Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, got the last laugh. I saw her last night on the Larry King show and it was like staring death in the eye.
She has lung cancer that has spread fro her colon and weighs 65 pounds, but there she was, scary eye makeup and all, looking like a skeleton from one of those horror movies, with her husband, at her own request for her interview with Larry King.
Although she had difficulty talking, she was alert and cognizant of every thing Larry king asked her.
Tammy, although obviously under the influence of lots of morphine, for what she described as constant pain, sat there with a twisted smile and was generally upbeat in her demeanor.
After answering all of the generic questions from Larry. He asked her whether she was afraid to die, and she answered predictably, no. She has put herself in gods hands, and discussed her obvious impending death, unemotionally and with good humor.
Who would have believed that Tammy Faye would be sitting there on network TV, on what must be one of her last days on earth, demonstrating to the world, how Christianity works.
She was telling the world how she was absolutely sure that she was going straight to heaven.
I had a brush with death recently, and God or heaven never crossed my mind, but I must admit that to watch that goofy little woman, who had requested the interview, was disturbing, because she must have solidified the religious beliefs of at least a couple of million people, with her absolute assurance that she knew she was in gods hands, and she was eager to meet Billy Grahams wife in heaven, and a lot more of the great televangelists who have gone before her, to their great reward.
I consider myself to be one of the most skeptical people on earth, and hate the way the religious right is attempting to take us back to the dark ages, but I guarantee you, that no Agnostic or Atheist on earth would have the audacity, to even insinuate to that poor little woman that she was delusional about her beliefs.
People have been making fun of Tammy Faye for years, but in my opinion she got the last laugh.
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- An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish by Bertrand Russell (1943)
- Bible Teaching and Religious Practice by Mark Twain
- God is Imaginary
- Is there an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams (1998)
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- The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (1795)
- Which Way? by Robert Ingersoll (1884).
- Why I Am Not A Christian by Bertrand Russell (1927)