Monday, May 02, 2005

Not that he's bigoted or anything

Pat Robertson doesn't think Muslims can be trusted with gavels.

"They have said in the Koran there's a war against all the infidels," the televangelist said on ABC's This Week. "Do you want somebody like that sitting as a judge? I wouldn't."

Of course, in his view, not even Muslims are as dangerous as those liberal activist judges who are engaged in "an all-out assault on Christianity." In fact, Robertson said, judges have hurt America more than the 9/11 terrorists: "I think that the gradual erosion of the consensus that's held our country together is probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings."

Really, Pat? I know a few thousand people who might disagree.


Anonymous Kathy said...

Robertson must be getting senile. His public remarks have been getting more and more bizarre over the last few years. I for one wish he would shut up, and I wish the press would stop covering him as if he really represents the Christian community.

10:30 PM  
Blogger Colin said...

The Koran is just like any other religious text in the modern world: it's highly susceptible to interpretation. And just like Christianity, Islam has it's own fundamentalist quacks.

In fact, Islam opposes polytheism, not the idea of Jesus Christ. Pat Robertson and Islamic fundamentalists are just close-minded. But that's nothing new.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Robertson's on the fringe for sure, but he says things that I'm afraid far too many Americans think privately.

12:00 AM  
Blogger King Cockfight said...

More senile? I remember in the mid-90s when he was saying that Orlando was going to be destroyed by a meteor because of Disney World's Gay Day.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

I can't believe he went there. Still more proof that conservatives are irony-impaired. Considering the central text of his faith, Robertson has no business knocking others'.

Just look at some Old Testament dictates and stories and apply Robertson's remarks to Judeo-Christian believers:

"Would you want someone who believes that their God can suspend the earth's rotation so that they can kill even more of their opponents sitting as a judge? I don't."

"Would you want someone whose religious text condones slavery sitting as a judge? I dont."

No doubt I could go on until Alabamian bans me for taking up all his disc space and I would have barely scratched the surface.

On the glass-is-half-full side, I'd consider Guliani much less frightening than other possible GOP contenders in 2008.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

KC, I guess I'm showing my age. The mid-90's doesn't seem that long ago to me. I do wonder how long Robertson can get away with his wackiness, but his followers just keep giving him a pass.

Susan, great comparisons, and you could go on and on with them. Re: slavery, unfortunately a lot of people are unaware of or just don't care about Robertson's association with Charles Taylor of Liberia; slavery doesn't seem to bother him at all as long as he can make money with his diamond mines.

7:05 PM  

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