Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I'll See Your Jerry Fallwell and Raise You A Nut Job

Oh how lucky I am that I have home internet service.

Tonight I received multiple phone calls to inform me that the Reverend Pat Robertson had called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on last night's ever relevant 700 Club broadcast.

Evangelicals everywhere scrambled to dissasociate themselves with the original televangelist, including The Big Evangelical.

The Bush Administration "disavowed" Robertson's plan for American dominance.

Here are Robertson's main points...
*If the guy thinks that the US is trying to assassinate him, why shouldn't we just go ahead and do it.
*America might as well get rid of the people who we don't want in power because we all know we're going to later on, and we all know that we don't have another $200 million to spend on a war with Venezuala
*Finally, this son of a gun is messing with our oil. If we kill him now we probably won't miss a beat.

I was watching a report on CNN on this evening that fully brought out the crazy that was on display on the 700 Club last night. They showed clips of Robertson praying that God would open up more positions on the Supreme Court and bring more "conservative values" to the court to bring back the "Rights of God" followed up by a quote that basically said that the reason that Hitler was such a bad guy and did so many horrible things was because he was surrounded by homosexuals. Brown said that in most cases leading conservative evangelicals would surround him with support, but not this time.

It's no wonder that people can't identify with who Jesus Christ truly is. I was reading recently in Generous Orthodoxy and McLaren said that he was afraid that Jesus wasn't so much Lord to us anymore as he was Mascot championing our causes.

Here's to Robertson making the most of Jesus as Mascot.


At 8/23/2005 11:11 PM, Anonymous michael sarver said...

you have to be kidding me....

At 8/24/2005 2:54 AM, Blogger Paco said...

Actually, although maybe i don't count as my life here in afy has made me a bit unbalanced, I actually think that this is a totally awesome turn of events. now if only he would raise up an army or undergo assassin training himself, dedicating his life to this one beautiful aim! hahah I can't believe he said that!

At 8/24/2005 8:54 AM, Blogger c_neil said...

Robertson does have an interesting point and American foreign policy has acted like that in the past. If he feels so strongly about it, I nominate Pat Roberson to join the U.S. special forces and do it himself. The young have died too long for worthless capitalist causes and I think it is time for an old fart to give it a go. Imagine, we might save millions of dollars and hundreds of lives if one militant, evangelistic preacher decided to Rambo it up and put his money where is mouth is. I can't imagine anything more Christlike either!

At 8/24/2005 10:18 AM, Blogger Dan Baker said...

I am truly embarrassed!! IT is so sad to see the name of Christ and His church to be assosiated that. Maybe this is a large enough breaj with sanity that most people in teh world will see that this is not what Christianiy truly is...I pray!

At 8/24/2005 10:28 AM, Blogger Dusty said...

The Daily Show got a hold of this as well. So this is how far you have to go to get Bush to understand you are a nutjob...I guess it makes sense. Any bets that Bush actually, personally agrees with Robertson, but his cabinet and advisors talked him out of it?

Wait for it...Falwell will surely come to his defense in the next couple days.

You have to applaud the honesty...he knows the financial cost of this war and that it mainly has to do with what we will get out of it...



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