Moral Contradictions

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Pat Robertson speaks for God

Ay de mi... Since the pro-Intelligent Design members of the School Board in Dover, PA got tossed off faster than a monkey on a freight train, Pat Robertson has now spoken for the Almighty with this proclamation:

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.

Nevermind that those who replaced these members believe that Intelligent Design should be taught... the difference? ID should be taught in a religion class - not as science.

8 Comments:

  • Your blog certainly left me satisfied and smiling.

    By Blogger Gary Freedman, at Thursday, November 10, 2005 3:40:00 PM  

  • Am I the only one who thinks that Robertson talks like one of those mafiosos that're trying to push a protection racket?

    "That, ah, a nice town you got there. Would be a shame if it were, you know, devoured by locusts. Whoa, whoa, calm down, I don't know anything about that, I'm not saying it's going to happen. But, ah, plagues do happen, right? And I've got this friend, He is real good at looking at for his people's interests, if you catch my drift.

    Am I threatening you? No no no, don't be silly! I'm just saying, if you turn down this very generous offer, don't blame me if you wake up one day with no first born son."

    It's beyond satire.

    Oh wait. That's kind of what I just did.

    Ok, so maybe it's not beyond satire, but it is pretty hilarious.

    By Blogger Adam Gurri, at Saturday, November 12, 2005 3:22:00 PM  

  • hehe... that's awesome. I've heard many names for Pat Robertson, but that's a new one. Thanks! :)

    By Blogger Nathan, at Saturday, November 12, 2005 5:41:00 PM  

  • Not a problem--I'm always up to cracking jokes at his expense.

    But really, I mean, look at the wording. Do you see what i was saying?

    "don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin", and "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."

    Such a racket.

    By Blogger Adam Gurri, at Saturday, November 12, 2005 6:30:00 PM  

  • yeah, like 'divine extortion' or whatever... just as there's the 'politics of fear', many Christians (or so-called) try to scare others into agreement.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Saturday, November 12, 2005 7:00:00 PM  

  • Does any sane person think that Pat Robertson has the slightest idea of how stupid he sounds? I personally think that only the wild-eyed 35% of people who still see "W" as some sort of messianic savior figure could possibly see the Reverend Politician Pat as relevant in any way. He's a bona fide goof-ball. And so are the people who love and adore him.

    Peace,

    Mike

    By Blogger Dr. Mike Kear, at Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:33:00 PM  

  • I can't remember where I saw this, but it's an excellent observation:

    Robertson either at leasts dupes others into thinking that the Christian Right is ignorant, and at worst reveals them to be.

    By Blogger Nathan, at Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:43:00 PM  

  • I think Robertson is the only one with the balls to say what he actually thinks. I used to teach at an SBC seminary and I know lots of guys who would agree with Pat. Unfortunately, they lack the (how do you spell cojones?) to say it publicly.
    I wish they would! That way more could see how pervasive that ideology is.

    This mindset is in some sense funny, but it's not a joke. There are so many fundamentalists that use tragic events to make themselves feel morally superior. It's really scary!

    Howie
    http://howieluvzus.com/

    By Blogger Howie Luvzus, at Thursday, November 17, 2005 12:53:00 PM  

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