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US religious broadcaster Pat Robertson has called for the US to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4177664.stm

I know, there are really decent Christians out there, and I am good friends with a few. But it is whack-jobs like these that make the whole religion seem suspect. I am pretty sure there is no where in the Bible where Jesus tells his disciples to carry out assassinations. Christians like this make Baby Jesus cry.
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My coworker Mike saw this and said "Who Would Jesus Assassinate". I guess you had to be there....

Sort gives new meaning to WWJD?

*shakes head* Where do people get these ideas. I was raised as a Christian but geez...

Robertson is whacked. He's the Christian equivalent of the mullahs that declare fatwas at the drop of a hat and justify the bombing of innocents. I'm still waiting for the massive repudiation of his bile that Christians have demanded of Islamic leaders for their radicals...

CNN had one evangelical leader during my lunch break today (can't recall his name or the group he represented, I'd never heard of him before). He was talking about how the basis of evangelical Christianity is love, praise of God, helping the less fortunate, living a good life, etc. He vaguely marginalized Robertson, saying that he is not representative of all evangelicals. Not what I'd call a stern admonishment however.

The frightening thing to me is not that Roberson says these things, but that he has a large number of Americans that follow and contribute to him and his organizations. I mean, this is the same guy that claimed feminism said to women that they should leave their husbands, kill their babies, practice witchcraft and become lesbians. The same guy that said 9/11 was punishment from God for tolerating gay people in our society. He equates social and economic justice movements to Muslim terrorism. And still people say "AMEN!" and keep sending checks.

WWJD? Probably rampage all over the CBN studios like with the moneychangers in the temple.

Now, I just talked to somebody who has spent time in Caracas, and she said that Chavez probably does need to go. His actions and government are reminiscent of Saddam. Corrupt government, armed thugs and burning 55 gallon drums outside the International airport, bribes paid left and right, resources squandered, the oil export money going to the few people in power, private armies, harboring terrorists, the people left to rot...

So, why doesn't Bush invade? They have oil... They are like the number 3 producer or something like that. Screw Iran. Venezuela, we are coming for you...

Even with all of that, it does not excuse a person who claims to be a Christian for supporting his assassination.

I agree he was way out of line. But why is it we sorta give other faiths a pass when they say crazy shit and if a Christian does it everyone goes wookie ape shit. I have to say, I have heard more Christians denounce his comments then muslums denounce the jihads and 9/11 bombing. So I guess you could say everyone has their nut. I just try to live my life with compassion, try not to run with scissors, and remember my motto "That which is essential is invisible to the eye." or "We need a bigger boat".

you could say everyone has their nut.
So very true.


Actually there have been a large number of Muslim leaders from around the world that have denounced Usama bin Laden, 9/11, and terrorism in general. I don't have a laundry list at my fingertips, but searching around www.juancole.com will get you a bunch of citations, as I recall. It just seems otherwise because foreign news goes largely unreported by our media, and Robertson is a self-professed American evangelical leader. Plus, reporting shit like that helps ratings. ;)

And "42" isn't really the answer to "life, the universe and everything"

I hope that my subject heading comes off as more blasphemous than the content of this message. That was my intent.

The Bible says a lot of stuff, some of it is pretty brutal and disturbing. Pat can pick and choose the parts he likes, just like anyone else can.

There's enough contradiction in the Bible to satisfy everybody.

As far as I'm concerned, the reasons for not killing (or abusing, or stoning, or torturing, or chastising...) people have more to do with respect for humanity and nothing to do with what Pat Robertson's imaginary friend may or may not want me to do.

I don't care if the Bible says anything at all about killing or not killing. It is, in fact, a work of fiction.

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