Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
— Karl Marx

Pat Robertson is insane. Even other evangelical Christians are distancing themselves from his apparent lunacy. Only one week has passed this new year and he has already expounded these “predictions” for evangelical Christians in America:

  • “The Lord didn’t say nuclear, but I do believe it’ll be something like that — that’ll be a mass killing, possibly millions of people, major cities injured.”
  • “There will be some very serious terrorist attacks. The evil people will come after this country, and there’s a possibility — not a possibility, a definite certainty — that chaos is going to rule.”
  • “God said he’s going to restrain the evil, but he isn’t necessarily going to restrain it in the beginning. A lot of these things can be reversed; we just need to do a lot of praying.”

  • Yeah, a lot of praying and a lot of paying.

    Let me be clear–I am all for freedom of speech. It’s what allows loons like Robertson to say that he talks to God as he takes the public stage. But I believe that part of that freedom is to allow all of his critics to chastise him publicly. I for one applaud the fact that other evangelical organizations are distancing themselves from this guy who is apparently just not well.

    Here’s my take. He’s scaring the shit out of God fearing people all over America for no reason other than his own personal gain and that’s not right. Hell he’s even scaring me. Right after he says all this stuff, he’s all nice and says stuff like “Send me your money so that I can keep talking to the Lord.” He’s nuts and must be stopped.

    Maybe if enough people speak out against him, his followers will come out of their opiate haze long enough to see that this guy is a circus trickster and a fraud only trying to do what he knows best: separating fools from their money. Besides, everyone knows that the job of scaring the American people so that they don’t realize that their civil liberties are being taken away is that of the Bush administration. Pat just wants your cash.

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