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(CBN)   Is drinking alcohol a sin? Pat Robertson answers   ( divider line
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2001-08-08 12:19:51 AM  
Ah, count on good ol' Pat to be able to tell us what Jesus wants. Pat tells us that it was OK to drink wine in the time of Jesus because no one had any alcohol problems (and I believe that), but in Pat's opinion Jesus does not want you to drink now because today's society is EVIL!!!!
Good advice from Pat "Taliban" Robertson.
2001-08-08 12:27:55 AM  
Dammit. That bottle of peach Boone's is gonna send me straight to hell.
2001-08-08 12:30:43 AM  
Considering that the majority of our society's problems stem from the belief that some yokel walked on water, I say bottoms up.
2001-08-08 12:34:41 AM  
Drinking Boones is a sin no matter what religion you belong to...including atheism
2001-08-08 12:45:59 AM  
I'm an this mutha farker trying to put me out of work?
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Ben Franklin

See...I think ol' Ben had it partially right...I mean...there's no god but beer does make me happy.
2001-08-08 01:01:06 AM  
That's an awful lot of droning on, considering it's really a "yes" or "no" question.
2001-08-08 01:12:02 AM  
WorldCitizen: It was a joke. Nobody really drinks Boones and tells people about it. But you are correct sir...
2001-08-08 01:17:33 AM  
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Compare and contrast.
2001-08-08 01:34:38 AM  
If drinking alcohol is a sin, call me da devil!! Im on my 3rd Mickey's 40oz. right now, and I think Ill go Plunder the Women, and Rape the Shrubbery!
2001-08-08 01:53:20 AM  
I believe that if Jesus were to return today, Pat would be very high on the list of people he'd want to talk to, but not for the reasons Pat thinks. Skoal!
2001-08-08 02:10:34 AM  
ummm, what about all of those cool monks who made their own wine and got drunk. And what about the Bible, wasn't there something about wine in there, I remember something about Noah and Mt. Ararat and grapes and stuff and that's probably one of many references to wine.
2001-08-08 02:32:50 AM  
There are lots of references to wine in the Bible. The point that Robertson is trying to make is that in this ungood society of ours, we can't drink because we'll be tempted to get drunk (is there any other point?).

"Oh, what the heck, you only live once. Give me a white wine spritzer!!"
2001-08-08 02:39:23 AM  
i believe in the buffalo theory:
alcohol kills off the weakest and slowest of brain cells, making the brain a faster more efficient machine. Thats why you always feel smarter after a few drinks.
2001-08-08 03:02:33 AM  
I'm a Baha'i, and Baha'is are forbidden to drink alcohol. Not because its morally bad or anything, but for the common good. If you want to go and get smashed, fine, but it happens that drunk people sometimes hurt others, both intentionally (getting in fights) and unintentionally (think of families who have to deal with an alcoholic relative). If everyone in the world was able to handle their drink, there wouldn't be a problem, but unfortunately they can't.
So I agree with this guy (wouldn't know him from a bar of soap, though). But I'm not going to go around and tell you to stop drinking.
You say tomayto, I say tomato.
2001-08-08 04:31:59 AM  
"I do not drink alcoholic beverages for one major reason: My conduct might cause someone else, who is weak, to stumble."

What an egotistical bastard. I am so glad that evangelists are not allowed airtime in the UK by law...
2001-08-08 04:48:32 AM  
Well I'll certainly miss all those devout Christians taht hang around my local pub.
2001-08-08 04:49:34 AM  

Sorry, too much sinning is bad for the spelling.
2001-08-08 05:17:23 AM  
Mungo: I have to agree with that comment!
2001-08-08 05:50:05 AM  
Evangelists can't be on TV in the UK by law? That's it, I'm moving to England!
2001-08-08 06:03:34 AM  
Ok so next time I have to refuse communion I'll just say "Sorry can't drink that blood of Christ.. I might make others stumble" Instead of the usual... "Well you see my parents believe I should have free choice in what religion I deditcated my life to and therefore I was never baptized as I don't believe in your dogma. Thanks have a nice wedding"
2001-08-08 06:07:52 AM  
"Their wine was probably a low-alcohol-content grape derivative, and it was more of a refreshing beverage than it was an intoxicant". Ah, the old IF X is "probably" true, THEN Y is DEFINITELY true ELSE U = SINNER argument.

