Monday, January 09, 2006

Pat Robertson again

It goes without saying, but in case anyone doubts, Pat Robertson is out of line with his attribution of Prime Minister Sharon’s stroke to God being angry about the ‘holy land.’ Yet, Pat Robertson has tremendous influence and has his defenders even after calling for an assassination, telling people not to call out to God if they are against Intelligent Design, and this incident as well. It seems to me that Robertson’s The 700 Club is actually one of the more dangerous influences in the Christian sub-culture today. Not only does the 700 Club take money from the elderly and poor at an alarming rate, but it promotes disturbing theological ideas and often outwardly anti-Christian behavior (like killing foreign leaders), as well as promoting salvation through politics.