Thursday, September 15, 2011

So tell me ...

Again how compassionate Christians are? I must have learned about a different Jesus:


Finally Pat Robertson has come out on the side of the suffering - just like Christ. Those suffering with having a wife who's no longer up to snuff.

Asked what a man should do whose wife has Alzheimer's, an increasingly decrepit Pat Robertson says, "I know it sounds cruel but if he's going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over."


Yeah; whatever happened to "in sickness and in health, until death do us part"?

I'm completely, unequivocally, sick of God's mouthpieces.

And, while we're debating "what would Jesus do", it seems atheists are some of the most charitable people out there*.


And just another couple thoughts:

1) With all the caterwauling the Jesus people are doing about the "sanctity of marriage" in relation to the gays, this says to me they're more concerned about gays getting married and less about preserving a loving bond between two people, straight or gay.

2) These Jesus people are (almost all) big supporters of the GOP cause. According to Ron Paul, the churches should take care of the sick and debilitated:


So to avoid government involvement in health care, we can assume that Paul, the Tea Party, and the GOP support making evangelical churches pay the health care costs of their uninsured members? Imagine how much less money John Hagee and evangelical churches will have to spend on tax-exempt political activity when they're saddled with hospital bills under the Tea Party/GOP health care policy.

Under this libertarian, Tea Party approach to health care, the admission process at our hospitals would go as follows:

Hospital Admissions Clerk: What source of payment do you have?
Uninsured Christian: I have no insurance.
Hospital Admissions Clerk: What church do you attend?

I can see how this comports to the libertarian, "leave me alone" worldview.


Seems to me, judging from Pat Robertson's compassion, a lot of people are gonna be dropping dead in the streets. You know, just like Europe.

*Great thanks to our pal Skippy for the link.


Kyddryn said...

Re: healthcare...what happens if one is uninsured Pagan??

Oh, wait...we tend to try and take care of our own...


I truly believe that if Jesus came back today, he'd be hangin' with us in the woods, wondering where it all went so horribly wrong.

Shade and Sweetwater,

Fixer said...

... he'd be hangin' with us in the woods - puffin' up a fattie - wondering where it all went so horribly wrong.

BadTux said...

People, people, people... your problem is that you think Robertson's religion has anything to do with Jesus Christ, that hippie dude in the Bible who famously said rich men don't get into heaven and if you wanted to get to heaven, give everything you have to the poor. No no, Robertson's religion is the worship of JEEEEEEzus, who looks suspiciously like The Terminator (from the original movie back when Arnie was buff) and spends his days smiting brown people and counting his billions while preaching the prosperity gospel of "Greed is Good". Jeeeeezus doesn't save, Jeeeeeezus just smirks and smites.

So anyhow, that's Robertson's Lord. JEeeeeezus!

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin