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  1. #1 Article: Running from Hell: Growing up in America's most Hated Family 
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    Interesting article about the son of Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist), who escaped the family and became atheist.

    http://www.ubyssey.ca/?p=5624

    The mattock, a close cousin of the pickaxe, is used to dig through tough, earthy surfaces—it loosens soil, breaks rock, and tears through knotted grass. Its handle is a three-foot wooden shaft, twice the density of a baseball bat and its dual-sided iron head is comprised of a chisel and a pick. It was Pastor Fred Phelps’s weapon of choice when beating his children according to his son, Nate Phelps.

    “The Bible says ‘spare the rod, spoil the child,’” explained Nate, “and he would be screaming that out as he was beating us.” One Christmas night, Pastor Phelps hit Nate over 200 times with a mattock’s handle, swinging it like a baseball player.

    Nate would hide out in the garage with his siblings, where he could escape his father’s wrath. What he couldn’t escape, however, was the fear of going to hell. He suffered much abuse growing up under the roof of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church (WBC)—he still suffers today.

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    I hope one day he can truly be rid of the 'fear of hell' he was deluged with as a child... its one of the hardest things for ex-christians, even from moderate denominations, to get over... I can't imagine what its like for him.

    What's even crazier, is his sister ran across the article, and started posting in the comments.... she is very much still involved with Westboro Baptist...... check this out:

    Amazing stuff. At the end of the day, rebel Nate who is a man of the flesh according to the Bible, cannot get it into his head the the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. The child crying over a fear of hell is exactly what is intended by the plain language of the scriptures. You can love that and live that and own that and be one with that, as they say, or you can foolishly fight against that. WHO thinks they can beat God? YIKES! He never one time mentions HIS duty to teach HIS children every day in every way with every thing that does and says what the Lord their God requires of them. God is a consuming fire. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, WE PERSUADE MEN! Just look at the way you two brutes got together and tried to put a fluffy spin on rebellion AND the consenquences thereof.

    Well friends, at the end of the day, what Nate will never have and the reason, had you bothered to READ THE WORD OF GOD, you would already know - the REASON is found here:
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    Jesus would not have wanted this.
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    Phelps is a nutter. 'nuff said.
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    Phelps isn't a Christian...He's just a self servin loon
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

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    Yes a loon, but hardly the most hated family. Most people dont even know him.

    "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction." -Barack Hussein Obama
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    Quote Originally Posted by zBoots View Post
    Yes a loon, but hardly the most hated family. Most people dont even know him.
    Where are you from? Most people don't know him? Are you whacked? Westboro and Phelps are the most commonly known supposedly "christian" group in the country, if not the world.
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    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zBoots View Post
    Yes a loon, but hardly the most hated family. Most people dont even know him.
    He's a lot more well known than you think. His group was on most of the major newscasts for months when they were at the height of protesting at military funerals. I don't know too many people who when I say Phelps don't immediately think Fred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldwater View Post
    Jesus would not have wanted this.
    John 11:35:(
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    John 11:35:(
    Matthew 10:34

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
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