Pat Robertson Strikes Again
As I’ve said before, it’s pretty sad to watch someone crack up on TV, but Christian Broadcasting Network continues to keep Pat Robertson on the air.
Good ol’ Pat told a viewer that those who worship Allah, Buddha, Vishnu, etc are in fact ‘worshiping demons.’
A viewer wrote in to ask Pat Robertson a question
Why [do] evangelical Christians tell non-Christians that Jesus (God) is the only way to Heaven? Those who are Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, etc. already know and have a relationship with God. Why is this? It seems disrespectful.
Robertson replied that it is not all disrespectful because all other religions really just worship “demonic powers.”
No. They don’t have a relationship. There is the god of the Bible, who is Jehovah. When you see L-O-R-D in caps, that is the name. It’s not Allah, it’s not Brahma, it’s not Shiva, it’s not Vishnu, it’s not Buddha. It is Jehovah God. They don’t have a relationship with him. He is the God of all Gods. These others are mostly demonic powers. Sure they’re demons. There are many demons in the world.
I bet the Muslims were surprised by that, since their religion is intertwined with that of Christians and of Jews. Their common point being a guy called Abraham.
Abraham. Remember him, Pat? The guy who had a dream about being the ‘father of nations.’? Does this mean YOUR god is a demon too?
From a commenter at C&L, we get this great point:
Jesus most likely spoke Aramaic, and “God” in Aramaic is Elaha, which directly mutated into Allah. Funny how Xtian fundies bash the word “Allah”, having no clue that it is almost the same word uttered by Jesus himself.
After reading about Pat and his whole demon theory, I was reminded of a speech by Arum Gandhi that I listened to on NPR a couple weeks ago. Mr. Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandi, said (and I paraphrase, very roughly) that the leaders of all religions are like the blind men feeling an elephant and trying to describe it. One feels the trunk and says it feels like a snake. Another feels the body and says it feels like a wall. And on and on. Each one feeling only a part of the elephant and thinking he has the whole answer.
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