Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Now usually I like Pat Robertson. As far as televangelist types go he's OK, certainly much better than Jim and Tammy Faye, and Jimmy Swaggart, and these other charlatans.

But Robertson needs to recant aften calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President/socialist Hugo Chavez.

Now I am totally in favor of people in Venezuela getting rid of Chavez. I think the guy is a tyrant. But I'm not in favor of people killing him. That's over the line and over the top and I think Robertson really crossed the line by calling for Chavez to be "taken out", presumably by his buddy the President of the United States. That's something the US shouldn't be doing. You don't fight jihad with jihad, although in this case, this guy Chavez is a Socialist. I think it's really bad policy to go assassinate world leaders just because you don't happen to like them.

Besides, it's un-Christian behavior. Where in the Bible does it say that it's OK to kill people? I believe it's right there, written in the Ten Commandments: "thou shalt not kill." Even a secular heathen like me knows that, I watched that movie with Charlton Heston playing Moses! Killing people is a sure-fire way not to get to heaven. Pat Robertson ought to know that, he's supposed to be preaching the Gospel! I guess Robertson forgot about the Bible and got a little carried away by politics again. That's what happens when Christians get into politics: they forget about religion and acquire all these bad ideas.

Instead of going on TV thumping the Bible, Pat Robertson needs to actually read it for a change.

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