Idiot of the week: Mr Pat Robertson – “Humanists and atheists are responsible for Nazism”

He is at it again, while some might open their mouth to put a foot in, Pat Robertson simple opens his mouth to change feet.

His latest Gem comes from the Monday edition of his 700 Club where we find him making the rather absurd claim that humanists and atheists are responsible for Nazism, and argues that Europe could be returning to the days of “Nazis” and “guillotines” because of humanists, atheists and other liberals who reject God.

The following is an excerpt from those remarks:

You know the liberals, the so called socialists, the progressives, they’ve moved away from God and when you move away from God then you say, ‘were humanists.’ Then as a result of humanity and rejecting God, you have the orgy of the French Revolution, you have the guillotine cutting off the heads of thousands of people, you have the same thing going on now in Europe, you had it under the Nazis. Why can’t we come back to the fact that God loves people?

So the “exact” same thing is going on now “the guillotine cutting off the heads of thousands of people”, well I’m here in Europe right now (looks out window) … nope, no head chopping going on here.

So did he really say this, is he truly that daft?

Yes he is, and no need to take my word on it, you can listen in yourself …

I do wonder if he appreciates that by arguing against the French Revolution, he is in fact arguing in favour of an absolute monarchy and the divine right of kings. So perhaps that might imply not only that he is probably a Republican voter, but also that he would much prefer a theocratic dictatorship.

I also wonder if he grasps the statistical fact that the “godless” socialist nations he deems evil have the lowest crime rates, the highest standards of living, and a considerable amount of political freedom – is he seriously arguing against that? Apparently yes.

So who among his staff will have the courage to point out that the jesus described in the bible was a socialist? And while at it, they should also perhaps point out that the Nazis were not liberals or atheists, but rather were both right wing and religious .. as in the tea party on steroids type of right wing thinking.

To be honest, I’m not really bothered what some elderly religious nutter personally thinks. However, what is truly disturbing about all this is that he has a rather large audience who will drink in all this bullshit as “truth” without really thinking about it at all – now that is a truly scary thought.

Some background facts

He has a reputation for saying truly weird stuff …

This is not the first time Robertson has made questionable and insensitive remarks. Previously, Robertson has claimed Islam is not a religion but a violent political system, warned parents that Halloween candy is cursed by witches, told his viewers that demons can attach themselves to second-hand goods, and even claimed that atheists were stealing Christmas.

Previously Robertson insisted that even people about to fall into bankruptcy must continue to tithe.

Adding insult to injury, according to a new documentary, Robertson used millions in aid donations meant for Rwandan refugees to fund his personal diamond mining venture in the Congo.

In other outrageous and offensive comments, Pat Robertson recently claimed gays are deliberately transmitting the AIDS virus to unsuspecting people by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands. Robertson has also compared gays to murderers, rapists and thieves.

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