Saturday, January 14, 2006

Woe unto those who falsely report a smiting.

The title sounds like something Jules* in Pulp Fiction might say just before he blows you to kingdom come, but it looks like the religious right maybe ready to lock Pat Robertson up in the attic like their crazy old aunt. This segment (audio link also available) on NPR tells how Richard Land (president of the Southern Baptist Convention's ethics and religious liberty commission) and Michael Cromartie (director of an Evangelical studies project at the Ethics and Public Policy Center) have both denounced and distanced themselves from Robertson after his remarks about Sharon.

He's lost a lot of steam and certainly credibility with this last bit of finger-pointing.

*[Ezekiel 25:17 among others]
Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

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Neil Shakespeare said...

Someone should do a parody called 'PAT FICTION'. His real name is 'Marion', but that wouldn't make such a good title.

Blueberry said...

I'm sure Quentin Tarantino could come up with a really dandy role for Pat!