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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pat Robertson is cuckoo!

Ok, it's official! Pat Robertson is completely off his rocker. The man has actually gone on TV and said that Sharon's stroke is god enduced due to the fact that he gave back Ghaza to the palestinians. And you thought his call for the assassination of Chavez was as crazy as he got. Think again! Speaking on his Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club," Robertson said yesterday that God was punishing Sharon for dividing the land of Israel. "Sharon was personally a very likable person, and I am sad to see him in this condition, but I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land,' " Robertson said. Sharon was "dividing God's land, and I would say: Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the E.U. [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America," the 75-year-old Baptist minister said. Ain't that something? And in case you are wondering what the future plans of Mr. Pat are, get this: He wants to create a Holy Land theme park in Galilee. The Israeli government is planning to give up a large slice of land to American Christian evangelicals to build a biblical theme park by the Sea of Galilee where Jesus is said to have walked on water and fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. A consortium of Christian groups, led by the television evangelist Pat Robertson, is in negotiation with the Israeli ministry of tourism and a deal is expected in the coming months. The project is expected to bring up to 1 million extra tourists a year but an undeclared benefit will be the cementing of a political alliance between the Israeli rightwing and the American Christian right. A Jesus theme park in Israel. Something is wrong here, and I am not the only one who senses it. However, the alliance has not been welcomed by all Israelis, including some who fear the ultimate aim of the evangelicals is the conversion of the Jews to Christianity rather than support for Israel. [...] Yossi Sarid, a former government minister and member of the Knesset, said he was wary of the friendship of the American Christian right and projects such as the Galilee centre. He said: "I am not enthusiastic about this cooperation because I have no desire to be cannon fodder for the evangelists. "As a Jew, they believe I have to vanish before Jesus can make his second appearance. As I have no plans to convert, as an Israeli and a Jew, I find this a provocation. There is something sinister about their embrace." Hmmm.... Ok, here is an interesting concept: What if the theme park adminsterd Passion plays in its auditorium? Especially with the part where the jews would scream "His blood is on us and our children"? How do you think the israelis would feel about that? What about the crucifixtion? I mean they have to bring up the crucifixtion, right? The story of the King of the jews who the Jews conspired to kill, being told in a theme park inside the jewish state. Yep, that's not going to be awkward at all. But then again, it's a project spearheaded by a crazy person like Robertson, so what do you expect?


At 1/10/2006 03:19:00 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

The Jews didn't conspire to kill Jesus. Pontius Pilot was the Roman ruler fearing his reign over the Jews. This accusation that the Jews are Christ-Killers has been responsible for untold massacres. Enough already.

At 1/10/2006 01:16:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Melanie. I know that. That's exactly my point.

At 1/12/2006 03:59:00 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

Sorry SM I should have seen that - duh!!


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