By: John Vibes
This article first appeared at TrueActivist
While speaking on his show, the 700 club, Robertson said, “God gave you and me as human beings authority, he gave us dominion over everything on this Earth. Over all the animals, all the snakes, all the birds, all the plants, all the vegetables.”
“Cocaine is the product of a vegetable, alcohol is the product of a vegetable, marijuana is a vegetable. And yet, people are enslaved to vegetables. And you were made in the image of God. God made you in his image to reign and rule with him. He gave you incredible authority. Why would you become a slave to a vegetable? Why? Why would you do it.?” he added.
“But God Almighty can deliver you from the bondage of your addiction. Your slavery to vegetables, he can set you free,” he said.
First of all, a similar argument could be made against people who consume vegetables in any way, even people who eat vegetables. Furthermore, marijuana is not even a vegetable it is an herb, not a vegetable, so he was not even making the correct assertion. It is also dangerously ignorant to compare alcohol and cocaine with marijuana, as these three substances have vastly different effects and rates of addiction.
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