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2013-05-17 03:01:00 PM  
10 votes:

Aarontology: So basically, he's saying it's OK for a man to break the 7th Commandment because it's the woman's fault.


Nice to know one of the country's biggest Christians is indistinguishable from Muslims who punish women for their own depravity
2013-05-17 02:52:34 PM  
6 votes:
So basically, he's saying it's OK for a man to break the 7th Commandment because it's the woman's fault.
2013-05-17 02:55:49 PM  
5 votes:
Well, to be fair, he's not really wrong.
2013-05-17 03:26:35 PM  
4 votes:
It's not you wife's fault if she stabs you in your sleep because PMS.
2013-05-17 03:20:51 PM  
4 votes:

nekom: Well, to be fair, he's not really wrong.


Not exactly wrong, no. But his unspoken implication is that men are simple beasts with no self-control. You know, like dogs who can't stop themselves from humping whatever leg happens to be handy.

Isn't that kind of insulting?

/To men.
//Not to dogs.
///Dogs don't care.
2013-05-17 03:18:49 PM  
4 votes:
He may be right but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the man.

Just because you are genetically wired to do something doesn't mean it's ok for you to do it.

Men and women are genetically ready to have sex after puberty, does he think that's ok too?
2013-05-17 03:16:51 PM  
4 votes:
Heck, I'm just glad to hear him admit that DNA actually exists.   It's progress, of a sort.
2013-05-17 04:43:56 PM  
3 votes:
Isn't control over our baser instincts what elevates man above common beasts? I mean, with the term "civilization" is the whole "civilized" bit. Wanting to stick my schnitzel into the nethers of most females I lay eyes on may be an instinct, but sometimes the urge to smash my wife's head through the wall feels like one, too. This isn't 'Nam, there are rules.
2013-05-17 03:42:27 PM  
3 votes:
I've been married for 15 years, and I've never cheated on my wife. I must not have DNA. Either that or I'm not an amoral asshole who feels like he can do whatever he wants because he can just blame his own failings on others and ask God for forgiveness. Oh, and then be all self-righteous when somebody else does something that I consider to be immoral.
2013-05-17 03:27:44 PM  
3 votes:
He's right, but he's not admitting that it's also true for women.

There are biological advantages for both sexes to be polyamo...polyamour.....um, sluts.
2013-05-17 03:21:29 PM  
3 votes:
does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe
2013-05-17 03:21:16 PM  
3 votes:

nekom: Well, to be fair, he's not really wrong.


It really doesn't make any difference if he's correct or not.  It was still a stupid, insulting, insensative, and ultimately unhelpful thing to tell that woman.

And what does this genius say about wives cheating?
2013-05-17 04:26:56 PM  
2 votes:

busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe



I agree completely.

I came out of a 19 year marriage, many of those years unhappy ones. I ran across at least three or four solid cheating opportunities, with women who were kind to me when my wife was treating me poorly *and* where there was mutual attraction *and* I (and they) were hundreds of miles away from home, and I still didn't cheat. I never so much as kissed another woman during those years even though one or two of those opportunities could have been the start of a happy new life for me.

I chose not to cheat, it's that simple. I never was an uncontrollable robot.
2013-05-17 03:41:29 PM  
2 votes:

TheJoe03: busy chillin': whatever makes you feel better about yourself and your decisions.

We get it, you're morally superior.


maybe. I doubt it though. I've just never cheated and wanted to speak up. I seriously can't be alone in this?
2013-05-17 03:40:15 PM  
2 votes:
"christian" conservatives =/= family values
2013-05-17 03:39:22 PM  
2 votes:
I sympathize, because it's encoded in my DNA to kick dumbasses like Pat Robertson in the balls so hard that there's no chance that they'll reproduce and pollute the gene pool any further.

I know I shouldn't. I've been socialized to treat stupid people with compassion, and not to kick them in the balls, despite the primal urge I feel to do it.

But there Pat Robertson is. Such an alluring dumbass. Just saying his dumbass shiat all over the place, on TV for christsake (where kids can watch him!) He's just such a... perfect dumbass... I just find myself fantasizing about how great it would be to kick him in the balls... how much relief I'd feel...

I control myself though. It helps that I don't run into dumbasses like him often in my daily life. Around here most of the dumbasses and decent, and cover up their dumbassedness around others.

But really, suppose I saw Pat Robertson walking down the street and he said one of his dumbass things right to my face and I kicked him in the balls. Whose fault would that be? Mine or his? I think he takes at least some of the blame.
2013-05-17 03:35:47 PM  
2 votes:
Acting like an animal and eating raw meat when you are starving is also in your DNA.  So is getting fat, going bald and uneven breasts.

