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    Ian Paisley, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, has passed away aged 88.

    It is a rare thing to see a single individual so totally encapsulate the spirit of a people. From being an imprisoned protestor, to donning the red beret, to founding the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster, to entering politics and forming the DUP, to leading the Orangemen at Drumcree, to becoming First Minister at Stormont, to finally ending his years in the House of Lords - he was in every way the quintessential Ulsterman and a committed and proud British citizen.

    Though he was seen by many as a firebrand and a demagogue, in his later years he was central in the formation of a power-sharing government at Stormont, making peace with Sinn Fein and putting an end to the cycle of violence that had torn Northern Ireland apart during the troubles.

    It seems that so many of the characters that defined the politics of recent decades are passing away. RIP Ian Paisley.
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    Default Re: RIP Ian Paisley

    That does not exactly conform to the "await the conclusion of the funerary rites" tradition of the Backroom, does it?
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    Did we await the funeral rites on OBL?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Did we await the funeral rites on OBL?
    Technically, yes.
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    I was a supporter of the IRA, but Paisley's later years weren't that bad. One Ireland, or at least throw off the yolk of John Bull.

    "Paisley was still a unionist, McGuinness still a republican. It is to his credit and McGuinness’s great patience that they created a space where each could find common cause with the other.

    Paisley embraced the new dispensation. At his first meeting with McGuinness he declared: "We don’t need Englishmen to rule us. We can do that ourselves."

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    I was a supporter of the IRA, but Paisley's later years weren't that bad. One Ireland, or at least throw off the yolk of John Bull.
    I would have been susprised that ICSD is/was a terrorist supporter, if I hadn't known him for more than 5 seconds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Did we await the funeral rites on OBL?
    Yes, as drone noted. I would freely admit that such rites were.....truncated a bit....over what might have been done with a more public ceremony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Did we await the funeral rites on OBL?
    Are you trying to plunge to new lows?
    At the end of the day politics is just trash compared to the Gospel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyfelwyr View Post
    Are you trying to plunge to new lows?
    My response was far kinder than Paisleys response to the deaths of others.

    You reap what you sow.
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    Gotta love communists quoting the bible...

    Now if only we could get a nazi islamist in here, the circus would be complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadagar_AV View Post
    Gotta love communists quoting the bible...
    Paisley was a christian fundie, bible quotes are highly relevant I'd say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    My response was far kinder than Paisleys response to the deaths of others.

    You reap what you sow.
    Hmm... odd how you can be so unsympathetic towards Paisley, and yet so sympathetic to somebody like Mandela, who went far beyond Paisley's harsh words and actually took part in terrorist activity. From the 'Mandela - Sinner or Saint' thread:

    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    What Mandela's racist opposition(like PJ) somehow doesn't seem to get, is that we hail Mandela because he renounced his previous violence. The man who left Robben Island was a very different man than the one who went in, and it is that man we admire.
    Paisley moved away from his hardline approach and played a huge role in the peace process and in creating the existing power-sharing agreement, and yet for some reason in Paisley's case that isn't good enough for you.

    I wonder why it is you seem to have such double standards?
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    Paisleys old links to terrorism is not the reason I dislike him.
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    They maybe you could tell us why you hate him, or are you going to leave us hanging like so many fragonys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyblades View Post
    They why do you hate him, or are you going to leave us hanging like so many fragonys.
    I was going to leave you hanging, yes, due to Lemur's edit of my first post. But since you ask directly:

    Paisley was a fiery fundamentalist with extreme anti-gay views. He sought to make life as difficult as possible for those who are not like him.

    Mandela, on the other hand, was a staunch supporter of LGBT rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadagar_AV View Post
    Now if only we could get a nazi islamist in here, the circus would be complete.
    There is quite a pick of islamist nationalists around.
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    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopAlongBunny View Post
    RIP

    The man was a contradiction; in the end he came down on the side of his country and peace...
    Yeah, but was he for LGBT rights?

