Pat Robertson Addresses Occupy Wall Street

Wondering if it’s possible to be both a Christian and a participant in the Occupy Wall Street protests? Christian media mogul and top televangelist Pat Robertson clears up this question sent in by a loyal viewer: no, because the protests are of Satan and an attempt to destroy the nation. What a surprise.

46 Comments on "Pat Robertson Addresses Occupy Wall Street"

  1. chrisecobbs | Oct 28, 2011 at 4:09 pm |

    A responsible Christian would be right there with the protestors, as the love of money is what drives Pat Robertson, not the love of Christ and His People.
    My reasoning: Extortion and oppression, theft of our children’s future for capital gain today, rampant corruption and misrepresentation and a nonfunctional government yield only a situation of For or Against. You are For the People, or you are Against the People.
    As a Christian, you either love Money, or you love Christ. You either love the world, or you live His Kingdom. It really is that simple.

  2. chrisecobbs | Oct 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm |

    A responsible Christian would be right there with the protestors, as the love of money is what drives Pat Robertson, not the love of Christ and His People.
    My reasoning: Extortion and oppression, theft of our children’s future for capital gain today, rampant corruption and misrepresentation and a nonfunctional government yield only a situation of For or Against. You are For the People, or you are Against the People.
    As a Christian, you either love Money, or you love Christ. You either love the world, or you live His Kingdom. It really is that simple.

  3. Sure, Jesus would support corporate fascism and totalitarianism.  We no longer HAVE a republic; we have a fascist corporatocracy with almost every politician  and judge bought and owned, from the President to the congress to the Supreme Court.  These are simple facts.  What would Jesus do?  For a start, He would send Pat Robertson straight to hell for spouting such contemptible nonsense.  But I am sure He will get around to getting that done as soon as possible anyway.

  4. Richard Smith | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm |

    Sure, Jesus would support corporate fascism and totalitarianism.  We no longer HAVE a republic; we have a fascist corporatocracy with almost every politician  and judge bought and owned, from the President to the congress to the Supreme Court.  These are simple facts.  What would Jesus do?  For a start, He would send Pat Robertson straight to hell for spouting such contemptible nonsense.  But I am sure He will get around to getting that done as soon as possible anyway.

  5. Mr Willow | Oct 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm |

    He’s right, though: It is a rebellion. 

    One against bigoted, hateful, money-lusting, fear-mongering assholes like Pat Robertson and the world they have created.

    Viva la Révolution. . .

  6. Mr Willow | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm |

    He’s right, though: It is a rebellion. 

    One against bigoted, hateful, money-lusting, fear-mongering assholes like Pat Robertson and the world they have created.

    Viva la Révolution. . .

  7. Anonymous | Oct 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm |

    Gee Pat. This in no way resembles Jesus in the temple of the money changers? Aside from the effect of the presence of thousands of people in one place has on any environment, what has OWS “torn up”? Jesus would approve as far as I can see. They are non-violent. They literally ARE protesting the “money changers” of this world. 

    Pat, it’s obvious you are a fool and a hypocrite. “God” only knows what else….

  8. GoodDoktorBad | Oct 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm |

    Gee Pat. This in no way resembles Jesus in the temple of the money changers? Aside from the effect of the presence of thousands of people in one place has on any environment, what has OWS “torn up”? Jesus would approve as far as I can see. They are non-violent. They literally ARE protesting the “money changers” of this world. 

    Pat, it’s obvious you are a fool and a hypocrite. “God” only knows what else….

    • Ironaddict06 | Oct 30, 2011 at 10:21 pm |

      No it doesn’t.  Jesus was worried about peoples eternal souls.  Jesus sacked the Temples because the Priest were taking the peoples monies and not teaching the people about righteousness & virtues.  The Priests became corrupt and wanted money instead of teaching righteousness, vitures, and salvation.
      Of course Jesus would have walked among the Walstreet Protesters.  Jesus would have walked among any man, woman, or Kings and Queens.

  9. Anonymous | Oct 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm |

    Damn.  Guess this means the whole “Occupy Dog Patch, Arkansas” thing is off.

    Seriously, who gives a flying fc*k what Robertson says?  His core demographic are 70-120 year olds living off catfood in trailer homes in the Great Southern Pine Barrens.  Do we really want these oldsters holding up traffic on a Manhattan sidewalk to adjust the valves on their oxygen tank?  Or for that matter, to risk the lives of the other protestors when they inevitably light up an American Spirit next to one?

    This is just another example of “leading from behind”–shoring up a fragile base by the ceaseless repitition of your core ideological memes.  Nobody watching “The 700 Club” seriously thought of joining an Occupy gathering.  Not even close.

  10. Liam_McGonagle | Oct 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm |

    Damn.  Guess this means the whole “Occupy Dog Patch, Arkansas” thing is off.

