When Pat Robertson blatantly disobeyed the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Kill” by calling for the assassination of Venezualen President Hugo Chavez, the reaction from some camps (ones with power) was subdued while the outcry from others was fierce. A man like Robertson, with the ear of the President, who professes that U.S. constitutional law is based on God’s law, decided to forego the basis of his own morality and in measured tones ask for the death of an elected leader.
And now, the man whose death seemed so important to Pat Robertson is turning around and offering life to the U.S. “President Chavez has offered relief aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina”:http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/katrina_venezuela;_ylt=Aq6lhBJhkWQbd.TPSNUkbtas0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ–.
You may consider his offer politically convenient, but I could make the same argument for Pat Robertson’s call for assassination. Normalizing out the politics, it seems Chavez had the courage to follow Christian philosophy with more conviction than one its most outspoken, media-saavy professors. Bravo, Mr. Chavez. I may not like your politics, but I like the cut of your jib.