Thursday, November 10, 2005

Design for Dummies

Would any omnipotent creator choose Pat Robertson as his or her spokesperson? I think not. In fact, Pat's very existence suggests the complete lack whatsoever of any intelligence in the grand design.

Pat Robertson Warns Pa. Town of Disaster (AP)

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday that disaster may strike there because they "voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching intelligent design.

All eight Dover, Pa., school board members up for re-election were defeated Tuesday after trying to introduce "intelligent design" — the belief that the universe is so complex that it must have been created by a higher power — as an alternative to the theory of evolution.

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God. You just rejected him from your city," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "700 Club."

Eight families had sued the district, claiming the policy violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The federal trial concluded days before Tuesday's election, but no ruling has been issued.

Later Thursday, Robertson issued a statement saying he was simply trying to point out that "our spiritual actions have consequences."

"God is tolerant and loving, but we can't keep sticking our finger in his eye forever," Robertson said. "If they have future problems in Dover, I recommend they call on Charles Darwin. Maybe he can help them."

Robertson made headlines this summer when he called on his daily show for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In October 2003, he suggested that the State Department be blown up with a nuclear device. He has also said that feminism encourages women to "kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."


  1. My husband has whole heartedly endorsed any lesbian activities I may participate in. He has no idea what Mr. Robertson is so concerned about.

  2. Anonymous1:42 PM

    So, how does old Pat explain his case of prostate cancer a couple years back?

  3. He obviously stuck his prostate in God's eye


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