Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Everybody's Talking 'Bout...

Everybody's talking about Pat Robertson. For the record, yes, I think he's absolutely fucking insane. So out of his mind that others may have moved in, thinking it abandoned.

And yet, I'm writing about it, too.

We really ought to have two distinct designations of Christians.

1. Someone who follows the teachings of Jesus and the Christian "New Testament". They believe in turning the other cheek, forgiveness, peace and love.

2. Someone who lives the more traditional Christian life. They have statues of Jesus (and perhaps Mary) around decorating their stuff, and they wear big gold crosses around their neck. Mostly, however, they treat these idols only as logos of their team, spending most of their time actually sowing discontent and anger and promoting violence against others. Like members of gangs or practicers of organized crime or ... Pat Robertson:
"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson said. "It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war ... and I don't think any oil shipments will stop."
Isn't ironic that people say "Hey, the Koran doesn't condone terrorism" as if Arab hypocrisy about the practice of their religion is some crazy thing, yet Pat Robertson is called a Christian minister, even after issuing this "fatwa." It makes you realize that we really are more similar to "them" than some would have you believe.

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