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In Case You Were Having Trouble Distinguishing The Two

Posted on | May 24, 2012 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

John Edwards is a contemporary sinner who, for all external appearances, is in danger of falling into the hand of an angry God.
Johnathan Edwards was an 18th century preacher who laid down Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God:

“There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any one moment out of hell, but the mere pleasure of God.”

Ol’ Silky John might consider that while he awaits his fate. Repentance is good for the soul. Real good.


9 Responses to “In Case You Were Having Trouble Distinguishing The Two”

  1. PaulLemmen
    May 24th, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Yes it is. Thanks for being a part of mine.

  2. creeper00
    May 24th, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Paul, your debt to society has been paid in full and you have turned your life around.  You may well be a better citizen for your experience than many Americans.  Welcome back.

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 24th, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I am actually torn over Edwards.  He could use a good horse whipping and if I was a family member of his late wife I would give it to him.  

    At the same time, I do not care for criminalizing politics (I suspect Scooter Libby doesn’t either).  We sort of know he used campaign funds to hide a hush money payment from his wife.  Now it is up to the jury to decide whether or not that should be criminal.  Arguably it should be, but this is not slam dunk on the facts.  

  4. DonaldBorschJr
    May 24th, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    It is a truer than true fact that repentance ne’er killed no one.  Painful, yes.  Uncomfortable, definitely.  But life-threatening?  Hardly.  Quite the opposite, actually.  And indeed, the God I worship loves a heart full of contrition.  He’s awesome like that.

  5. ThePaganTemple
    May 24th, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    There’s also the hippy dippy Jonathon Edwards, folk rock singer songwriter and one hit wonder for “Sunshine”. One line of that song would seem to apply to The Breck Girl.

    “He can’t even run his own life
    I’ll be damned if he’ll run mine

  6. Adjoran
    May 24th, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

     Our Johnny did run his own life, though – straight into the ground.

  7. Adjoran
    May 24th, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

     Juries are our system, but it is just not correct to assume they have any monopoly – or even plurality – on judging facts.  It was juries that set OJ free and awarded Edwards millions in phony damages.  Juries convicted Libby and Conrad Black.  Juries turned Bill Ayers and Casey Anthony loose.

    If it comes down to some arcane technicality, the case could go either way.  BUT the point is that the donors would NEVER have given the money if Edwards hadn’t been a Presidential candidate.  And there is no doubt at all that he was the one who orchestrated the entire scheme.

    If he walks, he walks – and he is far from the worst to escape justice.  But a jury verdict doesn’t mean innocence, only insufficient evidence in their judgement to prove guilt to a legal standard.

  8. Finrod Felagund
    May 24th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    Neither are to be confused with John Edward, or as South Park called him, The Biggest Douche In The Universe.

  9. Dandapani
    May 27th, 2012 @ 11:15 am

    No hell in the Hindu paradigm, but only bad Karma to be resolved, over and over and over.  Good luck with that, Edwards.