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LINK Liberty professor says students are questioning their faith in the wake of Falwell Jr. scandal

I hope the scandals create lots of atheists.

How ironic it would be to hear pepole say they became an atheist because of Jerry Falwell Jr.

snytiger6 9 Aug 26
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If the worldwide systemic and repeated rape of children at the hands of priests didn't shake any faith, I don't know why one guy watching his wife get boned would. If people are questioning their faith is because they're realizing they had faith in something stupid just like most of the people that frequent this website, not because of Falwell.

Televangelists are kind of like cult leaders. When the followers become disillusioned with the leaders they tend to leave. In the Catholic church the "leader" is the Pope. So when priests rape kids, they still keep faith. I am greatly generalizing, as human behavior is very complicated, but that is how I think it works.

Of course those who has more faith in the religion itself than than they did Falwaell Jr. will probably just find another leaser to follow.

@snytiger6 I think it's quite likely he'll do a period in the sin bin and come back saying he had repented, spoken to God, and is cured of his sinning ways. And they will welcome him with open arms.

@prometheus That is the usual pattern when televangelists experience scandals. Luckily they never seem to come back as strong though.

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That's so hilarious πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Just helpin' jerry explain things

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It is truly an ill wind that doesn't blow some good.

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Let the veil be lifted from their eyes. College students in the prime of their lives should be screwing their brains out. What a waste of youth and vigor in devotion to someone/something way too interested in their naughty thoughts/sex lives. Even Falwell knows it’s ok. Glad he got caught. Sex is not a sin! Sin is the lie!

If they are not thinking critically, it is not a university

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Now why should their students want to question the hypocrisy, greed, abuses of power, and demands of blind obedience that are demanded of students at their college ?

I wouldn't call it a college, much less a university.
Colleges/universities should be places where discourse and debate aree encouraged, not discouraged.

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If hypocrisy is what leads christians to question their faith, where the fuck have they been for 2000 years?

They've been being brainwashed. It was hypocrisy that I witnessed over and over again in church after church that led me to leave organized religion. Learning more science is what led me to becoming an atheist.

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I'm a bit pessimistic about people who are susceptible to cult of personality, religous or otherwise. They often just find another "dear, leader" to follow.

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Great, there is an extra
space for the new agnostics, atheists, and non-believers.

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Good!! I became an atheist because of the abusive behavior of the faculty and leadership toward me while at Baylor University.

By the way, Baylor University is one of the college coronavirus hot spots in the country. Why? All the partying going on with frats and with the athletes. I have a good friend there who taught one day...that's ONE day...had 2 students call that afternoon saying they had tested positive. She is now in isolation for 14 days teaching her classes online.

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I don't see that he did anything wrong, sexually anyway.
The problem is the hypocrisy and the disappointing proof again that an erect penis has no conscious.

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his new mantra should be " do as I do, not as I preach"
or " fuck a stranger for christ "

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Good! Jerry is a pathetic hypocrite. But, no one is so worthless that they can't at least be held up as a bad example.

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I hope this leads to a bunch of agnostic atheist. Then they can go to a real college.

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper noted that it isn’t the first time someone is hypocritical in the world of conservatism, professing one thing but doing another in their private lives.

With all due respect to Anderson... No shit Sherlock!

Just ask yourself who needs the convert of religion and Church the most - compulsive sinners. That's why the TV series "The New Pope" was so believable. Except with the US Evangelical church we don't have to imagine the pedantry and fornication that goes on behind the scenes, it regularly outs itself for all to see.

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Why would any one be depent on what other people have to say about your spirit. it is totaly between your soul and the universe

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The Satanists are taking it in stride [mobile.twitter.com]

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Maybe we need to spread the rumour that "In God We Trust" translates to "Allahu akbar". That should do it...

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Good find a real college

bobwjr Level 10 Aug 26, 2020
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Any young adult willing to go to a place like Liberty University has been tightly controlled and brainwashed their entire life.
So this is a good thing.

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And so they should question their faith.

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With all the scandals over the years with religious heads of whatever denomination these people are just now questioning their faith? Somewhat slightly dense maybe? Woo woo πŸ™„

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Lol - Another one bites the dust! Ashes to ashes.

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What a nice surprise this is.

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Uhhh. Duh! They should have done that awhile ago.( I went to a Bible College many moons ago.)

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