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  1. Aw, come off it Chris. The man is just being consistent with the horrible deity from the Old Testament (who has every right to be pissed off with uppity slaves):

    “However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you. You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land. You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance. You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way. (Leviticus 25:44-46 NLT)”

    Now, why God (fucknut that he is) waited about 200 years to strike down the Haitian descendents is beyond me, but then, I’m not a loving, forgiving Christian. Maybe I’ll find the answer this sunday, at Services.

    1. Not another “slave” quote from the Atheists !! ….yawn….
      Christian countries were the first to stop slavery but don’t let that spoil your little “Christians are evil” bubble.

      Alternate bible quotes from Dan (lovable troll) >
      “the fool says in his heart ‘There is no God’ ” (Psalm 14:1)

      1. Is this the same Dan from the Bertrand Russell thread?
        Shame you disappeared from the conversation.
        That’s great that Christian countries stopped slavery, but maybe you could respond to the question that posed to you before.

        “Does the modern church not condoning slavery mean that the bible, and by extension God, is wrong for encouraging (not just mere mentioning but actually encouraging) slavery?”
        For your reference:
        Leviticus 25:44-46
        Exodus 21:2-6
        Exodus 21:7-11
        Ephesians 6:5
        Timothy 6:1-2
        Luke 12:47-48

      2. So the hell what Christian countries were the first to stop slavery. If there really were a god out there calling the shots, I’d have hoped he would have put the kibosh on slavery right from the beginning, not let it germinate for a while, kill/displace/deprive millions, then remain silent on it forever afterward.

        The most interesting things about the bible are the moral teachings that are conspicuously absent. If a moral authority really put the book together, one would think “NO SLAVES FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!” would have trumped “Don’t covet.” Interestingly, the “Remember the sabbath and keep it holy” commandment goes on to specifically mention that your slaves shouldn’t work either. Rather than giving the slaves a day off, I would have said ‘hey, don’t fucking enslave anybody.’ Realizing that I can make objectively better decisions than god was a big step for me personally away from christianity. Maybe it’ll help you too.

    1. The funniest part of this idiot’s story is that he says “true story”… the only truth about anything biblical is that it is a STORY!

  2. I’ve heard it said that we should never rejoice in another man’s downfall, but I’ll be happy when Pat Robertson’s meth/gay prostitute scandal finally breaks and then it somehow kills him.

    And isn’t it strange how god really really really hates people who live on fault lines?

  3. apparently the DR is swimming in resorts (according to him), so I ‘m confused as to why I have SO many of them living in my neighborhood – blowing tons of shit up on July 4th and having curb parties in the summer?

  4. Whatever happened to “As you sow, so shall you reap”? This guy’s been spouting hate talk for years. If there were a god, he or she would surely smite Robertson.

    1. Maybe he meant PAC. Those are always evil.

      And…
      A) So EVERY Haitian resident made this deal with Lucifer? All of them?

      B) If the deal was made 200 years ago, why are their great great (etc.) grandchildren being punished?

  5. Pat Robertson – American Evangelist* (con man) – making lots of money from the word of Christians.

    * Why does America produce so many Evangelists ?

  6. Reply to – “Landru, JANUARY 14, 2010 at 3:27 AM
    Is this the same Dan from the Bertrand Russell thread?
    Shame you disappeared from the conversation.
    That’s great that Christian countries stopped slavery, but maybe you could respond to the question that posed to you before.

    “Does the modern church not condoning slavery mean that the bible, and by extension God, is wrong for encouraging (not just mere mentioning but actually encouraging) slavery?”
    For your reference:
    Leviticus 25:44-46 / Exodus 21:2-6 / Exodus 21:7-11 / Ephesians 6:5 / Timothy 6:1-2
    Luke 12:47-48”

    Hi Landru, I figured that other thread had run it’s course (sorry).
    Yes, some pretty horrible statements from the bible. I admit I struggle to get my head around them but I suppose it depends on what we view as “slavery” (most of us instantly think of the “racial slavery” of the last few centuries which may be different to the slavery of the bible era).
    Still I agree the statements mentioned do not gel with the modern teachings.

    1. Uh, I think the Bible is the one to put a racial (or at least nationalist) spin on it, i.e. “don’t enslave Jews.” Just admit it: god was wrong about slavery.

    2. I don’t understand – are you saying that there is a nice type of slavery, as opposed to the more recent kind? What form would that take? Or are you just saying that the words in the bible just don’t mean very much?

  7. why do they still let this man on television? or in public for that matter. most of the delusional people who can ‘talk to god’ are put away for schizophrenia. why is he not on medication???

  8. Add this commentary to that of Rush Limpbawlz saying that we’ve already sent help to Haiti (“It’s called income tax!”) and you have the perfect profile of “compassionate conservatism”.

    ‘Scuse me whilst I barf.

  9. Robertson’s PR are now doing damage control:
    A statement from Robertson’s spokesman Chris Roslan tried to downplay the “cursed” remark.

    “Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath,” the statement read. “If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them. His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster.”

    Yeah, true, he never utters the exact words “This is God’s revenge.” But I’m sure any person with a brain understands the subtext of Pat’s “pact with the devil” speech as meaning that the country’s poverty and this disaster are nothing short of divine retribution.

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