re: quotes offered by Mario for worhipful approval
"Good old Pat Robertson: "
"They have kept us in submission because they have talked about separation of church and state. There is no such thing in the Constitution. It's a lie of the left, and we're not going to take it anymore."
..........Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 14, 1993.)
Congress shall make no law with respect to establishment of religion" (or similar language) does mean that power is reserved for non-civil authority. It's fairly tricky to explain. Can you explain it?
I don't know why they keep wanting to rant against the left, except maybe they are trying to keep the tension level high. There cannot be a "left" anything without a "right."
"In a similar manner, schizophrenia (split personality) can be a mental disease, but it can also be caused by demon possession."
..........Pat Robertson Answers p. 116.
Would you recommend Pat Robertson restate his proposition in light of a better comprehension of the topic, or would you like to strap him to a chair and run electricity through him?
"Scientists have shown that electrical current is generated by the human brain. According to at least one source I read, this current takes on the transmission qualities of radio signals. This explains, in some measure, why people who are very close often know what each other is thinking without spoken words being exchanged."
..........Pat Robertson Answers p.122
Is Mario denying this or just doubting it? Brain typically puts out 20 watts.
"All of these things (Ouija boards, Dungeons & Dragons, Fortune Telling) are sins against God, forbidden by the Bible. They are also potential sources of demon possession."
..........Pat Robertson Answers p. 123.
Any form of trust in extreme vagueness is risky.
"I have personally cast out demons of persons at least on two occasions."
..........April 2nd 700 Club episode.
What's a demon?
How about demonstrating that for us?
"To see Americans become followers of quote Islam, is nothing short of insanity. Terry, you know, I've been in Africa many, many, many, many times, and you see people over here learning Swahili, for example. Swahili was the language of the slave traders. The Islamic people, the Arabs, were the ones who captured Africans, put them in slavery, and sent them to America as slaves. Why would people in America want to embrace the religion of the slavers?"
..........The 700 Club, Oct. 27, 1997
I didn't know Swahili was spoken in Western Africa but as far as I know, it's true today
there are more slaves in Islam than in Christianity. Some Arabs have been involved in the slave trade since ancient times. I'm not for slavery, but I'm not arging against Arabs at all; still, the statement is at least largely true.
"When I said during my presidential bid that I would only bring Christians and Jews into the government, I hit a firestorm. `What do you mean?' the media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, 'Yes, they are.'"
.........."The New World Order," page 218
Many Jews are atheists. You could make a case that all dogmatic practitioners of religion or humanism are atheists, since they think there is no question about theology... only the need to obey their version of the world.
"Many of those people involved in Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many were homosexuals -- the two things seem to go together"
..........On ADL report on Religious Right, page 131
Things that also seem to "go together" include
the male urinary and reproductive protuberance but correlation is not causation.
"I know one man who was impotent who gave AIDS to his wife and the only thing they did was kiss."
So he doesn't know the scientific sense of the word "know" -- he could pretend to be some of the evolutionists on this forum and have the same disease!
"These are actually chunks of lung itself being coughed up. I don't understand exactly what it is, but God has healed you right now. Amen."
..........During a "faith healing" session
Haven't you ever said anything silly or that seemed silly?
"There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that sanctifies the separation of church and state."
Sanctification is a technical mumbo jumbo term for and technically, he's right.
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."
..........On The 700 Club, January 14, 1991
Mario thinks you should "have to be nice" I guess.
"The key in terms of mental ability is chess. There's never been a woman Grand Master chess player. Once you get one, then I'll buy some of the feminism..."
..........(According to the Chess Federation of the U.S. there were already two women Grand Masters at that time, both from Georgia.
I'm going to lose on this one.
"I am bound by the laws of the United States and all 50 states...I am not bound by any case or any court to which I myself am not a party...I don't think the Congress of the United States is subservient to the courts...They can ignore a Supreme Court ruling if they so choose."
..........In The Washington Post, June 27,1986
Fine points of the law. Your point is not made here. You must show you understand the subtlety or you're just blurring the issue.
"How can there be peace when drunkards, drug dealers, communists, atheists, New Age, worshippers of Satan, secular humanists, oppressive dictators, greedy moneychangers, revolutionary assassins, adulterers, and homosexuals are on top?"
..........The New World Order, (1991) p.227
"Vice stirs up war. Virtue fights."
I notice he didn't mention pornographers.
It would be interesting to have a pornographer in Congress. But most of those other groups would forbid it...not all of them but most of them.
"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
..........(Interview with Molly Ivins in 1993)
Molly Ivins can say that. Maybe she did say that.