Trolling Trekkies is no way to go through life, son.


Who said it was the Trekkies I was trolling? ;)
 
2014-03-16 04:18:57 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Some of the same people here cheering Phelps's demise were some of the same one clutching their pearls when Breitbart died -- oh, he had a family!  Think of the children!

To me, we could easily marginalize Phelps as a batshiat guy in charge of a batshiat organization, and he should be rightfully excoriated.  But Breitbart was far worse, for he manipulated vulnerable and stupid people to believe lies and to take them as gospel.  Breitbart's damage was much more far reaching.

\so, TL;DR--screw 'em both


"Some" = one of em.

Get over yourself. Phelps is and always be a reprehensible scumbag.
 
2014-03-16 04:20:43 PM  

AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?

No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."

Every time....

Trolling Trekkies is no way to go through life, son.

Who said it was the Trekkies I was trolling? ;)


I took "Every time" to mean you were trolling and I bit.  Inasmuch as I bit it was correcting "God" to "The Prophets" because of Deep Space Nine and the Bajoran religion, which was a very Trekkie thing.

If you weren't trying to troll Trekkies, then I'm not sure how I count as one of your successes.

/This is the nerdiest argument I've been in all day.
 
2014-03-16 04:23:46 PM  
RTOGUY: He's going to need an unmarked grave or it's going to be shiat on and vandalized Used as a place for gay sex for years to come.

FTFY

Hell I'm straight but if I believed in an afterlife to be tormented in I would consider having gay sex on his grave to make him impotently angry from the beyond.
 
2014-03-16 04:26:05 PM  

bonobo73: I don't understand the hate here for Phelps. Sure he smoked pot but he did win all those medals for the USA.


I larfed.
 
2014-03-16 04:31:40 PM  

Ghastly: Trixie212: Mugato: Trixie212: I do feel so sad for the children in that family, though. My heart breaks at the thought of what they are exposed to on a regular basis.

All hope is not lost though. There was a teen singer duo named Prussian Blue, you can look them up, who sang about white pride and Hitler and all that shiat because that's how they were raised. Then they grew up and realized WTF are we doing? And turned their thinking around. People can get over their farked up upbringing.

You're right. They have had some family members that defected. It's interesting to read their stories.

From what I remember wasn't it more a case of they tried pot, discovered when they're stoned they suddenly don't hate anybody  and wish them dead anymore and found that being stoned and happy is better than being sober and hateful.


I think I remember reading that his granddaughters left because they were asked some pointed questions about what they preached that they couldn't really justify. But it sounds reasonable that others in the family left for the reasons you stated. I believe there's been almost two dozen of them leave. They are now referred to as "betrayers".

/would love to know why old Fred was excommunicated.
 
2014-03-16 04:34:39 PM  

Loucifer: How close to death is he? Cause I should start holding my pee.


Yes, he deserves a liberal coat of polyurinestain.
 
2014-03-16 04:37:40 PM  

The Glorified Jailer: The only reason I still live in Kansas


You've stayed in Kansas waiting for Fred to die so you can urinate on his gravestone?   I think you're giving him a little but too much importance in your life.   Fred was a mean and hateful person full of piss and vinegar and yet he is still of no consequence.   He should have a peaceful death and a quiet family funeral.  Maybe he'll even be cremated so we don't have to hear of people desecrating his grave.

The best result that can come from Fred's death is that we can quit talking about him and his attention whoring around the country.    If you actually lived in Topeka, you'd know the best way to handle Fred is to ignore him.  Don't even turn your head his direction.  Don't put his stupid hatred in the paper or on TV.  Just ignore him.

/And his death
 
2014-03-16 04:45:12 PM  
media.oregonlive.com
Apparently someone made this a while ago.... I can't take credit.
 
2014-03-16 04:45:37 PM  
static.someecards.com

I hope people take turns rolling him over in his casket, cornholing him viciously, then taking a nice sloppy dump in his casket.
 
2014-03-16 04:52:55 PM  

ciberido: AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: ciberido: AthensBoy: [www.elephantjournal.com image 420x295]

Am I doing this right?

No.  It should have said "The Prophets Hate Jedi."

Every time....

Trolling Trekkies is no way to go through life, son.

Who said it was the Trekkies I was trolling? ;)

I took "Every time" to mean you were trolling and I bit.  Inasmuch as I bit it was correcting "God" to "The Prophets" because of Deep Space Nine and the Bajoran religion, which was a very Trekkie thing.

If you weren't trying to troll Trekkies, then I'm not sure how I count as one of your successes.

/This is the nerdiest argument I've been in all day.


Meant to be more so of "Every time I do it wrong..."

/raised OST.
//Glad to be a part of the nerdiest argument of the day.
 
2014-03-16 05:04:21 PM  

Ghastly: Earguy: I want to learn more about Fred being "excommunicated" from his own church.  Is this true?  Why?

Probably fell mouth first on a dick.

It can happen.


