Monday, January 09, 2006

Pat Robertson - Jawbone of an Ass

"[Ariel Sharon] was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course..." Pat Robertson

"Hopefully, the news that the criminal of Sabra and Chatila has joined his ancestors is final." Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

A world leader is gravely ill, possibly near death. And prominent idiots are already dancing on his grave. With self-righteous fake piety and downright irreverent glee.

Everybody else has already said it, but I can't keep quiet about Pat Robertson's latest obscenity. We can expect such outrageous behavior from the President of Iran, a Jew-hating, anti-Israel extremist. To my mind, a godless infidel.

But Pat Robertson calls himself a friend of Israel, and a Christian. I say he's a lion -- an animal with no coherent brain activity. A carnivore with no conscience. A beast spewing nothing but vitriol.

Many pundits claim Robertson has shown himself to be such a jerk, nobody pays much attention to what he says these days. It's ironic that his credibility factor has lowered him into the same sick league as Middle Eastern extremists like the President of Iran.

However. Here's what concerns me: regardless of Robertson's cretin-quotient with most thoughtful Americans, how many others out there agree with him? Harbor the same hatred, bigotry and unbalanced ideas? And will misuse Robertson's remarks as a rallying call to unleash further anti-Semitism on our country?

Here's Robertson spokeswoman Angell Watts' answer to critics of his remarks:
"What they're basically saying is, 'How dare Pat Robertson quote the Bible?' This is what the word of God says. This is nothing new to the Christian community."
Wait. The word of God says Ariel Sharon should die because Pat Robertson doesn't like his politics? And The Christian Community believes this?

Way to go, Angell. Insult as many people as Robertson by lumping true believers in with bible-thumping nut jobs like your boss.

Problem is Pat Robertson does have a hell of a lot of fundamentalist followers. He might be an ass but he's a damn popular ass.

Too bad he's got a jawbone.



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