Friday, January 06, 2006

And from the Pat Robertson speaks for God corner again...

Pat Robertson has publically announced that God was punishing Israli leader, Sharon, by giving him his stroke. Read it in The Washington Post. I don't think it matters if you're religious or not religious, the concept that an evangelist can tell us what God is thinking has always struck me as a bit off, especially since so many of the evangelists claim that God is telling them that we should give them money!

When I was growing up in a small town in the Carolinas, tent evangelists still wandered through town once a year and set up in a vacant lot next to one of my friends' houses. Most of the country people came in for these revivials. The town people stuck with their regular church services. One mischievous night, my friend and I decided to stuff the evangelist's car with some piles of dead grass that were in among the bushes at the edge of the lot. We honestly didn't do it in malice. I guess, like any kid who gets a laugh out of putting rocks in teacher's hubcap, we just thought it would be funny. I have to say that I've never heard such cursing as came out of that man's mouth. (No, he didn't laugh). Worse, he had a flashlight and started probing the bushes where we lay flat, terrified at this point, since he was also muttering what he would do when he found the S.O.B.'s who did this.

Thankfully, he didn't find us. It took him about five minutes to clear the grass out of his front seat and he drove off.

I went back to harrassing teachers after that. They were far less scarey:-)

Pris

8 comments:

Michael Parker said...

I read last night that just a year ago, Robertson spoke about praying with Sharon. At that time, Robertson commented on what a great man Sharon was. These last comments make Robertson look like the two-faced man I feel he really is. Present-day "whacko."

Pris said...

You're right about that!!

Michelle e o said...

nut-uh! I'll have you know- God sent all the poetry publishers a message - they're in deep trouble if they don't publish me!

Ha! Seriously though, that's just WEIRD if you ask me.

Pris said...

LOL

and weird is right!

Geoff Sanderson said...

Good for you Pris - so I see you started your career of harassing men while still at school :-) All right-thinking people will always harass and expose the false prophets of whatever religion. Fortunately we haven't experienced that kind of bible-thumping evangelism in the UK since the 19th century.

Pris said...

You're lucky!!!!

mouse said...

Yeah, that Robertson is just looking for the bandwagon. What a jerk! Your young prank was funny though. I've known that dreaded feeling while lurking in the shadows praying that we don't get caught. I tossed a snowball at a car once that landed on the Driver's windshield. He found me, but he did not use profanity. He just espoused about the peril that I could have put him in. It worked, I still feel a tinge of guilt and never did that again.

Pris said...

You got caught? Oh no! Don't feel guilty. All of us get into some mischief growing up!!