Tuesday, July 22, 2003

We're in the middle of Pat Robertson's 21-day "Prayer Offensive." Apparently, he has reason to believe that his god won't mind all of Robertson's little minions compulsively praying for the decline or demise of three Supreme Court justices.

It's offensive, all right.

Even way back when the Church of the Racist, Elitist Snobs (CRES) was attempting to indoctrinate me into its xenophobic ways, it was made clear that it was NEVER acceptable to pray for something unfortunate to happen to someone. We couldn't pray that Saddam be successfully killed in Gulf Wars, Episode One (apologies to the creator of this lovely advert). As Christians, we could only pray with love and compassion in our hearts, or apparently Very Bad Things would befall us (a similar instruction is found in the Wiccan Rede, without mention of Very Bad Things, in reference to spellcasting: "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will." Also in Star Wars: Use the Force for Good. Spirituality is everywhere, man.)

Robertson's version of Christianity seems even more devoid of moral or spiritual content than my former CRES brethern. He points out that, "[o]ne justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition." He then asks if it might not be possible for his god to encourage them to retire. Now, I'm pretty sure ol' Pat doesn't think these people, whom he holds responsible for creating heathen children in our public schools, allowing wicked women to murder their unborn children, and letting men sodomize each other are worthy of beholding his god face to face. That leaves praying for indorect contact, and his god's usual means of this kind of communication is any of a number of painful medical conditions... or death.

So much for do unto others.


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