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Originally posted by redhead57
In some ways I see these people as far more dangerous to our nation than any thug drug dealer on the street. Spreading hatred under the guise of religion is the lowest of the low and one of the most successful endeavors of fundies.
Originally posted by Albertarocks
Therefore, no matter what you think of Robertson, his prediction is not out of line.
C'mon, 30 years ago you wouldn't even hear the work shyte on the TV. Nowadays, it's 'F' this and 'F' that, constantly. That alone show that society has indeed been spiraling downward when we're looking at morals... that's not even dabatable.
Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
In many respects, political debates are like business negotiations or other bargains. Two or more sides take their initial positions, there is some bargaining and compromise, then a consensus is reached somewhere in the middle. When people like Pat Robertson take hard positions that are far away from a reasonable compromise, the final solution is going to be far away from a reasonable medium.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Well I will take a contrary point despite not liking it. What if there is some truth to what he says and it does lead to arguments he proposed? Will the same ones that say same sex marriage is okay allow for pedophiliacs and mixed marriages between people and animals?
On what grounds would they claim it to be wrong? Because it offends their view of what is moral and just? Because the child or dog, goat, dolphin does not have a voice? Is it because it is icky? There are some that see two guys or two girl kissing and find it offensive. They do not care that these two people love each other.
Originally posted by Ahabstar
Will the same ones that say same sex marriage is okay allow for pedophiliacs and mixed marriages between people and animals?
Originally posted by machinegun_go_go
reply to post by Albertarocks
Don't feel bad, my friend.
It's just that I really think that Pat Robinson is making a crazy extrapolation here.
I understand why you don't have faith in humanity though.
I just like to think that on the whole we, as the masses, are good.
Ignorant - yes. Easily manipulated and led by the few - yes. Evil - no.
Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by jfj123
The pending law specifically protecting various perversions including pedophilia
AGAINST HATE CRIMES
while specifically exempting Christians from such protection
is a case in point.
Robertson says some hasty things on occasion.
However, I find him a LOT more constructive and rational than I find OThuga & crew.
It would be easy to dismiss Robertson’s predictions as harmless musings if he weren’t so influential. Here is a man who not only claims to speak for God, but also has a hand on some powerful politicians and millions of faithful viewers.
His comment this year that the United States only “feigns friendship with Israel” and is driving that country towards “national suicide” could easily impact international relations in the Middle East.
All of this may seem wacky, but we need to keep tabs on Robertson’s freaky fortunetelling because it says much about him. Mainly, that he’s wrong about so many things. Robertson is more than just a lousy weather forecaster. He’s also wrong about U.S. history when he attacks church-state separation, and he’s wrong about our Constitution when he says America is a “Christian nation.”