I expect a pastor and religious leader to think less worldly than he has been lately.  Old guys who can't remember when they last had a sex drive should be admonishing people to stop giving in to their animal instincts and act like a human.
2013-05-17 03:32:25 PM  
2 votes:
I have never cheated, mainly because it will be a cold day in hell before two women like me at the same time.
2013-05-17 03:31:09 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus totally said that!

Oh wait, no, actually he said the exact opposite!

"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away! It is better to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into hell. 30 If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away! It is better to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into hell (Matthew 5:27-30)

Matthew must have just forgot to write down the part where it was the wife's fault.
Bf+
2013-05-17 03:24:38 PM  
2 votes:
Subby:  Noted geneticist Pat Robertson...

Beautiful.
2013-05-17 03:24:28 PM  
2 votes:
It's a very short jump from that, to "women should wear veils to stop provoking men."
2013-05-17 03:21:45 PM  
2 votes:
No duh; it's in womens' DNA, too.
2013-05-17 03:18:55 PM  
2 votes:
God must be a real asshole for forbidding men to do what He made them to do.

I think pat has some hidden adultery in his own past.
2013-05-17 03:18:01 PM  
2 votes:

Aarontology: So basically, he's saying it's OK for a man to break the 7th Commandment because it's the woman's fault.


Nope.

Pat's unintentionally means it's God's fault.

He believes God guided evolution over the last few billion years, ergo, God made men's cheating DNA.
2013-05-17 03:14:26 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe she should've looked at this handy chart before choosing that location:

lovelivegrow.com
2013-05-17 03:07:09 PM  
2 votes:

lennavan: Er, subby, he might be right about that.  The stupid part of his comment was that he blamed it on women.


Whoops, also the "it's not men's fault" part is stupid too.  I only meant the "in their DNA" bit might have some truth to it.
2013-05-17 03:06:16 PM  
2 votes:
Er, subby, he might be right about that.  The stupid part of his comment was that he blamed it on women.
2013-05-18 08:05:28 AM  
1 votes:

Jarhead_h: Charles Stanley was once almost replaced by the women in his church when he laid full responsibility for their husbands sexual happiness on them.  I say "almost" because all he did was read from "Song of Songs."  Why is that important?

Because cheating involves a cost benefit analysis - most men won't cheat if their wives put out regularly.  It's just not worth getting caught. It has little to do with morality.

Why do women cheat?  Mainly because during one short length of time in their cycle their bodies are primed to get pregnant, and preferably by an alpha male who they probably didn't marry.

Why does Pat Robertson say dumb shiat?  Because he's a douchebag that's going senile.

In my experience being faithful doesn't help, every adult male I'm blood related to has been kicked to the curb by at least one wife, and ALL of the adult women I'm related to have had multiple husbands.  AND they were the ones that initiated each divorce, and I'm pretty sure that if they had caught the men cheating they would have told EVERYBODY to make sure everyone took their side.

Yes I hate women. I also hate men.  You suck humanity.  You are a disappointment to your Creator in every last conceivable manner.  Toodles.



Alpha males, huh?  Is that why society has produced so many alpha offspring so far? 

/groupthink, let me parrot it for you
2013-05-18 06:42:46 AM  
1 votes:
I got all kinds of inclinations caused by the nature of our bodies and the world they evolved in.. but guess what you fat hypocrite, I take responsibility for the decisions I make in response to those demands. Try it.
2013-05-17 11:11:45 PM  
1 votes:
Well, the answer is clear then.

Ladies, we need to make sure this portion of the DNA is "selected against".

/science!
2013-05-17 05:49:45 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.

/breathe


Nothing Pat Robertson says pisses me off... he has senile dementia.  With that said, even as someone who is currently having an affair, yes, it's a choice.  It doesn't come down to some wierd genetic instinctual action kind of thing.  If someone is having an affair, it's because they chose to have an affair.  I doubt there are many here who think or are arguing otherwise.
2013-05-17 05:08:27 PM  
1 votes:

Truther: /Wanna have sex with different people? Cool - then don't get married.


Or, don't get married to someone who wants a sexually exclusive marriage.
2013-05-17 05:06:06 PM  
1 votes:
The one thing that makes me mad about the whole "evolution made us to be polygamous, it's in our nature to want to spread our seed as far as possible" is the guys talking about will always wear a condom or if they don't, I guarantee that they will make sure the girl is on some kind of birth control. I doubt there are a lot of mentally healthy men out there that screw a whole bunch of women with the mindset that they're going to make sure they have a diverse next generation, intentionally getting girls pregnant. Are there guys out there like that? Yes, I'm sure but they're not the most successful. Like someone said, if you don't want to settle down with a nice girl fine, just stay single or do the whole friends with benefits thing which is at least better than an open marriage. But admit that you want no strings attached sex, and that there are other male viewpoints. Don't try to make a general insulting statement about all men that they can't control themselves when some obviously can and that you obviously don't want spread your seed if you use freaking birth control when your screwing.
2013-05-17 04:47:06 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: He may be right but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the man.