    Country and peace is all well and stuff, but the real issue of Ireland, where he acted around the 1950's... Was all about gay and transgender issues.

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    There is quite a pick of islamist nationalists around.
    Admittedly... But we'd still need a real nazi one to make the forum complete. Haven't heard even one of them speak about "lebensraum"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadagar_AV View Post
    Admittedly... But we'd still need a real nazi one to make the forum complete.
    ...heh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadagar_AV View Post
    Yeah, but was he for LGBT rights?

    Country and peace is all well and stuff, but the real issue of Ireland, where he acted around the 1950's... Was all about gay and transgender issues.

    On a completely unrelated note, we need a smiley dripping of sarcasm...
    Had his gaybashing been just one issue with an otherwise decent man, I would have had no problems with Paisley.

    But the fact is, Paisley was a man filled with hate towards anyone and everything which differed from himself. Whether it was gays, young women, catholics, liberal-minded priests; if you strayed from what Paisley saw as good behaviour, he would do what he could to make your life as hard as possible. He accepted no opinion other than his own. He would have thrown you in jail if he could as well, Kad. He was the protestant version of the Taliban.

    I have nothing good to say about the man. It was Hume and Trimble who recieved the peace prize for their work, and it was they who created the peace. Paisley was not a creator of peace(he in fact campaigned against it), he was one of those who had to be forced to accept it. That he finally caved under the pressure on one issue does not make him a saint.

    He remained filled with hate until the end of his days.

    Good riddance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Did we await the funeral rites on OBL?
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    Technically, yes.
    Actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarmatian View Post

    He was buried before the world knew he was dead, so yes we waited till after the funeral rights.

    On a rather important sidenote, moderation really wasn't as objective as it is today... Got to hand it to the current mods, they do an awesome job imho.

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    It's a disgrace this thread went the way it did.

    OBL and gay rights... words fail me.

    But such is the way of a wicked world and Paisley knew it to be so. He never let hatred of mockers and ideologues stand in his way in his life, and they won't overshadow his achievements in his death.

    Perhaps God called him home before he could see his beloved country torn apart on Thursday. RIP Ian Paisley, a true son of Ulster and a British patriot like no other.
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    Should we go into his numerous and ridiculous attacks on the Pope for being the anti-christ instead?

    A position, mind you, that he has never renounced.
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    Yeah... Let's go back to what Rhyf said, shall we?

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    Paisley did nothing to promote peace in Northern Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoreTore View Post
    Paisley did nothing to promote peace in Northern Ireland.
    Technically, he did a bit to promote self-rule - which is to promote peace. The main opposition of the Republicans was based on the cause of self-government.
    The culture and religion of your neighbors cannot be your concern, only the fact that they are traitors with a foreign allegiance.

    Many modern Unionists are less adamant British subjects and are more able to recognize the need for self-rule as Northern Irishmen. Hopefully, they will drop the Union BS and NI can become a sovereign state - even if they are not attached to the Republic; maybe like an Andorra or something, sovereign but clearly in the orbit of both France and Spain.
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    Ugh. Kindly keep your libertarian "seperatism for its own sake" drivel to your own continent please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyblades View Post
    Ugh. Kindly keep your libertarian "seperatism for its own sake" drivel to your own continent please.
    Let's see where the Scots-Irish Orangemen go after the referendum - if it comes to a "YES" win. Right now, they support continued Union; what will happen if Scotland becomes an independent nation? What do Scots-Irish believe in then? Will it rupture their coalition with the Anglo-Irish?

    How can Scots, in Ireland, rationalize demanding that NI remain part of the Union when their own homeland isn't even a part of the Union anymore? What do they do!??!? Where does the vestigial Unionist movement go with Paisley dead and Scotland de-unionized? Into the Orange Turd Bucket and out the door!

    As much as I respect the UK - there is something delicious to this stuff. For a libertarian/American/Gael; this is too good to be true.
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