Skip to comments.Pat Robertson Redux
Posted on 02/02/2006 10:43:38 PM PST by punster
NEW YORK - Each time the Rev. Pat Robertson mounts the considerable pulpit of his daily TV variety show, The 700 Club, to announce that God is about to punish someone with whom Robertson disagrees, old Marines ask, "Can you believe hes shooting off his mouth again?"
These are usually Marine officers of Korean War vintage who served with Pat half a century ago when we were all young lieutenants heading to the wars. They know the Rev and are not at all reluctant to comment,...
I can assure his friends that Pat hasn't flipped out or is suddenly feeling his age. The man began talking too much 55 years ago....
During the voyage, in wardroom bull sessions, Pat let it be known that "my daddy," the senator, would intervene to win his son a transfer to Japan. The other young officers sloughed this off as idle boasting,...And when one of the others, who truly wanted to get in the fighting, later volunteered all of them for Korean duty, Pat ended up at division headquarters (a relatively safe posting) as "liquor officer" and courier, traveling back and forth to Japan...
Cut to election year 1988. Touting himself not only as a man of God but as a Marine "combat" vet, Pat was doing very well in the Republican presidential primaries, with Super Tuesday coming up on March 8. But as some of the old "my daddy" stories of 1951 leaked out,...He sued for libel one of his tormentors, McCloskey, a Marine officer of Pat's class but one who had actually fought in Korea, earning the Navy Cross, a Silver Star and two Purple Hearts....
But the man talked too much.
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Pat's a televangelist, and has Benny Hinn and other Biblical charlatans and scheisters on his network. His recent statements just confirmed my suspicions.
He is a democrat plant.
Or just plain nuts.
He lost me when he came out in support of abortion in China.
He never mentions how God wanted him to lose the '88 primaries.
What was that all about? I didn't know about that.
Pat Robertson is a good man and a good American. Sometimes he speaks from his heart before engaging his brain. We all do. Including the POTUS, GWBush. Pat's comments about Chavez were on target. Chavez is a megalomaniac. Pat's remarks about Sharon were in the context of his religious values and beliefs. He said it was bad timing and apologized. Pat even wrote a letter of apology to Chavez. People shouldn't be so hard on others, especially when their not perfect creatures either.
One must be careful when representing God's opinions on current events not to talk too much. So often we just don't "know" what God is thinking.
If Robertson says he knows when he obviously doesn't, then what? It shames us all......who bear the name Christian, that is. Same with Falwell when he talks too much.
He said he thought abortion was necessary for China for population control. The speculation was that he wanted
to butter up the Chinese because he was working to get
a network deal with the Chinese government at the time.
Praise God! I had a vision. The Lord said that Rev. Pat should go to New Orleans and drown himself in a vat of chocolate milk. Glory!
Here are some links:
Last night Colmes baited him into saying that Chavez should be assassinated again.
Perhaps one can forgive him for what he did as a kid. But as an adult to call himself a "combat vet," and then to sue McCloskey, who seems like an honorable, brave man . . . the old man is the fulfillment of the young man.
Would that make Chavez "undead" ?
Well Said. You can add his Katrina releif efforts as well. Sure didn't see the Vatican with their gagabillions helping out.
(retired roman catholic)
A Liberal columnist writing his comments and using the New York Times as a reference. That's about as much credibility as MAD magazine.
"Chavez is a megalomaniac"
Robertson has an empire that would make Chavez look like a pauper. Just go to "Regent University" in Virginia Beach. Robertson's mansion makes the White House look like an outhouse. Behind one building is an array of satellite dishes that would make NASA jealous.
$300 million per year from the 700 looking for one-way tickets to heaven gives Pat a wonderful life style.
The phrase "impressive fraud and hypocrite" come to mind. Talk about megalomania!
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