Friday, May 17, 2013

Offensive Commentary

So I was going to give this a rest for a while BUT the poster boy for the rationally-challenged has spoken and who am I to overlook such wisdom?

Pat Robertson, reading from his very own golly-gee, boys-will-be-boys, school-of-adultery handbook. Admonishment to the obviously guilty party:  

“Does he provide a home for you to live in? Does he provide food for you to eat?” “What you want to do it make the home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander.”

A bit about David Petraeus’ affair:


“The man’s off in a foreign land and he’s lonely and here’s a good-looking lady throwing herself at him. I mean, he’s a man.”

The causes of drinking problems:

“She is awful looking." "Madam, if I was married to you I’d start to drink too."
Keeping with the whole Taliban too liberal theme, two stories from my very, very brief, school required, internship as a mental health therapist. (I really wish I was making this up.)

Mother and teenage daughter came in.  The father had been molesting the kid AND when they talked about it with their religious leader, he put the blame square on the mom.  Her fault for not meeting all of her man’s needs.

I was also working with a very religious young adult.  Years ago, she had been molested by an active, church going, pillar of the community. Her issue was he remained in good standing with the congregation and she had a difficult time with the hypocrisy. The religious council involved chastisement for her lack of faith in God.
So  pick one. Offended by Gays occupying the planet or by edicts of trilobite religious leaders.

"The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and three hundred sixty two admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision." Lynne Lavner.

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