January 05, 2006

Logic Breadcrumbs


NORFOLK, Va. — Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine punishment for "dividing God's land."

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.'"

Sharon, who ordered Israel's withdrawal from Gaza last year, suffered a severe stroke on Wednesday.

In Robertson's broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, the evangelist said he had personally prayed about a year ago with Sharon, whom he called "a very tender-hearted man and a good friend." He said he was sad to see Sharon in this condition.

He also said, however, that in the Bible, the prophet Joel "makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land.'"

Sharon "was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations, or the United States of America," Robertson said.{...}

So, according to Robertson's logic, if I took Robertson out, I could claim God wanted me to do it because He was mad at Pat for all his idiotic statements. Because there's some bit in the Bible---God only knows where it is---about not listening to false prophets and God just wanted to mete out some justice and I was His vessel.


{hat tip: Everyone's Favorite Commie Pinko}

Posted by Kathy at January 5, 2006 10:38 PM | TrackBack

I like it! Can I help, huh? That way I can be God's vessel too?? No point you get all the praise!


Posted by: Ally at January 6, 2006 09:10 AM

It seems to me God's not particularly hindered by such idiots. Still, isn't it about time we Christians turn to Pat Robertson and all shouted in unison, "Would you just shut-the-eff-up?"

Love Scott Ott's take --

Posted by: Bob at January 6, 2006 01:41 PM
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