Friday, May 26, 2006

Thou Shalt Not Lie: Pat Robertson Says he Leg-Pressed 2000 Pounds

People across the country are questioning claims by Pat Robertson's (founder of the Christian Coalition) claim that he has leg pressed 200 pounds. From the Associated Press (via Yahoo News):
According to the CBN Web site, Robertson worked his way up to lifting a ton with
the help of his physician, who is not named. The posting does not say when the
lift occurred, but a CBN spokeswoman released photos to The Associated Press
that she said showed Robertson lifting 2,000 pounds in 2003, when Robertson was 73. He is now 76.
The Web posting said 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." The Web site said several people witnessed
the event, and shows video of Robertson leg-pressing what appears to be 1,000

However most experts think Robertson is lying:
Clay Travis of CBS called the 2,000-pound 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.

Why would anyone be surprised about Robertson's false witness. He does it all the time. Constantly attacking all non Judeo-Christian religions. He constantly bears false witness against God (Allah in Arabic) claiming that God and Allah are not the same. He defined Allah as the "moon god from Mecca." What an insult to all the Arabic speaking Christians who call upon God in their native tongue as Allah. If Robertson has no problem lying to the world about God, then there is nothing else he would not lie about.

Pat Robertson should practice what he preaches by following the bible and at least the 10 Commandments.


محمد النقيب said...

not only where can you get a machine that would carry 2000 pounds,even if there was one ,the length of the bar won't take 10 weights on each side (as the maximum weight is 100 ) ....

Anonymous said...

I am no fan of Pat Robertson, but why not enlighten me and others. Yes, yes I know that Allah means god in Arabic. Tell me, didn't the Pagans in Mecca worship many gods of many different names, the main one being named Allah? Aren't many of the Islamic religious practices similar or identical to Arabic pagan practices for worshiping the greatest god of all, Allah? Why do you laugh at us ignorant people, when what we see as allah of today having its roots in the Allah moon god. Explain, please, why this is an unreasonable idea, and why it is so insulting for someone to make that observation, but it is somehow not insulting for Muslims to say Jesus isn't God. I don't find that insulting. What's the difference? Thanks. You've always been so responsive in the past.

The Veiled Muslim said...

anonymous, the bigger issue is that Robertson is grossly factually incorrect when he speaks of the contents of The Quran. He says we worship the devil, too. People actually believe him instead of reading it for themselves.

We're not offended when a christian says Muhammad saaws is not a prophet, because that is not what they believe. But if they lie about the words of Muhammad, or his actions or the Revelation given to him, The Quran, then we are very angry for the sake of Allah (not our own sake). Christians believe we're going to hell, we believe they're going to hell. But don't you think Pat shouldn't have to LIE about the Quran in order to promote a particular christian belief about it? And when I say lie, I mean lie, because their is no fact in much of his inflammatory, grossly inaccurate comments about the RELIGION of Islam. Attack the bad Muslims, that's one thing. Attack the religion (the religion is the text; the Quran and Sunnah), that's a WHOLE other thing.

The Veiled Muslim said...

i forgot to mention that i couldn't help but laugh out loud, very HARD, when seeing this headline on this weblog. What a joke! 2000 pounds LOLOLOL

I don't even think that being on drugs would make it possible.

Ahmed Bedier said...

Robertson claims divine connection, but it would take divine powers (which he has none of) to lift 2000 pounds.

Anonymous said...

I wish he did lift all that weight...only to have it dropped on that head of his.