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I think this fellow is on the reefers…
Behold the reason there are no cable cafeteria plans.
Dan, slightly OT, but referring to the RT lead story, if I saw even you, about to jump, I would do my best to save you. The man who stopped to do the right thing is a real hero.
Precisely. Who would pay for such nonsense?
Wonder if you can get a “demon” rider for your homeowner’s policy that includes burning down the house if the exorcism doesn’t take?
Ask darrell issa. He’s the arson for cash expert
This idiot has been smoking tsomething that is illegal hat makes you see bright colors in your head as well as turning little flips! He’s been involved in more shady deals (diamonds in Africa; country mansion in Warm Springs, etc.) than Al Capone ever was, AND Gov. Bob McDonnell is one of his major disciples!
I love me some Pat Robertson. You know he wanted to be President once.
What’s the issue with what was said? I get he’s looney, but agree with his statements here.
Bernie Sanders is working to help people, even the Pope is finally working to help people. Robertson’s fleecing will end and I would not want to be him at judgment.
“Ghosts? Don’t be ridiculous! There’s no such thing! Looks like you’ve got yourself a demon. Simply go find yourself a man of God and have an exorcism and everything will be alright.”
Pat is hilariously awful. The fact that people actually hang on his every word is maddening. Also, the mildly humorous irony in all of it is that there is more evidence (however shaky) for the existence of ghosts than there is for the existence of God.
Are there exorcists in the Yellow Pages? I’m looking for a post-retirement cash gig. I’ll do it for 5 grand.
In late 1986 I did some computer consulting work at the old 700 club. Actually, the project manager was one of the best I’ve ever seen, but the rest of the place was a circus. To work there you had to append a lengthy description of how you were born again to your application. As a contractor I did not have to do this; however, several CBN employees took exception to the fact that I was an infidel working under their roof. This went away when it was pointed out that infidel plumbers and electricians worked there all the time.
Regular employees were required to attend chapel, and I was invited to attend – on billable hours, no less. Sadly, I respectfully declined. I heard it was pretty cool – folks would stand up and testify at random, and lay hands. The married Info Tech manager had lain hands on the married VP’s secretary, resulting in a pregnancy, which they had the decency to carry to term. I still wonder how more exposure to Christian fundamentalism, like school prayer, would help our children become less likely to get in a “family way”.
They had another programmer (programming was done on old-fashioned main frame COBOL) who would attempt to make program bugs and compiler errors go away by laying hands on the terminal CRT. Maybe I should have tried that. Still, my project was completed in January, 1987 just in time for the telethon, and the fruits of my labor enabled CBN to fleece the flock about twice as fast as the previous year. And I was able to buy food for the kids until I got another assignment with the defense industry later that month.
Laying hands on a computer to “heal” it is a new one on me. Demon possessed computers. Oh no!!!
Re: Debbie | July 31, 2013 at 11:58 am
Well they can get viruses. Why not evil sprites? After all, at one time they were considered the same.
Wonder how much it would cost to exorcise Pat Robertson? I’ll bet we could collect the fee from donations in a heartbeat.
@5 Sir none of the companies that I work with offer “Demon riders” FYI and ROFL. However, there is at least one company that offers “Alien Abduction Insurance”
How much is “alien abduction insurance?” Damn, I want to get into the insurance business! I will offer “gutted by a unicorn insurance” and “cursed by a leprechaun insurance” and insurance for expectant mothers who are concerned they might give birth to a lizard.
Seriously — is their alien abduction insurance? If so, I’d like you to send me an email with your phone number. I want to talk to you about that.
wayne goodman @12:58, I am an ordained minister with The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster! I will exorcise the bastard for free…
Re: Justin True | July 31, 2013 at 7:07 pm
Dan, as an ordained minister, yourself, you might consider going in competition with Justin.
“Dan, as an ordained minister, yourself, you might consider going in competition with Justin.”
Indeed. I am an ordained minister. Not only that, but next year I will celebrate my 20th anniversary as an ordained minister. And I am a great one.
For example, I’m married to a very attractive, vivacious woman who keeps me 100 percent distracted from preying on young boys (or anyone else, for that matter). So I will never be a pedophile. I consider that an important qualification for any minister: that he or she have a really hot spouse.
I have wavered greatly, though, on what to call my church. It used to be the Church of the Spinning Wheel, and I led it through many important Sunday-meeting bike rides.
Lately, I’m thinking about changing faiths, to the Church of Redemption for Damned Republicans Who Have Lost Their Way.
Because unlike VVarlock and Justin True, I am not an atheist.
(Send me you money, today!)
Dan, you are an Atheist, too! You do not worship Zeus, Hera, Yeshua, or Apollo do you? Well, some of us just take our non-belief one god further. Send me $19.95 and I can show you how to shake that one god in 6 weeks or less! Money Back Guarantee!
*Void in Virginia and guys named, Dan, Daniel, and Danimal.
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