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Robertson suggests God smote Sharon

(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.

Shouldn’t this guy be jabbering on a street corner somewhere? Instead of, you know, on ABC Family? How many times does he have to claim he knows God’s will before we all start wondering about his mental health?

Heretic? I’m worried that some people take the voices in this guy’s head seriously.

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  1. January 6, 2006 at 8:14 am

    It doesn’t matter if secularists (of which I am one sometimes) decry people like Robertson. The only way to stop the momentum of the evangelical movement is for people of faith to stand up and defend their religion against this corruption. They (we) need to state the truth plainly: Robertson, and all who bank on the fantasy of Revelations as being doctrine (hence the zionist support to help foster Armegeddon), are truly heretics. They speak against the very teachings of Christ.

  2. January 6, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    Not being a person of faith, I can’t really take part in that.

    However, I do think secularists decrying people like Robertson does some good. People need to hear secularists. If they don’t, then the conspiracy theories about secular elites trying to destroy Christianity look realistic. If people know exactly who we are and what we stand for, fundamenalists will look even more like the lunatics they are.

    Also, I don’t see how belief in Revelations makes one a heretic. Claiming to speak for God, sure. While I’ve only skimmed Revelation, is there really anything there that conflicts with what Jesus taught? It’s pretty much just an apocalyptic vision, is it not? Jesus did say that was coming (though the time indicated has come and gone).

  1. January 5, 2006 at 10:47 pm

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