The Guardian Unlimited reports that Pat Robertson and the Christian right are negotiating with the Israeli government to build a Biblical theme park by the Sea of Galilee (where Jesus walked on water and then fed a few people some fish).
Just to refresh your memories: Pat Robertson is the man who called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and threatened Dover, PA with the wrath of God after Intelligent Design sympathizers were voted off the school board last November.
Now this man wants to build a theme park—a place ideally designed for Fun with Children. Not only does the phrase `bible theme park’ sound about as enjoyable as `friendly fire’, but:
A major part of the shore of the Sea of Galilee was Syrian until it was conquered by Israel in 1967. Syria and Israel are still officially in a state of war and Syria insists the return of the Golan Heights and the Galilee shore is a prerequisite for peace.
Who the fuck would want to traipse through a war zone to attend a theme park designed by Pat Robertson and friends?
I bet the man throws the worst house parties ever.
If that isn’t alarming enough:
Fundamentalist Christians believe that in order for Jesus to return, two preconditions are Jewish control of the land of Israel and the conversion of the Jews to Christianity.
Jews, what are you thinking?! How could this possibly end well?