Wednesday, November 28, 2007

"The God Ate My Homework..."

I've heard of passing the buck, but this is extreme. Of course, considering it's the son of Oral Roberts, the original "God's going to call me home if I don't raise millions of dollars" king, the passing of the buck shouldn't come as a surprise. These guys have been raising them and passing them for decades.

Apparently, Mr. Roberts is unable to recall anything on his own, because in answer to the allegations, he never directly denies them. He merely cries a lot and says that it's "torn apart his family" (isn't it funny how rich crooks are constantly blubbering about their family unity after they get caught with their hands in their pants? They never seem to worry that much about other people's families, do they? Funny, that.)

He also says that God told him not to countersue, essentially saying that we live in a litigious society and people can file lawsuits whenever they feel vindictive (that must have been one hell of a brush fire for the burning bush to spell all that out at once). In passing the buck to God, however, Roberts is doing two things that we're traditionally taught God doesn't like:

a.) refusing to exert his free will (you know, that thing that God gave us? That separates us from animals? Yeah, that one)

b.) failing to meet God halfway (you know, where it says "heaven helps those who help themselves?" Yeah, that one)

I wonder if God also told him to take millions of dollars that were earmarked for university expenses and appropriate them for personal use. Hmmm...that darned burning bush is so smoky...I see where the confusion can lie.

5 Comments:

Blogger Catty Bitch said...

Bloody fucking amazing.

Thanks for posting this.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I'm reading "Kingdom Coming" by Michelle Goldberg about the fire and brimstone crowd (a really scary must read). Young Mr. Roberts behavior is completely normal within their definition of Christian behavior. Now if Hillary was doing the same thing she'd have to be stoned (and not the fun kind).

9:42 PM  
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it sad, Hell who am I kidding? I find it hilarious that Richard Roberts is listening to the voice of God now on what he should be doing. Where was God when Richard was thinking oh a few more hundred thousand of the books who will ever know?
It won't let me comment the usual way so I have ot do it Anonymous. Ed

9:31 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

That's all right, Ed! Your spot-on observations told me it was you immediately...

12:43 AM  

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