Friday, November 11, 2005

That Robertson Quote

By now I'm sure you've heard about Pat Robertson's stupid quote du jour:

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.

Charming fellow. Andrew Sullivan offers these wise words on the subject:

Before I get emails from conservatives saying that Robertson represents no one in the Republican coalition, let me remind you that he was one of the religious leaders phoned by Karl Rove to discuss Supreme Court nominees. My rule of thumb is that I will trust the good faith of any Republican politician who is prepared to criticize Robertson publicly. Until then, he's their problem.

I often get into high-minded discussions with people about the legitimacy of religion, and about whether Christianity in particular can defend any of the truth claims it makes. Those are interesting discussions, but here we have Robertson showing us what it's really all about. Worship the way I do or else.

Actually, the advice not to count on God in a crisis looks pretty sound to me...


At 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is crass but, Pat Robertson is a tool.

He embodies everything that is wrong with religion and someone who has gotten way to big for his own shoes.

At 7:34 PM, Blogger Martin Wagner said...

He's in his mid-70's. With luck we won't have him to kick around much longer.

Gee, that was an uncharitable thought, wasn't it? If only he didn't inspre them...

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At 11:41 AM, Anonymous JJ said...

I do worry that fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) (and failures in the education system) have led to way too many zealots who believe what comes out of the mouths of these televangelists.

There are still many intelligent people in the ranks of American church-goers, but just going by polling data, there are also many who lack knowledge and rational thinking skills and are at risk of taking the ignorant or hateful comments by Pat Robertson and others as gospel.

At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's strange; I thought ID wasn't a religious doctrine, so God shouldn't care if we believe it or not. But I'll take Pat's word for it, as he should certainly know a religious doctrine when he sees it.

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