Robertson: Christians Should Take Dominion

And we have yet another Christian right leader demanding that Christians take dominion over the country and the world. And Pat Robertson bizarrely thinks that when Christians have been in charge, only good things happen. Maybe someone ought to ask the Jews who have been victim of so many pogroms about that one.

“God has made us in charge of this planet and He’s given us dominion and we’re supposed to exercise dominion,” Robertson said. “When the Christians exercise dominion, good things happen. When we surrender dominion, bad things happen. It’s happening in our country, we’ve got a president that thinks we should surrender dominion, that we should not be involved, that we should lead from behind and all of this stuff, and the world is just going to chaos all around.”

Conservative Christians, Robertson said, must fill Obama’s leadership vacuum: “All around you see these horrible breakouts. Why? Because the leaders aren’t leading. So, we have to lead. God has given us dominion, we have to do that.”

Perhaps we should ask Thomas Jefferson about that claim as well:

Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.

Or let’s ask James Madison about what happens when Christians take dominion over a country:

During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.

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  • wreck

    Gott Mit Uns.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    …in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.

    Robertson said dominion, didn’t he?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.

    Exactly. Good things.

  • raven

    The Roman empire made xianity the state religion.

    Less than a century later, it fell. So much for the magic of xian Dominionism.

    And to show how xianity isn’t magic, the invaders who pushed the Western empire over were also…xians. Seemed to be a dispute among xians about which group was going to have Dominion over the Western empire region.

  • blf

    Now we know the real reason Mr Obama’s combined UN-FEMA-Trilateral Commission-Illuminati-Reptilian-et al secret Army is launching its invasion of Texas! It’s to help the xians take complete control!!

    (If you wanted to stop Mr Robertson’s fiendish plan, just shout something like “Uga Buga!” — and those not struck dead or dumber will runs away screaming even more incoherently.)

  • Richard Smith

    Christians Should Take Dominion

    What would Christians do with a defunct Canadian grocery chain?

  • raven

    And we have yet another Christian right leader demanding that Christians take dominion over the country and the world.

    Robertson is just phoning it in these days. It’s not obvious that he is even paying attention to what he says.

    1. The USA already has has xians in charge. Obama, the President is a xian. 90% of the US congress is…xian. The rest are mostly the Judeos of Judeo-xians.

    2. God gave Dominion over the earth to Adam and Eve in mythology. He is claiming that this passed down through the millennia to the USA. For which there is no evidence.

    3. About that xian hegemony over the planet. Xians only make up 28% of the world’s population. The rest would dispute that Dominion. Many of those have nuclear weapons.

    This is simply a recipe for all out nuclear war, WW III. Who would inherit the earth and have Dominion would end being rats and cockroaches.

  • raven

    (If you wanted to stop Mr Robertson’s fiendish plan, just shout something like “Uga Buga!”

    That wouldn’t work. The magic words are:

    Benghazi!!! Benghazi!!! Benghazi!!!

  • dingojack

    Richard Smith — I thought all of Canada was a Dominion? The Dominion of Canada*. A Mari Usque Ad Mare!

    Dingo

    ———

    * “Whereas the Provinces of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick have expressed their Desire to be federally united into One Dominion under the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with a Constitution similar in Principle to that of the United Kingdom….” – Constitution Act, 1867 (British North America Acts)

  • dingojack

    Raven – “…The USA already has has xians in charge…”

    … but only dominion over 70.6% of the population (or so) — with only c24% as ‘active’ Christians.

    Dingo

  • Larry

    Come on, Pat. How are you gonna take dominion over the country when you’re being persecuted as badly as you are right now? Besides, you’re gonna be in one of Obama’s FEMA camps any day now. Good luck breaking out of one of them!

  • rojmiller

    Richard Smith — I thought all of Canada was a Dominion? The Dominion of Canada*. A Mari Usque Ad Mare!

    Dingo

    Yup, this is just a right-wing code-word plot to take over Canada! And those troops training in Texas? Well, Texas is the biggest state, and Canada is (almost) the biggest country, so you know where that is going. Blame Canada!

  • dingojack

    rojmiller — They sent the invasion force the wrong direction?!?

    Thanks Obama! (For holding the map upside-down).

    😉 Dingo

  • cptdoom

    When the Christians exercise dominion, good things happen.

    Yeah, just ask the 300 or so heretics burned at the stake by Christian theocrat Mary Tudor. That was a great time.

    Oh, and Pat, be careful what you wish for. I am sure some of those Opus Dei types who are currently content to make the political compromise to work with you now wouldn’t think twice before building the bonfire and strapping you on top.

  • abb3w

    @-700, Pat Robertson

    When the Christians exercise dominion, good things happen.

    Just cue up the “atrocities of the middle ages” top hits chart, followed by a pointer to the Wikipedia entry on “Social Dominance Orientation”.

  • dingojack

    If you insist, abb3w, William of Norwich in Christian England. Werner of Oberwesel in the ‘Holy Roman Empire’…

    Dingo

  • D. C. Sessions

    Pat Robertson bizarrely thinks that when Christians have been in charge, only good things happen.

    Tautologically true, since when Bad Things® happen it proves that those in charge aren’t Real Christians™.

  • Who Cares

    @raven(#4):

    The early christians don’t count. Most of them tried to actually follow the peace side of the teachings by Jesus. You know actually help your fellow (wo)men instead of taking dominion over them.

  • grumpyoldfart
  • jnorris

    Given that almost every politician in the USA, at all levels, is a Christian, I believe Mr Robertson wants the conservative, Tru Christians ™ to take dominion over the Supreme Court. Because …

    There are six Roman Catholics currently serving on the court (Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor, and Clarence Thomas) and three Jews (Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagen).

  • StevoR

    @5. blf :

    Now we know the real reason Mr Obama’s combined UN-FEMA-Trilateral Commission-Illuminati-Reptilian-et al secret Army is launching its invasion of Texas! It’s to help the xians take complete control!!

    (Emphasis added.)

    What? Obama that Muslim Socialist Communist Fascist actually *help* Christians take over! Ain’t he suposed tobe onthe other side! /wingnut

  • StevoR

    If Christians were supposed to have Dominion over the planet then why did their ole rabbi Jesus say stuff like “Render unto Caesar” and “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.”

    (John 18:36 KJV)”* I wonder?

    Again, these supposedly faithful Christians don’t seem too well informed on what their own holy book actually tells them.

    * See : http://www.kjvbible.org/thekingdoms.html (Religious page & source, sorry but still.) ‘Render unto Caesar’ has its own wikipedia page dealing with the tax resisters of the ancient Judean day, Jesus, it seems, was not a fan of theirs.

    PS. Of course the other thing they don’t seem able to answer is which Christians? Russian orthodox? Armenian Orthodox? Coptic? Catholic? protestat? Mormon? Westboro Baptist? One of them liberal pro-equal marriage churches?