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    Opinions on Billy Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    A truly great man has moved on.

    I am curious, what are your view on Graham? I think that it can be phrased respectfully, even if one does disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    A truly great man has moved on.

    I am curious, what are your view on Graham? I think that it can be phrased respectfully, even if one does disagree.
    I obviously don't agree with his religious beliefs. He did appear, to me, to be one of the few televangelists who was not in it for himself, though he did amass a $25m fortune as a result of his profession. Still, I do not recall there being a scandal regarding the man. If his fortune was from the sale of his books and speaking fees, I see nothing wrong with it. If his fortune was amassed at the collection plate, my view of him would drop significantly. He certainly played a significant role as an advisor to the most powerful people on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    I obviously don't agree with his religious beliefs. He did appear, to me, to be one of the few televangelists who was not in it for himself, though he did amass a $25m fortune as a result of his profession. Still, I do not recall there being a scandal regarding the man. If his fortune was from the sale of his books and speaking fees, I see nothing wrong with it. If his fortune was amassed at the collection plate, my view of him would drop significantly. He certainly played a significant role as an advisor to the most powerful people on the planet.
    If I recall the collection plate went to the churches of community he spoke in for them to use to help their community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RumTumTugger View Post
    If I recall the collection plate went to the churches of community he spoke in for them to use to help their community.
    That would not surprise me in the least.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    I obviously don't agree with his religious beliefs. He did appear, to me, to be one of the few televangelists who was not in it for himself, though he did amass a $25m fortune as a result of his profession. Still, I do not recall there being a scandal regarding the man. If his fortune was from the sale of his books and speaking fees, I see nothing wrong with it. If his fortune was amassed at the collection plate, my view of him would drop significantly. He certainly played a significant role as an advisor to the most powerful people on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    A truly great man has moved on.

    I am curious, what are your view on Graham? I think that it can be phrased respectfully, even if one does disagree.
    If you can truly know the trees by their fruit then there's a problem. But unlike carpe, I do have a problem with these multi-millionaire christian preachers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicio View Post
    I am curious, what are your view on Graham?
    A genuinely committed follower of Christ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    But unlike carpe, I do have a problem with these multi-millionaire christian preachers.
    Of course Jim, like all leftists you are terminally envious of any one who has more than you...
    God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. You fearful saints fresh courage take, The clouds you so much dread are great with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by your feeble sense, But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. William Cowper

  10. Amen Jedidiah amen'd this post.
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    When he was caught saying he felt newspapers had a leftist jewish overinfluence and got caught after a bunch of nixon tapes were released he didnt hide or cover it up. He immediatly admitted that what he said was wrong.

    He was commited to his wife, son, calling, and lord. He seemed like a hero to me.

  12. Amen Cow Poke, RumTumTugger amen'd this post.
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    He was simple baptist preacher. Never did any of that prosperity, health and wealth stuff. Never showed off. Never tried to sell you anything other than Jesus. He just preached the gospel and asked people to accept Jesus. And they did by the thousands.

  14. Amen Cow Poke, RumTumTugger amen'd this post.

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