The Devil & Marion Gordo Robertson

The Devil: Pat Luciferson

The world is all the richer for having the devil in it,
so long as we keep our foot upon his neck.

—William James

MARION GORDON ROBERTSON made his way into the world on a cold-assed day in March of 1930. To any casual observer, Gordo has been certifiably insane since 1976, when he predicted the world would end in the fall of 1982.  It was the first of many examples of an unstable mind that would punctuate a successful business career that made him a billionaire on the back of Satan.

Right;  the world did not end. Gordo was unfazed by God‘s sense of irony, and in May of 2006, thanks to another timely personal missive from The Big Guy Upstairs, he predicted a tsunami would strike the northwest coast of the United States.  But God in his infinite wisdom, fucked him over again;  there was no storm.  Gordo has also claimed that he can deflect the path of hurricanes through prayer, that Hinduism is “demonic,” that Islam is “satanic”— all this from a man who makes a living telling lies about Lucifer and Satan.  Oh wait— God, too.

He claims that some “other” Christian denominations harbor the spirit of the anti-Christ;  he has repeatedly condemned feminism, homosexuality, abortion, and liberal professors. He agreed with Jerry Fallwell that the gays had brought Hurricane Katrina to New Orleans as punishment from God.  He called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez,* and he’s written about the Jews and their world-wide conspiracy.  In short, or in long, the guy is bonkers.

The Devil: Satan Robertson

Childish caricatures of the Devil scare the Bejeebus out of Christians,
compelling them to empty their purses for the Devil and Marion Gordy

Now all televangelists ride Satan’s ass like they stole it, yet few of them have gotten the mileage out it that Gordy has.  William James was of course wrong about the world being richer for having the devil in it, having never dreamed of the staggering wealth that would accrue to the unscrupulous scoundrels of the teevee churches, like Robertson’s 700 Club.  But James was dead right about his proviso:  keep your foot upon his neck.

“Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud
practiced upon the evolving mortal soul.”


It was Christianity that first made the existence of Satan a dogma of the church;  but it was the clergy that made him a perpetual hand-over-fist money-making machine.  Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud practiced upon the evolving mortal soul, and every televangelist uses that fear to ensure their flock keeps bringing them their sheaves.

Remember, we all pay a horrific price for the personal nutball view of religion which constantly dribbles from Gordo’s lie-hole.  Not only does it defame real religion in the eyes of unbelievers, it makes the divine the object of ridicule. Robertson’s Wiki entry provokes involuntary chills, but you would be well advised to read it, if only to grasp the significance of what it means to allow him a tax-free haven to promulgate his crazy.

The Lucifer Rebellion continues to create plenty of “hell on earth” on our backward little planet, Urantia;  but most all of it comes from the inordinate fear nurtured and falsehood taught by Christianity itself— not from any diatribes penned by the devil.  And that’s because nothing keeps the coffers full like fear.  Don’t expect the organized Christian religions to give up their addiction to fear, or the devil— not when it’s so easy to blame anything you like on an invisible foe with nasty horns, a squamous tail, and an endless Lake of Fire.

The bikers have a self-effacing t-shirt slogan that warns:

We ignore the powerful platforms of fear and hate mongers like Paterson and Limbaugh at the peril of our fragile democracy.  We have allowed these men to entrench themselves behind financial and ecclesiastical power, and their continued exploitation of stupid and fearful millions can lead only to disaster.

* “You know, I don’t know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he [Chavez] thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it.  It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war.” — Marion Gordon “Pat” Robertson (Full quote here.)

See also: Apocalypse Arrives

12 Comments

  1. Hi, human. Your quotable quote provides a relevant segue…

    “It was only when I lay there on rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually, it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties either—but right through every human heart—and through all human hearts….” –Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    We just need to find the anything-but-Reverend Robertson some prison straw to rot on…for hope’s sake. 😉

  2. Avatar human of days

    In our light and life future, even now for those who cultivate favorable conditions, our ambitions (the law written in our hearts) will know the law as life itself, not the rules of it’s conduct.

    write-on WC …

  3. Db, interesting you bring up “old Gimlet Eye,” who had his own ties to Haiti, and in his trenchant War Is A Racket”, wasn’t all that proud of them:

    “I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class thug for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”

    Teddy-boy Haggard coulda-shoulda written the book you’re looking for, but last I heard he was back on the holy teat, sucking for all he’s worth.

  4. Propagandee Propagandee

    Pat Robertson ‘A Public Relations Nightmare,’ Says God”

    Almighty Holds Rare Press Conference

    NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) – In the wake of his comments about the earthquake in Haiti, televangelist Pat Robertson has become a “public relations nightmare” and a “gynormous embarrassment to me, personally,” God said today.

    In a rare press conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City, the usually reclusive Almighty said that He was taking the unusual step of airing His feelings in public because “enough is enough.”

    “I pray that his TV show would just go away, but of course, when you’re me there’s no one to pray to,” God said, to the laughter of the packed room of reporters…

    Click link for more.

  5. old reverend pat will have to dig up jerry falwell if he wants a shot at getting anyone to defend him. what got me is the moronic fembot who sat there next to the old senile bastard, listened to him spew that shit, and all she had to say was hmmmmm.

    1. Nonnie, I agreed with you until I stumbled on this at Nate Silver’s: http://bit.ly/8tZkFl There were over 180 comments when i read it, and like many commenters, i didn’t think it was a defense of Gordo.
      But it was a fascinating thread, and raises lots of existential questions worth exploring in other articles.
      And yeah i caught Gordo’s on-air employee’s “hmmmmm.”
      It was probably just me, but i thought i heard a toady employee too afraid to challenge the bosses’ bullshit “true story”— that would mean teevee time OVER.

      1. the pact with the devil would have come to an end in 1990, so pat would be full of shit anyway. he’s a fucking bigot, and he only brought it up, because he thinks he is superior to everyone else, and because saying shit like that makes his sheep send him money. as for the fembot sitting next to him, i didn’t take her hmmm as an employee afraid to talk back to her boss. i think she’s a member of his little cult, and she’ll agree with everything he says, no matter how stupid or vile.

  6. Avatar mary b

    “It was Christianity that first made the existence of Satan a dogma of the church; but it was the clergy that made him a perpetual hand over fist money-making machine. Unreasoned fear is a master intellectual fraud practiced upon the evolving mortal soul, and every televangelist uses that fear to ensure their flock keeps bringing them their sheaves.”

    ‘Nough said.

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