Wally:  I went out driving, because as you know I love driving... when suddenly I had to take the biggest pee in the world. So I saw this washroom. I stopped in, but it was full of those "types." You know, queers and queens. So one of them tried to kiss me... and I said, "No! No, no." But he just kept kissing me. Why would he do that?
 
Psychiatrist: Well, didn't you tell me that you had... gripped him by the buttocks and pulled him closer?

Wally:  Yes, but that was 'cause I was concerned that he might fall. Doctor, his pants were down around his goddamn ankles.
 
2014-03-16 05:07:35 PM  
 A facebook post is not a news source, even if it's indeed a family member
 
2014-03-16 05:09:56 PM  
Die slowly and painfully, you piece of shiat.   While it would be nice to believe that there is a Hell you could spend the rest of eternity in, it would be more fitting for you to realize in your dying moments that there is no afterlife and that you wasted the entirety of your existence worshiping a figment of your own imagination.
 
2014-03-16 05:12:35 PM  

germ78: Serious Black: I'd love to know what Fred did to get excommunicated from Westboro.

My guess is he got the diagnosis of only months to live and only then saw the error of his ways. He then tried to change the church's course and they wanted to hear none of it. Which is a classic "sow the wind, reap the whirlwind" ending.


Let's take that a step or two further:

Fred had a "near death" experience, in which God and Jesus explained exactly how he'd misunderstood everything that Christianity stands for: do unto others, love thy neighbor, judge not, lest ye be judged.  He was given one chance at redemption - to show his children and grandchildren the error of his way and encourage them to understand what Christianity means.

Instead of trying to wrap their heads around the message their patriarch returned with, they spiritually kicked him to the curb.  He lays on his deathbed, disavowed by those who once followed him and denied the comfort of those children and grandchildren that recognized early the folly of the father and seek now to let him know that in spite of the past, he is loved.
 
2014-03-16 05:12:57 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-16 05:17:26 PM  

Ghastly: From what I remember wasn't it more a case of they tried pot, discovered when they're stoned they suddenly don't hate anybody  and wish them dead anymore and found that being stoned and happy is better than being sober and hateful.


I think I give them more credit than the power of weed. There are plenty of racist potheads.
 
2014-03-16 05:17:50 PM  

shanrick: Laobaojun: Hey Westboro!

Matthew 6:5, bitiches!

I think the "out" from 6:5 is that it's about praying in private. Street preachers are preaching and that's different. Plus, they're nuts.


It starts with "do not be like the hypocrites", and I could never tell the difference between preaching and praying anyways.  Those pretentious,  arrogant pus buckets.
 
2014-03-16 05:18:55 PM  
I sincerely pray that before he dies he can accept the true words of Jesus and love all.
 
2014-03-16 05:20:30 PM  

Miss Alexandra: Interesting note: He's a registered Democrat.


Interesting note:  You have to remember that back when Freddy Boy was growing up, the ultra-regressive social conservatives were part of the Democratic party - AKA the dixiecrats.   The big change happened in the 60s, between a Papist getting elected president and Nixon actively courting the Dixiecrats to defect with the Southern Strategy.

The Dixiecrats are still around, now we just call them the Tea Party.
 
2014-03-16 05:20:30 PM  
I believe I shall pour a bottle of the best bourbon on his grave.
I will just pass it through my kidneys first.
 
2014-03-16 05:30:25 PM  
i1115.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 05:31:46 PM  

Ringshadow: Just speculation that he's gay. Weirdest wishful thinking ever.


Not so wishful.   There is a documented correlation between extremely homophobic acts and rhetoric and repressed homosexual desires.   People like that want all the gays to go away because they see them as a source of temptation.   It also explains why they insist on viewing homosexuality as a lifestyle choice rather than a biological imperative -- they've chosen to suppress their genuine sexuality, but they can't admit (even to themselves) that's what's going on.   What they really mean is "I've chosen to live a lie, and that fact that you won't live the same lie frightens me".
 
2014-03-16 05:37:25 PM  
Excuse me is this the party everyone has been talking about?
 
2014-03-16 05:38:46 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: I've quoted her before - Bette Davis upon hearing Joan Crawford had died: I was taught to always say good about someone. Joan Crawford has died. Good!


The one I heard was that she rushed up to a friend and said, "Did you hear?  The biatch is dead."  Upon realizing a Hollywood gossip reporter heard her say it, she turned to the reporter and said, "But she was always on time."
 
2014-03-16 05:44:41 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: I will not succumb to his message of hate.

Rest in Peace, hateful man.


Done in fifty three.
Never dance on a troll's grave, it gives the rest of them validation.
 
2014-03-16 05:52:28 PM  

AcademGreen: What if we find out that in his last days he took a young man cabana boy into his heart and converted completely to teh gay in his final days.

The screenplay could become the next Brokeback Mountain... with wrinkly old man balls.

