Pat Robertson Quite Upset About Baphomet Statue

You knew that Pat Robertson was going to throw quite a tantrum over the unveiling of a Baphomet statue by the Satanic Temple in Detroit over the weekend. He does not disappoint, going on an extended rant about how God is going to punish the country for this.

“Aren’t you appalled?” Robertson asked. “First of all we say that being a homosexual is a constitutional right, before that we said that slaughtering unborn babies was a constitutional right and now we want to unveil a statue of Satan in the midst of that economically plagued city? Can you believe that? Where are we heading? Isn’t this going to bring the judgment of God upon us?”

Robertson continued: “You say, could we possibly be serving idols? Could we be sacrificing our babies to some heathen god? Is there something that we are going to be having ritual sacrifice on the State House lawn of some state? Are we going to be allowing this to happen? And while we are doing it, we’ll be having polygamy and polyamory and all the other things that go along with a corrupt culture. Is that the way we’re heading? Well it looks like it is.”

Yes, yes, we know. Your big mean sky buddy is going to beat us up. Again. As you seem to think he does every single day over anything you object to. *yawn* You need some new material. Bear in mind, though, that this is the same guy who promoted the claim that candy companies have witches cast spells on Halloween candy to infect people with demons and that you have to pray over things you buy at garage sales because there might be demons attached to them. Not exactly a voice of reason on this or any other topic.

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  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Isn’t this going to bring the judgment of God upon us?

    Look, IF God smites Detroit (and that is a big if, given his poor targeting capabilities), then that just makes it the perfect time for OCP to begin constuction of Delta City! I mean this has been in the works for almost 30 years!

  • raven

    Where are we heading? Isn’t this going to bring the judgment of God upon us?”

    Pat Robertson’s god is a monster. Why would god punish the 319 million people in the USA for the actions of a few in Detroit? This is collective punishment of the innocent, 70% of which are xians, for the actions of a few.

    Since the gods are sockpuppets, this tells everyone a lot about Pat Robertson and nothing about the gods.

  • raven

    Could we be sacrificing our babies to some heathen god?

    1. One of the rituals of fundie xians is human child sacrifice. Around 100 human children a year are sacrificed to their monster god.

    It’s called faith healing aka death from medical neglect. They know it doesn’t work. The fundies are more afraid of their (imaginary) god than they love their children.

    2. So far god, supposedly the most powerful being in his very own universe, hasn’t done anything to Baphomet, the satanists, or anyone that we know about.

    This is what happens when you are imaginary. Nothing!!!

  • Synfandel

    “You say, could we possibly be serving idols? Could we be sacrificing our babies to some heathen god? Is there something that we are going to be having ritual sacrifice on the State House lawn of some state? Are we going to be allowing this to happen? And while we are doing it, we’ll be having polygamy and polyamory and all the other things that go along with a corrupt culture. Is that the way we’re heading? Well it looks like it is.”

    Pat has some unsettling masturbatory fantasies.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Ritual sacrifice to satan on state property … is banned by the establishment clause, Pat. What you idiots who don’t study real history seldom understand is that the establishment clause was put in place to keep you stupid christians from shitting all over eachother like you did in Europe. And, PS – satanists are christians, too.

  • John Pieret

    we’ll be having polygamy and polyamory and all the other things that go along with a corrupt culture. Is that the way we’re heading? Well it looks like it is

    Yes, that’s exactly what’s going to happen and God is going to smite America for it … so you and all your fellow Christians should start building wrath shelters and spend 24 hours a day in them. And whatever you do, never go near our godless, secular, atheist government … particularly polling places! … where God’s wrath is going to be especially concentrated. It’s the best you can do for America today!

  • Freodin

    @2 Raven

    Pat Robertson’s god is a monster. Why would god punish the 319 million people in the USA for the actions of a few in Detroit? This is collective punishment of the innocent, 70% of which are xians, for the actions of a few.

    Ah, but this God isn’t punishing 319 million people for the actions of a few in Detroit!

    This God is (well, will be, any second now, just you wait) punishing 319 million people for not rising up in righteous anger and burning Detroit to the ground for the blasphemous blasphemy that the city allowed to happen there.

    No one rose, took their God-given guns and stormed that temple of iniquity… no one. Not even Pat Robertson!

    Surely you can see that they all deserve to be punished for that atrocity.

  • lorn

    Detroit has repeatedly suffered devastating losses over the last forty years while the vast majority in the city worshiped a Christian God. Perhaps it is time to try something different. Baphomet is different. Let’s see how it goes. Give it twenty years. Detroit has been beat down so far I don’t see that they have much to lose.

  • https://plus.google.com/107312188884508959908 James North

    Baphomet is just the latest incarnation of RoboCop…

  • BeyondUnderstanding

    First RoboCop and now Baphomet? Detroit’s statue collection is becoming pretty sweet. Haha, is Detroit a city or a teenage boy’s bedroom?

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    @5 Marcus:

    I thought Baphomet was on private property.

  • rietpluim

    People keep confusing Satan and Baphomet, don’t the?

  • Who Cares

    @Raven(#3):

    This is what happens when you are imaginary. Nothing!!!

    I object to that. Imaginary numbers are extremely useful.

  • StevoR

    @James North : “Baphomet is just the latest incarnation of RoboCop…”

    Hmm ..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nECsWAqMJgo

    Those didn’t work out too well did they?

  • busterggi

    We’ve lost Yahweh’s love and protection so many times I can barely remember how much better it was when we still had them, right alongside slavery, child labor, no votes for women, and pretty much zero knowledge of disease prevention.

  • Marc Boudreau

    Oh noes! Not polygamy why that would be positively biblical…….

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    @5 Marcus Ranum says:

    And, PS – satanists are christians, too.

    I hope you’re not referring to The Satanic Temple. They are decidedly not Christian.

    Now, the Anton LaVey Satanists in the Western U.S. would actually be Christians.

    Religions. Providing schisms for millenia.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I hope you’re not referring to The Satanic Temple. They are decidedly not Christian.

    Their main character is entirely part of the christian mythology. I know they’re just using that to troll but, yeah.. The reason they succeed so well in trolling christians is because they’re resting on long-established christian mythological frameworks. That’s why and how they piss christians off more than pastafarians.

    And, while I get the idea of a “pretend religion” the idea of a pretend religion gets its power from wrapping itself in the mantle of religion. They may be a bunch of atheists but their power comes from the fact that they’re acting enough like christians to piss of christians. Which makes them christians to the christians.

  • D. C. Sessions
  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Is there something that we are going to be having ritual sacrifice on the State House lawn of some state?

    When you’ve already tried every other stupid idea, why not try this one?

  • felidae

    It’s another argument against a merciful god that Paddy is still breathing

  • bahrfeldt

    One of his main tenets is that one cannot worship both Baphomet and Mammon.

  • ianrennie

    “Their main character is entirely part of the christian mythology”

    well… not entirely. Satan is also part of Jewish and Islamic mythology. Very similar concepts are also present in Zoroastrian mythology and the Bahá’í Faith.

    Satanists are certainly Abrahamic, but I think you’re giving Christianity too much credit here. To put this in nerd terms, the Kingpin is Daredevil’s main antagonist, but he originated in The Amazing Spider-Man and has appeared as an adversary to a wide varity of Marvel characters. Thus it would be wrong to describe him as “entirely part of the Daredevil mythology”.

  • Synfandel

    @23 ianrennie:

    Whereas Thor is part of The Avengers mythology.

  • ianrennie

    As is Hercules. There was a comic where Thor and Hercules got drunk together, which always tickled me even as it smashed pantheons to pieces :) .