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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Not true at all. Those who engage in heinous acts against children hold no value at all. In fact they have negative value.
    Nope, human life is still human life and even the most despicable amongst us is still human. People die, sometimes by necessity, but it's still sad.
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    The huge irony in this discussion is that we have an audience on a discussion board which has developed a high sensitivity to sniffing out trolls and dismissing them as trolls and this audience has bought Phelps' trolling hook, line and sinker.

    Phelps is history's greatest troll.
    LOL! Somebody needs to create a meme: Don't Feed the Phelps

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I'm not sure I agree with that. You're free to speak. That I'd defend. You're not free to torture grieving loved ones at a funeral. Screaming those things are those burying their loved one is torture, is cruel and is not something I would call free speech.
    Sorry but you are wrong. "Torture" (as it would apply to a crime) is a very specific thing. My wife choosing to bring up what kind of curtains she is thinking about getting for the kitchen may be torture to my ears while I'm trying to watch the hockey game, but ain't no jury in the world gonna convict her for it.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    He was a man that lived with purpose and conviction. In that sense I can respect him. He pushed the tolerable limits of free speech and I appreciate that because such liberties need men like him to keep them from going down the slippery slope.
    Sorry, but I don't think the world is so lacking in people of conviction that we must necessarily be reduced to admiring those whose convictions are terrible. Nonetheless I do agree that he lived as a warning to those who started to walk his path.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Nonetheless I do agree that he lived as a warning to those who started to walk his path.
    So walking the path of being a civil rights attorney taking on the cause of blacks who've suffered discrimination is something that should be avoided. Gotcha.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    So walking the path of being a civil rights attorney taking on the cause of blacks who've suffered discrimination is something that should be avoided. Gotcha.
    Why did he do something so noble only to end up such a hateful man? Only he and his flock can know for sure, I suspect.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 03-21-14 at 10:10 PM.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nope, human life is still human life and even the most despicable amongst us is still human. People die, sometimes by necessity, but it's still sad.
    I made no claim about some asshole being human or not. Not even sure where the hell you came with that from, certainly wasnt anything that I said or implied. What I asserted was that people that are assholes to kids are of no value.

    Being sad is a emotion which like any emotion is very subjective. You seem to think that I should bend to your subjective emotions. I dont care if you get all teary eyed when a pedophile is killed or beaten for raping and killing a kid, but dont try and force me to cry over such monsters because they are "human".

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    So walking the path of being a civil rights attorney taking on the cause of blacks who've suffered discrimination is something that should be avoided. Gotcha.
    i see his civil rights efforts as being as self serving as those of al 'twanna brawley' sharpton and jesse 'hymietown' jackson
    disbarred attorney who dared mar the funerals of veterans who gave their life in the service of our country
    the ****ing bible toting bastard is lower than pond sucking scum
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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    This individual is irrelevant and gained far more attention than he deserved. The only part of his death that brings me joy is the fact that I won't have to hear about him anymore from people who promote him by constantly talking about him.

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    Re: Fred Phelps Dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Why did he do something so noble only to end up such a hateful man? Only he and his flock can know for sure, I suspect.
    There we go. Finally. The man is more than a caricature. You're the first in this thread to acknowledge this.

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