Tuesday, July 12, 2005

AND GOD WILL SMITE THEE

Oh boy, at first I was going to write about something I heard on the Jerry Springer show. Someone wrote in an email talking about how Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson said that god would send a hurricane to destroy Disneyland for their support of homosexuality. But in reality the hurricane sparred not only Disneyland, but the liberal areas as well. Instead the focus of the hurricane was conservative areas, thus in the pov of these two "great" spiritual leaders, god was in fact punishing conservatives.

However, in the process of doing research on this claim, I found this disgusting piece of information:

"Robertson's claims of the power of his prayers. For example, Robertson claims to have used the power of prayer to steer hurricanes away from his companies' Virginia Beach, Virginia headquarters. He took credit for steering the course in 1985 of Hurricane Gloria, which caused millions of dollars of destruction in many states along the east coast. He made a similar claim about another destructive storm, Hurricane Felix, in 1995." --source

I have to say, I am absolutely disgusted, but not suprised, during the 2000 presidential election Pat Robertson was linked to a story where "pollsters" asked McCain supporters if they would be more or less likely to vote for McCain if they knew he had fathered an illegitimate child who was black. In the conservative, race-conscious South, that's not a minor charge. We had no idea who made the phone calls, who paid for them, or how many calls were made. Effective and anonymous: the perfect smear campaign. source

There is a special level of hell for people like Pat Robertson... this is why I dislike religion, its man made. Religion is dependent upon the intent of human beings, the congregation looks to its spiritual leaders to interpret the intent of god. But human beings are fallible and prone to things like lusting for power. So while god is divine religion is inherently corrupt. Pat Robertson should thank his god that there is separation of church and state in this country, if there wasn't he could be tried and convicted for crimes against god and christianity.

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