//He could be played by Charlton Heston
//Cabana boy could be Zac Efron Justin Bieber


FTFM
 
2014-03-16 05:53:08 PM  
teenage mutant ninja rapist

Excuse me is this the party everyone has been talking about?


upload.wikimedia.org

Yes.
 
2014-03-16 06:10:21 PM  

Camus' Ghost: Sounds like a good time to play some Slayer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8TBGhqBf4A  ?
 
2014-03-16 06:21:36 PM  
So this article sheds a little more light on things, though the "excommunication" is still sourced to Nathan Phelps.

So, why would Phelps be removed as leader?

1.  Simply that his health failed, and the "torch was passed."
2.  Power struggle within the church, which really means money struggles amongst its family members.
3.  Fred saw the error of his ways and renounced the horrors of their "church," which got him kicked out.  Nah, I don't buy that one.

And, a bonus conspiracy theory:  For whatever reason, the youngers wanted Fred out, so they poisoned him or withheld or faked his medications, and his health turned fast.
 
2014-03-16 06:29:48 PM  
If he goes where I think he's going to go, he's going to be screaming Hail Satan out of both ends.

I hope his children enjoy his funeral. I hope it's ringed by squads of paired off, naked LGBTs rutting in joyous celebration.
 
2014-03-16 06:34:08 PM  
He has done harm to many, he has elevated hate to an art, in himself, in his church and in his opposition. He has marred the face of Christianity(I am not a Christian, but I see it has potential). Still I do not wish suffering upon him, but rather I would have the scales fall from his eyes and have him live with regret.

Let him die quietly, let him be unmourned, but let's not forget the damage one man's hate can do.
 
2014-03-16 06:35:07 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: I hope his children enjoy his funeral. I hope it's ringed by squads of paired off, naked LGBTs rutting in joyous celebration.


GAY, FURRY SEX FOR EVERYBODY!

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2014-03-16 06:42:34 PM  
I predict a gay protest that would rival any pride parade in San Francisco....:) I think Fred was probably a closeted homosexual. A guy talks about how he doesn't like gays once, yeah ok....talks about it more than once....ummmm oooookkkayyyy, a guy makes signs with gay sex on them....dicks are probably all he thinking about.  ps i hope St. Peter is flaming you hateful bastard.
 
2014-03-16 06:52:21 PM  

JesusJuice: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.


Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.
 
2014-03-16 06:54:00 PM  
Just ignore his funeral. Let the dozen or so bigoted assholes who support him show up and see that no one else cares about him.

/Also ignore everything else these idiots do. They'd go away if we ignore them.
 
2014-03-16 06:54:27 PM  
I would like to see a group with rainbow signs expressing condolences for their loss crash the funeral. Show the ones that aren't so steeped in the hate that there is more in life than who God hates the most this week.

Might cause or accelerate the implosion of that "church".

Don't give them something to use as propaganda to maintain a grip on the younger members. Gay people say their campaign for equality is all about the love. Be the better human beings and show them the love they preach doesn't exist.

Do something that will open their eyes and not give them a reason to close their minds and harden their hearts.
 
2014-03-16 07:01:28 PM  

ciberido: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

You might be right, if you define "true" Christians in such a way that 99% of Christians aren't "true."   The reality is that the overwhelming majority of Christians wrestle with doubt and fear at one point or another in their life.  You can play "no true Scotsman" with that if you like, but you might want to consider that you're not going to persuade many people that way.

I would suggest instead, if you want to be an apologist for Christianity, that you start by admitting its flaws, and copping to the many ways in which Christians tend to fall short of the ideals they (we) espouse.


I wasn't trying to be an apologist. Someone had a basic question about how Christians view death.  I didn't want to start unloading greek and hebrew on people.

I do think that huge percentages of people who call themselves Christians aren't and I think that Christians have caused themselves huge image problems in the world. They deserve (practically) every bit of it. Some of the most horrible people I know are pastors.

That said, if you want to know what Scripture teaches on salvation, I stand by my post.  Personally it doesn't matter if anyone agrees with it...I was just explaining it so people could understand what the "official" view is mainstream Christianity.

I know better than to use fark as an evangelism tool.
 
2014-03-16 07:03:58 PM  

JesusJuice: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.


It is the only religion that I know of that has a purely faith based way to attain the better version of the afterlife.  Everything else is works based. I'm not trying to get people to believe it. Just explaining it for people who haven't studied it for themselves.
 
2014-03-16 07:20:41 PM  
From wikipedia: " in the late 1980s, Fred Phelps witnessed a homosexual attempting to lure her then five-year-old son Joshua into some shrubbery. After several complaints to the local government about the large amount of homosexual sex occurring in the park, with no resulting action, the Phelpses put up signs warning of homosexual activity. This resulted in much negative attention for the family. When the Phelpses called on local churches to speak against the activity in Gage Park, the churches also lashed out against the Phelps family, leading to the family protesting homosexuality on a regular basis. " ... THATS WHY!
 
2014-03-16 07:21:47 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 07:24:35 PM  
Not trolling. Dead serious.

