Thursday, January 05, 2006

155, 000 people died yesterday, was this punishment from God?

That is an estimate mind you, but it looks to be accurate. I can only imagine the amount of paper Pat Robertson needs to keep track of the reasons these folks were punished by God. And those are just the ones who died, what about the number of strokes and heart attacks and cancer the Lord deals out on a 24/7 basis? That must take all Pat's waking hours, when does the man sleep? I am not sure how Robertson got the job of keeping a running tally of all those who are suffering some form of punishment by the all mighty, but it must pay well. He wears nice shoes.

Seriously, when Fidel lights his final cigar and goes to the special place in Hell reserved for communist dictators, I will not shed a tear for him. Nor will not say that his death was brought about by an act of the Lord. He just died. ( I made up the special place in Hell, but one can always hope )

Being a Christian, and a very poor one at that, I can honestly say that I don't understand the day to day, millennium to millennium operations of the universe. It is my belief that God does. Some people live, some people die and some people buy nice shoes, it happens every day. I can try to understand my savior, I can try to emulate his love and compassion, but in the end I am still walking in faith. I am not sure I would want to worship a God that I could completely understand. The bottom line, I don't know if Jesus punishes people on a daily basis. I guess they must teach that at Pat's seminary, or maybe it just his understanding of our Lord, or maybe he is just talking out of his... well, you know.
The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network told viewers of "The 700 Club" that Sharon was "dividing God's land," even though the Bible says doing so invites "God's enmity." Robertson added, "I would say woe to any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course."

He noted that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Robertson said God's message is, "This land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone."

Pat, for the love of God, literally, shut up.

Robertson thinks Ariel Sharon's stroke is punishment from God for giving land to the Palestinians? Not to be out done by an American televangelist with nice shoes, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran hopes Sharon dies.
"Hopefully, the news that the criminal of Sabra and Chatilla has joined his ancestors is final," President Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying by the semiofficial Iranian Students News Agency.
As the Church Lady used to say, well isn't that special.


Tex said...

Personally, I hope a squandron of F-22 Raptors pays President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a visit.

fetching jen said...

Fanaticism comes in all shapes and sizes. Robertson's mouth is his own worst enemy.

As for the other nuts - we expect their kook rhetoric.

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned, more people who pay attention to Robertson do so to point out what a nutcase he is, than anything else.

Which, if they didn't do that, I'd forget he existed.

I'm not sure whether I'm grateful for this.