Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pat Robertson Attacks Muslims Again After Ft. Hood Shooting

Pat Robertson used the Ft. Hood shooting to again denounce Islam on the 700 Club, his personal platform for making sick prophecies and violent condemnations.  Robertson claimed that Islam is not a religion but a violent political system bent on the overthrow of the governments of the world and world domination.  Robertson urged that Muslims be treated as we would communists and fascists.

For a moment I was confused, I thought Robertson was referring to Evangelical Christians when he spoke of world domination but in this case it was only "the pot calling the kettle black."

Robertson can't see that he is what he claims his enemies to be.  Robertson is everything that a Christian should not be.

Here are several Robertson quotes from About.com to remind you just how intolerant and hateful this being is.

  • "Over 100 years, I think the gradual erosion of the consensus that’s held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings."
  • "Lord, give us righteous judges who will not try to legislate and dominate this society. Take control, Lord! We ask for additional vacancies on the court.”
  • "Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
  • Regarding “gay days” at Disneyworld: "I would warn Orlando that you're right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don't think I'd be waving those flags in God's face if I were you, This is not a message of hate -- this is a message of redemption. But a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation. It'll bring about terrorist bombs; it'll bring earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor."
  • "The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
  • "I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period."
  • After city of Dover, PA dismissed its school board for deciding to add intelligent design to the curriculum: "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."
  • Robertson explains why Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive stroke: "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.' ... He was dividing God's land. 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.'"
  • Calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: "You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."

5 comments:

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

I wonder how many people have become ex-Christians or atheists just based on his hate alone.

Joe said...

That's a good question. I found the church to be the house of intolerance.

Kansas Bob said...

Robertson represents a sad sect of Christian fundamentalism. His rhetoric is embraced by many (sadly in my younger days I bought his it) people who take an ultra-literal view of the bible and specifically the Old Testament. Folks like him give faith a bad name.

Kansas Bob said...

Great question Mike. I think that some folks who used to follow Robertson's fundamentalist rhetoric do one of two things..

1) hang on to their black/white fundamentalist thinking and become fundamentalist atheists;

2) abandon fundamentalist thinking and embrace a grayer (i.e. less fundamentalist) flavor of faith.

It is difficult because some people are attracted to fundamentalism because it appeals to their desire to paint the world in black and white terms.

Of course I am generalizing and am not speaking for all ex-Christians and atheists.

Mike aka MonolithTMA said...

You are so right about some wanting to see the world in black and white. I had a back and forth argument with an old college chum of mine about the meaning of Allahu Akbar, which is used to mean Gos is good by Christians, Jews, Muslims and I would imagine any other theist who speaks Arabic. He just kept saying Allah is not the same God, I kept saying that I wasn't saying that Allah was the same as YHWH. Sigh.