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August 5, 2003 9:23 PM   Subscribe

I can't believe I missed a National Day of Prayer. And to think, this one involved a demonstration just blocks from my house. Damn it, I'm usually so devout when it comes to these things, and now that the day is nearly over, it looks like the prayer didn't even come true...
posted by jonson (27 comments total)

 
jonson, your thoughtful link rekindled my dormant religious streak - I am praying now, these things sometime take time. Amen, and bless you my son.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:30 PM on August 5, 2003


I think Larry Flynt has a few things to work out with God before he grants him any wishes.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:47 PM on August 5, 2003


See, Steve, that's why I'm kicking myself. While God might have been reticent to grant Larry's wishes, I just know if I had added my voice to the chorus in time, I just might have been the straw that broke Bill O'Reilly's back. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm no saint, but I'm far enough from Larry that God might have looked down & decided "Gee, if two people as different as Larry & my good man Jonson are both in favor of Bill O'Reilly's painful death, maybe I should look into it further". Aw well, no use crying over missed opportunities, I suppose.
posted by jonson at 9:50 PM on August 5, 2003


Would it be acceptable if I submitted that both men make me kinda sick? (Though I wouldn't wish death on either)
posted by dhoyt at 9:54 PM on August 5, 2003


Well, really all I want to know is:

Jonson, why do you hate Bill O'Reilly so much?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:54 PM on August 5, 2003


Damn you, Steve!! I walked right into it. I can blame only myself...
posted by jonson at 10:01 PM on August 5, 2003


> I think Larry Flynt has a few things to work out with God before he grants him any wishes.

If he believed in gods I would think he deserves at least something after been shot by a right-wing segregationist just because Flynt published magazines showing sex acts and unions this cowerdly sniper did not approve.

From
None of this exactly endeared Flynt to prominent politicians, feminists, clergymen, and moral crusaders of every stripe. They denounced him with fervor. It shouldn't surprise anybody if it ever comes out that the Christian censors had been praying for Flynt's death all along.

In March 1978, one antagonist opted to take matters into his own hands. Using a high-powered rifle, Joseph Paul Franklin shot Flynt and his lawyer outside a Georgia courthouse. Apparently, the sniper was incensed over HUSTLER's depictions of interracial couples. Franklin, an avowed white supremacist and former Klansman, was finally apprehended in 1980.

Following the incident, Flynt took stock of his life and rethought his priorities:

"When I was gunned down in the streets of Georgia and paralyzed, I saw that pretty much as my life being over. And I made a calculated decision to spend the rest of my life devoted to expanding the parameters of free speech."

From that point on, Flynt would be spending a lot more time in courtrooms.
The pray for death thing is a playbook out of the religious handbook, they've been trying it for a long time now. Their communal hate did help get him shot. God works in mysterious ways, eh Steve?
posted by skallas at 10:23 PM on August 5, 2003


Faugh. We've become a nation of pansies. Pray for his death, indeed.

Charles Bukowski would've shoved a beer bottle up O'Reilly's wazoo, then gone home and written about it. Something like, hmmm....

"I have more faith in my plumber than I do the eternal being. Plumbers do a good job. They keep the shit flowing." CB
posted by Bixby23 at 10:31 PM on August 5, 2003


Their communal hate did help get him shot

Perhaps, but not an act of God.

Yeah, ba wa whatever. Why not just ignore him? I had never even heard of Bill O Reilly before this thread.
posted by carfilhiot at 10:37 PM on August 5, 2003


Almost on par with "Yay, Pat Robertson has cancer."
posted by PrinceValium at 10:39 PM on August 5, 2003


People say I don't pray for my enemies. But they're wrong. I do pray.

I pray they go to hell.


--- the Punisher

I'm just sayin'...
posted by SPrintF at 11:22 PM on August 5, 2003


You guys are slipping:
HUSLTER Magazine invites you to join us in prayer.
posted by dg at 11:32 PM on August 5, 2003


I think Larry Flynt has a few things to work out with his copyeditor before God grants him any wishes.
2:31 a.m. ET, the text on the page refers to "Huslter" magazine.

Also the address has an errant space in "Ave."

I need a job/some sleep.
posted by emelenjr at 11:37 PM on August 5, 2003


I love the drawings of the praying family at the bottom of the linked picture: the artistic style is lifted straight from right wing evangelical Christian tracts.
posted by troutfishing at 11:45 PM on August 5, 2003


liberalism - because tolerance means praying for the deaths of those who disagree with you.
posted by alethe at 12:05 AM on August 6, 2003


I'm praying that O'Reilly is crushed by the falling body of Larry Flynt. About a 20 story drop should do the trick.
posted by 2sheets at 12:10 AM on August 6, 2003


In 1977, a 60 Minutes producer introduced Flynt to Ruth Carter Stapleton, the evangelist sister of President Jimmy Carter. The two formed a fast friendship, which resulted in Flynt’s surprising and publicized conversion to Christianity. Under the guidance of Stapleton, Flynt altered his mindset about Hustler’s objective, vowing to no longer portray women in such a vulgar manner.
posted by konolia at 3:46 AM on August 6, 2003


Look! A flying pig!
posted by dg at 4:52 AM on August 6, 2003


a brain aneurysm that will lead to his slow and painful death.
Saw a sign yesterday: Don't let the bitterness get to you. When someone makes you mad; they've won because you're stuck with their bitterness.

Not having FOX News channel this place reminds me that O'Riley exists. Yesterday was also National Night Out. Larry Flint missed a great opportunity in his quest for governor...especially being a crime victim in a wheelchair?
posted by thomcatspike at 5:00 AM on August 6, 2003


I pray that mathowie would smite this thread and all who post in it. For lo, it sucketh like unto the bowels of Fark.
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:27 AM on August 6, 2003


I'm with you, MrBaliHai.

Worst thread I've ever seen.
posted by orange swan at 6:30 AM on August 6, 2003


you whiners all owe the crippled pornographer more than know.
posted by quonsar at 6:58 AM on August 6, 2003


liberalism - because tolerance means praying for the deaths of those who disagree with you.

Yup -- just like Pat Robertson's veiled death threat to the Supreme Court a few weeks back...
posted by Vidiot at 8:39 AM on August 6, 2003


liberalism - because tolerance means praying for the deaths of those who disagree with you.

took you guys long enough!
posted by mcsweetie at 8:52 AM on August 6, 2003


lifted straight from right wing evangelical Christian tracts.

as opposed to left wing evangelical Christian tracts?
posted by namespan at 10:15 AM on August 6, 2003


I think Larry Flynt has a few things to work out with God before he grants him any wishes.

Check the log in your eye.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 1:56 PM on August 6, 2003


liberalism - because tolerance means praying for the deaths of those who disagree with you.

did you read the small print at the bottom? do you understand the concept of parody? i thought the disclaimer at the bottom was lame, but i guess some people need a little more explanation than others ...

great line: "O, God, may he reach for the phone to call 911 and accidentally dial 411." ha.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:53 PM on August 6, 2003


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