Just because you are genetically wired to do something doesn't mean it's ok for you to do it.

Men and women are genetically ready to have sex after puberty, does he think that's ok too?


I can imagine Pat using that argument when discussing homosexuality.
2013-05-17 04:32:59 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-05-17 03:57:03 PM  
1 votes:
He is wrong because it is always the woman's fault for not giving her husband enough sex.
2013-05-17 03:54:05 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': TheJoe03: busy chillin': whatever makes you feel better about yourself and your decisions.

We get it, you're morally superior.

maybe. I doubt it though. I've just never cheated and wanted to speak up. I seriously can't be alone in this?


I'm with you. Never cheated, never felt the need to. I've had my opportunities, but it seems like a whole lot of work for very little pay off. Plus I'm ridiculously happy in my marriage and sexually satisfied, so other people's genitalia/opposite sex friendships hold little interest.

My husband and I wear each other out...nightly. Neither one of us posses the energy to cheat.
2013-05-17 03:50:55 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-05-17 03:49:58 PM  
1 votes:
I've never cheated anyone I have dated, been cheated on a few times though. It sucks a lot. Current GF is in Nashville taking care of her grandmother wont be back til Julyish. It suuuuucks. But she sends me pics of the sexy outfits she has bought while there. (sigh) July cant get here soon enough!
2013-05-17 03:44:42 PM  
1 votes:

PawisBetlog: busy chillin': TheJoe03: busy chillin': whatever makes you feel better about yourself and your decisions.

We get it, you're morally superior.

maybe. I doubt it though. I've just never cheated and wanted to speak up. I seriously can't be alone in this?

alone in your opinion of cheating, probably not.  in your righteous indignation, maybe...


Call it what you need to.

Excuses are just sh*tty reasons.
2013-05-17 03:44:29 PM  
1 votes:
www.theringlord.org

It must be correct.

But remember, it's not always cheating...

thinkprogress.org

Oral doesn't count.

/If only
//Yoga Pants & Spandex season is ending
///Unfortunately short skirts and shorts season is beginning.
////Fap
2013-05-17 03:40:41 PM  
1 votes:

titwrench: So is it God's will or the science behind DNA? You can't have it both ways Robertson.


Couldn't God have created DNA?

/don't answer, I don't really care
2013-05-17 03:40:31 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe


Well, I'm with you...  I've never cheated.  Never even looked for the opportunity.  And it's not a matter of control.  I just don't feel the need.
My wife and I are great in the sack, and if I get hard up, there is always good pron.

The whole sneaking around, bla bla bla...  I don't know how anyone musters up the effort for that anyway.

Perhaps my DNA is flawed.  Because I feel no such compulsion.
2013-05-17 03:39:49 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': PawisBetlog: busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe

you sound fat

\or ugly

whatever makes you feel better about yourself and your decisions.


sorry couldn't help myself.  Saying it can't be controlled is a total cop out.  Just own it I say.  Tiger Woods is a prime example, I would have way more respect for him if he'd have just come out and said "I'm sorry, but I like tang, apparently more so than I like marriage.  Also I'm a bit of an asshole, but that's me, deal with it."

Trying the whole "i have an addiction waaaah" made him look like a douche, to me anyway.
2013-05-17 03:39:23 PM  
1 votes:

busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe


Considering amongst other things, I'm a geneticist, the "DNA has nothing to do with behavior" image pisses me off more.  See for instance homosexuality.
2013-05-17 03:37:46 PM  
1 votes:

FlyingBacon: OMG! Did he really said that?

/not a fan of him
//now got more dirt on him.


Maybe he's doing a pre-emptive statement to a cheating scandal that is about to be exposed within his inner circle.
2013-05-17 03:35:32 PM  
1 votes:

PawisBetlog: busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe

you sound fat

\or ugly


whatever makes you feel better about yourself and your decisions.
2013-05-17 03:31:54 PM  
1 votes:

coldcuts: busy chillin': does this stuff piss anyone else off? I can't be the only guy on here that isn't a cheater? Never done it.

the "we can't control ourselves its in our dna horndog asshole male I can't think of anything but sex all day" image pisses me off.


