Quote of the Week

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 18 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

“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.”
– Conservative Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson to citizens of a Dover, Pennsylvania that “had rejected God by voting their school board out of office for supporting ‘intelligent design'”

Note: See CNN article ‘Robertson warns Pennsylvania voters of God’s wrath‘ for more.

Pat is a wack job. I don’t think I’ve ever pointed out that I am a Christian. But I am. I don’t believe nor support what Pat said and it makes me furious when people, such as Pat, think they can tell people what God is thinking or what he will do. Pat can’t any neither can anyone else.

Matthew 7:1-6 says,

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

6“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Luke 6:37 says,

37“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Yes, I realize that I may sound hypocritical: scorning Pat for judging, then turning around and judging him. But at least I admit it.