And on a similar note to Hts666, anyone been to Belgium recently? Mmmmm, Trappist beer...
2001-08-08 06:08:21 AM  
hi, I'm dude, and I'm.... a problem drinker.
2001-08-08 07:44:55 AM  
To take our money, our lives, and our bodies, all of which belong to Jesus, and subject them to a state of intoxication can hardly be said to glorify the Lord or be an act of faith.
Lives and bodies belonging to Jesus I can buy (but it is not my choice), but money also (and mentioned first) is a bit harder.
2001-08-08 07:49:02 AM  
Your money belongs to Jesus, care of his representatives on cable TV.
2001-08-08 07:50:24 AM  
Well, if I'm going to hell, I'm gonna do it drunk!
2001-08-08 08:00:31 AM  
Do not forget to click Donate Stock Online. After reading Pats' crap, you can give him everything you own.
2001-08-08 08:05:43 AM  
RobW: Beat me too it. Notice how all of these Christians (think Chick and Hovind) say "I believe it was like this" or "it was probably....". Like because they believe it it somehow becomes factual. Ole Patty boy may be old, but I certainly don't think he has any first hand knowledge of what kind of wine was being served during the time of Christ.
2001-08-08 08:20:41 AM  
I have an exclusive photo of Pat Robinson's mistress taking a break from the heat.

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2001-08-08 08:43:00 AM  
And to think that this clown got very close to becoming the president of the USA.
2001-08-08 09:18:16 AM  
Scraping: *shudder* Well, the world would probably have been destroyed by now, and we could have all found out first hand if Ayatollah Robertson was right.
2001-08-08 09:29:17 AM  
"To take our money, our lives, and our bodies, all of which belong to Jesus, and subject them to a state of intoxication can hardly be said to glorify the Lord or be an act of faith."

The same can be said about soda (or pop as you yankees say). You waste your money on it and it ruins your body. It gives you cavities and tears up your kidneys. Plus the caffeine makes you go bonkers, especially when you mix it with extra strength excedrin like I do.
2001-08-08 09:51:05 AM  
What was Jesus' first recorded miracle in the Bible? Oh, that's right, it was turning water into wine. No, Pat, drinking alcohol is not a sin, drinking too much and being an idiot is.
2001-08-08 09:51:34 AM  
"Have you actually read this thing? Technically we're not allowed to go to the bathroom"
2001-08-08 09:52:31 AM  
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Yes, lots of touching.
2001-08-08 10:39:01 AM  
Typical fundy BS. These assholes can't control their own lives (I didn't mean to molest those alter boys, it was the wine that made me do it) so they try to control everyone elses.
2001-08-08 10:41:35 AM  
Just say no ... to Pat Robertson.

Anything can be bad for you if you take enough of it. There are a lot of people with eating disorders, including people who cant seem to stop eating. Maybe Pat should stop eating as well, so he can be a guiding beacon to the morbidly obese, so they too stop eating?

That's not a bad idea now that I think about it. Hey Pat! Stop eating! For a long time!
2001-08-08 10:42:16 AM  
If my money belongs to Jesus, can I have my creditors call him instead?

2001-08-08 10:45:11 AM  
Look I hate billy Joel as much as the next guy,
"I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints"
2001-08-08 10:48:09 AM  
So Pat Robertson thinks the Jews were sitting around drinking Manischewitz Light back in the time of Christ. It seems to me that a more reliable indication of what Jews were drinking 2,000 years ago is: what are they drinking today? Without even checking the labels on their wines, I'd bet Pat a case of Parducci Mendocino Carignane that they come in right at about 11 or 12 percent alcohol. Then again, Pat undoubtedly would refuse to take the bet -- either out of fear of losing or because he has come to the infallible conclusion that gambling is sinful.
2001-08-08 10:51:46 AM  
Laf, 3horn :)

I still find Pat Robertson hilarious. He's the one who claims that machine gun bullets won't harm true believers, and that God sends natural disasters and terrorists to smite sinners. Kind of ironic, isn't it?

-= rei =-
2001-08-08 10:54:39 AM  
So when it comes to things like homosexuality, and the age of the universe, the bible is to be taken literally, but when it comes to things they find morally reprehensible, the bible is taken figuratively?

How convenient.
2001-08-08 11:09:47 AM  
Someone set us up the drink!

All your drink are belong to Jesus!

You have no chance others make them stumble.

Ha Ha Ha
2001-08-08 11:11:56 AM  
Qermaq, that was uncalled for! All your 'all your base' references are belong to us.
2001-08-08 11:16:08 AM  
Of course, the Bible doesn't mention that after the wedding, Jesus had to get up in the middle of the night to turn his wine back into water again

2001-08-08 11:29:37 AM  

Laf ;)
I can actually picture that too easily ;)

-= rei =-
2001-08-08 11:35:50 AM  
Well in Muslim countries you can't drink beer or wine but they smoke hash and opium so it's not a problem.
2001-08-08 12:41:09 PM  
I would laugh in the face of anyone who actually admits they believe what this schmuck says.
2001-08-08 01:46:37 PM  
"but having one drink may not be wrong"


Of course I am always one to push the envelope...

-Mr. MadDog 20/20
2001-08-08 01:53:36 PM  
If eating and breathing is a sin, I guess I know where I'm goin'.
2001-08-08 02:03:38 PM  
Has anyone seen Pat's son on the 700 Club? I was hoping that once Pat died off, we would be rid of his kind. Unfortunately, his son is just like him, but even less intelligent. Years, and years, and years of the Robertsons to come...
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