I thought about doing a journal for April Fools where in I say something like "Anita Sarkeesian was wright all along" or "Recently I discovered that Modern Day Feminisin is 100% right" and then go on to qoute their ideals word for word before saying April Fools but I decided either would be in poor taste by days end.
I wanted to take a moment to talk about the Death of Fred Phelps or rather my utter dissapointment in the intellectual community online. Phelps was once a kind and decent man. No really,at one point in his life he was a civil rights Lawyer who fought for the rights of blacks during the civil rights movement. At one time he agreed with peace and harmony and that no man or woman should ever have to face discrimination for trivial reasons. Then he sorta lost it. he started filing cases that were rediculious and eventually he was disbarred from practicing law,not unlike one Jack Thompson. The point is that Phelps wasn't always so angry and filled with hate. True, even some of the exiled Phelps memebers have said he could laugh at jokes and seemed generally happy...but phil from Duck dynasty seems pretty happy most of the time,doesn't stop him from preaching hate at the pulpit.
I understand that the Phelps crossed the line. we could list their many sins but at the end of the day,If one stops to read ones bible cover to cover, the phelps were just taking the bible as it was and not cherry picking,Much like Phil from duck dynasty. This isn't and I mean this,this isn't ment as an attack on chrisitanity. I have more then enough really close Christian friends who respect my non belief and I respect their belief as they aren't shoving it down my throat nore am I shoving my none belief down theirs. but if you really stop to read the bible word for word then you'd know that the phelps basicaly try to live by the word...even when that word is contradictory. At anyrate I mentioned being dissapointed at the intellectual community online and so I'll close with that.
I've never seen a bunch of men and women claim to be above the phelps family and the westbro baptist church and yet preach such hatred. some called for boycotting their funeral, others wanted to take a shit on Phelps grave. and when told how this lowers one. no one seems to care. they will even acknowledge this in what they rant about when it comes to phelps. well since you aren't opposed to sinking to their levels then kindly point out to me where you are so different from them now? you let hate in your heart turn you into a monster.
so on closing I give my condolences to the Phelps family from one heathen to the devout. I don't know if you are morning him. I certainly am not but I can respect the lose of life none the less. May he find the peace I am sure he never found in life. Take care everyone.