Friday, August 8, 2008

What Every Child Wants

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I'm sure a Charles Manson doll is on every child's wish list for Christmas. (If it isn't, then they must be something every mother dreams about: normal). On Aug. 8, actress Sharon Tate and friends were killed by Manson's cult followers.

Just shows you what a pair of wild eyes can do!

To Pat Robertson: Hey Pat! China Has More Money Than God! You Should Be Salivating, Not Stereotyping!

It's A Televangelist's Wet Dream For Crissakes!

On the February 7, 2007 edition of The 700 Club, Robertson stated that people who have too much plastic surgery "got the eyes like they're Oriental" and stretched his eyelids in a manner stereotypical of Asians.

Let's hope people have very short memories and that most of China doesn't know how degrading Robertson's actions were.

With the Olympics looming, people are scrutinizing China as never before. Especially in the area of religion. The formal Communist government stance might be atheistic, but polls of the people themselves show quite a different China:

According to a 2006 survey by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, 31% of the Chinese public considers religion to be very or somewhat important in their lives, compared with only 11% who say religion is not at all important. When asked a somewhat different question in a 2005 Pew Research poll, an even greater percentage of the Chinese public (56%) considered religion to be very or somewhat important in their lives. Other survey data, as well as Chinese government reports, have also shown that relatively large numbers of the Chinese public consider religion to be important in their lives.

There are five recognized religions by the state, namely Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, and Protestantism.

a survey taken by Shanghai University found that 31.4% of people above the age of 16, or about 300 million people, considered themselves religious. The survey also found that the major religions are Buddhism, Taoism, Islam and Christianity, accounting for 67.4 percent of believers. About 200 million people are Buddhists, Taoists or worshippers of legendary figures such as the Dragon King and God of Fortune, accounting for 66.1 per cent of all believers, while Christianity accounted for 12% of believers, or 40 million people. The official China Daily called the Shanghai professors' research "the country's first major survey on religious beliefs". The Chinese government have accepted these new numbers. (Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network)- President Bush plans to promote human rights, including freedom of worship, while in China for the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games.

The President, a devout Christian, will also attend church, a top aide said Wednesday.

'When he goes to church on Sunday (Aug. 10) he will make a statement afterwards in which he discusses his view on religious freedom in China,' said Dennis Wilder, national security council director of Asian Affairs.

Pat better pray that Bush doesn't screw up too badly: from the looks of it, China may have more little old ladies in nursing homes than he can imagine! In the meantime, Pat had better start leg-pressing elephants again to get in shape for China's "Pulpit Pimp Olympics".

He'll have to train to "Go for the Gold." 40 million people, Pat! And it can't be too hard to yank away some of those infidels from the arms of a mamby-pamby religion like Buddhism! "The 700 Club" could become "The 70 million Club" in no time!

Of course, Robertson will have to contend with Islamic terrorists and Papists, but he has back-up missionaries: John Hagee, Rod Parsley, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Ken Copeland, Franklin Graham and Benny Hinn!

But he better start cultivating all of those potential televangelist viewers soon. I hear Jan Crouch has been applying makeup that makes her look more "oriental."