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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    One of my distant relatives was THE ONE that inducted Oral Roberts into the carnival preacher biz. My branch of the family leans strongly toward cynicism about those type of preachers.
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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    All I have to say on this subject:


    **** these tel-evangelists. Oral Roberts and all those who claim that I need to give them money, or give them support, or even notice they exist in order to reach my God can burn in Hell.
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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    what a brilliant country you have, a university of Oral, we have one that was called the Central University of Newcastle upon Tyne or CUN.............

    Ps Tuckers brother in law is a well known ex Cun...........

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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    I hope his brother Anal Roberts croaks next.

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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    While I have no place or right to judge the man (this is God's place), he did prey on those who were gullible and stupid. What amazes me is his university is still running. Why would people go there?
    Having a friend who was forced to go their by his parents, I can tell you that very few students probably go there by personal choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Having a friend who was forced to go their by his parents, I can tell you that very few students probably go there by personal choice.
    No one in America can be 'forced' to go to a university. Yes, your parents can pressure you, but you are always free to get a job and support yourself, making your own choices.

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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    No one in America can be 'forced' to go to a university. Yes, your parents can pressure you, but you are always free to get a job and support yourself, making your own choices.
    Well, duh - the point is, when you're in high school and making those decisions - there are a LOT of parents who do the deciding. Said friend eventually dropped out as a junior and paid his own way to get a degree at Indiana University.

    But at 17, he couldn't have made that decision. Thus, he was basically forced by his parents to go there.

    Of course, there are the types that would love the setting. There are many others who would feel like it was prison. God knows I could never go to a school like that.

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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    University of Oral
    I'd like to go get myself a Degree in Oral.

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    Re: Oral Roberts leaves a complex legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    While it is probably pointless, I'd like to interject a Christian perspective here.

    Many of us (myself and my pastor, to name two) long considered Oral Roberts to be a person who was, at best, theologically dubious and overly flamboyant... or at worst, a embarassing con-man masquerading as a man of God.

    God will judge him, not me... but I would hope that reasonable people will not generalize and assume that Oral Roberts' more questionable antics were/are representative of Christianity as a whole, or even of Evangelicals as a whole.

    There are many thousands of Christian ministers who live simple humble lives, often serving as a pastor of a small church while working a regular full-time job to make ends meet for their family, and never appear on TV or make the news. They are not flamboyant and colorful, but when one of their members is sick they visit them in the hospital. They aren't famous or wealthy, but they are always there to comfort a family who has lost a loved one. They may never say a word about politics but always have a word of comfort for someone who needs it.

    I regret that the many who serve faithfully and quietly are largely overlooked in favor of the flamboyant and controversial.
    I don't argue this fact; in fact, I support it. HOWEVER, coming from a family that are rigid in their christian beliefs (to each his own, because I beleive differently), I often hear these religous persons pigeon hole others. Sad, but true. Ignorance has ruled the land for many years.
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