Billy Graham in heaven?

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Has Billy Graham gone to heaven?

Poll ended at 21 Mar 2018, 4:43pm

Yes, he is there now
0
No votes
He will be admitted when he arrives
0
No votes
Not yet, he has to be processed
0
No votes
He is waiting behind Bob Holman
0
No votes
He will spend time in purgaTory
0
No votes
No
6
29%
Don't know
2
10%
Don't care
7
33%
He will go to hell
4
19%
Who is Billy Graham?
2
10%
 
Total votes: 21

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Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Feb 2018, 4:43pm

Billy Graham just died, he was 99. I knew of him of course, I used to go to church in the 1970s, read the Guardian report, seems he was a Good Guy, advised Jimmy Carter and others
I just wonder how rich he was personally :wink:
But will he go to heaven?
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby mercalia » 21 Feb 2018, 4:53pm

brynpoeth wrote:Billy Graham just died, he was 99. I knew of him of course, I used to go to church in the 1970s, read the Guardian report, seems he was a Good Guy, advised Jimmy Carter and others
I just wonder how rich he was personally :wink:
But will he go to heaven?


incomplete so I cant vote "Enters the gates of Hell"

His brand of religeon was an obscenity. I remember attending one of his "tents" I think it was in Norwich UK

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Feb 2018, 4:59pm

mercalia wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Billy Graham just died, he was 99. I knew of him of course, I used to go to church in the 1970s, read the Guardian report, seems he was a Good Guy, advised Jimmy Carter and others
I just wonder how rich he was personally :wink:
But will he go to heaven?


incomplete so I cant vote "Enters the gates of Hell"

His brand of religeon was an obscenity. I remember attending one of his "tents" I think it was in Norwich UK

Just augmented the poll, you may vote now
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby bikepacker » 21 Feb 2018, 5:08pm

He did about 90 minutes of preaching to over 10,000 at Villa Park and within minutes had received donations in excess of £1,000,000 from those wanting to book a place in heaven. Pretty good selling job. Only topped by Jimmy Swaggart who after preaching for 30 minutes on TV estimated to have received $20,000,000 in donations.
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Feb 2018, 5:11pm

mercalia wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Billy Graham just died, he was 99. I knew of him of course, I used to go to church in the 1970s, read the Guardian report, seems he was a Good Guy, advised Jimmy Carter and others
I just wonder how rich he was personally :wink:
But will he go to heaven?


incomplete so I cant vote "Enters the gates of Hell"

His brand of religeon was an obscenity. I remember attending one of his "tents" I think it was in Norwich UK

Did you believe back then, what changed your view? Did you go to Greenbelt too?
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby mercalia » 21 Feb 2018, 5:16pm

He had also had a side kick called DIck Saunders also now dead and gone

https://www.evangelical-times.org/41983/evangelist-dick-saunders-1930-2018/

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Feb 2018, 5:19pm

I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby reohn2 » 21 Feb 2018, 5:19pm

Surely heaven needs defining first before anyone can decide if he went there.
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Feb 2018, 5:24pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?

Thanks for that, I took it on board
Seems to me, the best time to assess someone is just after they died, reading various obituaries and opinions..
BTW I have not voted, just don't know. Yet

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Feb 2018, 5:26pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?

Thanks for that, I took it on board
Seems to me, the best time to assess someone is just after they died, reading various obituaries and opinions..
BTW I have not voted, just don't know. Yet

Alternative facts welcome

No debate about that, and would never want to suppress discussion, but what grates is the trivialisation inherent in the use of a poll.

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby reohn2 » 21 Feb 2018, 5:38pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?

Err cough,Vietnam war,views on women's equality and feminism.......
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby mjr » 21 Feb 2018, 5:40pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?

Is there? If so, that's a bit worrying. It seems like he was basically a religious version of those TV channels badgering people to phone in to basically give money to keep the show on the air, plus he seemed to hold some pretty extreme Christian conservative views: he claimed his agreement with Nixon's anti-Jewish opinions was misreported, but did he ever deny suggesting killing a million Vietnamese or reconsider being anti-feminist?
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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Feb 2018, 5:54pm

Now we're debating, not* voting in a rather simplistic poll :wink:

*or perhaps as well as, sadly.

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Feb 2018, 5:56pm

We all have what I think of as a personal "Bank account" in terms of how we at least try to live our lives. I reckon that BG's is in the black*.

*He was good on race and non-segregation, AIUI, at a time when many fewer were of that persuasion.

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Re: Billy Graham in heaven?

Postby mercalia » 21 Feb 2018, 6:10pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not usually one to say this, but this thread, and in particular having a poll seems in rather bad taste, given he's literally just died, and irrespective of one's views of his religion, there seems to be unanimity that this was a profoundly decent man. :?


he and his copycat sidekicks like Dick Saunders espoused an obscene type of "personal" religeon "Jesus is your ( personal) friend who is here with you now, by your side" that exploited the immaturity and vulnerability of young people asking the important questions of identity. There is that old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

I see the poll has been terminated. shame. seems like billy was going down down down
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