Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pat Robertson speaks for God ... again

In his latest interpretation of God's will, the Rev. Pat Robertson today announced that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land." On his TV show "The 700 Club" today, Robertson said:


"God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.' ... [Sharon] was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU [European Union], the United Nations, or the United States of America."

If Rev. Robertson knows what God is going to do, why doesn't he warn folks? And if God is now smiting fellows who divide, a repentant Robertson better have a word with the Big Guy. God knows where he lives. In fact, it's a little surprising that he hasn't already awakened with a Holy Hand Grenade in his boxers!

Look on the bright side, though: We didn't elect Robertson president. American Jews might be forced to wear Stars of David on their lapels or something equally creative. Rev. Robertson just seems a little too eager for fellow humans to suffer -- Hugo Chavez, for example -- for a clergyman. Say a prayer for poor Pat

9 comments:

A Christian Prophet said...

The Holy Spirit's message on the Christian Prophet blog today calls Pat Robertson "insane." To me it seems the view of Christianity presented by The Holy Inheritance blog is much more reasonable.

Brian said...

That's funny, folks over at the Gin and Tonic Lounge get a good laugh out of Pat...

TexasFred said...

I'm not as eloquent as some, but IMO, Robertson gives Christianity a BAD name...

Ron Franscell said...

So right, Fred. I wonder when influential Christians who disagree with the radicalism of the Insanely Moral Minority will rise up and say enough is enough. As a Militant Moderate, I resent how the Religious Right has hijacked the American discourse (and the myth of civility.)

It's also worth pointing out that Pat Robertson is a major figure in The Media, which has generally been derided by Radical Christians as immoral. Go figure.

Kathy said...

"As a Militant Moderate, I resent how the Religious Right has hijacked the American discourse..."

Me too, Ron. For far too many people, Robertson and others like him appear to be the face of Christianity, and that's just wrong.

Justin said...

The poor old man is a loon... I kinda feel bad for him...

I'd send him a thing of Pepto-Bismol, but now that i think about it, that doesn't prevent diarreha (sp?) of the mouth.

Love, Rita said...

While I will champion his right to make such (ignorant) statements, I must urge him not to engage his mouth before his brain is in gear!! Not only does it make Christianity look bad, it gives our whole country a black eye! Think how this must sound to the rest of our world!

SingingSkies said...

Sadly enough, Robertson has a following and is, therefore, news-worthy. It can only be hoped that his continuing blunders open the eyes of those who blindly follow. So much of what he says is the antithesis of Christianity, unless you spend your time proof-texting to make whatever point you've already chosen to make. *sigh*

robert fong said...

Is it not time to suggest that after so many such pronouncements that KFDM ought to drop the 700 Club or banish it to 3am? His warning to the citizens of Dover, P.A. was particularly loathsome. WWJD? He would probably let Pat know that as things stand he is that very rich camel that can't get through the needle, and his hate mongoring isn't getting him any closer to the promised land either. I can see the devil now, happily tapping on a calculator, trying, but failing to put a number on how enormous a unit of hate absorbed by millions and passed on ultimately becomes.