Check out this news report from CNN.com:
(CNN) — Television evangelist Pat Robertson suggested Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine retribution for the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, which Robertson opposed.
“He was dividing God’s land, and I would say, ‘Woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the [European Union], the United Nations or the United States of America,'” Robertson told viewers of his long-running television show, “The 700 Club.”
“God says, ‘This land belongs to me, and you’d better leave it alone,'” he said.
Pat Robertson is a pretty big name, an evangelist that speaks for many a Christian people. Yet here he is, sinning on the air. He’s actually arrogant enough to think he knows what God is thinking. Now, I don’t claim to know what God thinks either. However, I do know that Prime Minister Sharon was improving the Israeli-Palestine confict that has raged on for decades. He was trying to achieve peace, and I find it hard to believe that God would want to inflict a stroke on such a man (and if He does, He ain’t a God worth worshipping). Just another example of how disgusting some religious people can be. Everyone is expected to have flaws, but c’mon… this guy is preaching nonsensical bullshit under the false banner of holy righteousness and plenty of the blindly-worshipping Christians are going to buy in to his propaganda.
As Stephen Colbert would say: Pat Robertson…you’re on notice.