I, for one, would like to apologize on behalf of the church for the horrible things done in the name of Christ. I'm sorry for the Crusades and for the Catholic Church selling indulgences to get people out of purgatory, for terrible pastors and priests, for Westboro (and every other church for that matter).

For thousands of years people have been doing things in the name of Jesus that don't represent Jesus.

As someone who has studied his life, I think Jesus is the kind of guy you'd love if you sat down and had a beer with him.  You'd find him frickin awesome. "Normal" people loved him. It was religious people who put him on the cross.  He even said 2000 years ago that people were going to do things in his name, but not really be followers...

From Matthew 7-  21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?'  23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

That's what he thinks of Westboro and all those people.

The truth of the matter is that just like we've had to find space in our brains that not all Muslims are terrorists. Some are really nice people who just want to live their lives.  Not all Christians are douches who hate the world.

Jesus is a pretty cool guy and I wouldn't let some Christians ruin that for you.
 
2014-03-16 07:29:29 PM  
I'm still surprised nobody has tried to murder him yet.  I shall enjoy his death, and hope it will be slow and painful.
 
2014-03-16 07:30:21 PM  

hardinparamedic: TheShavingofOccam123: I hope his children enjoy his funeral. I hope it's ringed by squads of paired off, naked LGBTs rutting in joyous celebration.

GAY, FURRY SEX FOR EVERYBODY!

[scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x653]


Now what did you do that for?

QuickDirtyOS: From wikipedia: " in the late 1980s, Fred Phelps witnessed a homosexual attempting to lure her then five-year-old son Joshua into some shrubbery. After several complaints to the local government about the large amount of homosexual sex occurring in the park, with no resulting action, the Phelpses put up signs warning of homosexual activity. This resulted in much negative attention for the family. When the Phelpses called on local churches to speak against the activity in Gage Park, the churches also lashed out against the Phelps family, leading to the family protesting homosexuality on a regular basis. " ... THATS WHY!


Yeah, that doesn't sound made up at all.

/the churches would have ate up a "gays raping kids in the park" story without a second question, especially in the 80s.
 
2014-03-16 07:31:03 PM  

Pattuq: I'm still surprised nobody has tried to murder him yet.  I shall enjoy his death, and hope it will be slow and painful.


Some time ago, a vet tried to go all Rambo on them, but he was caught before hand.
 
2014-03-16 07:32:20 PM  
I hope he will have a traditional funeral and will be embalmed. They stick a big plastic screw way up there to prevent leakage.
 
2014-03-16 07:38:09 PM  

girlygirlmpls: I hope he will have a traditional funeral and will be embalmed. They stick a big plastic screw way up there to prevent leakage.


Or stuff it with cotton and laceration glue.
 
2014-03-16 07:40:06 PM  
img.fark.net

Wants to be the embalmer.
 
2014-03-16 07:45:28 PM  

bigsteve3OOO: I sincerely pray that before he dies he can accept the true words of Jesus and love all.


I think there are exceptions to using the Lord's name in vain and blasphemy that a little wink of the eye and wiggle of the nose and *poof* forgiven doesn't really work on.  The guy has disgraced the religion and the people who follow it in the name of doing God's work.  I can't see that going unanswered.
 
2014-03-16 07:47:55 PM  
 From wikipedia: " in the late 1980s, Fred Phelps witnessed a homosexual attempting to lure her then five-year-old son Joshua into some shrubbery. After several complaints to the local government about the large amount of homosexual sex occurring in the park, with no resulting action, the Phelpses put up signs warning of homosexual activity. This resulted in much negative attention for the family. When the Phelpses called on local churches to speak against the activity in Gage Park, the churches also lashed out against the Phelps family, leading to the family protesting homosexuality on a regular basis. " ... THATS WHY!

I think they used to picket homosexuality outside of the local Topeka VA...and the locals realized that they were kooks and did the rightful thing of ignoring them.  Seeing nobody was paying attention to them anymore they decided to be more brazing so they began the picketing of soldiers funerals.
 
2014-03-16 07:48:42 PM  

FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.


The important thing to keep in mind is that the afterlife itself was not part of God's original plan. It was the ultimate Plan B -a way to try and make everything all right after a certain trio ruined it for everybody- but this life was supposed to be God's greatest gift to us. We cling to that gift, in no small part, to honor it: to avoid the mistakes our forebears made. We fight for it, up to the end, because even as marred as it has since become, it was still God's gift.
 
2014-03-16 07:52:04 PM  
I'd celebrate his passing, but I'm better than him.

/Not much of a measuring stick.
 
2014-03-16 07:52:58 PM  

mudmin: It is the only religion that I know of that has a purely faith based way to attain the better version of the afterlife. Everything else is works based. I'm not trying to get people to believe it. Just explaining it for people who haven't studied it for themselves.


Pure Land Buddhism is broadly similar on this, actually. Most sects of Buddhism aren't, though.
 
