Thursday, January 14, 2010

Pat Robertson, Coward, Runs From His Own Idiocy

Pat Robertson is a coward. I have a certain respect for evangelists, even the weird ones, who have the guts to say, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it!" But when they're both cruel and they don't stand behind their own words, cowardice is the right label.

Robertson's latest outrageous claim is that the horrifying Haitian earthquake, which killed as many as 50,000 innocent people, was God's retribution:
You know, Christi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and the people might not want talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, uh, 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'll get us free from the Prince." True story. And, so, the devil said, "Ok, it's a deal," and they kicked the French out, you know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another, desperately poor.
Even the White House couldn't stomach Robertson's idiocy, and called it "stupid."

But the real story is not Robertson's idiotic remark, it's his two-faced cowardice. He won't even stand behind his own words. Here's what his spokesperson, Chris Roslan had to say once the smelly stuff hit the proverbial fan:
Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath.
This is sheer spin-doctoring. There is no doubt what Roberson's quote means: The Haitians made a pact with the devil, and to punish them, God sent this earthquake, to add to all the other misery He has caused Haiti.

Robertson, you should either shut up, or have the courage to defend your idiotic ideas. And Chris Roslan, you should stop wasting your talent defending such an immoral man.


  1. I called their toll-free number yesterday and spoke with "Anne" in customer service about it. She reiterated the same thing you did, that Robertson didn't say God created the disaster.

    SO I guess he's off the hook with the big guy amirite?

  2. I've heard this sort of dissembling from fundamentalists before. The way they tell it, God didn't actually want the earthquake to happen, but by entering in a pact with the devil (or whatever), they moved away from God's protection and thereby brought catastrophe upon themselves.

    Nice try, guys, but by postulating an omnipotent deity you've pretty much painted yourselves into a corner: he is, at the very least, guilty by omission.

    First time I heard this delightful logical contortion was a Salvation Army "captain" explaining how AIDS was caused by homosexuality.


  3. Many of times it is because, like I did, convinced myself that it (my belief) is true.


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