[eDebate] Falwell Passing

Mark J Hlavacik MJ-Hlavacik
Tue May 15 16:03:28 CDT 2007


for godwin's sake, both of you.

Quoting Forrest Pearce <pearfg5 at wfu.edu>:

> No, the reason you lost here is because you're a fucking dumbass. I've never
> been inspired to post here before but this is out of control.
> 
> There are obviously people who know and respect Falwell who will be reading
> this
> list-serve, the fact that they have to be subject to the filth you put up
> here
> earlier in the day is ridiculously insensitive.
> 
> Your argument that we should be happy when people who we disagree with
> politically die is absurd:
> a)the reason that we disagree with a political ideology is because we think
> that
> ideology causes problems in the world
> b)anyone who is at all politically motivated contributes in a way to the
> success
> of the ideology they choose
> c) by your own logic, we should be happy when anyone dies who is not aligned
> with us in all political views, because from our perspective they are
> contributing to global suffering
> 
> Pol Pot? Stalin? Are you fucking serious? Get some perspective. The only
> person
> who should be compared to Hitler here is you, as I'm sure he was happy about
> the deaths of many people who's religious views he felt were causing a
> "takeover" in his country.
> 
> At least Falwell had the courage to apologize the day after he made those
> 9/11
> comments, you should be mature enough to do the same.
> 
> 
> 
> Quoting Andy Ellis <andy.edebate at gmail.com>:
> 
> > I would think that it likely meant that i had been effective, if i could
> be
> > half as effective as falwell in acheiving my political goals, i would
> > imagine there would be some smiles...thats fine, and you know what i bet
> the
> > good reverend would agree with me.
> >
> > Stables and Galloway seem on the same page...the page that says lets look
> to
> > his lifes work to decide about his passing...i may not be winning that
> > debate an no one may be enagaging it, but IT DOES OPEN THE DOOR to
> > discussions about other implications stemming from his work...Louden,
> seems
> > to get that, and doesnt exalt or blame, and i guess that makes more sense,
> > but to me seems to ignore  that falwell  as we know him is through his
> > work...in a sense i only lose because i was the first person to make an
> > arg...its like a davis, dunn, turley panel
> >
> > On 5/15/07, Duane Hyland <privethedge at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Really? Stunned???? Does anything on edebate really stun anyone?
> > >
> > > Say what you will about Falwell, and you can say plenty (his comments
> > > about 9/11 moved me to try to move the Virginia High School state debate
> > > tourney from Liberty) the man was a friend to debate.
> > >
> > > And, Andy - you should reflect that your habit of smiling when the world
> > > is made better is kind of a vague and arbitrary standard...while you
> > applaud
> > > the death of Falwell, can you be sure that nobody will applaud your
> passing
> > > as well?
> > >
> > > H.
> > >
> > >
> > >     "You may be whatever you resolve to be." Thomas J. Jackson"
> > >
> > > "If all mankind minus one were of one opinion and only one person were
> of
> > > the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing
> that
> > > person that he, if he had the power, would be in silencing mankind
 If
> the
> > > opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging
> error
> > > for truth; if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the
> > > clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by  its
> > > collision with error." John S. Mill
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Have a Cluckity, Cluck, Cluck Day"
> > >
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