2014-03-16 07:54:26 PM  

mudmin: Jesus is a pretty cool guy and I wouldn't let some Christians ruin that for you.


www.smsandquotes.com
 
2014-03-16 08:01:34 PM  

mudmin: JesusJuice: mudmin: True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.


So basically Pascal's Wager, in other words.
 
2014-03-16 08:03:21 PM  

mudmin: ciberido: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

You might be right, if you define "true" Christians in such a way that 99% of Christians aren't "true."   The reality is that the overwhelming majority of Christians wrestle with doubt and fear at one point or another in their life.  You can play "no true Scotsman" with that if you like, but you might want to consider that you're not going to persuade many people that way.

I would suggest instead, if you want to be an apologist for Christianity, that you start by admitting its flaws, and copping to the many ways in which Christians tend to fall short of the ideals they (we) espouse.

I wasn't trying to be an apologist.


Then, to be blunt, we should ignore you, as by your own admission, you aren't trying to engage us with reason.
 
2014-03-16 08:03:54 PM  

ciberido: mudmin: JesusJuice: mudmin: True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

So basically Pascal's Wager, in other words.


Sure.
 
2014-03-16 08:12:30 PM  

mudmin: Not trolling. Dead serious.

I, for one, would like to apologize on behalf of the church for the horrible things done in the name of Christ. I'm sorry for the Crusades and for the Catholic Church selling indulgences to get people out of purgatory, for terrible pastors and priests, for Westboro (and every other church for that matter).

For thousands of years people have been doing things in the name of Jesus that don't represent Jesus.

As someone who has studied his life, I think Jesus is the kind of guy you'd love if you sat down and had a beer with him.  You'd find him frickin awesome. "Normal" people loved him. It was religious people who put him on the cross.  He even said 2000 years ago that people were going to do things in his name, but not really be followers...

From Matthew 7-  21"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?'  23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'

That's what he thinks of Westboro and all those people.

The truth of the matter is that just like we've had to find space in our brains that not all Muslims are terrorists. Some are really nice people who just want to live their lives.  Not all Christians are douches who hate the world.

Jesus is a pretty cool guy and I wouldn't let some Christians ruin that for you.


"Oh, hey, not trying to EVANGELIZE here.  Oh no, got tons of respect for other beliefs!  Just explainin' a little bit about how I see things, is that cool?  Yeah, seems like a lot of misconceptions about my buddy Jesus and, gosh darnit. I just wanna say "sorry" for all the phony Christians out there, and hope to set the record straight!  Nothing serious, just talkin' about ideas and stuff...

Hey listen if you're not doing anything next Sunday..."
 
2014-03-16 08:29:20 PM  
Fuelled by hate, he was a vile creature who wasted his life spreading bigotry. People shouldn't picket his funeral, nor should they spare him a thought. He should simply be forgotten.
 
2014-03-16 08:29:57 PM  

hotrod2001: bigsteve3OOO: I sincerely pray that before he dies he can accept the true words of Jesus and love all.

I think there are exceptions to using the Lord's name in vain and blasphemy that a little wink of the eye and wiggle of the nose and *poof* forgiven doesn't really work on.  The guy has disgraced the religion and the people who follow it in the name of doing God's work.  I can't see that going unanswered.


I think it'd be pretty cool if in his last days he experienced genuine repentance. If he realized what a horrible person he was, made a sincere apology to everyone he wronged, didn't ask for forgiveness because he was already beyond that, and denounced himself and his church. And then gave the remainder of his money to AIDS research. Because all of that would go against the very foundation of his cult and be a a big middle finger to his followers.
 
2014-03-16 08:31:06 PM  
Late to the party, but I, for one, would spend what's left of my life's savings to hire the entire cast of Riverdance to dance on Fred Phelps' grave.
 
2014-03-16 08:37:17 PM  

PunkTiger: Late to the party, but I, for one, would spend what's left of my life's savings to hire the entire cast of Riverdance to dance on Fred Phelps' grave.


forget it.
there won't be room after we install a handicap size, bottomless port-o-let on it.
 
2014-03-16 09:11:28 PM  
Holy shiat, he got excommunicated?

That's double plus good
 
2014-03-16 09:12:40 PM  

mudmin: JesusJuice: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.


So I imagine you must follow all the other religions as well. Must be time consuming.
 
2014-03-16 09:18:42 PM  
Can someone catch me up here, Fred was excommunicated from his church but his family members who have left the church are still kept from visiting him in hospice?
 
2014-03-16 09:29:26 PM  
mudmin:

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

Pascal's wager is possibly the stupidest reason to believe in a religion. It would be one thing if there was only one religion in the world but there are hundreds. What if there is a god, but you're devoutly worshipping the wrong one and just pissing him off more and more each time you go to church.