/breathe

Be sure to write back later when your wife isn't staring over your keyboard :>


derp.


I've never cheated...that fact won't change if she was standing here. My brother has never cheated. My dad never cheated. I have a bunch of guy friends that have never cheated.

But yeah, my wife is right here. Whatever makes you feel better.
2013-05-17 03:31:03 PM  
1 votes:
sensationalist headline is sensationalist, but whatever gets greenlights, eh subs?

Not that I'm saying the man isn't a total tool, but if the woman he was talking to was willing to move on from the misadventures, she should make the effort to show the man was forgiven.  I don't condone cheating, but I have seen friends marriages get salvaged after a cheat and they continued to live and move on and love each other.
2013-05-17 03:30:52 PM  
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: Corn_Fed: Remind me how Christians are different from Muslims again?

Unlike Muslims, Christians are right.

/not all Christians feel that way



Muslims won't allow me to wear a miniskirt.

Christians will allow me to wear a miniskirt.  There's consequences for the slutty skirt, but I have free will and simply need to acknowledge my responsibilty in the whole 'I got raped" thing.
2013-05-17 03:30:06 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: nekom: Well, to be fair, he's not really wrong.

Oh all the crazy shiat he's said in the past, this is the least craziest and most probable.

/humans are not monogamous


See, the thing is, Christianity has this Christianity has this commandment against adultery. It makes baby Jesus cry. So you (not you, him) can't say that and be a Good Christian.

Also, you can't be for adultery and against teh ghey. Well, you can, but then you're a hypocrite. And a bad bad Christian.
2013-05-17 03:30:02 PM  
1 votes:

Macinfarker: [www.psychologytoday.com image 300x201]

Wanna cheat, CAN'T CHEAT!


Chris Rock is a great stand up philosopher.

"Women are offered d!ck everyday... Nobody offers us shiat... We can't believe it when we get an offer...
2013-05-17 03:29:46 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: He may be right but that doesn't remove the responsibility of the man.

Just because you are genetically wired to do something doesn't mean it's ok for you to do it.

Men and women are genetically ready to have sex after puberty, does he think that's ok too?


I'm genetically wired to snap the necks of people that annoy me, but somehow the authroties never seem to accept that explanation
2013-05-17 03:29:12 PM  
1 votes:
Wait... isn't one of the conservative arguments against the homos that they're promiscuous?

Cheating on your wife seems way worse than casual sex.
2013-05-17 03:28:51 PM  
1 votes:
If human behavior is not volitional then there can be no such thing as a sin.  Thus Robertson effectively fires himself.

Robertson is being is shiesskopf as usual.
2013-05-17 03:27:22 PM  
1 votes:

Aarontology: So basically, he's saying it's OK for a man to break the 7th Commandment because it's the woman's fault.


well, DUH,  have you not been paying attention to the last thousands years of Christian and Islamic thought?  it ALWAYS the woman;s fault particularly when men do something sexually inappropriate.  All goes back to that biatch Eve.  If she hadn't FORCED adam to eat that apple after all....
2013-05-17 03:27:16 PM  
1 votes:
Cheating is in your DNA, but THE GAY can't be.
hej
2013-05-17 03:24:44 PM  
1 votes:
Ethics and morality aside, he's right. And yes, it pains me to agree with him.
2013-05-17 03:19:52 PM  
1 votes:
So Pat Robertson supports legalizing marijuana and says that men can't help but cheat on their wives? Perhaps he has a lot more in common with Farkers than we think.
2013-05-17 03:19:32 PM  
1 votes:
Now we know what he means by "700 Club."
2013-05-17 03:19:18 PM  
1 votes:
1) I was mad by GOD in his image
2) My DNA is promiscuous

GOD wants me to bend that summer intern over her desk and do his will

/looks like I just found religion
2013-05-17 03:19:02 PM  
1 votes:
www.psychologytoday.com

Wanna cheat, CAN'T CHEAT!
2013-05-17 03:18:50 PM  
1 votes:
But...but..but...I was told that they could, ya know, shut that thing down!
2013-05-17 03:17:02 PM  
1 votes:
As above, the worst part of Robertson's statement on adultery is the woman is responsible for being hot enough for the man not to sin.

Also, he asks the woman to ask herself "Is he handsome?" as a qualifier for keeping the man around. Lovely.

At least, Robertson didn't say to assassinate the cheating husband. He saves that punishment for heads of state that butt up against BIG OIL.
2013-05-17 03:16:06 PM  
1 votes:
That's why it takes a village. No one knows who the father is.
2013-05-17 03:12:51 PM  
1 votes:
I think it's more in the DNA depositor, myself
 
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