Friday, March 23, 2012

"Hate Your Enemies," said another jesus.

Religious thespian Pat Robertson believes Tim Tebow got a raw deal from the Denver Broncos because he was traded to the New York Jets. I guess the scope of the preacher’s authority has expanded. And while Peyton Manning is a hall of fame quarterback who is now a Denver Bronco, Robertson mused that it would “serve them right” if Manning reinjured his neck. His exact quote given over the airwaves was:

"And you just ask yourself, OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he's been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right."

I mean all that stuff about loving your enemies and all that stuff in I Corinthians chapter 13 must be way overblown. And if you can be a Christian and not follow Jesus nor believe in His teachings, then Robertson is a Christian.


Anonymous said...

Sometimes I think these spokespeople (who believe they speak in biblical authority) are being served up as examples by God on how not to be. Maybe Pat Robertson, doesn't know it yet, but he's being shown as an example of how wealthy christian teachers have fallen out of favor, by their lack of compassion, and judgmental statements on natural disasters, and so on. And, their focus on million-dollar sports and entertainment practices.

If ministers and self-made spiritual authorities want to be viewed like any secular hosting show, like Oprah, they do harm to the reputation of the Church by opining on everyday topics that have nothing to do with the sacred responsibility they carry.

It seems to me now that christian television is almost impossible to stay on the narrow path. Hosts become easily influenced with the business angle, profits, costs, advertising, support teams, buildings, equipment, committees, boards, meetings, and meet all kinds of wealthy donors and soon, the whole project has been invaded by the world.

All of a sudden, the program managers feel they need to keep their ratings high and bring in 'christian' DIY fixers, gymnasts, exercise trainers, and soon, I'm expecting a (SueAnn Nivens [Mary Tyler Moore) suggesting cleaning knick-knacks with lemon juice).

Seriously though, I've become of the mind that any christian who is constantly quoted by secular news, could be serving another master.

Rick Frueh said...

If Tim tebow had been gay, Robertson would have suggested he got what he deserved fromm the Broncos!

Cal said...

Woe to you phrisees, you shut the Kingdom of Heaven in men's faces. You don't enter nor will you let those enter who are trying to

Anonymous said...

How many stones are still in your bag? Choice Wisely and make sure your shot hits your giant square on the forehead. Oh! By the you have a shape sword handy?

Rick Frueh said...

" you have a shape sword handy?"

Yes, it's the Word of God.