Thursday, January 14, 2010

There's Something *Wrong* With This Man...

So, we all know my feelings on televangelists, 'evangelicals', etc. (For those who don't, they're not good, warm fuzzy feelings.)

Because I hate strongly dislike them, I don't listen to them, for the most part. All that results is that I get the urge to either figure out a way to reach through the tv and start beating people upside the head or chuck things at the tv. Either way, I wind up frustrated and chewing on the furniture in anger. Not productive. Anyway, because of my trying to pretend that they don't exist for the most part (under the long proven theory of 'if I don't see it, it isn't *real*), I didn't hear about this little gem of Christian compassion and concern until I was driving into work this morning, and the radio show hosts were raking Pat Robertson over the coals for being...well...not to put too fine a point on it, but a douche bag.

I'm sure you guys have all heard this, but just in case, here's the quote:

"It may be a blessing in disguise. ... Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. Haitians were originally under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you will get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal. Ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other." –Pat Robertson, on the earthquake in Haiti that destroyed the capital and killed tens of thousands of people, Jan. 13, 2010

And if you google 'Pat Robertson Haiti quote' you can find links to the video itself. Or here's a link to the search I did on YouTube for it. Just so you can see it really did come out of his mouth. We're not making this up. He's *really* that big of an ass.

I want to know, where's the compassion? Where's the concern for our fellow man? I know of at least a dozen private aide movements that have come about in response to the Haitian earthquake in *fandom*, wherein the vast majority of the people would not label themselves as any particular religion or denomination, if they're not out and out atheists. But Pat Robertson, who is looked up to by, oh, it pains me to say it, hundreds of thousands of Christians, instead of counseling aide and help and compassion for these people who have been struck by a natural disaster, basically sits back and says, 'it's their own fault'. Really? REALLY? I mean, I shouldn't be surprised, given his and his ilks reactions to the September 11th attacks and Hurricane Katrina. And yet. And yet, *every single time* he opens his mouth and shit like this flies out, I want to scream and cry at the same time.

Bravo. Way to show people the Christian reaction to people in need.

Do nothing, and claim that they're pawns of Satan. Kudos. *sarcastic thumbs up*

I try not to judge people, whether they're 'really' Christians or not. I try not to do that, because only they and God know what's really between them. But it's hard, it's hard when faced with people like this, to not out and out say what I feel, which is that they're *not* Christians at all. They're money hungry, power mad despots who've built themselves an empire on feeding people utter *dreck* in the guise of Scripture and God's Word, and some day, they're going to have to answer for that.


  1. He crazy. Every religion has these people and they drive me nuts! That is not how Christianity teaches you to behave.

  2. Eh, Pat Robertson? I didn't know about this because I feel if you listen to people it gives them some power. Like they know they have an audience so they will spew forth whatever vile stuff they want.

    Thankfully I've seen plenty of caring, compassionate evangelical organizations not condemn, but reach out to help the Haitians. I've been contacted by one of out Virginia and read about others like Samaritan's Purse.

    Pat Robertson needs to retire. It's crazy that people still listen to him. Maybe one day God will touch his heart and he will realize he needs to reach out to people with the compassion of Christ.

  3. Great post! I feel ya.
    I don't know whether to laugh or be angry at this guy.

  4. LK,

    It's true. Crazy like a crazy thing. He's the proof that crazy crosses religious lines.

  5. Susanne,

    Well, yeah. That's another reason why I don't lend my 'vote' to these people by watching/listening. But it's been all over the news, which is how I know about it.

    Yep. Those people are the ones who show a good example, and don't, you know, fail at humanity.

  6. Sarah,

    Go with both. It's what I do. I laugh and then, then the anger builds. It's fun, for certain values of the term. :)

  7. Nothing new...Isn't he the one that said New Orleans 'deserved' Katrina for one reason or another?

    The man is a sick puppy!

  8. MamaJuliana,

    That'd be him. Well, him and others like him. You're right that it's not new, but it's just so *sick*.


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