Pat Robertson Gone Wild

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.”

January 6, 2006

Robertson: Ignorant Remarks Caused by God’s Wrath

(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.

8 comments

  1. Funny. But scary how true this line sounds:“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.”
    It’d also be nice if we could put a disclaimer on the 700 saying that Pat Robertson views do not express or represent Christianity.

  2. First, I disagree with what Mr Robertson said about Sharon… and yes, I am embarrassed by it.

    Secondly, I believe Mr Robertson has been used by God to do many great things for the Kingdom.

    And, the opinions of a 75-year-old preacher, concerning Old testament teachings and current events, is reported as news only because it suits the secular media’s agenda to report it as news.

    How do we handle Pat Robertson? We disagree with him publicly and defend him personally as we would our own brother. . . because he is.

    I wish he would retire, but its not for me to decide the future of Another’s servant. I fear it may be his pride that keeps him going when he surely knows that his comments are a detriment to the Church and his own legacy.

    I like your site and will return.

  3. I don’t deny that Robertson’s comment was strange, but you have to admit–the media loves to use him as a whipping boy. The media’s reporting of 12 miners being alive was actually harmful. Robertson is just benignly amusing.

    JRush

  4. Hey Steve,

    That pic you have of Robertson demonstrates that he’s a UT fan; University of Texas that is, you know the real UT! :-)

    Hook ’em horns!

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