5/27/2006 2:13am, #1
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- Edmonton, Alberta,
Pat Robertson shows the power of insane fundamentalismPat Robertson shows the power of insane fundamentalism
Gee, I wonder if this might be another lie...
Quote:Robertson Says He Leg-Pressed 2,000 Pounds
Religious Broadcaster Pat Robertson Says He Has Leg-Pressed 2,000 Pounds
The Associated Press
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson says he has leg-pressed 2,000 pounds. The feat is recounted on the Christian Broadcasting Network Web site, in a posting headlined, "How Pat Robertson Leg Pressed 2,000 Pounds." Robertson founded CBN and is host of its flagship television show, "The 700 Club."
Clay Travis of CBS SportsLine.coms online magazine called the assertion impossible in a column this week, writing that the leg-press record for football players at Florida State University is 665 pounds less.
"Where in the world did Robertson even find a machine that could hold 2,000 pounds at one time?" Travis asked.
CBN spokeswoman Angell Vasko said Friday that Robertson was not available for comment because he was "out of pocket" for the long holiday weekend.
Vasko said she has not seen Robertson leg-press 2,000 pounds but that it's not "a huge shocker" that he could.
"Pat is so healthy," she said. "This is something he trained for over an extended period of time. He lives a very healthy, regimented life."
Vasko released photos to The Associated Press she said showed Robertson leg-pressing 2,000 pounds on Feb. 1, 2003, when Robertson was almost 73. He is now 76.
Vasko said she did not know why the digital date stamp in the lower right corner of one photo is 1994. She said perhaps the date was not set properly on the camera. She did not know who the photographer was.
The photos were taken at the fitness center at The Founders Inn on the campus of Regent University, which Robertson also founded.
According to the CBN Web site, two men loaded the leg-press machine with 2,000 pounds "and then let it down on Mr. Robertson, who pushed it up one rep and let it go back down again."
Several people witnessed Robertson's leg press, the site says. The site also provides a link that CBN says shows Robertson performing 10 repetitions of a 1,000-pound leg press.
Vasko said she did not know whether this was the only time Robertson has leg-pressed that much weight, but said, "I doubt it." Nor did she know whether he can leg-press 2,000 pounds today.
Another posting on the Web site says "One of Pat's secrets to keeping his energy high and his vitality soaring is his age-defying protein shake." The site offers a recipe for the shake, which Robertson developed and filled with "energy-producing nutrients."
Andy Zucker, a strength-training coach at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, said leg presses of more than 1,000 pounds represent "a Herculean effort, and 2,000 pounds is a whole other story."
"If he was able to lift that much weight, I take my hat off to him, but the numbers suggest that people who lift that much weight are few and far between," Zucker said. "One would have to see what type of leg press it was on and under what parameters it was done."
Sad fact is, my people(muslims) are STILL more extreme and retarded in thier fundamentalism(because were stupid enoujgh to blow ourselves up)
Still though, although i dont agree when people bash religion, i can RESPECT thier negative view on religion simply because of stupid ass **** like this in america and stupid ass **** in the middle east.
5/27/2006 2:26am, #2
Your religion is silly.
Now, Zoroastrianism. That was a cool Middle Eastern religion. At least, the name is cool, because I don't know anything else about it.
5/27/2006 5:43am, #3
Without Zoroastrianism, Christianity and Judiasm lose their dualism.
However, Zoroastrianism is Persian, and Persians tend to look down on Arabs "and other peasants!" to quote my Persian friend.
5/27/2006 8:19am, #4
Pat Robertson and his ilk are a blight upon American Christianity. Their only benefit is the large amount of charity work they do.
5/27/2006 9:12am, #5
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The reason for that being it provides a nice little political smokescreen in case of criticism...and an added "I'm a great guy" sales prod to get donations and converts.
Anything they do for charity is great, but they sure aren't doing it out of the goodness of their heart.He who attains his ideal by that very fact transcends it- Nietzsche
I like my Te like I like my tea- from Fujian province and without any bullshit in it. Oh, and green. And scented with jasmine blossoms...
Originally Posted by A Better American Than You
5/27/2006 9:16am, #6
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Pat Robertson appears to have caught the Djimbe.
5/27/2006 11:39am, #7
Ooooo...I hear that's worse than the clap.
5/27/2006 12:57pm, #8Originally Posted by AAAhmed46"You know what I like about you, William? You like guns AND meditation."
5/27/2006 1:03pm, #9
But those weren't crazy towelheads, so we couldn't direct our energies against them. You can't wage wars on the home front, at least not publicly.
5/27/2006 1:04pm, #10
Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
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Airplanes sent to Zaire by evangelist Pat Robertson's tax- exempt humanitarian organization were used almost exclusively for his diamond mining business, say two pilots who flew them.
The only charity work Pat Robertson does is for himself. Of course, he then says that God gives him good business insight and that is why he is rich.
Anyway, some more Robertson quotes:
"Adolf Hitler was bad, but what Muslims want to do to the Jews is worse."
(About Chavez) ""You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It's a whole lot cheaper than starting a war."
"I don't think the Congress of the United States is subservient to the courts.... They can ignore a Supreme Court ruling if they so choose."
"I think George Bush is going to win in a walk. I really believe that I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout election of 2004."
"Individual Christians are the only ones really -- and Jewish people, those who trust God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob -- are the only ones that are qualified to have the reign, because hopefully, they will be governed by God and submit to Him." (backing up why he thinks only Jews and Christians should be allowed to be voted into office.)
"If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality."
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense. I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist."
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians."
"[Planned Parenthood] is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism -- everything that the Bible condemns."
"Many of those people involved with Adolph Hitler were Satanists, many of them were homosexuals -- the two things seem to go together."
"I think "one man, one vote," just unrestricted democracy, would not be wise. There needs to be some kind of protection for the minority which the white people represent now, a minority, and they need and have a right to demand a protection of their rights." (suggesting that whites in South Africa should get extra votes)
"Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians. It's no different. It is the same thing. It is happening all over again. It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians. Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today. More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history."
Not to mention the fact that he doesn't believe that the constitution applies to citizens, or that the Supreme Court decisions have to be followed by people either.
Oh, and there is this one (not a quote from him, but about him): "Here is another example of the way Robertson would mix church and state, rather than keep them separate. Let's say that a Christian thinks God is directing him or her to blow up an abortion clinic or kill a doctor who performs abortions, and this Christian does in fact commit such a crime. In a September of 1984 edition of The 700 Club, Robertson suggested that special church tribunals could be called upon to discern if a believer had in fact received an authentic word from God which compelled him to break a civil law. According to Robertson, if this church tribunal did determine the believer had in fact received an authentic message from God -- how they could reach this conclusion without issuing God a suboena wasn't made clear -- then, Robertson said, the church tribunal would have the civil authority to provide the believer with immunity from prosecution." (Gerard Thomas Straub)
More Robertson stuff.