The United States is turning into Sodom and Gomorrah. Yeah, good times…no, not so much says noted Christofascist Pat Robertson. Appearing on his show 700 Club, Robertson went off on what he sees as the many sins of Americans today, and about what he thinks his god is going to do about it. We just can’t seem to do anything right! Somewhere along the way we have not only forgotten that we’re supposed to be combating militant socialism but we forgot that we’re supposed to be spreading the gospel from America to the world. How did the Founding Father’s screw up so badly to leave all that out of our Founding Documents?
Oh boy, are we PWNED now:
Robertson: And I believe that the anointing of the Lord has been here to fulfill the desire of those early settlers, to take the gospel from America throughout the world, and that’s what we’ve been here to do. But let me tell you, ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t take a great scholar to tell you the United States has lost its moorings.
When you think that courts have denied children the right to pray in schools, that there’s a vendetta against religious belief, that now homosexuality has been made a constitutional right, that abortion has been made a constitutional right, the courts and judges have trampled on the early origins of our nation, they have distorted the meaning of the First Amendment. It’s all been done, and we’ve let it happen.
But I was reading today about a place called Sodom and Gomorrah, and a man named Abraham stood before God, and he says, “God, there’re righteous people in that city, would you kill them along with the wicked, must not the judge of all the earth do right?” And God finally promised, “If I can find ten righteous in that city, I will spare it,” just ten. Well the time came he could only find six, so they destroyed Sodom and Gomorra. But there’re many righteous here in America, and we need to band together and pray that God Almighty will spare this great land and reestablish in our hearts the vision of the pioneers.
Right away I see a problem here. Setting aside his persecution complex for a moment, and his free and easy way with facts, science, and the historical record, Pat Robertson is no Abraham, for one thing. Second, there is no evidence whatsoever that any divine agency was responsible for the destruction of any ancient city. People destroyed many of them, as did fires and earthquakes and other natural catastrophes. A third problem is Robertson’s math. An ancient city like Sodom or Gomorrah would have had a very small population. Finding 10 “righteous” people in a city of a few acres in extent is one thing but in a country the size of the United States Robertson’s god would have to allow for more than 10 to make it a meaningful exercise. Hundreds, or thousands at least. Surely there are enough Christofascists like Robertson to be found “righteous” by his god.
It’s kind of frightening to think people still think this way. I mean, is a good with a temper like this somebody you even want to bother worshiping? Really? I mean, if you had a parent who went around killing and destroying when he got pissed off, or terrorizing his children, you’d call the cops and the clown would be locked up. But instead, we’re supposed to love him and believe his assurances that he loves us in return? Really? Really?
Where is Jesus when you need him? The Religious Right, the forces of Christofascism, have entirely lost Jesus. They’ve taken Jesus and his message of love out of the message here; they’ve taken Christ out of Christianity and left us the Old Testament wrath. I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see some Christian credentials please, because I don’t know who these people are.
I mean, I thought Jesus died for our sins…Criminy!