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Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:52 pm

According to CNN Oral Roberts is dead at the age of 91 from pneumonia complications.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:47 pm

This thread ought to provide the mods with a challange!!

As much as he believed in what he was doing was right, most people realize extreme views when they hear them. He certainly did himself no favors when he claimed that God said he would be "called home" if his followers didn't donate 8 million dollars. The days of the old time evangelical shucksters just lost another of their dwindling numbers today.

All that aside, I hope his physical suffering was short.

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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:53 pm



Quoting DXing (Reply 1):
The days of the old time evangelical shucksters just lost another of their dwindling numbers today.

How about the new time evangelical hucksters? There are plenty of 'em and plenty of people who want to view the world in black and white and to have an authoritarian "man of God" tell them exactly what to do.

Anyway, I know what you mean. You won't find them in the Elmer Gantry mold anymore, but they're still with us, packaged and marketed for a more modern crowd.
 
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:58 pm



Quoting MBMBOS (Reply 2):

How about the new time evangelical hucksters? There are plenty of 'em and plenty of people who want to view the world in black and white and to have an authoritarian "man of God" tell them exactly what to do.

Paula White, anybody? You know, the lady with the fake boobs, itty-bitty waist, form-fitting clothes, dyed-blonde hair, and entirely too much makeup? Good Christian woman...

Sorry, but I have no respect for Mr. Roberts or his memory. To make a living by convincing people to pay you huge amounts of money so that you can spread a message of hate and intolerance under a thin veil of "love and charity" is not a life well-lived.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:09 pm

Lots of American's own their university education, and health care to Oral Roberts.

Yes the man was a TV evangelist, had various controversy in his life, however he funded both a university and medical center that helped better the lives of many.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:11 pm



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
Paula White, anybody? You know, the lady with the fake boobs, itty-bitty waist, form-fitting clothes, dyed-blonde hair, and entirely too much makeup? Good Christian woman

Hey now your talking!

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
Sorry, but I have no respect for Mr. Roberts or his memory. To make a living by convincing people to pay you huge amounts of money so that you can spread a message of hate and intolerance under a thin veil of "love and charity" is not a life well-lived

Yea Jim Baker too, they profited off the ignorance of people seeking the lord. Selling time shares of a building that doesn't exist. Shame they used God in this manner.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:19 pm

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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:26 pm



Quoting SOBHI51 (Thread starter):
Oral Roberts is dead

Well, as long as oral sex is still alive, I think it's OK..... I'm just sayin'!!!!
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:31 am

I had no idea he was still alive!

My partner was telling me this in the car, but he couldn't remember the name......he said "I think Pat Robertson" and I nearly broke out into song right then and there.
 
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Quoting SOBHI51 (Thread starter):
According to CNN Oral Roberts is dead at the age of 91 from pneumonia complications.

Sorry , I know that he is dead so I shouldnt laugh ... but Oral Roberts ? Seriously ? Did he by any chance have a twin brother called Anal ? Parents can be so cruel sometimes .

PS , I just googled him , because , frankly I had no idea who he was ..... was he actually for real ?

[Edited 2009-12-16 00:03:49 by kiwiandrew]
 
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:21 am

Wow had no idea who this guy was till I Googled him.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
Sorry , I know that he is dead so I shouldnt laugh ... but Oral Roberts ? Seriously ?

Yeah..thats what I thought too.

In 1977 Roberts claimed to have had a vision from a 900-foot-tall Jesus who told him to build City of Faith Medical and Research Center, and the hospital would be a success.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/artic....aspx?articleid=20080326_222_67873

Really....really?! A 900 foot tall Jesus?! What drugs was this guy on?
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:20 am



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):
Yes the man was a TV evangelist, had various controversy in his life, however he funded both a university and medical center that helped better the lives of many.

