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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.


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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.

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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?!


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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.

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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  
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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.


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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  
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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.


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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.
 
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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  
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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

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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  
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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?

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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  
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2014-03-16 12:07:02 PM  
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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.
 
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