Jerry Falwell back in hospital for second time this year.

Looks like Jerry Falwell may have forgotten to say his prayers recently. The 71-year-old founder of the “Moral Majority” was hospitalized a month ago with pneumonia only to wind up back there again today after developing breathing difficulties that had him listed in critical condition. Doctors have him on a ventilator and his condition has stabilized for the moment.

Falwell is another one of those people that I won’t be all that upset for when they finally find out whether they were right in their beliefs about God. The fact that he’s stuck around this long spewing out the venom and hatred that he has for so long while trying to undermine the principles this country was founded on is just one more bit of proof to me that there is no God. I find it hard to imagine that any just and self-respecting God would tolerate some of the crap Falwell has tried to pull while claiming it’s what God wants.

Still, my cynical side tells me that Falwell will probably recover from his recent bouts with illness so he can carry on being the pustule on humanity’s ass for several more years to come.

12 thoughts on “Jerry Falwell back in hospital for second time this year.

  1. Not to be outdone by the Pope, the Reverend Jerry Falwell appeared at his apartment window this morning and greeted throngs of the faithful by coughing up a hairball.

    He’s just jealous of the papal attention. We all know God loves Americanized Christians best. Certainly he’ll call Fallwell home before JPII.

  2. If I’m ever followed around by “throngs of the faithful”, somebody please kill me. It means I must have done or said something incredibly stupid to have so many followers, as there just aren’t that many smart people in the general population to form an educated throng out of anything.

  3. Trust me, we need Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, and Randall Terry.  I can think of no more polerizing figures in American culture than this bunch (oh, and i’m close to adding Terri Schiever’s brother, that theocractic-aspiring, papal-worshiping anti-americanist).

    We in the True Left (abandon the mall!) need these folks, otherwise the Christian Right will start to see the America’s Populist Left for what it is—a bunch of white consumerists more interested in their 401k’s than transforming American politics, or culture (G-d save us).

    Without these radical rightists, the American Popular Left might come under too much examination in our media.  And, they can ill-afford that, ethically speaking, even with 401ks intact (pre-9/11 version 2).

    rob@egoz.org

  4. He’s just jealous of the papal attention. We all know God loves Americanized Christians best. Certainly he’ll call Fallwell home before JPII.

    If only they could carpool to heaven…

  5. You know, I’m kinda hoping there IS a Heaven and a Hell, because I’d like to meet you all.

    I’ll bring the marshmallows.

  6. Whatever happened to Ore(a?)l Roberts?  I always get Jerry Falwell and Ore(a?)l Roberts confused.  BTW, i’m too lazy to look Roberts’ first name up and see if it is spelled “orel” or “oral”.  Not that i really care.  Jerry Falwell would have done well for himself in Nazi Germany——actually, he’s doing pretty good for himself in the USA, come to think of it.

  7. Does it make me a really bad person that when I saw this news item I smiled?  I feel kinda guilty about it.

  8.   He’s just jealous of the papal attention. We all know God loves Americanized Christians best. Certainly he’ll call Fallwell home before JPII.

    If only they could carpool to heaven…

    I’d settle for them confining their appearances to a front porch “You kids get off my lawn!”.

    Loris: Does it make me a really bad person that when I saw this news item I smiled?

    That’s b/c he’s mean enough, small minded enough, and gosh darn it, he irritates people.

  9. Brandi-I think we do pretty well as a throng of protesters.  Of course, in that case we’re ‘faithful’ to what we feel is right, as opposed to some fusty old wanker spouting lies and God.

    You must remember, I live in Alabama. I’ve never seen a throng of anything that could throng itself out of a paper bag.

    But I’d be happy to make a roadtrip to take part in a better class of thronging. smile Y’all let me know if something comes up.

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