A Washington Post columnist disappears and was dismembered inside a Saudi Arabia consulate in Turkey. As the shocking and gruesome details emerge Pat Robertson takes to the 700 Club to defend Trump and a multi-billion dollar arms deal saying people are killed all the time in the Middle East. This is another reminder as to how spiritually bankrupt many parts of evangelical Christianity is.
“The Arab world needs a modern version of the old transnational media so citizens can be informed about global events. More important, we need to provide a platform for Arab voices. We suffer from poverty, mismanagement and poor education. Through the creation of an independent international forum, isolated from the influence of nationalist governments spreading hate through propaganda, ordinary people in the Arab world would be able to address the structural problems their societies face.”
Jamal Khashoggi October 17, 2018 in the Washington Post
“You’ve got one journalist — who knows? Was it an interrogation? Was he assassinated? Were there rogue elements? Who did it?…You’ve got $100 billion worth of arms sales…we cannot alienate our biggest player in the Middle East.”
Pat Robertson October 15, 2018
The mouths of fools are their ruin; they trap themselves with their lips.
Proverbs 18:7 NLT
Virginia in winter.
WWJD now stands for “Who Would Jesus Dismember?” There has been an international crisis going on between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United States. Unless you live in a cave you probably know what I am talking about. On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabia Consulate where he disappeared. His fiancee waited outside the Saudi diplomatic post for him to emerge. If you didn’t know Khashoggi held a greencard and lived in Virginia. According to Middle East Eye and the New York Times Khashoggi was murdered. The graphic details in the Middle East Eye are especially troubling. It states that Khashaggi was killed and dismembered alive in seven minutes. He was also beheaded. Khashoggi’s fiancee wrote two columns in the New York Times and the Washington Post appealing for Trump to intervene and writing about his boldness. The issue is United States and Saudi Arabia relations especially a multi-billion dollar arms deal. Trump has been soft on the Saudi’s and appears to defend them. Tonight the Washington Post published an editorial honoring their late columnist as he published his final column which calls for a free press in the Arab world.
Pat Robertson’s Comments on Jamal Khashoggi
So why am I writing about all this? I usually don’t get into geopolitical events here at this blog. While the other day on the 700 Club Pat Robertson stated that people get killed all the time, and that you don’t want to put a $100 billion arms deal with the Saudi’s at risk. That is Pat Robertson’s response to Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. The group that brought my attention to this is People for the American Way, which is an atheist organization. Pat Robertson is especially concerned about the loss of $100 billion dollar arms deal. This is part of what he said on the 700 Club. “You’ve got one journalist — who knows? Was it an interrogation? Was he assassinated? Were there rogue elements? Who did it?…You’ve got $100 billion worth of arms sales…we cannot alienate our biggest player in the Middle East.” When one see the connection between Trump and evangelicals does this help explain why Trump has gone soft? Is it because he thinks the evangelical Christians support a strong Saudi Arabian-United States alliance at any and all costs – even murder? For me this is just one more reason why much of evangelicalism is broken and spiritually bankrupt. The fact that someone would be dismembered, decapitated and murdered and some evangelicals are concerned with the $100 billion dollar arms sale is beyond sick. It almost makes someone who boasts of grabbing pussy to be ethical and morally sound. But you know what also is troubling is the following. Pat Robertson’s will say something this sick and many Christians stay quiet. In their quietness what they are signaling is their agreement and approval. That is the lesson with loons like Pat Robertson. Those who needs to speak up often remain silent. After all the ones speaking up in many of these situations are the atheists, the secular and the regular people who are outside evangelicalism.