My personal plan is just try to make my way through this world causing as little misery as possible so that those around me and I can enjoy our time on this globe as much as possible. I'll deal with the afterlife when and if there is one and if there's a god we can discuss it then and if he's going to damn me to hell because I thought the ancient mythology of a bunch of flat-earth believing goat herders was silly, well, he's not the kind of god I'd want to worship anyway.
 
2014-03-16 09:36:46 PM  

Ghastly: Pascal's wager is possibly the stupidest reason to believe in a religion. It would be one thing if there was only one religion in the world but there are hundreds. What if there is a god, but you're devoutly worshipping the wrong one and just pissing him off more and more each time you go to church.


It's worth noting that Pascal formulated his wager in an intellectual context where there really was only one religion under consideration (with a few different sects, perhaps, but they generally acknowledged one another as worshipping the same God). Nowadays the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with that, but such was the time and place he lived.
 
2014-03-16 09:37:51 PM  
mudmin:

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

Pascal's Wager? Really you can't even come up with a better way to rationalize your irrational beliefs than that?

What if you've chosen the wrong god out of the tens of thousands man has invented? What if you've chosen the wrong sect of christianity out of the estimated 30,000 or more that exist?  The odds of you choosing or being indoctrinated into the right sect of the right religion are exceedingly slim.

And as long as we're just making up versions of the afterlife since none have any credible evidence or proof, how about this one?

The bible serves as a test of credulity and when you die and meet god, if you were gullible enough to believe the contents of a book full of errors, atrocities, misogyny, absurdities and contradictions you get punished.
While the people who used their 'god given' gifts of intelligence and reason to see it was all obvious bullshiat and were decent people without having to be threatened by an invisible man in the sky.
 
2014-03-16 09:39:30 PM  

JesusJuice: mudmin: JesusJuice: mudmin: FormlessOne: MooseUpNorth: Tenga: I'll never understand, why do Christians cling to life?

Think about it. The entire Christian faith is centered around convincing themselves there's eternal life after death and how to make it pleasant rather than horrific. It's always been about the fear of dying. Christians cling to life because they're terrified not to.

It's an odd paradox - Christians have been repeatedly assured, through their faith, that leading a good Christian life assures them an eternity of Heaven. You'd think that good Christians would not fear death, but embrace a good death as the rewarding end to a virtuous life.

Kind of makes you wonder just how much faith these folks have in their own religion, honestly.

True Christians don't fear death and do embrace it...but not as a reward for a virtuous life (that would be based on works)...but as a reward for coming to grips that as humans they are utterly without virtue and accepting Christ and allowing him to become their virtue.

That's really dumb.

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

So I imagine you must follow all the other religions as well. Must be time consuming.


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Just following one religion is confusing enough
 
2014-03-16 09:41:46 PM  

Millennium: Ghastly: Pascal's wager is possibly the stupidest reason to believe in a religion. It would be one thing if there was only one religion in the world but there are hundreds. What if there is a god, but you're devoutly worshipping the wrong one and just pissing him off more and more each time you go to church.

It's worth noting that Pascal formulated his wager in an intellectual context where there really was only one religion under consideration (with a few different sects, perhaps, but they generally acknowledged one another as worshipping the same God). Nowadays the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with that, but such was the time and place he lived.


That is true, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, and Hindus were not invented until 1663.
 
2014-03-16 09:42:03 PM  

FlyingBacon: Wow. So much hate going on. Keep it classic farkers.


Reap what you sow, don't think Farkers are going to be hating when the Dali Lama dies
 
2014-03-16 09:53:37 PM  

Ghastly: Millennium: Ghastly: Pascal's wager is possibly the stupidest reason to believe in a religion. It would be one thing if there was only one religion in the world but there are hundreds. What if there is a god, but you're devoutly worshipping the wrong one and just pissing him off more and more each time you go to church.

It's worth noting that Pascal formulated his wager in an intellectual context where there really was only one religion under consideration (with a few different sects, perhaps, but they generally acknowledged one another as worshipping the same God). Nowadays the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with that, but such was the time and place he lived.

That is true, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, and Hindus were not invented until 1663.


Why do you think I said the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with it? Or, for that matter, why I said there was only one religion "under consideration" in the intellectual context in which Pascal made his wager? The gamble is a bad one, but the people talking about the only context in which it would make sense are more right than I think most of them suspect: that's exactly the context in which Pascal made it.
 
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2014-03-16 09:56:23 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [theconnection.lucianne.com image 250x270]

Too bad Freddy Boy didn't understand Christianity.


He's about to get a crash course.
 
2014-03-16 09:59:39 PM  

Millennium: Ghastly: Millennium: Ghastly: Pascal's wager is possibly the stupidest reason to believe in a religion. It would be one thing if there was only one religion in the world but there are hundreds. What if there is a god, but you're devoutly worshipping the wrong one and just pissing him off more and more each time you go to church.

It's worth noting that Pascal formulated his wager in an intellectual context where there really was only one religion under consideration (with a few different sects, perhaps, but they generally acknowledged one another as worshipping the same God). Nowadays the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with that, but such was the time and place he lived.

