Wow, the full irony of Pat Robertson didn’t really hit until I read this story. Still a bit slow from the Jimmy Buffett concert on Sunday night, I guess….

Think about it this way. If a prominent religious figure in, say, Iran, or Syria, or Bin Laden, for that matter, called for the assassination of George Bush, we would associate that with terrorism. Yet, at best, Robertson just gets treated like some crazy uncle (one with millions of dollars and his own TV network).

So is the lesson here that there really is a great distance between religious fundamentalists of all stripes and the moderates of their faiths, and so we ought to not get our knickers in a knot when we hear Islamic fundamentalists? Or, is the lesson that terrorism is terrorism, even when advocated by a good ole Virginia boy like Robertson? Either way it ain’t a pretty picture.

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