Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pat Robertson really is out there...

Raw Story links to a story from JTA that has Pat Roberston opening his mouth and inserting his foot yet again. When will this character ever learn?
The Rev. Pat Robertson said Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being punished by God for dividing the Land of Israel. Robertson, speaking on the 700 Club on Thursday, suggested Sharon, who is currently in an induced coma, and former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by an Israeli extremist in 1995, were being treated with enmity by God for dividing Israel. "He was dividing God's land," Robertson said. "And I would say, Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U., the United Nations or the United States of America. God says, This land belongs to me. You better leave it alone."
Where to start? First of all it is not like God has punished Ariel Sharons impudence by revoking his immortality. Mr. Sharon is 77 years old and hardly the picture of fitness. Actually Mr. Sharon and I share many simlilarities in our rotund figures, and I would feel very lucky to make it to his age. I hereby declare that God has blessed Mr. Sharon with an unusually long and noted life.

I quite frankly find the Robertson claim that Yitzak Rabins assassination was somehow an act of punishment from God to be simply appalling! He has basically called the man who assassinated Mr. Rabin an instrument of God. How absoutely revolting! It appears to me that Robertson has it exactly backwards, but who am I to make this type of judgment? For that matter who is Mr. Robertson to make that judgment? Just some wingnut koolaid drinker with a direct line to God evidently... sort of like our president now that I think about it.

Comments:
The Holy Spirit's message on the Christian Prophet blog calls Pat Robertson "insane." To my way of seeing a much more reasonable view of Christianity is presented by The Holy Inheritance blog.
 
And the reason God punished Pat Robertson with dementia is......? Where's his answer to that one?

One correction here:

Robertson and Bush are not just kool-aid drinkers. They're also distributors.
 
Ah Robertson. The dude never disappoints. He's as dependable a crank as O'Reilly. Though I wonder how he likes being lumped in with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?
 
If you remember, Pat actually did run for President once...
 
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