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Saturday, November 19, 2005

There goes that benevolent Christian love again

Pat Robertson is spreading some of that ole time Christianity ("ole" as in Old Testament, very big on the eye-for-an-eye vengeance as opposed to the New Testament, more noted for its teaching on actual charity and mercy). Seems the Right Righteous Reverend is taking umbrage at the whole city of Dover, Pennsylvania for ousting school board proponents who voted that "intelligent design" be taught in the classrooms as an alternative to evolution. ("Intelligent design" is simply another phrase for "creationism.") Eight members up for re-election lost their seats.

So, does Pat forgive those godawful sinners who deign not to follow God's will (God's will as he sees it, that is)? Hell naw. Instead he spouts off some fire and brimstone rhetoric. As reported in the Washington Post, The Right Righteous Reverend is purported to have said on his show, The 700 Club:

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God -- you just rejected Him from your city."

"And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there."

Notice how Robertson keeps all the bases covered on that threat: If nothing apocalyptic happens to the city of Dover, he'll simply say that he never firmly promised a firestorm of brimstone, only that he said "if problems begin"(which is a very wishy washy threat there). And if something does happen (as is often the case with metropolitan areas of more than 2 folk), then he's gonna wink and say, "See, God and I told you so." And if the city asks for help from Providence and receives it, he can say that he didn't say God wouldn't help, just that he "might not help." See, Robertson doesn't want to fully put that foot in his mouth again, although he does have it parked dangerously close to a space right outside the orifice. Remember the God he's supposedly speaking for is the same deity that told him to run for president. And we all know how that turned out.

Well, at least the Reverend isn't suggest assasinating any of the board members. Yet. Which, in my opinion, earns him another step up that heavenly ladder. Because you know, Pat, advocating murder is a sin. (As is financing African despots who tyrannize their citizens, but that's another post for another time.)

Sharon Cullars Coffee Talk at 11/19/2005 11:30:00 AM Permanent Link     | | Home


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