Robertson’s Foot In Mouth Disease Lapses

Just when you thought that Robertson’s foot in mouth disease was in remission, it shows up again, uglier and dumber than ever. (h/t mvdg)

Instead of asserting we should assassinate South American Leaders, or going along with some cohort or another in blaming every non Christian for 9/11, the good reverend has declared that Islam isn’t a religion:

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have to recognize that Islam is not a religion. It is a worldwide political movement meant on domination of the world. And it is meant to subjugate all people under Islamic law.”

Which I thought was kinda weird since I figured it would be more like Christian Fundie boilerplate not to discount Islam as a religion, but merely to call it evil and insinuate that they’re all going to hell, you know, kinda like they’re just not worshipping the right god.

It’s a pretty silly argument and as Michael from MVDG points out in his post, doesn’t even pass the Webster test which pits Robertson’s argument up against, of all repositories of knowledge, a dictionary.

The verdict is in, and unless we want to seriously alter the definition of religion, Islam qualifies.

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