Here’s yet another example of how stupid Christian leaders think their followers are:
Did you know that Pat Robertson can leg-press 2000 pounds! How does he do it?
Where does Pat find the time and energy to host a daily, national TV show, head a world-wide ministry, develop visionary scholars, while traveling the globe as a statesman?
One of Pat’s secrets to keeping his energy high and his vitality soaring is his age-defying protein shake. Pat developed a delicious, refreshing shake, filled with energy-producing nutrients. – Pat Robertson’s Age-Defying Shake
Yes, that’s right. Pat Robertson’s website claims he’s capable of leg pressing 1 Ton. That’s just slightly less than the weight of a Toyota Yaris. There’s just one problem with this claim—as pointed out by Clay Travis of CBS Sportsline—it’s utter bullshit:
There is no way on earth Robertson leg presses 2,000 pounds. That would mean a 76-year-old man broke the all-time Florida State University leg press record by 665 pounds over Dan Kendra. 665 pounds. Further, when he set the record, they had to modify the leg press machine to fit 1,335 pounds of weight. Plus, Kendra’s capillaries in his eyes burst. Burst. Where in the world did Robertson even find a machine that could hold 2,000 pounds at one time? And how does he still have vision?
That must be one hell of a shake. You can get the recipe for yourself so long as you have a working credit card. Though you might want to consider the disclaimer they put on the page in teeny red text:
Disclaimer: Consult with your physician before starting this or any new health regimen or supplement program, especially if you have allergies to any of the listed or related products, or are under the care of a physician or other medical professional, or have any other health problems. No specific health benefit is implied or promised from this recipe.
Note the emphasized portion as it is technically true. The text describing the shake says it’s “one of Pat’s secrets to keeping his energy high and his vitality soaring” and while a lot of people might assume that it means the shake is how he does it, it doesn’t actually claim that it allows Pat to leg press a ton of weight. Nothing in the ad copy for the shake recipe suggests the shake will do a shittin’ thing for you though it does suggest that it might harm you if you have allergies to the foods used to make it.
This is yet another example of how stupid many religious believers think their congregations are. Fuck, if you’ll believe Pat when he claims that God is telling him about killer hurricanes He plans to unleash on the country then surely you’re enough of an idiot to think his milkshake allows him to leg press 2000 pounds. The only thing really surprising about this is the fact that he’s taking a risk by using such an easy to prove lie to sell his product. He must really think you folks are world class morons to so brazenly lie to you like that. The sad part is, with a lot of you his thinking is spot on.
Link via Think Progress.