31 August 2012

Where's Pat Robertson when we need him?

I've written about Pat Robertson before.

He is famous for blaming every disaster on gays, abortionists, atheists, feminists ---you name it. He says it is God's way of telling us that our country (or any place else in the world) is anti-God.  We all commit abominations & God is punishing us with terrorist attacks, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other disasters.

2001: Two days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Robertson agreed with Jerry Falwell who said that God allowed the attacks because of moral decay - specifically the ACLU, abortionists, feminists and gays.

2005: After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Robertson said, "I was reading… a book that was very interesting about what God has to say in the Old Testament about those [abortionists] who shed innocent blood… Have we found we are unable somehow to defend ourselves against some of the attacks that are coming against us, either by terrorists or now by natural disaster? Could they be connected?"

But, when threats of Hurricane Isaac disrupted the start of the Republican National Convention, Robertson was silent.  Wasn't God telling the Republicans he disapproved of their agenda, behavior, platform, candidate? Didn't God's judgment come down on the G.O.P?

Pat, where are you?


Snowbrush said...

C Woods, you're not only alive, you're posting! Whoopee! I've missed you when I wrote a god-post.

Yes, Robertson also stayed quiet last year when all those tornadoes hit the Bible Belt. He's such an absurd and pathetic little creature that I can but wish that every preacher was just like him.

Ken said...

Hello C. Woods! This comment has nothing to do with Pat Robertson; I am just contacting you the only way I can.

Various freethought groups in the Sacramento area are planning an "In Memoriam" presentation for notable freethinkers who have died in the past year or so. It will occur at our annual Freethought Day event (http://freethoughtday.org/).

After reading your excellent list of famous freethinkers, I was wondering if you could suggest names we might include. So far we have thought of Chris Hitchens, Ray Bradbury, writer Harry Harrison, Gore Vidal, Phyllis Diller, Steve Jobs, Neil Armstrong (deist), possibly Sally Ride and Ernest Borgnine. Someone also suggested Joe Fox of the New Jersey Humanist Network. There must be more.

You are in touch with freethought news and the secular community, so we hope you can help. Thanks in advance for any names you can toss this way.

C Woods said...

Ken, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I get involved in other things and ignore my blog for weeks at a time. I will look at my list, but you have already named the obvious ones, and included a few I didn't know had died during this year. If I were you, I would contact FFRF.org to see if they can help.

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