Friday, January 06, 2006

With friends like these...

When ever life gets you down, just remember that it could be worse: Pat Robertson could be your friend. From American Progress:
Hopefully Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon doesn't have more friends like television evangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson -- who considers Sharon his "good friend" -- yesterday said on his Christian Broadcasting Network that Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land": "The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' ... He [Sharon] was dividing God's land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations or United States of America.


From AP:

Israel has suspended contact with evangelist Pat Robertson for suggesting Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for withdrawing from the Gaza Strip.

The controversy has cast doubt on plans for a Christian tourism center that would showcase the growing flow of money and influence from U.S. church groups.


Israeli leaders see the Christian allies as tireless lobbyists in Washington and elsewhere. The evangelicals also funnel millions of dollars each year to [illegal] Jewish settlers in the West Bank and — before last year's pullout — the Gaza Strip.


Anonymous cb said...

Pat Robertson has no credibility. He's a hypocrite. Remember when he called for Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez to be assassinated? Right... because God wants Chavez dead for calling the US government a bunch of terrorists and because he doesn't want to sell Venezuelan oil to the US. Robertson really needs to shut up and take a good look at what kind of person he is instead of getting on tv and pointing out divine reasons as to why Sharon got a stroke. That's just easy.

note to self: take Robertson off my New Years gift basket list.

January 07, 2006 12:09 am  
Blogger Bloggy McYeeeeeeee! said...

Not to mention he headlined the argument for stopping "The War Against Christmas" . . . what ever happened to spiritual fruit over religious nuts?

January 07, 2006 1:16 am  
Blogger DJEB said...

"he doesn't want to sell Venezuelan oil to the US."

Even worse - he wants to sell it at discount price in the U.S. to help the needy.

January 07, 2006 12:54 pm  
Blogger Hype said...

British withdrawal from Iraq to start within months - Straw

Visiting Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has said it was hoped Britain's 8,000 troops would start to withdraw from Iraq in a matter of months.

January 07, 2006 8:29 pm  
Blogger stefan said...

I'm firmly convinced that the real Pat Robertson died half a century ago and that the quivering bobble-head that we see stammering on Christian Broadcast News is an animatronic replica. So it's really not fair to blame Pat :)

January 07, 2006 11:12 pm  
Blogger Jojo le reptile said...

I quite agree with you about this unholy alliance. If Israel imagines it will get the support of right-wing Christians, then... too bad for Israel...

January 09, 2006 5:32 pm  

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