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In related news, Pat Robertson says Christian talk show hosts should stop saying stupid things…
A Southern Baptist seminary president urged evangelicals not to get too caught up in all the excitement surrounding the naming of a new pope.“Evangelical Christians simply cannot accept the legitimacy of the papacy and must resist and reject claims of papal authority,” Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said in a podcast commentary March 14. “To do otherwise would be to compromise biblical truth and reverse the Reformation.”
Al must not know this (and it’s amazingly sad that a Seminary President is so woefully ignorant), but
1- No Protestant or Evangelical that I know or have ever met accepts the ‘legitimacy’ of the papacy (in the sense of the Pope being their supreme leader). Al, you’re spitting into the wind and protesting something that doesn’t exist. Folk – even Protestants – watching the proceedings in Rome on the tv box is NOT papal adoration. Calm down, and chill out. And please, shut up.
2- No Protestant or Evangelical that I know or have ever met submits to papal authority. Al, you’re spitting into the wind and protesting something that doesn’t exist. Folk – even Protestants – watching the proceedings in Rome on the tv box is NOT papal adoration. Calm down, and chill out. And please, shut up.
3- The Reformation isn’t being reversed because, Al, you’re spitting into the wind and protesting something that doesn’t exist. Folk – even Protestants – watching the proceedings in Rome on the tv box is NOT papal adoration. Calm down, and chill out. And please, shut up.
Mohler is truly an embarrassment to Southern Baptists. Truly. I wish that he (and his kindred spirit Pat Robertson) would just retire and move to an island somewhere and spend their remaining days talking about themselves and wishing they could be in the public eye again. They love it so. They love the limelight and attention. That’s the only possible explanation for their unending dronings.
Al, you are no Reformer (though you fancy yourself one. And I know Reformers and you’re the furthest thing from one to be sure). And this isn’t the 16th century. And the Pope isn’t the Antichrist. Please, just stop. Talking.
And he’s the world’s worst ‘interpreter’ of the Bible. And that’s saying something given the existence of Todd Bentley and Joel Osteen. Pentebabbleists…. you guys are just wretched when it comes to understanding the meaning of the Bible. ‘Demons attach themselves to inanimate objects…’ You guys- you’re more influenced by Voodoo than the Bible. Via.
So, apparently, the ‘Science Guy’ is all excited about Pat Robertson’s latest blatherings (though why anyone is loony enough to think Pat Robertson a hero of any sort is a mystery to me). This led Mr Science, for whatever reason, to tweet his joy, suggesting Robertson’s followers should join him. Naturally the HuffPo wet itself in delight and retweeted the Science person’s misguided opinion.
I replied to both that the fact is, Pat Robertson’s ‘followers’ should be following Jesus, not him.
And now, the wry twist. It seems that Pat Robertson has followers who blindly align themselves to whatever views he holds, as the penultimate tweet in the series from the screenshot below shows:
If Mr Baugh is right, then Pat Robertson’s ‘followers’ are worse off than I thought and in fact they should be much more concerned with their souls than with creationism or anything else.
If Pat Robertson got on his 700 Club and made the claims that Oliver Stone has, about Sandy being ‘punishment’ for something or other, people everywhere would be on him like white on rice. So where’s the derision of Oliver Stone? Or are Hollywood sorts exempt?
Ever-honest director and author Oliver Stone stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss Barack Obama’s presidency, climate change and his new book and documentary series, “The Untold History of the United States.” Stone is an equal opportunity critic, arguing that neither Obama nor Mitt Romney tackled climate change in a substantive way. “I was a little disappointed at the third debate when neither of them talked about climate control and the nature of the situation on Earth,” Stone said. “I think there’s kind of a weird statement coming right after … this is a punishment … Mother Nature cannot be ignored. That’s all I thought about.”
Oliver Stone, Hollywood’s own Pat Robertson. Let the snark commence. (But I won’t hold my breath).
He urges a man to become a Muslim so he can beat his wife… Tongue in cheek or not, it’s vile. And the remainder of his comments… ABSURD. This man is a wicked lunatic and in no sense a representative of Christianity.
And it didn’t disappoint…
Today on the 700 Club, Christian Broadcasting Network correspondent Paul Strand spoke to Jesten Peters of Keys of Authority Ministries who said that her organization’s prayer efforts helped steer Tropical Storm Isaac away from Tampa in order to protect the Republican National Convention. But while Peters and CBN celebrated, Isaac is now heading to Louisiana and Mississippi with potential devastating consequences. CBN’s Pat Robertson in 1985 said that his prayer moved Hurricane Gloria away from Virginia Beach, were CBN is based, and towards New York, and earlier this year said that prayer could’ve stopped a string of deadly tornadoes.
So according to CBN, God moved the Hurricane to preserve Republicans. And according to Limbaugh, the Hurricane never really was heading towards Tampa, it was a ploy by the White House…
Ah self-appointed heretics… you’re a scream.