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OF GASBAGS AND TELEVANGELISTS

January 14, 2010

I miss the days of my youth, when I was so cocksure of myself and I was so saved and christianized that I could pass arbitrary judgement on those around me and the rest of the world. And I could rationalize it all by quoting Bible scripture to support my many and wise and righteous views…if only the rest of the world would agree with me then all would be saved.  Something happened to me since those days of my child hood and early adult hood…I grew up (you might try that Pat, it isn’t as bad as it’s cracked up to be). So the powerful and majestic televangelist Pat Robertson said that the earthquake in Haiti was because God was finally getting around to getting them for making a pact with the devil some 200 years ago. yea god. you go get ’em god. rah rah sis-boom-bahhhhhh humbug. Now he’s backpedaling and saying he thought it was Hades that got all shook up… oh come on Pat, even I could do better when I was a homeless drunk talking to dragons in a cardboard box during those cold colorado winter nights. Hades was never ruled by the French (now THAT is an IMAGE!) And the denizens thereof didn’t revolt against the French. (There is yet another image). Besides, Hades, if it even exists at all, isn’t a place subject to earthquakes seeing as how it is not of this earth. Grow up rev. own your screw-ups, admit you don’t know as much as you want the rest of the world to think you do. Quit lying. Drop the facade. Everyone wants to call fire down from the heavens like Ezekiel did,  but no body wants to live in a cave in the wilderness.

The Book says: “…we rejoice in tribulation, knowing tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope, and hope maketh not ashamed for the love of God which is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us…” I’ll let you get out your own concordance and Bible and look it up for yourself.  Earthquakes, terrorist attacks, tornados, hurricanes, the passing of loved ones, and all the calamities that befall us do in some way work wisdom, grace and compassion into our hearts and being if we let it. We are not to judge calamity, nor are we to run from it. And i’m not foolish enough to say that we ought to like it. But a wise man once advised me that there is no avoiding calamity and that I ought embrace it and be grateful for it, for it would pass. See, that’s another thing about this world. Everything passes.  Says so right in the Bible, you can’t hardly turn a page where somewhere on that page it says “and it came to pass” no where does it say “and it came to stay”…it’s always passing. and calamity will pass, perhaps not soon enough, but it will pass.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 14, 2010 6:13 am

    Pat Robertson does have a way of opening his mouth and directly inserting his stinky foot, doesn’t he?

  2. Teri permalink
    January 14, 2010 6:46 am

    Bravo! I couldn’t agree more!

  3. January 14, 2010 9:22 am

    that guy needs to wake up and smell the coffee

  4. Dan permalink
    January 14, 2010 9:19 pm

    http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/01/13/haiti.pat.robertson/index.html

    Honestly PR is an idiot. How dare he think that he can second guess GOD? I’m sure that when he drops dead someone can point to that as “proof” of PR’s pact with the devil or some other such nonsense.

    What ever happened to people being born without sin? That they didn’t inherit their parents sins? PR, if nothing else, is a huge step backwards for the Christian movement. And that’s being nice.

  5. Dianne permalink
    January 15, 2010 4:38 am

    Sometimes a reminder is needed by all:

    Mark 12 * 28.
    * One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

    * 29.
    * “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.

    * 30.
    * Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

    * 31.
    * The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

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