It's interesting to read about the death of Jerry Falwell and see just how much hatred the man has fostered over his lifetime. I expected to be reading exuberant praise about his death on sites like Digg, Fark, and DailyKos, just like I expected to find sympathy and condolences on conservatives blogs like RedState. What I didn't expect was to see such negative talk on sites like CNN and the BBC.
I also learned today that Falwell and I shared a birthday.
For their part, CNN's site had this to say:
"One week before his death, Falwell told CNN's Christiane Amanpour he needed at least 20 more years to accomplish his vision for Liberty University.
Falwell told the story of Hezekiah, who in the Bible asked to live for 15 more years.
'I'm praying the same prayer with an option to renew,' Falwell said."
I believe the correct anime smiley for that is:
Guess it didn't really work out for him.