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Saturday, January 16, 2010

The hypocrisy of some Christians:I give you Pat Robertson

Written by  Christina, a CNN iReport producer.

Robertson: Hate and Haiti

 "Telediabolist Pat Robertson claims Haitians visited the epic disaster they’re dealing with on themselves by making a pact with the devil to gain independence from France two hundred years ago."

"Best defense a CBN mouthpiece has offered for Robertson is that he didn’t say the disaster was ‘God’s wrath.’ No, just that God allowed it to happen and Haitians are devil-worshippers."

"Ironic, that a man who’s built his career (and fortune) on that gentle carpenter from two millennia ago, doesn’t know the first thing about his message of love"

"Haitians need help. Food, water, materiale. Anything and everything but hate."

"We can pray as well. Something Robertson knows nothing about."


How  much more insensitive and unfeeling can a human be towards another group of human beings, than how Robertson has acted in regards to this awful tragedy which has hit  the Haitian people? I thought that the greatest commandment in the bible was to love? Having left the christian faith myself because of  the ignorance, hypocrisy,hate and  personal judgment  leveled unfairly against me by so called Christian-loving people, is it any wonder why people leave this religion and never want to return to it?

According to the website:

Robertson seems to be a hypocrite:

"Pat Robertson - Troubles began for the founder of the Christian Coalition when a reporter for the New York Times discovered that Robertson owned a two-year-old racehorse named "Mr. Pat." The paper detailed financial involvement in racing to the tune of more than $500,000. One newspaper ran the mocking headline, "Praise The Lord And Put A 10-Spot On Mr. Pat To Win."
In his defense, Robertson said he saw no contradiction between his condemnation of gambling and his ownership of a racehorse. "I don't bet, and I don't gamble," Robertson said. "I just enjoy watching horses running and performing." Robertson eventually told his followers in a letter that he had decided to sell his racehorse: "I am sorry that my fondness for the performance of equine athletes has caused you an offense."

And what about these facts about Pat Robertson?
I found this information about Robertson at the following website:

Is Anything Wrong With Pat Robertson Making a Killing?
'Age-Defying' Shake Stirs Questions About Business Practices And Nonprofit Status

By Bill Sizemore
The Virginian-Pilot
Friday, August 26, 2005; C08

NORFOLK -- While controversy boils over Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of Venezuela's president this week, another controversy is bubbling about one of his ventures.

Seems his "age-defying" diet shake isn't just a philanthropic endeavor anymore. The televangelist is looking to turn a profit from it.

After four years of touting the benefits of his weight-loss shake via his nonprofit Christian Broadcasting Network and sending the recipe to any viewer who asked for it, Robertson has licensed the shake for national distribution by General Nutrition Corp., a Pittsburgh-based health-food chain.

Robertson says he is exercising his right to engage in a business venture, but an evangelical watchdog group says he is abusing his nonprofit status. Moreover, a Texas bodybuilder who thought he was going to be Robertson's Jared is quite publicly angry that he's not.

Pat Robertson Estimated to be Worth $150-200 million!

    "Robertson lives on the top of a Virginia mountain, in a huge mansion with a private airstrip. He owns the Ice Capades, a small hotel, diamond mines (in Zaire), a vitamin company (Kalo Vita) involved in a multi-level marketing scheme along the lines of Amway, and until recently, International Family Entertainment, parent company of the Family Channel (see below) -- all estimated to be worth between $150-200 million. How does a televangelist, who is supposedly involved in non-profit work, manage to create such a fortune for himself? One thing is known for sure, Robertson's numerous private business interests have at times pushed their expenses onto the tax-exempt, religious interests of CBN. For example, Robertson was caught using CBN money and equipment to aid his diamond mining operation -- a double good deal for Pat, seeing as he employed people in Zaire for ridiculously low wages, and managed to use CBN's infrastructure to cut costs even more. In looking at Robertson's businesses, one is struck by the constant use of non-profit, donor money to fund his schemes. (For documentation of this and more, see Rob Boston's book entitled The Most Dangerous Man in America?: Pat Robertson and the Rise of the Christian Coalition.)" -SOURCE

According to this website:

"he (Robertson)  claims he's a christian... but then he says these following contradictory (to xtianity, at least... never mind logic) things...

In the 1970s and 1980s Robertson was a faith healer

"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."

"He credited his prayers for steering the course of Hurricane Gloria in 1985, which caused billions of dollars of destruction in many states along the U.S. east coast. (I guess he was sleeping through nope...wait for it...) "

"Robertson has described feminism as a "socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

"He agreed with Falwell when Falwell stated[24] that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were caused by "pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties Union and the People For the American Way."

"Pat Robertson claimed in 2004 that President Bush told him before he led the United States into war with Iraq, that he expected there to be no casualties. THEN (post facto) Robertson also claimed numerous times on air that he had "deep misgivings" on the war, adding, "The Lord told me it was going to be a) a disaster and b) messy."

1 comment:

OhioChessFan said...

// thought that the greatest commandment in the bible was to love? Having left the christian faith myself because of the ignorance, hypocrisy,hate and personal judgment leveled unfairly against me by so called Christian-loving people, is it any wonder why people leave this religion and never want to return to it? //

Of course, it's always someone else's fault. What's the plan for the endgame? Come Judgment Day, say "God, I know I turned my back on you and your son and spoke ill of Christianity/Christians as often as I could, but hey, they weren't perfect"? I'm real sure that will fly with God.

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