1/06/2006

The Terrible Aim Of The Hand of God

Yesterday, on his daily nut job broadcast, Dr. Marion "Pat" Robertson said that God had struck down Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, for, as he put it, "dividing up God's land". Funny, Marion always led us to believe that America is God's country, now it's Israel? Always one to seize and exploit any tragedy, from Hurricane Katrina to 9/11, and use them to advance his own personal agenda, Mr. Robertson said that the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin was also God's work. This from the man who called on the US to break it's own laws and "take out" Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who was standing in the way of a business deal Robertson was trying to arrange in that country.
If I were a Christian, I would be terribly offended. As a human, I still am, but isn't God supposed to be infallible? If God was trying to take out Ariel Sharon, wouldn't he have done it in one fell swoop, rather than letting Sharon linger on and possibly recover? The way I see it, Sharon is 77 years old, immensely overweight, and trying to run a country while dealing with the stress of an investigation into bribes he had taken. The man was a walking stroke waiting to happen.
Why is Robertson so anxious to not let the Palestinians (some of who are Christian) not have their own homeland? According to scattered unrelated passages in the New testament, once all of "Zion" is again under Jewish rule, then Jesus himself will come down from Heaven and snatch up all the Christians (yeah, right) up to Heaven (can't happen quick enough for me)where they will all float on the clouds and watch the tribulations as the Jews, Muslims, and all other non-believers fight for the Earth. This makes Scientology seem almost credible. And so Robertson and his believers all applaud the wars the Bush administration dragged the US into as it serves their own need for a Greater Israel. I guess no one told Marion that they're all about the oil.

18 comments:

Lily said...

Lew,
I am not sure that I agree with this particular piece, for the record. There are some comments in there that I think would benefit from some source-citing, not to sound like a pain in the ass.
"Can't happen quick enough for me' is also pretty harsh.
Pat Robertson does not speak for all Christians, Lew, and while your impatience with 'the right' is understandable, you can't take that out on a whole demographic!

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Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Once again, you liberals play fast and loose with the Word of God. Typical.

Can't you see through your windshield cluttered with "Mondale 80" decals that Sharon represented the last speed bump on the road to Rapture? Why do you hate Jesus so?

Hoping you enjoy being Left Behind,

Rex

dear illiterate toad... said...

Write this down: spend more time with your wife than you do with your computer.
I love toads that read leftie blogs. Don't you know that people make money off of your relentless hits?????

Anonymous said...

Well Lew, now you've done it. How WILL you feel about being left behind, you dirty liberal?

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Lew Scannon said...

Lil,
I believe the sources that you have asked for have been added.It appears I have wrangled up lot of "Christians" with neither Christ's compassion, tolerance, or understanding.

Kalamazoo said...

Such a nice contribution. Glad to know that free speech is so well respected.

Anonymous said...

NEITHER ONE OF YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS YOUR MAD AT, BUT YOU KNOW YOUR MAD. IT IS EASY TO ARGUE FROM INSIDE AN ARGUMENT, MUCH HARDER TO VIEW TWO DIFFERNT POINTS OF VIEW, AND THEN DEBATE. THERE IS NO DEBATE IN YOUR WORLD THAT IS VOID OF THE 1ST AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION, ONLY AN ALTERED DEBATE IN WHICH ONLY YOU ARE INVOLVED. YOU ARE AS BAD AS THEM.

lily said...

But why can you not just state your disagreement in a reasonable manner? Why the incessant typing of immature things? I have no problem with listening to your view. I am not threatened by dissent because that is what America is about, the freedom to express. You have the right to your view, as do all of us.
Somebody that stalks blogs instead of dialogue is angry, and it seems to me that you are also unaware that everyone with a blog has a sitemeter. Now I appreciate the attention from you but really, move along. I'm looking at a pie chart on how much time you spend here and its sad.

Anonymous said...

I have a blog, and am not sure what a site meter looks like. Will you post an example of one using the person with whom you are dissenting?

Lily said...
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Lily said...

Sorry, the graphs can't be posted. :) I could post them on the actual site if you are really interested.
A sitemeter isn't something you can "post"in a comment box.Its like an internal counter. These are installed on lots of blogs. It depends what features you use. Some people have a little 'rainbow' icon in the corner, on their blog. A sitemeter tells the IP address, provider, town, that kind of thing. It tells a blog owner how many times a person is on, length, or where they came from. Even where they go after. (path) It has pages of information. Maybe you can google 'sitemeter' to see an example. Its too lengthy to post. Some are very elaborate, with pie charts and IP lookup to see who's who. There are many types.

Look, no matter how hostile this back and forth has been, I respect that you probably have deep beliefs that inform your views. I am not incapable of seeing the other side. I apologize for treating you this way. I should not have allowed my buttons to be pushed. I welcome your opinions because that is how we learn, certainly not by having conversations with people who agree on everything.
What specifically do you have an issue with? The sep. of Church and state question?

Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said...

Lew,

I appreciated your recent visit to my site, and, no, this isn't a pathetic attempt to draw your readers into my dark web (that was the intent of my earlier comment.)

That said, you may want to consider a return trip. Look around, spend some time, feel the place out. You may (and I stress "may") come to the conclusion that your first impressions were, well, premature.

Patriotically,

Rex

lily said...

Rex-
Git along, cowboy :)

Eli Blake said...

You could almost start a whole new blog entitled, 'the World according to Reverend Pat,' and blog just on stupid things that pop out of his mouth (between the Chavez thing and now, he has also said: 1) that black people (88% of whom voted for John Kerry) won't vote for a Democrat not named Bubba, and 2) that the good citizens of Dover, PA (where they voted out the 'Intelligent Design' school board) shouldn't bother to pray if God smites their town with a natural disaster (have you EVER heard any minister advising people not to pray before?)

Lily said...

I think YOU should Eli!!!

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