1.03.2007

Threat from Within

It sounds like news we hear out of the Middle East via Al Jazeera: A religious fundamentalist extremist was on TV saying God revealed to him terror attacks on the US in the coming year, which involves "mass killing" of Americans on American soil.

Unlike most these foreboding videos, however, the footage wasn't filmed in a cave in Pakistan with the speaker brandishing an AK-47. The terror alert level will not change colors. The man on the video making the proclamation won't even be put on the no-fly list. Who knows, he might even be invited to the White House in the coming year.

According to a CNN article, everyone's favorite spokesperson for all of Christianity (sarcasm) Pat Robertson made these remarks on last night's 700 Club.
[Robertson] said Tuesday that God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would cause a "mass killing" late in 2007.

"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

"The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

Robertson said God told him about the impending tragedy during a recent prayer retreat.

God also said, he claims, that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

This image was under the Headline. Can you pick out the bullet point taht shouldn't be labeled "NEW"?

If you picked the third point, you're right!
The article goes on to highlight all the times Robertson has been right in recent years about predictions. What they failed to mention is the outrageous things he's said in recent years, while claiming to speak for God. Like he thinks the US should assassinate Hugo Chavez. Or Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's severe stroke was punishment from God for too many concessions to the Palestinians. Or agreeing with Jerry Falwell that the September 11th attacks were punishment from God for "pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties Union and the People for the American Way." in America.

Pat Robertson is, unfortunately, the only face of Christianity that many people see, coming in on their TV screens, and these people unsurprising want nothing to do with Christianity. I wouldn't either.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Interesting. We have to be careful with how we are representing Christ... I think too many of us forget that we're the face of Christianity to the world. Unfortunately, a few extremists can tarnish the image of a good thing. Reading sites like this make me sad as well.

I hope you had a good birthday!

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