    Seriously, who gives a flying fc*k what Robertson says?  His core demographic are 70-120 year olds living off catfood in trailer homes in the Great Southern Pine Barrens.  Do we really want these oldsters holding up traffic on a Manhattan sidewalk to adjust the valves on their oxygen tank?  Or for that matter, to risk the lives of the other protestors when they inevitably light up an American Spirit next to one?

    This is just another example of “leading from behind”–shoring up a fragile base by the ceaseless repitition of your core ideological memes.  Nobody watching “The 700 Club” seriously thought of joining an Occupy gathering.  Not even close.

  11. Anonymous | Oct 28, 2011 at 10:33 pm |

    Pat is an Old Testament Xian who preaches fire and brimstone, hate, and bigotry. He’s a cynical businessman who wants the suckers who watch him to send him their money. If there is any justice in this universe, he will be judged harshly by his creator.

  12. Pat is an Old Testament Xian who preaches fire and brimstone, hate, and bigotry. He’s a cynical businessman who wants the suckers who watch him to send him their money. If there is any justice in this universe, he will be judged harshly by his creator.

  13. Absolutely, chrisecobbs!  Why is there not a huge riot in the street about how people, human beings, our brothers sisters mothers fathers aunts uncles and so forth,  are just cast out onto the sidewalk to fend for themselves in bitter cold weather, left to beg for whatever spare change they can find and scrounge in the trash?  No, the riot is about DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.  Get out of here.  There are much more human issues that we should all be protesting and not stop till something is done.

  14. Absolutely, chrisecobbs!  Why is there not a huge riot in the street about how people, human beings, our brothers sisters mothers fathers aunts uncles and so forth,  are just cast out onto the sidewalk to fend for themselves in bitter cold weather, left to beg for whatever spare change they can find and scrounge in the trash?  No, the riot is about DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.  Get out of here.  There are much more human issues that we should all be protesting and not stop till something is done.

    • Distribution of wealth is directly related to our brothers and sisters fending for themselves on the streets.  People are enslaved by debt, and before anyone says it’s because of their own laziness or stupidity, a huge portion of these people have been screwed by the banks. due to the poor economy, they can’t get back on their feet so the downward spiral continues.  I think you have the right intentions, but I’m confused.  The widening gap between the rich and the poor is resulting in more homelessness and poverty.  Unequal distribution of wealth in favour of the rich results in more extreme wealth for a few, and a lot more poverty for others.  And that is exactly what Occupy Wall Street is protesting.  Here’s their official demands:
      http://www.nycga.net/resources/declaration/

      Also in response to your comments above: 
      “I also thought they should name exactly what they were working towards and go to the specific buildings of the people who’s decisions they disagreed with and not just sit randomly in the park.”

      They would not be allowed to sit in front of banks.  It would block traffic, and no doubt police would have to use force to remove them ASAP, as well as the private security.  Zuccotti park is located in the heart of the financial district… and it’s a park.. way cozier than concrete.  It would be really nice if they’d clean up the park and make it look/smell nice.. but I can’t really hold that against them when they’re enduring the cold in a tent city for the goal of, ultimately, improving lives of people they don’t know and for generations to come. Sure, there’s some people who are either violent or destructive, or there’s the hippies that people love to hate, but I can’t judge the entire movement upon the actions of a few people … 

  15. Hey, I just watched it and he never said they were Satanists.  He said they weren’t focused enough and they were just making an angry mess, and they ought to protest to lift the yoke of oppression and so forth but in an orderly way, not tearing up a park.  And he said that all the confusion could be an opportunity for the wrong sorts of people to become involved and just do damage for it’s own sake, not to help the country but to tear it down further.  It’s  a valid point.  I live in Brooklyn with the people who are doing this and there are plenty of idiots who just want to cause a meltdown for more excitement and so that they don’t have to work and pay bills, etc.  I hate to say it, but I sort of agree with him.  I also thought they should name exactly what they were working towards and go to the specific buildings of the people who’s decisions they disagreed with and not just sit randomly in the park.

  16. Hey, I just watched it and he never said they were Satanists.  He said they weren’t focused enough and they were just making an angry mess, and they ought to protest to lift the yoke of oppression and so forth but in an orderly way, not tearing up a park.  And he said that all the confusion could be an opportunity for the wrong sorts of people to become involved and just do damage for it’s own sake, not to help the country but to tear it down further.  It’s  a valid point.  I live in Brooklyn with the people who are doing this and there are plenty of idiots who just want to cause a meltdown for more excitement and so that they don’t have to work and pay bills, etc.  I hate to say it, but I sort of agree with him.  I also thought they should name exactly what they were working towards and go to the specific buildings of the people who’s decisions they disagreed with and not just sit randomly in the park.

