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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Duck Dynasty & Philosophy (part 2) 4-2

"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than to live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."
-Albert Camus
The Robertson Family believe in living a just life of praising their lord and savior Jesus Christ. After quitting college football, Phil Robertson went through bad times. Not because he didn't have anything to do, but more like he was doing too much of the bad things to occupy his time such as sex, drugs, and just not being very holy at all. With the persuasion of his sister and  other he was able to kick the bad habits and get right. He was able understood what else there was in live besides the negative. So his goal was to transform his life for Christ. Here's a video clip to explain further.
He’s been called the Billy Graham of duck hunting. He looks more like a wilderness-dwelling John the Baptist — clad in camouflage with shaggy hair and a graying beard that hangs down to his chest.

Occasionally, he’s mistaken for a homeless man.

Phil Robertson, known around the world as the Duck Commander, eats, sleeps and breathes duck hunting.

Born with a gift to sound like a duck, he invented a line of “duck calls” — hunting tools used to emulate the sound of ducks.

Since the early 1970s, he has parlayed his obsession for duck hunting to build a water-fowling empire with legions of faithful Duckaholics.

A follower of Christ, his other passion is preaching the gospel and saving souls.
The Duck Commander has built an international reputation not only for his hunting expertise, but also his powerful, revivalist-style gospel preaching.

Steady sales of his duck calls led to the development of homemade hunting videos in the late 1980s, through which the Duck Commander and his Duckmen primarily his sons and a few close friends became widely recognized. More than 90,000 DVDs were shipped from the Robertson's home last year.

His reason for his business idea was the least bit for personal profit at all. He done it for the ducks, not the bucks.
 Thank you for reading and watching... Now you can enjoy the rest of your day and be happy, happy ,happy, Jack.


  1. Very strange & interesting guy. (What have ducks ever done to him, tho?)

    But as for the Camus quote: do you have a citation? This is widely reproduced on the Internet but I can't find the original source. If Camus said it, it must have been in a fictional/absurdist context. He was a committed atheist, he did not live as if there were a god himself, and it would have been hypocritical of him to say this except in an ironical mood.

  2. Love this show! I heard Willie speak at the World Outreach Easter service at the Murphy Center and he's such a cool guy. Looking forward to the rest of your posts.

  3. The website that I found the quote from had no further attribution or certification about the quote or perhaps when Camus might have said it.

  4. Yeah, there are so many unattributed quotes floating around the Internet. (And about the Internet: have you seen the one from A.Lincoln?) Let me know if you track it down. (I wonder if any of our librarians would be willing to help?)