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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:02 PM
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Pat Robertson is a mean, insane, crazed fuck and poor excuse as a representative of Christianity
His jeasus is not the Jesus Christianity knows. the day will come when he will be nothing more than a bad memory like Jerry Falwell.

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:05 PM
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1. When I saw that I thought of Colbert: "This just in, Jesus has quit!"
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:06 PM
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2. When I hear his name I think jesus is on vacation......
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:10 PM
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3. That is a bit optimistic, IMO.
I think he'll transform into a lich, and continue spewing his evil for another thousand years (if he hasn't already).
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:19 PM
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4. Quite to the contrary,
he is a mean, insane and crazed fuck who is a pluperfect reflection and embodiment of what most of this country's population thinks christianity is. He's not a deviation, he is, by the standards of this open-air lunatic asylum called the US, perfectly mainstream. And that is terrifying.

Being a long-time atheist, after finally getting off the agnostic fence - I don't have a dog in this fight and just calls 'em like I sees 'em.
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:20 PM
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23. The corollary being that...
The corollary being that Madalyn Murray O'Hair represents...?
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:39 PM
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26. O'Hair never spoke for anything like a majority of the atheists
in this country. And, just to clue you in a little,O'Hair has been dead for nearly twenty years, and was spent as a public figure for at least a decade before that. Robertson clearly speaks for tens of millions of people. Maybe not a majority but a plurality or very near to it. I'd say that respected thinkers such as Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins do speak for a majority of today's atheists.
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Lionessa Donating Member (842 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:21 PM
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5. I think he represents christianity just fine. Christianity and all religions
are truly mean, insane, and crazed in the way that they treat each other and non-believers.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:22 PM
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6. BINGO!!!
...
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:23 PM
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7. I agree. I take him at his word that he is a true follower of Christ.
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:41 PM
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27. The only diety that bastard follows is Mammon. I read about his missionary activities in Africa once

he's one of the major players in the blood diamond trade.
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LadyHawkAZ Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:26 PM
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9. +1
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:38 PM
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12. Yep.
+1000.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:40 PM
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13. No they aren't
But don't let that disturb your broad brush; you'll find lots and lots of support at DU with nary a mod in sight for such naked bigotry.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:43 PM
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14. Truth isn't bigotry.
Sorry to undercut your meal ticket here.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:26 PM
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25. No, but your bigotry is bigotry
But as I said, you'll find a friendly reception for it at DU.

For those interested in a little "Truth," I reprint the following from Church of the Brethren News Service, published yesterday:

Church World Service (CWS) is appealing for donations of 10,000 Emergency Clean-up Buckets for distribution to people affected by Hurricane Irene, from North Carolina to New England. In a recent press release, Bert Marshall, CWS regional director for New England, points out that many of the people in communities that now are receiving CWS relief supplies have been among the most generous donors of Emergency Clean-up Buckets and other supplies in the past. "Some of these buckets, people might even recognize coming back," said Marshall. CWS has been distributing supplies to people made homeless by flooding in places like Brattleboro, Vt., the release noted. Those wishing to help by donating Emergency Clean-up Buckets can find instructions and a list of bucket contents at www.churchworldservice.org/buckets .

The Church of the Brethrens Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) has made a grant of $20,000 in response to a CWS appeal following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene. The money will support the work of CWS in providing cleanup buckets, hygiene kits, baby kits, school kits, and blankets in communities affected by the disaster, and will support the work of CWS to assist communities in long-term recovery development.

An EDF grant of $5,000 supports the work of Childrens Disaster Services (CDS) volunteers serving in upstate New York following flooding caused by Hurricane Irene. Seven volunteers have been working in the Binghamton Shelter on the State University of New York campus, reports associate director Judy Bezon. "Word is that the shelter population will decline more slowly than usual, as one major low-cost housing area in an inner city neighborhood is almost destroyed, and a number of the residents are in the shelter," she said.

Staff of the churchs Material Resource program, which warehouses and ships disaster relief materials out of the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., have been busy with shipments in response to Hurricane Irene. Cleanup buckets, hygiene kits, school kits, and baby kits went to Waterbury, Vt., Manchester, N.H., Ludlow, Vt., Brattleboro, Vt., Greenville, N.C.,

Hillside, N.J., and Baltimore, Md. A total of 3,150 cleanup buckets were included in these shipments. The available supply in New Windsor is less than 50 at this point, reported director Loretta Wolf in a staff newsletter today.

For more about the Church of the Brethrens disaster relief programs go to www.brethren.org .


If you were reading closeupready's post and nodding to yourself, read the excerpt, and consider what you personally have done for the people affected by Hurricane Irene. How does it compare with the folks at Church World Service and the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief? Still think every person of faith is mean and crazed? The intelligent person might have a second thought.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:19 PM
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22. Thank you...
It really does give one pause to read things like this on a Democratic board. I always though Democrats were so much more inclusive than this. Can you just imagine the outrage if the word "christian" had instead been "atheist"?
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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:22 PM
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24. Happens nearly every day that atheists are called worse, and no outrage - just pity and hilarity.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:42 PM
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28. Show me a post
here on DU that Atheists are "called worse". Or that Atheism, without exception, is disparaged the way this post does to Christianity...
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:45 PM
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15. DING-DING-DING!!! We have a winner!
Religion isn't something that has a problem.

Religion IS the problem.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:44 PM
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29. Ding ding we have a winner

:applause:
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:25 PM
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8. God could prove he exists with one lightening strike.
Just saying.
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:02 PM
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19. Too bad that action is out of fashion...


To be fair, that is probably Zeus... no matter. God never said there were no other Gods... in fact, he said there were others and we weren't to have any of them before him.

Want to drive a Fundy even more psycho, that one'll do it! I have a family full of them! I'm still recovering from it myself, but heathen that I am, I swear I'm a better Christian than they are.
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lillypaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:36 PM
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10. I'll drink to that!
:toast:
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:38 PM
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11. 'Fraid not, sorry. He IS representative of many christianist Americans.
Weep if you will, but that is the truth. Sorry.
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:52 PM
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16. Who owns the name?
Every time Christianity rears its head in public, it's the Pat Robertson variety.

Or the Rick Perry/Michele Bachmann kind of Dominionist crap.

I know there are very decent people who believe that the Bible is true (although not necessarily literal in all cases), that Jesus really is God, etc, etc.

But I think the religion's name has been stolen out from under them.

Regardless of what Jesus may have said 2000 years ago, Christianity is as Christianity does.

And in today's America, the big, well-publicized things that it does are nearly always bad.

I think that sincere followers of Jesus need a new name for their group.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:09 PM
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20. "Christianity is as Christianity does.
And in today's America, the big, well-publicized things that it does are nearly always bad."

And that's the fact, Jack!
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 02:57 PM
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17. He's as good a Christian as St. Paul was...
I used to shut evangelists up by telling them I thought St. Paul was sent by Satan to corrupt the message of Christ, Constantine finished off the job, and while I respect Christ, I have none to spare for devil worshippers.

If you're familiar with a handful of examples of Jesus in action from the New Testament, it's pretty easy to support with Bible quotes too.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:17 PM
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21. Thomas Jefferson thought the same thing.
He stated that Paul was the first corrupter of the teachings of Jesus.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-15-11 03:00 PM
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18. He is simply an opportunistic charlatan...
Edited on Thu Sep-15-11 03:00 PM by hlthe2b
One can only hope that there might actually be a day of reckoning for him--one where his hateful lies in the name of religion are addressed.
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