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Old 01-06-2006, 06:41 PM   #31
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actually, "consutled" is such a vague word ... how about, "sought Robertson, Fallwell, and Dobson's approval of his potential SCOTUS nominee before he announced it to the nation."
"Consulted" suggests a say in the decision. There was none.

I believe any conversations with Dobson & company took place after the announcement, as the right-wing backlash began.
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:02 PM   #32
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Someone should sew this man's mouth shut.
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Loved the "God denies link to Pat Robertson" thing, MrsSpringsteen . Honestly, this man is just...wow. I really don't know whether to laugh or cry. What a freakin' spaz.

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Old 01-07-2006, 02:14 PM   #34
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This was discussed in the Sharon thread.

Why is this even news?

If anyone else with the following that Robertson has made comments like this, they would be on the news also. The fact is that even though he is a crazy nut job, he is still a major public figure.
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This was discussed in the Sharon thread.

Why is this even news?


Money is power.



Is this person or his group given

taxpayor money?

In the guise of "Faith Based- Charities"

not quite - "quid pro quo"

just effectively so
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Someone should sew this man's mouth shut.

Really? I thought you were all for free speech.
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Actually, if God does judge us then I wouldn't want to be Pat Robertson.

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My dad mentioned Pat Robertson (not by name) in his sermon today, talking about how when Robertson said God gave Sharon the stroke that the holy spirit does not work in that way. There were many nods of agreement throughout the congregation.
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My dad mentioned Pat Robertson (not by name) in his sermon today, talking about how when Robertson said God gave Sharon the stroke that the holy spirit does not work in that way. There were many nods of agreement throughout the congregation.
Well, how did God deal with the bad kings of Judea & Israel?
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Hello.....hello.......is there a real world out there somewhere.........remember there are seven continents {at last count at least}.
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the funny thing is though, despite protestations in here to the contrary, Robertson really does matter.

think about it. i am glad that plenty of evangelicals and fundamentalists of the FYM kind have dumped on Pat Robertson. however, wouldn't it be more weird if Robertson did not believe that God smote him? after all, Robertson's version of Christianity is fundamentalist pre-millenarianism.

he believes, as do most members of the religious right, that the world is ending, and that the unification of Israel is integral to that story-line. (the Jews who don't accept Christ will all die in a second Holocaust, orchestrated by Jesus.)

he also believes, as do millions of Americans, that God directly involves himself in our lives. Sharon should be lucky he only had a stroke (being 5'7" and 300lbs obviously has nothing to do with it).

so, that aside, why does Robertson matter?

firstly, his views are NOT out of the mainstream of contemporary Christian fundamentalism, or even Republicanism. the 700 Club reaches more people than most CNN shows and has more viewers than CNBC or MSNBC -- it tends to pull a .8 in the ratings, which is about 800,000 viewers, more than most cable shows.

Fred Barnes was on the show last week.

Karl Rove checks in with Robertson over judicial nominees.

let's also notice that Robertson is not alone in his beliefs about the looming end-times. let's look at the bestselling adult series of books in the US -- the "Left Behind" series, where (my understanding is, at least) Jesus kills a whole bunch of people who don't accept him.

i know that there are many in here, probably most, who distance themselves from this kind of fire-and-brimstone mass Halocaust faith. i admire that. but i also think it's incorrect to view the more mature versions of fundamentalist faith in FYM as representative of thsoe who consider themselves as "fundamentalists" -- those anticipating the End Times who have been the engine for every electoral victory for the current Republican party.

so leave Pat alone.

he's obviously speaking for a whole lot of people. maybe not those in here. but many, many (at least 800,000, no?) out there.
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I don't have a clue who Pat Robertson is, but I'm not liking what he says. I do, however, know that this is why I wouldn't like to be famous. Even when in a critical condition, people would be pointing their fingers and saying I deserved it.
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Robertson shot himself in the foot this time.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10802750/
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Robertson shot himself in the foot this time.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10802750/
Good for them
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I'm curious, is this guy married?
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