Pat Robertson is a Lying Sack of Shit

Praying? Or taking a dump? Nobody knows for sure.

I have a certain amount of sympathy for most Christians. Because I believe that, no matter what they say and do, they aren’t really in full control of their thoughts and actions. Because of this powerful fear they’ve been taught, they’ve given over control of their lives to others, people they hope really understand how to live and act.

In fact, I feel this same way about great numbers of religious ministers. I can barely imagine how torturous it must be to not really know what’s true or not true, and to have to pretend to your flock that you know exactly what you’re doing and that you have every right to be there telling THEM what’s true and not true, what’s good and not good.

In other words, I don’t think most Christian ministers are liars or con men. I think they have perfected themselves as Christians to the point that they really can’t tell what’s true or not, and cling to their Christian dogma with relentless hope that it’s the real thing. I think most of them WANT it to be true, so much so that they’re able to overlook discrepancies and logical lapses. And I think after a while — with habituation, likely with rewiring of the brain — it all probably gets easier and more automatic.

But there are certain people I’m damned sure are vicious con men, people with so little conscience that they feel nothing at all about bilking some elderly woman out of her retirement money with a religious scam.

Pat Robertson has had a long career as one of those people. Don’t ever think he does the things he does because he’s stupid, or ignorant, or doesn’t know what he’s saying or doing. I really believe the man is fully conscious of what he does, which is to deliberately and without concern lie to people, frightening and confusing them to get their money. He is so deeply without conscience that vicious sociopaths look at him and go “Damn! That Pat Robertson is COLD!”

And now he has weighed in on the election:

Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson says he has a secret straight from God: He knows who the next president of the United States will be.

“I think He showed me about the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that so I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — but I think I know who it’s gonna be.”

And then, blah, blah, blah Obama is the devil, etc.

Robertson said that God told him the nation’s downfall would be triggered by an economic collapse. He suggested that God told him this would come about if Obama was elected to another term.

“And God said, this is not my judgment, they are bringing it upon themselves,” Robertson explained.

This bit was especially interesting:

Your country will be torn apart by internal stress. A house divided cannot stand. Your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country which is at odds with the majority. Expect chaos and paralysis. Your president holds a view which is at the odds with the majority — it’s a radical view of the future of this country, and so that’s why we’re having this division.

I’m guessing that’s God talking to Brother Pat — “Your president” — and the interesting thing is, God didn’t tell Pat that the country was going to hell because President Obama was breaking the Commandments, or blaspheming, or you know, not reading his Bible and going to church on Sunday.

No, the country is going to hell because Obama is doing things AT ODDS WITH THE MAJORITY.

So after a long biblical history of kings, commandments from the mountaintop and absolute power over the heavens and the  earth, suddenly God is revealed as a staunch believer in democracy.

Or so Pat says.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001262785490 brianwood

    Liars and con men? Possibly not. How about liars, con men, and social misfits?

  • sailor1031

    So why is Pat giving us the evil eye gesture there – does he really believe in witchcraft? Oh wait – I know the answer to that don’t I?

  • maliceb4thought

    Does anyone seriously listen to Pat Robertson anymore?

    • Hank Fox

      The annoying answer is: Yes, someone listens to Pat Robertson.

      First of all, news reporters.

  • sunsangnim

    “Praying? Or taking a dump? Nobody knows for sure.”

    Definitely rocking out to Dio.

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  • buffalo

    I realize this is two years old but I’ll just throw this in because I find Pat so impressive. He’s a lunatic. If he went into a psych ward for and evaluation they would not let him out.

  • http://napadofoundation.com/ Donald G.

    The problem with men and women like Pat Robertson and his cohorts at CBN and all their subsidiaries is that they have become adamant idolaters… worshiping their empire and themselves and their political ideology. They have developed a sort of self perpetuating motivated reasoning. Pat Robertson is so deceived that he believes that everything he says is truth from God. He has lost sight of the fact that the only Truth from God is His Word.
    I have seen Pat Robertson lie numerous times in almost every broadcast I have watched and the unfortunate thing is that many people are deceived by him and contribute to his financial empire. I was recently reading in The Body by Charles Colson and Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey and both of them write about how people like Pat Robertson who have become political activists in the name of God have done much to destroy the church. I believe that Pat Robertson. like many others have confused their republicanism with their Christianity. They interpret the Scriptures from the motivated reasoning of their political ideology rather than judging their ideology from the Bible.
    And since Pat Robertson is so quick to threaten lawsuits against everyone who brings to light his misdeeds, I should say that all of the above are my opinions and expressed by me as my own beliefs.


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