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RIP Oral Roberts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 21, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    No link yet, just saw on CNN.
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    OK, who welched on their pledge drive promise?
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Heaven needed an athletic program that couldn't decide between Division I and NAIA.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member


    "Complications from pneumonia" ... which tends to be a common cause of death among those of advanced years.
  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Oh, it was an easy decision ... they decided NAIA was more appropriate for a church school right about the time the NCAA was about to drop sanctions on them. Two years later when the coast was clear, they came back to Division I.
  6. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I take it nobody's expecting a miracle?
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    There's a special place for Oral. You don't use the Lord as leverage for pledges.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    (sniff) I saw his team's last basketball game while he was still alive! (sniff)

    He's off to that garish prayer tower in the sky.
  9. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    As a small child, I watched one of his programs and wrote a letter to him requesting a prayer book he was plugging. I didn't comprehend I was required to send money. I never received the prayer book.
  10. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    The ORU campus is one of the more bizarre places I've been.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Maybe I've just been married too long, but when I see RIP followed by the word Oral, I shuddered a second.
  12. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Don't think heaven is on his travel agenda. Promoting a false gospel while robbing from the poor is not at all a way to arrive in heaven.
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