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God is Warning Pat Robertson. Will Pat Robertson Listen?

Conservative fundamentalist Christian leader Pat Robertson has the mouth of God whispering hot and heavy in his ear. Robertson knows when God is sleeping, he knows when God’s awake. He knows God knows when you’ve been bad, and he can predict the path of God’s horrid hand of retribution.

We know that Robertson recently spoke of Ariel Sharon’s stroke as divine retribution for Israeli mollycoddling of Palestinians. And from the Reverend we also know of God’s fondness for using weather as a divine instrument. As Pat Robertson said on June 8, 1998 regarding God’s punishment of Orlando for hosting a “Gay Days” celebration:

“We better respond according to what the Bible says. The Apostle Paul made it abundantly clear in the Book of Romans that the acceptance of homosexuality is the last step in the decline of Gentile civilization. Whenever a civilization begins lesbianism and homosexuality as a widespread practice, that says, quote –and I’m quoting the Apostle Paul now, so when you’re writing your editorials Mr. Editors, please remember who you’re quoting — he said ‘wherefore God gave them up.’ And that’s to degrading passions. Now that is the word of the Bible… But if a condition like this will bring about the destruction of your nation, if it will bring about terrorist bombs, if it will bring about earthquakes, tornadoes and possibly a meteor, it isn’t necessarily something we ought to open our arms to. And I would warn Orlando that you’re right in the way of some serious hurricanes, and I don’t think I’d be waving those flags in God’s face if I were you.”

Finally, we know that Pat Robertson took as a sign of his theological rectitude his ability in the 1980s to convince God to steer hurricanes away from Virginia Beach, where his 700 Club is headquartered.

Where am I heading with all this? Perhaps it would be better to ask, where is God headed with all this? If Pat Robertson is right and the fall of a hurricane over a community serves as an indication of the sinful behavior of members of that community, what can we infer about the righteousness of Pat Robertson himself? Let’s look at the hurricane history of Virginia Beach (where Robertson maintains headquarters for his 700 Club) over just the past ten years:

1996: Hurricane Bertha passes overhead, knocking out power to over 100,000 residents, kicking off four subsidiary tornadoes and causing millions in damage.

1998: Hurricane Bonnie slams into Virginia Beach, knocking out power to over 300,000 residents, flooding streets, knocking down trees, and again causing multimillion-dollar damage.

1999: Hurricane Floyd hits Virginia Beach, closing over 300 roads, causing multimillion-dollar damage, power outages and, yet again, uprooted trees.

2003 and 2005 saw Hurricanes Charley and Isabel drench Virginia Beach to boot. It looks to me like God is giving Pat Robertson a warning. Stop your evil ways, Pat! What is it? Are you a closet ho-mo-sexual? Secret reading of the first amendment? Did you sip a latte? Turn back, O Man! Repent thy foolish ways! The 2006 Hurricane Season is Nigh!

7 thoughts on “God is Warning Pat Robertson. Will Pat Robertson Listen?”

  1. Darebrit says:

    It is good to see that someone is taking notice of what Pat Robinson is saying. Those of us who have lived in the geographic area of Robinsons influence are well aware of his brand of Christianity.

    This is the man who was mentor to those other two Christians (?) Jim and Tammy Bakker. This is the man who told us after hurricane Gloria had passed, that he had spent the night on his knees praying that it would not hit virginia Beach. Gloria went on to slam New Jersy causing several deaths. When confronted with this during his (failed) bid for the republican nomonation for president, he denied that he had done it. during Reagans republican Presidential campaign, he declared from his puplit and on his radio and television show that “God had told him that he wanted a Republican in the white house”. He has used his pulpit and media access to promote the sale of herbal products and insinuated that by purchasing such items was “christian” duty. He invested $600,000,000.00 with African despot James Taylor to mine diamonds, and asked the federal government to assist him in recovering his money when Taylor was deposed, calling him “a good christian”.

    Robertson has spent his time as a religeous broadcaster/minister/businessman/university leader/christian, converting the cash gifts of many honest but misguided followers to his own use, becoming one of the weqalthiest broadcast evangelists, with an ear of three presidents. He was a big supporter and organiser of the Christian Right reform movement which took in hundreds of millions of dollars, no doubt being sure that he and his protoge Ralph Read pocketed a healthy commission.

    It is about time that this charlatan and others like him were exposed for the despots that they are. They are NOT christians. Robertson is a greedy, selfish money grubbing religeous con man who needs to be audited by the IRS and shut down. Maybe that should be the aim of Liberals. It would be better than fighting against his enormous religeous/political advertising machine.

  2. J. Clifford says:

    Darebrit, the trouble is that these people ARE Christians. Christianity in America is being taken over by people who have a very violent and very corrupt agenda in mind.

    See the post I made earlier yesterday about Reverend Herbert Lusk’s statement at Justice Sunday III:

    “I want to say, first of all, be careful how you fool with the church. You mess around with the church, something stirs up inside of me! You be careful because the church has surviving power. My friends, you know this and know this well. Don’t fool with the church because the church has buried many a critic, and all the critics that we have not buried, we’re making funeral arrangements for them!”

    These people are invading and corrupting mainline Christianity like, to use a biblical metaphor, a plague of locusts.

  3. Darebrit says:

    J.C.

    By assuming that these people are Christians, you protect them. They are not. They fail in every test of Christianity. They only succeed because they control the medium of dispersing their propoganda, the church and its accumulated wealth and political power. That is why Mr.Lusk threatens everyone who opposes his Church.

    Since the earliest formal christian groups sold out to Constantin, they have been concerned with only one task. to gain total political and financial power. They are closer to it now than they have ever been, and the rest of us are in extreme danger.

    When the blow comes, unless we are extremely careful, it will not be from left to right. We liberals are looking the wrong way. The right already has a hold on the whip,. It is time to defend ourselves and start fighting back. Not arguing among ourselves as to what constitutes a real christian.

  4. J. Clifford says:

    I think that their test for Christianity and your are different. Who am I, as a non-Christian to say who is right? I say, if they say that they are Christians, then they are.

    Their idea for Christianity is that you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and are born again in the acceptance of that belief. That test of Christianity, they PASS.

    I think, if you are a Christian, Darebrit, then you really DO need to defend your religion against these people, not by denying that they’re Christians, but rather by saying that their brand of Christianity will destroy the religion as a whole if they are not effectively countered.

  5. Sarge says:

    I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, Darebrit, but these folks on the extremes define themselves as the TRUE/REAL christians. and they feel that anything watered down as you’d find in the “main stream” is just a social club. They don’t believe that YOU are their fellow christian. They define their deity as a being as narrow, venal, mean, and immature, and vindictive as themselves.

  6. Jim says:

    That’s an excellent point, Sarge. History is full of competing groups of people — each saying, “We’re REAL Christians, and You’re NOT.”

  7. Mike says:

    Sarge knows these people as well as I do, and, quite frankly, they scare the crap out of me. There is nothing as dangerous as a person who believes that his/her concept of God is the only correct one, and everyone who doesn’t share their particular belief system will “burn in the everlasting fires of Hell”. It is a very short step, you see from holding that last idea to “acting as God’s tool of retribution” and expediting the process with a gun. We have seen what Islamic Fundementalists did in Afganistan, as well as the Olympic Bomber (whose name eludes me) who also felt it was God’s mission for him to bomb clinics that performed abortions. It used to be mildly amusing to be exposed to them. Now it’s scary. And they seem to be growing in numbers.

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