Friday, January 06, 2006

Pat Robertson Goes Off the Deep End (Again)

Yesterday, evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson told viewers that God's wrath spurred Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's massive stroke. He claimed that God punished Sharon for "dividing the land that God gave to the Israelites."

Now Robertson is saying that his own ignorant remarks are another manifestation of God’s anger:
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. 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.

Yikes. I guess I'd have to say that I prescribe to what Mark Steyn said about Robertson on Hugh Hewitt's Radio show yesterday:
As for Pat Robertson, he sounds as nutty as these Imams, who say it's the will of God. I don't subscribe to this equivalence between, you know, Wahabi Imams and Christian fundamentalists. But I'm prepared to make an exception for Pat Robertson.

What will Pat Robertson say next to smear the reputation and further the stereotype of the religious right?