Thursday, April 30, 2009

James Dobson... Barack Obama... Pat Robertson... Your Thoughts... Old Poem... Quotes

["Barack Obama pisses off James Dobson"; submitted to You Tube by AntiConformist911 on June 30,
2008; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b52aT2chS-o]

Reverend Pat Robertson, who reputedly filled former President George Bush Jr.'s legal cabinet with religious (or pseudo-religious?) prodigies apparently said (MSNBC Contessa Brewer) - when the last Presidential election (potential candidates, etc) was still being tossed to and fro - that he would endorse Rudy Giuliani for president...

Now Reverend Pat Robertson is apparently (based on recently viewed You Tube videos) "toasting" Barack Obama as being Mr. Wonderful... and continuing on (Reverend Robertson) with his evangelising and "predictions" - as oodles of money (more than likely...) continues to stick to his behind like flies stick to those gooey icky things my mother used to hang around the house...

What is up with this stuff, folks?

We are moving closer, or so it would appear, to holding some of the members of the former Bush Jr. Administration responsible for what appears to be "less than ethical" (ahem) behavior...

But is anyone looking at these [Dobson, Robertson, others of the same ilk (I've got some particular folks in mind here - NOT all folks that are religious...)] guys?

Did you know that Reverend Pat Robertson, who once (possibly more than once) ran for President, reputedly received $14 MILLION dollars of YOUR tax money (prior to or during 2007) "to provide faith based service here and abroad?" (Michelle Goldberg, "The Rise of the Christian Nation"; "Freethought Today"; 3/2007; P. 10)?

Do you remember him raving and ranting about gays and Chavez?

Are you aware of the money this man allegedly exploited from the African people under the guise of evangelism? [Data can be provided...] --- or that Robertson's personal jet reputedly crashed when en route to a gambling casino?

What do you think (this is for the genuinely religious and/or spiritual - and those who are neither...) about this chameleon aspect of some of these mega-buck preachers? Do you think - as I do - that some of them should "maybe" be under some serious investigation (possibly for illegal donations, lobbying, etc.) too?

Whatever the case (I do hope I get some responses...) - I'm going to end this with a couple of quotes:

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"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate" (John F. Kennedy; "Follow Your Dreams"; 1995; Day Dream, Inc.]

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn" (John Cotton Dana; Ibid.]

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Peace, Love, Equality and Humane Justice,

N.S.

1 comment:

N.S. said...

I took the poem out. Too depressing.