January 6, 2006
(2006-01-06) — Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, who yesterday told viewers that God’s wrath spurred Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s massive stroke, today said his own “ignorant remarks are another manifestation of God’s anger.”
The popular TV personality said God punished Mr. Sharon, 77, for dividing the land that God gave to the Israelites, and that Mr. Robertson’s own periodic claims to know the Lord’s motivation behind specific events are part of God’s judgment on the American church.
“If Christians would read the Bible, instead of just watching TV, they would understand that people who claim to know exactly why God does what He does are usually false teachers,” said Mr. Robertson. “God disciplines American Christians for their willful ignorance of the Scriptures by having me embarrass them every 60 days or so with another ridiculous remark.”
Mr. Robertson said that God had judged Ariel Sharon by making him “old and morbidly obese” and thus a high risk for cardio-vascular problems.
“It’s like a lightning bolt from heaven,” he said.
Robertson (shown above) praying for a Texas Longhorns victory (HT: Tim Ellsworth).
Pat Robertson has been in the news a lot lately (too much, in my opinion). First, he called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Now, he has declared that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke is the result of God’s judgment for giving away land to the Palestinians. Today ScrappleFace (a spoof news site) is reporting that Robertson has denounced his own “ignorant remarks” as “another manifestation of God’s anger.” The entire story (spoof, not news) is reported below. Check out ScrappleFace.com for more interesting news stories. Their motto is “Fairly Unbalanced. We Report, You Decipher.”