by Scoobie Davis
The Case For Stoning Pat Robertson To Death
I agree with Paul Krugman's latest column that George W. Bush is a radical who, along with prominent members of the sectarian right, want "to break down the barriers between church and state."
One of Bush's friends on the sectarian right is the Reverend Pat Robertson. Robertson makes no bones about wanting to shove his sectarian views down the throats of all Americans; Robertson has made a long career out of using the Bible as a weapon. For instance, Robertson agreed with Jerry Falwell that their Skygod lifted His veil of protection from America because of groups like People for the American Way, the ACLU, and--of course--the queers. If Robertson had his way,the INS would build a wall around this country to keep out "demonic" religions--namely, the religion of Gandhi (Wow, I better hide my yoga mat, Ganesha statue, and my OM incense holder).
If Robertson wants to impose his medieval agenda on those who don't hold his views, that's bad enough. What's worse is that Robertson doesn't uphold the standards he wants to impose on people who don't even believe his archaic mumbo-jumdo. By Roberson's own logic (note: perhaps "logic" is not the right word to use to describe Pat Robertson's thinking), he should be stoned to death.
Here's the backstory: Last January, Robertson said God told him 1) Bush would be re-elected in November; and 2) the Bush victory would be "a blow-out." Well, it looks as if the first part of Robertson's alleged "word of knowledge" from the Almighty is correct (though perhaps if all the ballots were counted, there would be a different result). The second part of Robertson's prophesy is clearly false: The generally criteria for a landslide or blow-out is winning by ten points (Bush the Elder's 54-46 victory against Dukakis is considered close to a blow-out) . This was a 51-48 election. It was close electorally (had a hundred thousand or so Ohio ballots gone the other way, it would have been a Kerry victory).
In the Bible, Moses said that any prophet who makes a false statement should be put to death (note: I didn't get this tidbit because I'm a regular Bible-reader; I got it from a Chick tract--see addendum). I'm not usually the person to cast the first stone, but in case Robertson wants to come clean and take his punishment, I have a cinder block with his name on it.
Addendum: The Chick tract that tells about punishment for false prophesy is "Gladys" which is the sequel to "The Nervous Witch" (my advice is to read "The Nervous Witch" before "Gladys"). "Gladys" is one of my favorite Chick tracts.
More Chick news: Chick has two new tracts that bitchslap Islam: The first is "The Little Bride" which addresses the Prophet Mohammed's alleged nine year-old bride. The second is "Squatters" in which Chick also has some more harsh words for his favorite bete noire, the Catholic Church.