Pat Robertson is worried that militant atheists and secularists want to destroy the fabric of society, claiming “this nonsense about the separation of church and state has gotten way, way beyond the bounds of what the Founders of our Constitution thought.”
Perhaps even more confusing, in a rather magnificent example of a Christian persecution fantasy, Robertson lumps together militant atheists and secularists with militant Islamists, implying atheists, secularists and Islamists are all working together to bring down what he believes to be a Christian nation.
The following is an excerpt from Robertson’s remarks, via Right Wing Watch:
“This nonsense about separation of church and state has gotten way, way beyond the bounds of what the Founders of our Constitution thought,” Robertson said. “We’re under assault by militant Islamists, militant atheists, secularists, those who want to destroy all of the fabric of faith in our society.”
Later in the program, the televangelist warned that “there are people representing the Muslim Brotherhood who are in the highest councils of the security apparatus of the United States of America advising our leaders as to how to deal with terrorism. Nonsense.”
The only nonsense is thinking that atheists and secularists would work together with Islamists. In fact, the real danger, if one is to indulge in such paranoid fantasies, is to believe that Christians and Muslims would join together to bring about a global theocracy. Now that is the stuff of nightmares.