Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just shut up

For anyone who isn't aware, televangelist Pat Robertson is a dumbass of the lowest order. His latest pronouncement from Mt. Dunderhead is that the earthquake in Haiti was somehow linked to activities by local residents a couple of hundred years ago. Here's what dipstick said on his “700 Club” program Wednesday: "(The Haitians) were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, ‘We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.’ True story. And so, the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal.’” I'm not sure where old Pat is getting his info on this so-called deal. Maybe the Port-au-Prince Examiner had a reporter on the scene. Robertson has a long history of making stupid statements after disasters, natural or otherwise. He has linked everything from Hurricane Katrina to 9/11 to the near-deadly stroke suffered by Israeli leader Ariel Sharon on activities that hacked off God - like people being gay and such. I'm not sure how long the Big Guy has been unleashing wrath on innocent folks because of the supposed misdeeds of small groups of people within the population or, in Haiti's case, their forefathers. Maybe the 1974 tornado that leveled Xenia, Ohio, and killed about three dozen people was retribution for some guy skipping church to play golf. Or maybe God only recently returned to Old Testament-style smiting. We'll have to ask Pat about that. I have a few other questions. When a child dies of cancer, is that punishment for something that somebody did somewhere? Why does God allow people like Pat Robertson, Oral Roberts and Jerry Falwell to bring ridicule upon the Christian faith? And why does Pat Robertson think his religion is any more valid or grounded in reality than Haitian voodoo? There's certainly no evidence to back that up. Falwell and Roberts are dead. It's not going to be a great loss to humanity when Robertson joins them.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two words: Rev.Wright

January 14, 2010 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger PRIguy said...

I often wondered how God felt about having a horse's ass like Robertson or Falwell speaking for Him. I guess by letting these dolts stay alive it shows that the Almighty really does have a sense of humor. Honestly, how can anyone take Robertson seriously?

January 14, 2010 at 5:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, somebody did not study Luke 13:1-5 before writing this piece.

January 14, 2010 at 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obi Wan Kenobi said it best: "Who is the bigger fool, the fool who leads or the fool who follows?"

I wonder who made a deal with the devil to make Pat Robertson famous? I'm not one who believes that the Bible is to be taken literally, but I'm happy to see that at least a few Christians who think Robertson is a nutcake pointed out that Christ himself purportedly told his followers that God doesn't punish people through natural disasters or other misfortunes. If He did, I'm betting that Robertson would've been swallowed by the Earth long ago.

January 14, 2010 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Brant said...

To the earlier anonymous: I'm not clear on what point you're trying to make with the Luke passage. Can you expand on that?

January 15, 2010 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous x anonymous said...

I often wonder who makes people like Roberston or Falwell famous? I've never met a Rep that said " just got done with the 700 club, that Pat is a great man". That sounds like something Hank Hill would say. Same goes for my Dem friends, never heard one of them say " That Rev.Wright is great speaker". It's noise!

January 15, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Luke 13:1-5 is a good example of Christ saying that people DON'T suffer because they are more wicked than their brethren. Yes, it says unless you repent, you will perish. but the true implication is, God doesn't punish according to your degree of wickedness. If he did, how did the French Quarter avoid the wrath of Katrina? Why is Vegas still standing? Why didn't we catch Osama Bin Laden? Why does the child-beating adulterer flourish when the 18-year-old virgin is raped and murdered? I think we're better off not trying to explain God's actions, but to worry about our own.

January 15, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two more words...Danny Glover.

January 16, 2010 at 2:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three more words : Rev AL Gore

January 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Four more words: End of the world. Gonna happen. Cain't stop it. Might hasten it. Televangelists can eat my shorts.

January 17, 2010 at 2:16 PM  

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