Everyone dying deserves a little respect. I can't say I feel much for the guy, and I'm quite glad he's not alive anymore as he did little good in his time here. Still, I wouldn't say its a fantastic thing for people to die. There's something.. very hypocritical about demanding respect for all dead people, and then denying it here.
If you don't like them picketing funerals.. then treat them with the respect you'd like to see from them.
Kantgirl: Just say "I'm feminine and I'll punch anyone who says otherwise!"
Halla74: Think your way through the world. Feel your way through life.
Cimarron: maybe Prpl will be your girl-bud
prplchknz: i don't like it
Apparently, he may have been excommunicated from his cult because he called for kinder treatment between members of his cult. Ironic.
Most of his cult is comprised of his immediate family; his heavily indoctrinated, isolated and abused offspring. And theirs.
I do not expect the cult to lose sight of its 'mission' just because it no longer has a leader. This cult is a powerful outlet for their psychologically damaged minds- a compulsion, an addiction, a security blanket. In a twisted way, it united them as a family over the years.
This man's death is just one less disturbed individual in the world, nothing more. His addiction to anger and hate will live on through his children.
Best we continue to keep that hate from poisoning our own lives, and just keep moving forward.
Here is a story, for anyone interested in the cult dynamics, or the personality/life of Fred Phelps. Written by one of his sons who escaped the cult.
I found it fascinating, albeit sad- in many ways, on many levels.