Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson's Hit List is Growing!

Today I'm adressing the continuing saga of who Pat Robertson wants dead.

If you've been reading this blog the past week or so, you know that Pat Robertson has been asking God to kill people he doesn't like. I guess Pat got impatient with God acting on his behalf, because yesteday on the 700 Club he advised killing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come to exercise that ability," Robertson said, "This is a dangerous enemy to our south controlling a huge pool of oil." He went on to add, "We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one strong-arm dictator, it's a whole lot easier to let some of the covert operatives to do the job and get it over with."

Well, you can't argue his math, but how about his ethics as an example of moral leadership and Christian ideals?

In addition to seeking the deaths of those who are aligned with the Enemy, Pat would also like you to get thinner using his "age-defying" diet drink, which he uses his non-profit status to help market. In spite of the claim on his website that it is the drink recipie which keeps him energetic and able to leg press 2000 pounds, the same web page carries the standard legal disclaimer that states: No specific health benefit is implied or promised from this recipe.

If only all his ridiculous statements carried a similar disclaimer.

Other things Pat Robertson believes:

Check out Issues in Bristol Virginia,
Bristol Tennessee, and the Tri-Cities
by Lewis Loflin. It's a very interesting website with a lot of fodder for discussion on all sides.

You might also wish to read this rebuttal of Robertson on Natural Disasters caused by Unnatural Acts by Janis Walworth. She actually proves biblically and statistically that high concentrations of gay people protects you from tornadoes and by examining the data on the areas of the country God continually smites, who God must actually be angry at.


Anonymous Joshua said...

Great post, Archie - keep up the fight -

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Joshua said...

Dude, I put Robertson's List of Other things he believes up in the Dojo today and credited you, let me know it that's cool - it rocked my world -

10:12 AM  
Blogger Archie Levine said...

Post far and wide. If you hit "view source" I think you can lift the html for the sources too.

A lot of them came from that Sullivan County website. I'm sure there are more, but I didn't want to spend the whole day in the Robertson Zone.

10:44 AM  
Blogger R said...

What's this? Pat Robertson starting his own lil Southern Baptist Jihad? The only person that man has to fear is the one staring back at him as he shaves every morning. This guy is six kinds of crazy, and so is the media that gives him a voice.
I just know that somewhere in the backwoods of Virginia is a militia drinking "age defying drink" (gee, what kind of hallucinogens could be in THAT do you suppose? Does it taste vaguely of Kool-aid?)and goose stepping by a three story poster of Pat Robertson.

1:12 PM  
Blogger R said...

P.S. Come and guest blog you big chicken.

8:29 PM  
Blogger frstlymil said...

Wow. Great post - talk about your wolf in sheep's clothing. Sounds like he's decided to completely re-define the Christian religion.

6:15 AM  
Blogger Archie Levine said...

Well, not really. See, this is the danger of the fundamentalist. The contradictions we see in biblical texts open all sorts of doors for them. A big part of the problem is the way the fundamentalists claim to be Christian but want the smiting power of the Old Testement.

In this case, while Moses did get the commandment not to kill, they point out that the very next thing God told him to do was to go kill all of the golden calf worshippers and then to kill all the people in the Promised Land in order to make room for his own people.

Thus, people like Robertson feel that the commandment not to kill is really only a commandment not to kill people who are walking in step with their vision of God's purpose. Everyone not right with God should be killed, because they are dead already anyway. ("Leave the dead to bury the dead."--Jesus)

Moreover, they honestly think that by killing the godless they are keeping the godless from continuing to breed, and therefore keeping untold millions of people from going to hell....which sounds a lot like abortion to me, but I'm a liberal, so anything I say is from Satan's mouth to your ear.

Anyway, he isn't redefining Christianity so much as interpreting the bible in as strict a way as he wants judges to interpret the Constitution.

Which, as I so often point out, seems at odds with following a Messiah who admonsihed the Pharisees for their love of the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law, and who taught in parables rather than literal fact.

But again, me Satan's tool.

8:16 AM  
Blogger Deirdre Cooley said...

Holy crap!! Rhonda left a comment on my site and pointed me to yours. (Thanks, Rhonda!)

I'm flabbergasted. I knew he was evil... Evil... with a capital E - but I had no idea he was into diamonds and shady money laundering of contributions, etc. I'm ashamed that I ever had a connection with people who call themselves fundamentalists. I'm as liberal as they come... How to possibly convey to the world that Christianity has nothing to do with what the "Christian" Right is propounding?

So thanks for this list. It's awesome. And very, very sad.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Archie Levine said...


First, thanks for the comments.

As to your question, I think the best way to convert people to Christianity, the real kind, is to do it exactly like Jesus did...by trying to live a perfect example and letting people come to your tree because they desire your fruit.

Be you, let people know you are a Christian, and they will figure out the contradiction between your Christ and Robertson's.

I'm hoping the same thing works for Patriotism. I wear a flag lapel pin. I fly an American flag. It is my flag too. Don't let them take your Christ away, don't let them take your country away either.

6:01 AM  

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