Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, Jim Jones, Jimmy Swaggart, Tammy Faye Bakker, Robert Tilton, Peter Popoff, and a truckload of boy-molesting Catholic priests... what do they all have in common? They're all BELIEVERS.
What else do they all have in common? They're all immoral, hypocritical, bigoted, charlatans and frauds. Many of them convicted criminals. Do you sense a pattern here? I know I do. This begs the question, can such scumbags and lowlifes be true Christians? That's debatable, but millions believed they were, and some still do! After all, Christianity is about the saving the sinner, or as the adage goes, love the sinner but hate the sin. Good, it's about second chances, about finding forgiveness. We at least deserve a second chance, right? How many chances do they need? I mean, if God will forgive them for almost anything, why not keep misbehaving? Seriously, is there no end to the credulity of the faithful?
Speaking of the credulous, Pat Robertson's faith in the supernatural compels hims to believe stupid things, what's more it actually compels him to open his stupid mouth and share his imbecilic ideas with the world. In this new case, Robertson thinks that Haiti is paying for a pact with the Devil (yes, you heard right, a pact with an imaginary being from a book of myth and fairy tales is the literal cause for the Haitian people's suffering. And I thought it had something to do with plate tectonics). At any rate, as my Christian pal recently stated about Pat Robertsons' idiocy regarding his insensitive and libelous comments about the Haiti earthquake disaster:
"And if Christians aren't listening to these wacky nut jobs, then the same hoi polloi sheep are listening to some other nutter. Such ignorance doesn't change just because you knock off the top guy; the top guy just changes. There's really no fixing stupid. They just build a better idiot."
Need I say more? Because I think Randy said it all for me. Not only does he save postmortem rape victims, but he'll also revivify your dead baby! All you have to do is pay him lots of money, and have a little faith. It's ALIVE!! Mad-crackpot-witchdoctor-voodoo-priest!
Also, I love how Demain uses scripture to support his crackpot story of, what to me, sounded a lot like an attempted rape and a bit of tomfoolery. But he's the hero of course (not the power of Jesus? Silly deluded Evangelical witchdoctor). Oh my, Randy also believes in incantations, and will say just about darn near anything in the name of Jesus, and abracadabra, presto, and poof, it's magic! Nuts like this need to keep their stupid hoodoo to themselves. Or read a different book once in a while, preferably a science book, and get a real education. Something--for Christ's sake.
So this got me to thinking, are these people all idiots? Are people of faith dumb or something? Or is it more likely that the religion gains their confidence, then takes advantage of them, until they are left broken and down trodden, only for some two-time swindler to come by and take their last dime on good faith? No friends, we can be damn well sure that religion, faith no matter it's brand, produces the highest quality idiots. It brainwashes people into believing utter poppycock and claptrap, and then when it falls through and the gig is up, they send in their sensationalist preachers, like Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, Jim Jones, Jimmy Swaggart, Tammy Faye Bakker, Robert Tilton, Peter Popoff, and a truckload of boy-molesting Catholic priests to keep people from thinking for themselves, retarding them whenever they might show signs of intellectual progress, and actively preaching fantasy and supplanting reason with superstitious mumbo jumbo--in Jesus name. Can I get an Amen?
Didn't think so.