That is true, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Taoists, and Hindus were not invented until 1663.

Why do you think I said the Tumblr crowd would have a field day with it? Or, for that matter, why I said there was only one religion "under consideration" in the intellectual context in which Pascal made his wager? The gamble is a bad one, but the people talking about the only context in which it would make sense are more right than I think most of them suspect: that's exactly the context in which Pascal made it.


That's why I point it out. Pascal was an educated man, he would have known those other religions existed yet dismissed them out of hand. He would have had to know his own wager was bullshiat.
 
2014-03-16 10:15:23 PM  

I want to picket his funeral with a sign saying

GOD LOVES EVERYBODY, EVEN FRED PHELPS

 
2014-03-16 10:24:19 PM  

WeenerGord: Good riddance to bad rubbish. This is what the scumbag did to his own sons...Warning, it may make you sick to read it. Why didn't this scumbag go to jail for what he did!

Addicted to Hate: The Fred Phelps Story
Chapter Two: Daddy's Hands
Mark Phelps feels nauseated whenever he remembers that night. He was hit over 60 times and his brother, Nate, over 200 with a mattock handle. Nate went into shock. Mark didn't. A boy who became a compulsive counter to handle the stress, Mark counted every stroke. His and Nate's. While their father screamed obscenities and his brother screamed in pain. Every 20 strokes, their mother wiped their faces off in the tub. Nate passed out anyway. That was Christmas Day.
Though he believes he should be the next governor of Kansas, Pastor Phelps has never believed in Christmas. A mattock is a pick-hoe using a wooden handle heavier than a bat. Fred swung it with both hands like a ballplayer and with all his might. "The first blow stunned your whole body," says Mark. "By the third blow, your backside was so tender, even the lightest strike was agonizing, but he'd still hit you like he wanted to put it over the fence. By 20, though, you'd have grown numb with pain. That was when my father would quit and start on my brother. Later, when the feeling had returned and it hurt worse than before, he'd do it again. "After 40 strokes, I was weak and nauseous and very pale. My body hurt terribly. Then it was Nate's turn. He got 40 each time. "I staggered to the bathtub where my mom was wetting a towel to swab my face. Behind me, I could hear the mattock and my brother was choking and moaning. He was crying and he wouldn't stop." The voice in the phone halts. After an awkward moment, clearing of throats, it continues: "Then I heard my father shouting my name. My mom was right there, but she wouldn't help me. It hurt so badly during the third beating that I kept wanting to drop so he would hit me in the head. I was hoping I'd be knocked out, or killed...a ...


Thank you.  I was starting to feel bad for "Old man, alone, so stupid and misguided, finally saw the light..."  No.  He doesn't get that from me and shouldn't from anyone else.  Evil.
 
2014-03-16 10:59:54 PM  
woah woah woah woah. hold up. Fred Phelps was excommunicated? from his own cult? please someone explain.

i did not read the thread.
 
2014-03-16 11:02:28 PM  
How can you be excommunicated from you own church? Wouldn't that be like the Mormons excommunicating Joseph Smith or something?

I hope it was the most horrible thing that ever happens to him, except when he gets to wherever he's going, and it's full of the ghosts of dead gays.
 
2014-03-16 11:04:15 PM  
mudmin:
Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

I can not prove there isn't a god, but I know for certain, without a doubt, that the bible is utter bullshiat. It's no closer to being the words of a divine being than Harry Potter. And anyone who has ever read it and study even a brief history of it can figure that out, assuming their want of heaven isn't greater then their common sense.

Just because we want there to be a heaven, a god, and a divine plan so everything happens for a reason doesn't mean it real. As the Rolling Stones said "You don't always get what you want."
 
2014-03-16 11:08:17 PM  
If the entirety of the WBC were on MH370 instead of the regular passengers would anyone even care what happened to the plane?

Thank you for tuning in to the news.
Some plane is lost.
And now your local forecast.
 
2014-03-16 11:18:55 PM  
Well, good riddance.

Now if the WBC could just end up with a combination of the Move bombing and Branch Davidian siege..
 
2014-03-16 11:34:06 PM  
look! they may hate america, but they still put out the trash bins!

i feel bad for those who live near such madness

http://goo.gl/maps/KlIOA
 
2014-03-16 11:38:32 PM  

Kali-Yuga: mudmin:

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

Pascal's Wager? Really you can't even come up with a better way to rationalize your irrational beliefs than that?

What if you've chosen the wrong god out of the tens of thousands man has invented? What if you've chosen the wrong sect of christianity out of the estimated 30,000 or more that exist?  The odds of you choosing or being indoctrinated into the right sect of the right religion are exceedingly slim.

And as long as we're just making up versions of the afterlife since none have any credible evidence or proof, how about this one?

The bible serves as a test of credulity and when you die and meet god, if you were gullible enough to believe the contents of a book full of errors, atrocities, misogyny, absurdities and contradictions you get punished.
While the people who used their 'god given' gifts of intelligence and reason to see it was all obvious bullshiat and were decent people without having to be threatened by an invisible man in the sky.


