Monday, August 06, 2012

Pat Robertson Blames Sikh Temple Shooting on Atheists

There are times that it is truly an embarrassment to live in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia - especially when Virginia Beach based loon and snake oil shakedown artist Pat Robertson opens his mouth and and utters a stream of deranged batshitery.  While moral people are shocked and mourning the needless deaths at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin and the far right wingnuts are scurrying like roaches trying to disassociate themselves from the shooter and his white supremacist mindset (I received an anonymous comment from a Stormfront member claiming that the group doesn't support the actions of the shooter even though comments on the site indicate otherwise), Pat Robertson blames the entire heinous event on atheists.  In an earlier post today I noted that a Stormfront.com poll found that amongst its neo-Nazi white nationalist followers homosexuality was consider the most unacceptable behavior.   If one checks out the survey in full, abortion ranked as the fourth on the list of top unacceptable behaviors.  Indeed, on many issues, the Stormfront survey respondents seemed to be in lock step with much of the hate and bigotry Robertson spouts almost daily to his Kool-Aid drinking 700 Club viewers.  Perhaps Robertson needs to look in the mirror if he wants to see the face of some of those truly responsible for these types of heinous acts.  Here are highlights from Right Wing Watch:

Today on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson said that “Satanic” atheists were to blame for the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. Robertson claimed that “people who are atheists, they hate God, they hate the expression of God,” and are responsible for the massacre, which was committed by a white supremacist. “They’re angry with the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshiping God,” Robertson continued. He recommended that people “talk about the love of God and hope it has some impact” to stop violence.

Of course, another major flaw in Robertson's statement is that he doesn't even see non-Christians as "saved" and going to Heaven.    Thus, one has to wonder why Robertson even pretends to to deem the Sikh worshipers as having been worshiping God.

1 comment:

Biki said...

I can not believe anyone at all listens to this has been. He makes no sense at all anymore.

Great post, I had missed this horrific shooting due to immersion in olympicland.