Right.  redflag  John Gotti had municipal workers on the take who built parks and medical facilities using his blood-soaked investment money - does he get a pass too? Medical science made considerable advances in both Axis Germany and Japan - were they awarded for their contributions? There are universities in our country and around the world that spread one-dimensional views of economic, political, and religious life and often condemn the people that attend them to lifetimes of no critical thinking and intellectual servitude - are they really bettering the lives of many? Was it bettering the lives of many to have Oral Roberts supersede the words of the Bible with his own petty ignorances and prejudice, all in the name of the almighty?

Sorry that just doesn't fly. This guy was a you know what, and like the others I named above, doesn't get a lot of thanks because they're all in the same filthy lot reserved for liars, thieves, and unapologetic opportunists among other things.  Yeah sure
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:30 am



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 9):
Sorry , I know that he is dead so I shouldnt laugh ... but Oral Roberts ? Seriously ? Did he by any chance have a twin brother called Anal ? Parents can be so cruel sometimes .

LOL! Talk about insane parents. Not sure how things were like 85 year ago when he was little but imagine the crap any kid would have to go through with a name like this in today's schools.
 
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:10 pm



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
Sorry that just doesn't fly. This guy was a you know what, and like the others I named above, doesn't get a lot of thanks because they're all in the same filthy lot reserved for liars, thieves, and unapologetic opportunists among other things.

Now don't sugar coat it for us Aaron, tell us how you really feel!  biggrin 

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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:51 pm



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 11):
John Gotti had municipal workers on the take who built parks and medical facilities using his blood-soaked investment money

You should leave John Gotti out of this...Oral Roberts never had anyone killed.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:59 pm



Quoting Airstud (Reply 14):

You should leave John Gotti out of this...Oral Roberts never had anyone killed

Not saying he did - just making the larger and strenuous point that folks like Oral Roberts should not have their wrongs and influence forgiven because they happened to do a little philanthropy. It's the Michael Jackson defense!
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:48 pm



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):
Lots of American's own their university education, and health care to Oral Roberts.

"University Education?" It's not even accredited. They give a degree in Biology while teaching Creationism.

It's an indoctrination, not an education. Sorry, not convinced. I appreciate his contribution to healthcare, but I'm sure that he'd never cover an abortion, even for a victim of rape, or family planning, or confidential services for teens most in need of them.

But just because you do some nice things doesn't undo all the horrible, mean, selfish, proud things you've done.
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:55 pm



Quoting Airstud (Reply 6):
God spoke to me and told me that if I did not brush my teeth, I will be taken home." -- Oral Hygiene

"God told him to blow money wastefully." Jane Roberts, Oral's ex  flamed   duck 
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:05 pm



Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 10):
Really....really?! A 900 foot tall Jesus?! What drugs was this guy on?

Not only did Jesus appear to him.. he happened to have the equipment to necessary to measure someone 900ft tall. How else would he know? would a 850FT Jesus asked him to do something different?

Is a 1,000 FT Jesus better than a 900ft one?
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:26 pm

Oral Roberts and the rest of his type are living proof of the truth of PT Barnums famous quote "There is a sucker born every minute"
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:59 pm

Wont miss him one bit.
I must admit, his televangelist programs were amusing. Even when I was 10 years old, this guy looked and sounded like a joke to me. Then years later he got busted.
I was shocked it took so long before his cover was blown.

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But just because you do some nice things doesn't undo all the horrible, mean, selfish, proud things you've done.

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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:32 am



Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):

People like to forget that Adolf Hitler was an environmentalist and one of the first leaders to enact gun-control.

The Nazi Party did great things for Germany, actually. They completely rebuilt Germany's economy, infrastructure, and industrial base. Lots of people who have lived in dictatorships of this type have made comments like "at least he made the trains run on time!"

Obviously, that doesn't excuse that minor issue of genocide...
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RE: Oral Roberts Dead

Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:49 am



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 21):
Obviously, that doesn't excuse that minor issue of genocide...


Nor the millions of dead Germans, plus the other millions of dead in all the countries involved fighting the madness of Hitler. When he was finished, there were no German trains left to run on time.
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