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Dear Pat Robertson:

The man who shot up that Sikh temple the other day wasn't an Atheist. We atheists don't hate god, or even the concept of god. Okay, a few of us do - some Atheists proselytize just as much as all other religions (including Christians) do - but most of us don't. I can't hate something I don't believe is there.

We did not make this lunatic do the things he did. Before you paint people you are afraid of by using guilt-by-association keep this in mind; all indications are that this idiot thought of himself as Christian, albeit so warped as to be unrecognizable. It is just as unfair to paint you in his light using guilt-by-association as it is for you to do the same to me.

I once read an interview with a musician named Mick Jones, who played guitar and sang for The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, and Big Audio Dynamite II. He said in the interview that he had an epiphany that allowed him to get his life in order. He had gone through most of his life thinking that everyone around him were assholes, simply because of how he felt they treated him. What he came to realize that was EVERYONE treated him the same, and that they weren't being assholes, but the he himself was. Coming to this realization allowed him to come to peace with former band-mates and friends, and in his own words allowed him to be happy for the first time.

You are often referred to as a man of faith and leadership, yet virtually every Christian I know repeatedly has to tell me that your views are not representative of theirs. Is it more likely that all of them are wrong, or just you?

There will eventually come a day that according to your own beliefs you will meet judgement at the foot of God. Although I am an Atheist, I actually hope that this is true. I also actually hope that you get your shit together before that happens. Because based upon what I know about your religion, and I have read your book cover to cover, you're not going to be happy with where you wind up.

Mr. Robertson, I wish you no ill will. I hope that your "day of reckoning" is as far off as possible. The odds are that you and I will never meet face-to-face and I think we're both just fine with that arrangement. Given that you have shown a repeated history of making incendiary comments that my Christian friends repeatedly disavow I imagine that a meeting between you and I would be unpleasant for everyone.

But for the record, Mr. Robertson, I don't hate god. I DO however, hate you

Originally posted to Animeraider on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 02:36 PM PDT.

Also republished by Street Prophets .

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Comment Preferences

  •  There is no god (1+ / 0-)
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    Prinny Squad

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:27:09 PM PDT

  •  The stupid is winning to address your sig (0+ / 0-)

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:28:06 PM PDT

  •  I don't think you'll find (1+ / 0-)
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    Pandoras Box

    many ideological atheists among white supremacists.  Most of them seem to believe they're part of some larger cause that ultimately finds justification in a form of warped religion, maybe some crazy Christian/Pagan mishmash  that's an insult to Christians & pagans.

    Pat was never the sharpest arrow in the Christian right quiver, & age has blunted what pointedness he once had.

    "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

    by DJ Rix on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 05:28:47 PM PDT

    •  "Christanity/Pagan mishmash" (1+ / 0-)
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      DJ Rix

      sort of like the combination of Christanity and the worship of the old Norse/German gods Hitler tried to popularize in the 1930's?

      "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

      by TLS66 on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 07:20:19 PM PDT

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      •  There never was a defined (0+ / 0-)

        & formal Nazi "religion," although there were highly placed Nazis who  believed it ought to have one. Hitler never attempted to reintroduce old gods as living, worship-able entities. The legends were important morally & culturally.  Jesus could not be a Jew. The more "intellectual" white supremacists certainly become familiar  with  some of the stuff that influenced Nazis like Himmler & especially Alfred Rosenberg.  But then, they're just as likely to be influenced by comic books, video games,  certain kinds of heavy metal bands,  & the more vulgar  & lurid  art hanging on the walls of their preferred tattoo establishments. Non-Jewish Germans under Nazism were overwhelmingly Protestant or Catholic, & there was plenty of  vicious antisemitism in both to fuel Nazi racial policies. Basic religious nationalism in Germany was no different than religious nationalism everywhere else, & subject to the same manipulations.  

        "There ain't no sanity clause." Chico Marx

        by DJ Rix on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 09:40:03 PM PDT

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    •  shiver (0+ / 0-)

      ugh - i hate hearing "quiver" and "Christian" in the same sentence.

  •  Charles Taylor (0+ / 0-)

    Pat's pal...

    Everyone is crying out for peace; no one's crying out for justice...

    by mojave mike on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 06:31:37 PM PDT

  •  Why not just call Robertson out as a liar? (1+ / 0-)
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      Pat Robertson lied about his military service ..he claimed to have earned 3 combat stars in the Korean War, while the truth is that his father was a US Senator that got him assigned a job as 'liquor officer'

    per Wikipedia:  
    "In 1948, the draft was reinstated and Robertson was given the option of joining the Marine Corps or being drafted into the army; he opted for the first.
    In his words, "We did long, grueling marches to toughen the men, plus refresher training in firearms and bayonet combat."
     In the same year, he transferred to Korea, "I ended up at the headquarters command of the First Marine Division," says Robertson. "The Division was in combat in the hot and dusty, then bitterly cold portion of North Korea just above the 38th Parallel later identified as the 'Punchbowl' and 'Heartbreak Ridge.' For that service in the Korean War, the Marine Corps awarded me three battle stars for 'action against the enemy.'"[7]

    However, former Republican Congressman Paul "Pete" McCloskey, Jr., who served with Robertson in Korea, wrote a public letter which said that Robertson was actually spared combat duty when his powerful father, a U.S. Senator, intervened on his behalf, and that Robertson spent most of his time in an office in Japan. According to McCloskey, his time in the service was not in combat but as the "liquor officer" responsible for keeping the officers' clubs supplied with liquor. Robertson filed a $35 million libel suit against McCloskey in 1986.[8] He dropped the case in 1988, before it came to trial and paid McCloskey's court costs.[9]"

    Now a man that will lie about military service is not to be trusted at all ....

    and to be truly disgusted ... check this page out:

    Not only do many Christians get to deny any 'spiritual' kinship to Pat, but so do all decent people and real men, regardless of faith status ...

    Give your heart a real workout! Love your enemies!

    by moonbatlulu on Mon Aug 06, 2012 at 07:42:31 PM PDT

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