The thing I love about Pascal's wager is how much of a douchebag drama queen god must be to be so up tight about every single human dedicating every moment of their life to him/her/it/[style of pasta].  Seriously he is like a teenage girl.  "OMG you totally ignored me I'm deleting you from my friends on Facebook you dumb slut."
 
2014-03-16 11:52:02 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-17 12:10:23 AM  
It's not like I want the man dead. But my giveadamnometer is reading negative here.
 
2014-03-17 12:14:23 AM  
list fails without

upload.wikimedia.org

/harrumph!
 
2014-03-17 12:17:05 AM  
aww crap, wrong thread :/
 
2014-03-17 12:21:33 AM  
Yeah; I'm with the crowd that thinks that if there were an omniscient, omnipresent God, I don't think he'd be so petty as to damn me for all eternity for the trivial reason that I didn't think he existed.  I mean, I turn my blinkers on when I change lanes, hold the elevator doors open for strangers and don't misrepresent things he says.  He'd have to have some major insecurities to jam me into a dumbwaiter and send me straight to Arizona just for that.

In any case, I hope Phelps somehow comes out of it through some heaven-sent partial cure so he can live long enough to see himself and his ilk drop out of the spotlight and be relegated to giving hummers to homeless gay vets for money to buy his daily fix of Robitussin.
 
2014-03-17 12:52:48 AM  

grumpfuff: mudmin: Jesus is a pretty cool guy and I wouldn't let some Christians ruin that for you.


Ghandi liked to fark little girls. I do not give a good god damn what that curry eating son of a low cast whore says on any subject .
 
2014-03-17 01:11:15 AM  

FlyingBacon: I dont hate anyone. I just eat more popcorn and let everyone else do the hating.


Bully for you.
 
2014-03-17 01:25:30 AM  
When it comes down to it, while we all make mistakes, there are few people truly worthy of eternal damnation. Phelps is one of those people. The Bible may teach forgiveness, but even for the Son of God forgiving someone who dedicated his life purely to creating misery for all during their most vulnerable moments, all while doing it in His name...

If it never set in before, I really hope the fear of what is coming next is eating him up inside.
 
2014-03-17 01:32:43 AM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: grumpfuff: mudmin: Jesus is a pretty cool guy and I wouldn't let some Christians ruin that for you.

Ghandi liked to fark little girls. I do not give a good god damn what that curry eating son of a low cast whore says on any subject .


What's wrong with curry?
 
2014-03-17 01:37:21 AM  

Kali-Yuga: mudmin:

Well the way I always think about it...if I'm wrong, I have nothing to lose by living a good life, trying to treat people right and follow the principles of the Bible. If you're wrong, you have everything to lose. One of us will be wrong and we won't know for sure until it's all sorted out in the end.

Pascal's Wager? Really you can't even come up with a better way to rationalize your irrational beliefs than that?

What if you've chosen the wrong god out of the tens of thousands man has invented? What if you've chosen the wrong sect of christianity out of the estimated 30,000 or more that exist?  The odds of you choosing or being indoctrinated into the right sect of the right religion are exceedingly slim.

And as long as we're just making up versions of the afterlife since none have any credible evidence or proof, how about this one?

The bible serves as a test of credulity and when you die and meet god, if you were gullible enough to believe the contents of a book full of errors, atrocities, misogyny, absurdities and contradictions you get punished.
While the people who used their 'god given' gifts of intelligence and reason to see it was all obvious bullshiat and were decent people without having to be threatened by an invisible man in the sky.

Out of those ~33,800 variants of Christianity alone, roughly ½ of them believe themselves to be the One and Only True Christianity, and that all others are Satanically deceived at best, or are outright heretics and/or apostates (depending on the relationship between the two variants in question). Heretics and apostates would have it far worse in the afterlife of most such religions than mere infidels such as skeptics and pagans and atheists would. If any of those variants of Christianity is true, you'd be better off being an atheist than you would be picking the wrong variant out of ~33,800.
 
2014-03-17 02:03:12 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: hope this shiatstain dies alone, afraid, and in unimaginable agony while the people he created to be hateful farks like himself ignore him, having excommunicated him already.  I hope he gets to his Heaven and his god says, "I know thee not."  I hope he is cast into eternal torment, as his religion says those who do such things will be.


He won't. He'll go into oblivion like the rest of us, and with his last breath, no matter how painful it might be, he will exhale it secure in the belief that he lived his life as a righteous man, and will shortly be entering the Kingdom of Heaven. Sorry.
 
2014-03-17 02:14:51 AM  

hardinparamedic: stonelotus: lol, this thread reminds me of when people say, "I'm not racist, but...".

[encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com image 225x225]

Oh, do go on.


well now you're officially just stalking me.  creepy.
 
2014-03-17 02:58:41 AM