Marco Rubio needs to talk to Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson constantly amazes me. One minute, he says atheists are responsible for mass shootings and if your spouse has Alzheimers get a new spouse. Then I get whiplash when he turns around and says marijuana should be decriminalized and oral sex is just fine.

But this is off the charts:

Pat Robertson says creationism isn’t based on science. It’s absurd to say the Earth is 6,000 years old. He talks about carbon dating and dinosaur bones. It’s a fact-based answer.

What is going on here?

Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who’s going to seek the presidential nomination of “the Stupid Party” in 2016, refuses to answer the question “How old do you think the Earth is?” But televangelist Pat Robertson says you can’t “fight revealed science” and expect to be seen as credible.

And who the hell is Bishop Usher?

James Ussher (sometimes spelled Usher, 4 January 1581 – 21 March 1656) was Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland between 1625 and 1656. He was a prolific scholar, who most famously published a chronology that purported to establish the time and date of the creation as the night preceding Sunday, 23 October 4004 BC, according to the proleptic Julian calendar.

Wait a minute? The creationists base their entire attack on science and want to rewrite textbooks because of a 17th-century archbishop? On a guy who was combining religion and science at a time when Galileo was being persecuted by the church for saying the Earth went around the Sun?

It’s worse than I thought!

Guns and God

OK. I have no idea where Pat Robertson is coming from here:

How does he know the shooter’s religion … or lack thereof?

Here’s what we do know:

The man who allegedly murdered six people at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee yesterday, identified in media reports as Wade Michael Page, was a frustrated neo-Nazi who had been the leader of a racist white-power band.

I know when disaster strikes, Robertson finds it easy to make things up (911 happened because God is mad at gays and the ACLU; the Haitian earthquake happened because at nation’s people worship the devil), but I don’t think atheists would decorate their bodies with religious symbols:

Reports also indicated that Page had a number of tattoos, including one that said “9/11” and a Celtic knot, which is commonly used a symbol of the Christian Holy Trinity.

And Robertson obviously has no problem with guns, apparently because guns don’t kill people … imagined atheists with guns kill people.

Guess who says the GOP base is too extreme

Pat Robertson (yes, that Pat Robertson) says the Republican base is too extreme for the rest of America.

True, what he’s saying is that the right should quiet down so the GOP can take the presidency, so there is a certain cynicism to the statement. But it’s fascinating nonetheless.

More cheers from the GOP base

Former Republican presidential candidate and televangelist Pat Robertson offers this bit of GOP compassion:

Asked what a man should do whose wife has Alzheimer’s, an increasingly decrepit Pat Robertson says, “I know it sounds cruel but if he’s going to do something, he should divorce her and start all over.”

In a week of Republicans cheering for record executions and wooing for the uninsured to drop dead – does this even get a blip on our disgust radar?

Two things:

1) This means Pat Robertson probably endorses serial adulterer and dying-wife dumper Newt Gingrich.

2) I shouldn’t have even bothered to ask about kittens and baby seals yesterday. The GOP answer is obvious.