moralistic finger-wagging via a simplistic, self-serving parable disrespecting atheists, with this:
Empathy is the basis for morality, not an arbitrary set of rules handed
an invisible, undetectable entity. Our ability to understand the impact
of our behavior is the thing that separates us from animals. If Phil [Robertson]
needs constant supervision from a god to keep from raping/killing, he
has the moral understanding of an animal. My dog can refrain from
stealing food if I'm watching. Phil has reduced human morality to a fear
of punishment. As a father and husband in a non-believing family, I
shudder at the thought of how many American evangelicals agree with
Dry drunk Phil Robertson's old man sanctimony has a nasty, violent
provenance but Robertson blames that history on Satan and a permissive
60s culture — not himself — insisting that outside forces were
responsible for the eight years of liquor and substance abuse in his 20s
during which he savagely beat a bar owner and his wife over a rent
dispute, sending them to the hospital and forcing his wife and small
sons to fend for themselves while he hid in the woods of a neighboring
state from the Louisiana State Patrol for four months.
After repeatedly kicking his wife and kids out of the house, Robertson finally straightened up.
Nowadays, the only people Robertson assaults are LGBTs, with cherry-picked biblical clobber phrases from the Apostle Paul.