Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pat Robertson?

Dear Mr. Pat: The next time you set yourself to criticize the other fellow's religion, you might want to pick one with less of a revenge toolkit!

(Link shamelessly stolen from Radley Balko).

About all this business of makin' deals with Dark Side an' late-hit smiting and so on and so forth: I don't care if it was the work of Pat Robertson's G-d (who does not appear to be the same Big Guy they tried to tell us about at my Sunday School), Gaia feelin' vaporous, Poseidon, a vodoun godling feelin' frisky or the sudden release of tectonic tension; we can't do anything about those things. We can dig folks out from under, both literally and figuratively, and we can send along plenty of extra shovels, too. The G-ds can sort their ownselves out, us humans have actual work to do.

(I leave the vowel out so they will leave me alone. This $DEITY-bothering business, it gets outta hand way too easy to suit me. YMMV, but at your own risk!)

9 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

What is a HUGE crap weasel, Alex?

Oh sorry, when you said 'Pat Robertson' I thought this was Jeopardy, YOU were Trebek, and I had to phrase my answer in the form of a question.

Roberta X said...

The judges would also have accepted, "huge festering crap weasel."

Mikee said...

They also would have accpeted, "What is a religious fallacy equivalent to Danny Glover blaming the earthquake on global warming?"

TW: "winicer" as in "You can winugly or winmean but it is generally better to winicer."

reflectoscope said...

520 bucks for that doll as of 1139 MST.

I agree with your central point, a lot of people seem to waste a lot of energy being cheerleaders for their imaginary best friend when they could be doing something a little more pragmatic.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

"I'll take 'The Rapishtsh' for 500 dollarsh, Alexsh."

"That's 'THERAPISTS', Mr. Connery..."

Roberta X said...

'Scope, the side points are, well, side issues.

To people in general: believe any blame thing you want, or nothing at all; what counts to the rest of us is what you do.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

Thankfully, I have long ago learned that blogs are not keyboard-safe.

What a riot! (Bidding is up to $750.) Not only cannot I afford it, what would one do with the soul of Pat Robertson if one purchased the thing?

Roberta X said...

It'd likely be a smallish target.

John B said...

I sent $10 bux to our red cross. Then sent $25 to the Canadian Red Cross. The Canuckistani Gubbermnt matched my contribution with tax money they stole offn their proles.

Go to http://userfriendly.org top banner.

Let's help Haiti, and bankrupt Canada, so they have to become our next 7-8 states....