Thou Shall Not Kill -- Get it Through Your Fat Head, Mr. Robertson!
Seems pretty straight forward, doesn't it? Perhaps one of the clearest laws in all of human history. Four words. No exceptions. Handed down from God, so they say. Published in the world's most famous book. Pretty simple, right?
Now, we have the so-called "Christian Right". Led by Pat Robertson and a few others. A group of people who claim they are Christians. A group of people who claim to be doing God's work. A group of people who would love nothing more than to see the Ten Commandments in every school, court room, park, and public building. So you think they would have a pretty good understanding of the Ten Commandments, right?
Not so fast.
Look at what Pat Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and the conservative Christian Coalition said yesterday about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez:
"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he [Chavez] thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war....We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with." -- August 22, The 700 ClubIf you don't believe me, you can see it for yourself on video here.
Now, I certainly realize that Pat Robertson has not killed anybody with his own hands (at least not that I know of). But the fact that a so-called 'man of God' is on television advocating the assasination of a human being; therefore promoting a clear violation of God's law, well, that strikes me as being just a tad hypocritical.
You see, God didn't say "Thou shall not kill unless you are an American." He also did not say, "Thou shall not kill unless you are a billionaire diamond dealing, media mogul, who fools trusting individuals to hand over their savings accounts for admission into the Kingdom of Heaven." Believe me, even the most broad interpretation of "Thou Shall Not Kill" does not give a diamond dealing exploiter of slave labor the right to promote the killing of another human being. It just doesn't work that way. I checked it out.
Thou Shall Not Kill. It's pretty darn simple. Why can't Pat Robertson get it through his fat head?
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." Matthew 7:15
"Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24