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August 23, 2005

Who Would Jesus Assassinate?

While I commend Pat Robertson for taking a stand against Bush's illegal war in Iraq and the ungodly sum of money it has cost us, I question whether Jesus wants us to assasinate South American heads of state.

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American
operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his
country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and
Muslim extremism."

"We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that
we exercise that ability," Robertson said Monday on the Christian
Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club."

"We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know,
strong-arm dictator," he continued. "It's a whole lot easier to have
some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with."


So much for that love your enemy as yourself thing. And that turn the other cheek thing. I'll never understand why we kill in the name of Jesus or Mohammed or any one else who taught peace and love.

Update: Norbizness has a nice top ten list of specs of brilliance from Pat Robertson.

3 Comments:

  • At August 23, 2005, Blogger rod said…

    When he said, "Take him out," maybe he meant, like, on a date or something. You know, get dressed up all pretty, go on a little promenade, drink some lemonade, and then, well, who knows, just see what happens next. Always leaving room for the Holy Spirit, of course, unless there's some absolutely irresistible chemistry and magnetism, which there might totally be. In which case, don't ask don't tell, you know?

     
  • At August 23, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    You know, Chavez and Robertson would make a cute couple.

    And wouldn't they have cute babies? I bet they'd have Hugo's pointy nose and big ears and Pat's squinty little eyes and horns.

     
  • At August 24, 2005, Blogger rod said…

    Now he's saying he was "misinterpreted." Right. Because kidnapping is so much better than assassination.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/08/24/robertson.chavez/index.html

     

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