Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Can I Quit?
There are days that I'd like to quit the whole Christian thing -- hang it up, turn in my card, resign, retire, whatever. It's not because I don't believe in God or Jesus, but because of the other people on the team. People that are making the rest of us look bad because of their poor play. People like Pat Robertson. On Monday Robertson called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez, the freely elected president of Venezuela. Robertson's reason for wanting to have Chavez killed? "I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him." That's right Pat! If anyone is a little paranoid they should be executed. Immediately. End of story. WHAT?!? Okay, to make an attempt at fairness, Chavez has been talking about not selling as much oil to the United States because of his paranoia. So clearly Robertson has every right to call for his assassination! So take THAT you liberal media! Today, Robertson apologized, said he spoke out of frustration, and then blamed the media for taking him out of context and misquoting him. Uhhhh, Pat, are you sorry, or are you making excuses? I'm really confused by your statement! It seems like you're trying to say the words, "I'm sorry," without really taking any blame for your completely asinine statement. Clever. GREAT PR move. Slick! I'm sure in heaven it was noted how you called for a blatant violation of the sixth commandment, ignored pretty much everything in the sermon on the mount and avoided taking any real blame for it! Really thought, I don't think I'll quit, not today. I just hope that the people in the stands -- the people that Jesus told us we should "turn the other cheek to," maybe even the people that qualify as our enemies as in "love your enemies," get the difference between the way the most of us are trying to play the game and the way the people like Pat Robertson play it! It saddens me how the Christian community just quiets themselves during a flap like this. When do we ever stand up and say, "enough is enough," this man does not speak for us?
Posted by charlesdean2 at 4:02 PM