Monday, February 3, 2014

Pat Robertson justifies genocide



Note that, if you buy this, it's justification for all genocide. Obviously, all people are going to raise their children to believe the same things they do. So if you disagree with them, the right decision is to kill them all - men, women, and children?

Oh, no, I misspoke. According to the Bible, you're supposed to keep the virgin girls as sex slaves. You just kill everyone else (and I mean everyone).

Clearly, this is moral, right? I mean, it's commanded by God.

I only have one question. I understand how you have to kill infants, because who knows what horrible things they've already been taught by their parents, right? But how do you keep those young rape victims from teaching such things to their kids - especially since God also hates birth control?

Or did God mean that you're supposed to kill them, too, but only after you rape them? Oh, being moral is hard, isn't it?

PS. I thought I'd give you an example of what Pat Robertson is talking about. This is from Numbers, Chapter 31 (it's not the only incident of genocide in the Bible, I assure you):
7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males. ...

9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts. ...

14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle.

15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? ...

17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

...

25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast...

27 And divide the prey into two parts...

28 And levy a tribute unto the LORD ... one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD. ...

31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.

32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep, ...

35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him. ...

37 And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen. ...

40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD'S tribute was thirty and two persons.

Hmm,... I wonder how many men, women, and children they slaughtered - on God's orders - if there were 32 thousand virgin girls left for booty?

Oh, and note how God wants his share of everything - including the girls. Guess what happened to the 32 girls they sacrificed to God? True, there are no specific directions for human sacrifice in the Old Testament (maybe that part got a bit too embarrassing for later believers?), but it's pretty clear what this means, isn't it?

These young girls are included with the sheep, the cattle, and the asses which God demanded in blood sacrifice, and there's absolutely no indication that they suffered a better fate than the animals.

Yet, according to Pat Robertson, all this is perfectly moral.

2 comments:

jeff725 said...

I know I've made this comment before, but it deserves repeating again. This is why George Carlin left the 5th Commandment intact in his Ten Commandments re-write:

"The more devout they are, the more they see murder as being NEGOTIABLE....it depends on who's DOING THE KILLING and who's GETTING KILLED."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE8ooMBIyC8

WCG said...

Yup. "Thou shalt not kill" is just hilarious. If you've ever read the Bible, you'll know that God has absolutely no problem with killing.

Of course, it should have been translated as "thou shalt not murder" (and that's how Christians have always interpreted it). Murder, after all, is entirely subjective. Killing is fact, while murder is just opinion.

If it were really a ban against killing, that might be hard to get around. But murder is another story. No one has ever had a problem with rationalizing killing, such that they just don't define it as 'murder.'