Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Pat Robertson's Remarks

I'm sure most of you have heard about Pat Robertson's comments on "The 700 Club" yesterday calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. It was a very irresponsible thing for him to say. Unfortunately, many believe . . . he speaks for all evangelical Christians. He does not. At least not this one.


At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:17:00 PM, Anonymous Alexander Samuels said...

I have not kept up very much with Pat Robertson over the years but I am very disappointed that he, as a minister of the Gospel, should make such a statement. His words are certainly not supported by Christian doctrine.

This is what happen when you allow your political beliefs to become more important than your Christian beliefs. Some may point to the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his involvement during World War II in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler as a precedence to this sort of statement. We must remember, however, that there was a state of war existing. Even so, there are many Christian theologians that would argue that Bonhoeffer was wrong in his participation.

We should pray for the salvation of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez or that the Lord will do with him as He wills. We should also pray that he does not provoke a war with us or anyone else. Finally, we should pray for liberty and justice for the Venezuelan people and that there should be a revival of Christianity throughout the country.

At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 4:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog should be appearing on Blogwatch tomorrow. Great stuff!

At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, if you've heard the opinion of one christian conservative, you've heard them all.

At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 8:37:00 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Pat Robertsons' statements (if acurately reported) are not only irresponsible but completely contrary to the message of Christ (and, thus, Christians). "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." (Matthew 5:44). God clearly set the example when he gave His own Son to die on the cross, when we were all enemies to God in sin. I am saddened that these comments are coming from someone who so publically represents Christians in the minds of many. These words are harmful, at a time when people need to know the clear distinctions between terrorists who operate in the name of Islam and Christians who are attempting to show the love of God. It is my hope and prayer that Mr. Robertson will publically repent and seek forgiveness.
I would also ask that those who tend to lump all "Christians" together please listen to all the Christians that are, already, denouncing these sentements. We, the body of Christ, do not share these unBiblical beliefs.

At Tuesday, August 23, 2005 10:14:00 PM, Anonymous BGH said...

to anonymous #2 - nice generalization.

At Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guilty of sharing Robertson's beliefs but only to the extent of theory. It would be nice if Chavez would go away or better yet, become saved and make the world a safer place.

Like Robertson, I don't really hold out for the latter and it's about as likely as me becoming a Buddhist.

I want to emphasize "in theory" here because I believe Robertson crossed the line into lunatic-ville by actually saying it. It's like telling a mother that her baby is the ugliest you've ever seen. It may be true, you might be thinking it but by verbalizing it, you are crossing over into another dimension.

Terrible thoughts and secret wishes are universal. Christians are not exempt. But Robertson is now advocating his belief, trying to spread it to others and therefor, by virtue of who he is, is stating that this would be a Christian-like thing to do.

Hmmmm, first of all, it is illegal. Secondly, if anybody takes Chavez out- we will get the blame and thirdly, it's just a dumb thing to say and does nothing to help his cause. I think he's getting really old and may need to leave for the good of all.

the Heckler

At Thursday, November 10, 2005 9:50:00 PM, Anonymous 15yearsoldbutdeep said...

Enlightening. I enjoy your views and would be glad to have you on my side of an arguement. Very balanced and factual. I agree completely.


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