I am honestly not sure what all of Falwell’s personal convictions and teachings were. I am not a Falwell-ite or a Falwell follower so I really don’t know if I personally agree or disagree with all that he stood for and voiced.
With that said, I find it interesting that those who claim he was full of “hate speech” have such “hate speech” against him. I think it is somewhat interesting for one to condemn a person of “hate speech” by using “hate speech”. [see here]
What does this say about individual character? Almost like kids – “They did it first!”
Really I don’t want to focus on the bashing of the “friendly” non-theists here, but us Christians. How do we handle this when we are placed in the same condition?
When the Taliban strikes with hate do we desire justice or do we spue speech like “Just kill them all” meaning all Muslims? I’ve heard a preacher say from the pulpit that we should kill all the “rag heads”. Was it worse that he said such or worse that there were “Amen’s” from the congregation? I’ll let you decide.
While all the screaming of “kill him”, about Sadam, did anyone spend the time to ask God to convict his heart, grant him repentance, and open his eyes to the truth of salvation found in Christ? We are told to [Ezekiel 3; 33].
Sure he deserved to pay for his sins (as we all do), but did you rejoice in your belief of him descending to hell or did it bother you at all even in the slightest of what he may endure for all of eternity? Is it because you are “better” than he?
Let’s take a look at Ezekiel 18:
23, Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
32, For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
And Ezekiel 33:
11, Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
The Lord GOD says He has “no pleasure in the death of the wicked”, do we?