  17. Oh, and I was down at Zucotti park the other day to check it out.  It IS a mess.  It’s a shantytown of tiny plastic tents thrown together in a random way, with people sleeping there and throwing their stuff everywhere, and sleeping on the benches, etc.  It smells like unwashed people and any grass, bushes, etc there may have been when they started is gone now, flattened under hundreds of people walking, lying down, pitching tents, etc.

  18. Oh, and I was down at Zucotti park the other day to check it out.  It IS a mess.  It’s a shantytown of tiny plastic tents thrown together in a random way, with people sleeping there and throwing their stuff everywhere, and sleeping on the benches, etc.  It smells like unwashed people and any grass, bushes, etc there may have been when they started is gone now, flattened under hundreds of people walking, lying down, pitching tents, etc.

  19. Oh, and I was down at Zucotti park the other day to check it out.  It IS a mess.  It’s a shantytown of tiny plastic tents thrown together in a random way, with people sleeping there and throwing their stuff everywhere, and sleeping on the benches, etc.  It smells like unwashed people and any grass, bushes, etc there may have been when they started is gone now, flattened under hundreds of people walking, lying down, pitching tents, etc.

  20. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 1:43 am |

    Distribution of wealth is directly related to our brothers and sisters fending for themselves on the streets.  People are enslaved by debt, and before anyone says it’s because of their own laziness or stupidity, a huge portion of these people have been screwed by the banks. due to the poor economy, they can’t get back on their feet so the downward spiral continues.  I think you have the right intentions, but I’m confused.  The widening gap between the rich and the poor is resulting in more homelessness and poverty.  Unequal distribution of wealth in favour of the rich results in more extreme wealth for a few, and a lot more poverty for others.  And that is exactly what Occupy Wall Street is protesting.  Here’s their official demands:
    http://www.nycga.net/resources/declaration/

    Also in response to your comments above: 
    “I also thought they should name exactly what they were working towards and go to the specific buildings of the people who’s decisions they disagreed with and not just sit randomly in the park.”

    They would not be allowed to sit in front of banks.  It would block traffic, and no doubt police would have to use force to remove them ASAP, as well as the private security.  Zuccotti park is located in the heart of the financial district… and it’s a park.. way cozier than concrete.  It would be really nice if they’d clean up the park and make it look/smell nice.. but I can’t really hold that against them when they’re enduring the cold in a tent city for the goal of, ultimately, improving lives of people they don’t know and for generations to come. Sure, there’s some people who are either violent or destructive, or there’s the hippies that people love to hate, but I can’t judge the entire movement upon the actions of a few people … 

  21. Misinformation | Oct 29, 2011 at 4:09 am |

    A parody of a human being. I’ve got a bottle of champagne waiting to pop when this shit-stain dies.

  22. Misinformation | Oct 29, 2011 at 12:09 am |

    A parody of a human being. I’ve got a bottle of champagne waiting to pop when this shit-stain dies.

  23. MetalMonkey | Oct 29, 2011 at 1:39 pm |

    I’m a christian. i don’t participate in organized religion. i feel closer to god while in a pastoral setting more than i do when i have been in a church building.  I can’t join the protests in the occupy city closest to me, so I pray for them to have the strength and peace they need to keep fighting the good fight.  Television is fantasy land, so pat robertson, being on television is living in a fantasy world.  Jesus told the rich man to give away all his possessions and follow him to be able to get to heaven.   I’m willing to bet mr. robertson has many many possessions

  24. MetalMonkey | Oct 29, 2011 at 9:39 am |

    I’m a christian. i don’t participate in organized religion. i feel closer to god while in a pastoral setting more than i do when i have been in a church building.  I can’t join the protests in the occupy city closest to me, so I pray for them to have the strength and peace they need to keep fighting the good fight.  Television is fantasy land, so pat robertson, being on television is living in a fantasy world.  Jesus told the rich man to give away all his possessions and follow him to be able to get to heaven.   I’m willing to bet mr. robertson has many many possessions

  25. “Is it alright for Christians to be involved with Occupy Wall Street?” 
    Pat’s response:
    “No. It’s a rebellion and nobody knows exactly what it is…they are just mad. If you are going to demonstrate, demonstrate for righteousness; demonstrate to lift the yoke of oppression; demonstrate to help those who are poverty-stricken. Don’t just go out and mess up a park and just scream and tear up things. It’s formless and has no purpose but could be used by radicals to destroy the nation.”

