In His Own Right
Note that this came in before the infamous September 14 dialogue between Rev. Falwell and Rev. Robertson, wheren Falwell blames civil libertarians, feminists, homosexuals, and abortion rights supporters for the terrorist attacks of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, to which Rev. Robertson agreed.
From: Chris Basten
To: "Positive Atheism" <email@example.com>
Sent: September 13, 2001 3:45 AM
Subject: Pat Robertson: A terrorist in his own right
This is the most disgusting attempt Pat Robertson has ever used to try and gain fame and power amidst such horrible suffering:
Pat Robertson Reveals Warning from God
September 11, 2001
CBN.com -- At CBN's 2001 Labor Day Prayer Meeting, Pat Robertson spoke about what God revealed to him during a recent time of intense prayer:
1. God would bring revival to the United States.
2. The United States, as the defender of Israel, would soon become the target of terrorist attacks on our soil.
3. This message came eight days before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Watch Pat Robertson's full commentary about what he has heard from God.
In another CBN article, a "Wall Street Intercessor" claimed that she saw "a huge demon with a chain wrapped around [it]" during a prayer meeting on Monday evening a block away from the World Trade Center which was decimated the following Tuesday morning.
Why are our tax dollars going to support such schizophrenic nonsense? I don't know what is more evil: the terrorist attacks themselves or the religious nuts who brainwash people into thinking that they received messages that forecasted the impending doom. It's funny how they always claim to see or hear these messages before incidences occur on the days following the actual tragedies (did I phrase that correctly?). It's so obvious how made-up this filth is! And yet Pat Robertson is spewing his "revealed truth" in order to "spread the gospel." Something is spreading, and it sure as hell isn't the truth!
I am so saddened and grieved with this horrible religious garbage! I ache beyond belief as it is for the people who died so horribly in the buildings. But I also ache for vulnerable human beings who get sucked into the atrocity of religion. People believe this slime everyday and it is moving human beings further and further apart. Arab Islamic extremeists threaten to kill Evangelical Christian extremeists who try to prostelytize on Islamic soil everyday because Christians have a book that tells them to spread the gospel to the world instead of minding their own business. No one seems to learn that religious extremism is not part of the solution. Then again, they're so far gone in their beliefs that they couldn't comprehend humane thinking and behavior anyway.
The likes of Pat Robertson are enraged with terrorism, pornography, and the declining morality of America. He is sickened by the finding that more and more children are being exploited in the American sex trade, as a recent study shows, and yet he cannot see that his convoluted propaganda, at the expense of human misery, is just as exploitative and dangerous. Our morality seems to decline further and further because religion teaches that a merciful God will forgive all of our sins no matter what we do and then we'll get to go to this dream world called heaven. Worse yet, people are deluded into thinking that God tells them personally to do His work, whether it be shoving religion down our throats, telling us that "today is a National Day of Prayer," or inducing a little mass genocide.
Human beings have a grim prognosis if we don't start thinking with our heads instead of our gods.
From: "Positive Atheism" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Chris Basten"
Subject: Re: Pat Robertson: A terrorist in his own right
Date: September 13, 2001 5:58 AM
We decided to splurge and eat some good food for once, so we went in and all the TV sets were blasting as loud as I ever allow my karaoke shows. It was the Chaplain of Congress talking about how "God is everywhere." I didn't stick around long enough to figure out just how that applies to yesterday's tragedy.
I could only think of the 1968 song from the Animals called "Sky Pilot." Almost everybody has heard this song, but very few realize that the sky pilot is the chaplain. Give it another listen and tell me it's not one of the most scathing denunciations of religion to come from that era. I think the only reason it made it on the charts was because the radio station managers were too stupid to understand what the song was about.
I just could not fathom all the prayers and announcements of church meetings when it is so clear that religion is the cause of this. They train themselves to believe that the other guy's religion is just a Great Satan.
If you study the religious trends in Europe, it becomes clear that World War II was a deciding factor in ending that continent's sixteen-century love affair with the Christian religion. I predict that America's love affair with that same dangerous way of thinking ends up being severely crippled by this incident. If not, a few more like it (which are inevitable) will surely get many religious people thinking.
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