Thursday, August 25, 2005

Final Pat Robertson post......Unless of course, he fucks up again

So Pat Robertson has apologized now, saying :

"Is it right to call for assassination? No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him."

Ok, so he's apologized. But is that enough? Should his audience continue to hold him up on a pedestal after what he's said? What he said was not a mistake. It wasn't like he wanted to say something, and the words he used didn't come out the way he had meant them to. He meant to say he wanted the guy killed, and he said it.

Now, the question is, if Pat Robertson wants a guy killed, is he a good Christian? Absolutely not. He has spent all his life preaching Christianity, which asks you to turn the other cheek, which preaches non-violence. My question to his followers is this : Now that he has shown his true feelings about murdering people (that too, for oil), will you still consider him to be a representative of your religion? This is the question you have to ask yourself. And when you do this, you have to keep aside for a moment, the years and years of unquestioning belief you held in him and be rational. You have to be strong and disassociate the man from your religion. Because that is what I think people do. They associate a particular individual with their religion to such an extent that they fail to see the flaws in him, because in pointing out the individual's flaws, they feel they are questioning their faith, their religion.

But Pat Robertson is not a good Christian. He is not even a good human being. Be strong and be aware of how you have allowed yourself to be manipulated by this scoundrel who claims to represent your faith. Lose the guy, but keep your faith. If it really is that important to you.


Scott said...

As an American Christian, Robertson offends and embarrasses me. He has been making wacko statements like this for years, and he makes us all look like wackos. All I can say is I'm sorry, and that he doesn't speak for all of us. Is he a representative of our religion? Yes, he is -- and we aren't going to stab him in the back just because he screwed up. After all, that's *why* we're Christians -- because we're not perfect, and we need Jesus, and he's a perfect example of that, just like I would be if I was in the spotlight like he is.

gawker said...

Hello Scott and thanks for your comment. I understand what you are saying but unless Christians speak up and condemn his remarks, the rest of the world will not know that he doesnt speak for you. But here we had some religious leaders going on television and trying to justify what he said using some convoluted logic. I think it harms the general image of the US in the rest of the world as a rational, moderate country.