    Dear Pat,

    Perhaps you have not been paying attention, but the protesters involved with the OWS movement ARE demonstrating for righteousness; they ARE demonstrating to lift the yoke of oppression; and they ARE demonstrating to help those who are poverty-stricken! You have just rather succinctly summarized exactly what they are doing! Jebus was arguably one of the biggest rebel-rousers in all of human history and I rather suspect that he would totally vibe and sympathize with the energy of this movement… 

    Come on, Pat, I know that you can be a thoughtful and reasonable human being…after all, you have come out in support of the decriminalization of marijuana! If you can figure that out, then surely you can put two and two together and see why this movement is championing ALL of the causes which you just mentioned! My fingers are crossed that you will receive an epiphany – a Soul Slap that will leave your ears ringing – thus acknowledging the Spirit of Jebus in this movement…

    And just to drive the point home…check out these pictures from a Halloween party at one of the largest US foreclosure firms:

    http://boingboing.net/2011/10/29/top-us-foreclosure-law-firm-threw-halloween-party-where-staff-dressed-as-homeless-foreclosed-upon-americans.html

    This is what we are fighting, Pat! This is what Jebus taught us to fight! Love they neighbor as thyself, indeed!!!

    Consider yourself soul-slapped… 

    SINcerely, 
    King Mob

  26. “Is it alright for Christians to be involved with Occupy Wall Street?” 
    Pat’s response:
    “No. It’s a rebellion and nobody knows exactly what it is…they are just mad. If you are going to demonstrate, demonstrate for righteousness; demonstrate to lift the yoke of oppression; demonstrate to help those who are poverty-stricken. Don’t just go out and mess up a park and just scream and tear up things. It’s formless and has no purpose but could be used by radicals to destroy the nation.”

    Dear Pat,

    Perhaps you have not been paying attention, but the protesters involved with the OWS movement ARE demonstrating for righteousness; they ARE demonstrating to lift the yoke of oppression; and they ARE demonstrating to help those who are poverty-stricken! You have just rather succinctly summarized exactly what they are doing! Jebus was arguably one of the biggest rebel-rousers in all of human history and I rather suspect that he would totally vibe and sympathize with the energy of this movement… 

    Come on, Pat, I know that you can be a thoughtful and reasonable human being…after all, you have come out in support of the decriminalization of marijuana! If you can figure that out, then surely you can put two and two together and see why this movement is championing ALL of the causes which you just mentioned! My fingers are crossed that you will receive an epiphany – a Soul Slap that will leave your ears ringing – thus acknowledging the Spirit of Jebus in this movement…

    And just to drive the point home…check out these pictures from a Halloween party at one of the largest US foreclosure firms:

    http://boingboing.net/2011/10/29/top-us-foreclosure-law-firm-threw-halloween-party-where-staff-dressed-as-homeless-foreclosed-upon-americans.html

    This is what we are fighting, Pat! This is what Jebus taught us to fight! Love they neighbor as thyself, indeed!!!

    Consider yourself soul-slapped… 

    SINcerely, 
    King Mob

  27. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Why does anyone ask this bigoted, ignorant asshole his opinion on anything? You can pretty much guess what he’ll say about any given topic by imagining the most hateful, reactionary & primitive attitude possible, then dialing it another notch toward crazy. And this would benefit the public discourse how? It’s long past time for this ugly dinosaur to retire into obscurity.

  28. Anonymous | Oct 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm |

    Why does anyone ask this bigoted, ignorant asshole his opinion on anything? You can pretty much guess what he’ll say about any given topic by imagining the most hateful, reactionary & primitive attitude possible, then dialing it another notch toward crazy. And this would benefit the public discourse how? It’s long past time for this ugly dinosaur to retire into obscurity.

  29. Why does anyone ask this bigoted, ignorant asshole his opinion on anything? You can pretty much guess what he’ll say about any given topic by imagining the most hateful, reactionary & primitive attitude possible, then dialing it another notch toward crazy. And this would benefit the public discourse how? It’s long past time for this ugly dinosaur to retire into obscurity.

  30. TOO BAD HES AN A HOLE OF GOD !!!!!!!!

  31. TOO BAD HES AN A HOLE OF GOD !!!!!!!!

  32. MetalMonkey | Oct 29, 2011 at 9:29 pm |

    bravo!   now if only pat robertson read disinfo

  33.  Sometimes sacrifices need to be made. 

  34. Ironaddict06 | Oct 31, 2011 at 2:09 am |

    I never heard Pat call them a part of Satan.

  35. Ironaddict06 | Oct 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm |

    I never heard Pat call them a part of Satan.

  36. Ironaddict06 | Oct 31, 2011 at 2:21 am |

    No it doesn’t.  Jesus was worried about peoples eternal souls.  Jesus sacked the Temples because the Priest were taking the peoples monies and not teaching the people about righteousness & virtues.  The Priests became corrupt and wanted money instead of teaching righteousness, vitures, and salvation.
    Of course Jesus would have walked among the Walstreet Protesters.  Jesus would have walked among any man, woman, or Kings and Queens.

  37. Ironaddict06 | Oct 31, 2011 at 2:29 am |

    I noticed that also.  A very misleading title.

  38. “I think it is atavistic”?????

  39. “I think it is atavistic”?????

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