Making the rounds pitching his new book UnPHILtered: The Way I See It, Duck Dynasty, patriarch Phil Robertson stopped by Hannity on Fox News Tuesday and gave the only two options he believes are available in handling ISIS -- "convert them or kill them."
Robertson's segment was more of a Bible study than a talking points appearance, as he spent much of the airtime quoting Scripture. In fact, Robertson had his Bible there on the desk and gave host Sean Hannity and his viewers a mini-sermon.
The passage, which was conveniently marked with a Declaration of Independence bookmark as Robertson pointed out, was Proverbs 8:35-36. Robertson preached:
Listen to this, Sean. Solomon -- one of the wisest men on Earth, if not the wisest -- he's speaking of wisdom: "Whoever finds me" -- wisdom -- "finds life" -- watch -- "and receives favor from The Lord. But whoever fails to find me" -- this is the God of the Bible -- "harms himself." Now, listen to this on this ISIS thing: "All who hate me love death."
So you scratch your head and you say, "Well, why is it that when we're not even over there in the Middle East, why do they continue to slaughter each other when we're not even on the premises?" They can't blame us, we left Iraq. You say, "What happened in Egypt and Syria, you say, Libya -- they just slaughter each other." You say, what? "All who hate me love death," Sean.
"What is the answer?" Hannity then asked, explaining he believes that most Americans want peace, but feels that ISIS has made itself clear: they are at war with us "whether we like it or not." Robertson put in his two cents:
You either have to convert them -- which I think would be next to impossible. I’m not giving up on them, but I’m just saying, either convert them or kill them. One or the other.
Robertson went further saying that with ISIS's "street thugs on steroids" mentality and brutal path of destruction, conversion is probably a lost cause. Therefore, he says, the only way to deal with them is fighting fire with fire:
I'd rather have a Bible study with all of them and show them the error of their ways and point them to Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of having your sins removed and being raised from the dead. I would rather preach the Gospel of Jesus to them. However, if it's a gun fight and a gun fight alone -- if that's what they're looking for -- me personally, I'm prepared for either one.