Robertson's StrokeJanuary 05, 2006
Pat Robertson is back in the news for saying mean and hateful things (why does he sound so much like God's hit-man these days?): Robertson blamed Sharon stroke on policy of "dividing God's land" Here's Robertson's rant:
"I have said last year that Israel was entering into the most dangerous period of its entire existence as a nation. That is intensifying this year with the loss of Sharon. Sharon was personally a very likeable person. I am sad to see him in this condition. But I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who, quote, 'divide my land.' God considers this land to be his. You read the Bible, he says, 'This is my land.' And for any prime minister of Israel who decides he going carve it up and give it away, God says, 'No. This is mine.' And the same thing -- I had a wonderful meeting with Yitzhak Rabin in 1974. He was tragically assassinated, and it was terrible thing that happened, but nevertheless, he was dead. And now Ariel Sharon, who was again a very likeable person, a delightful person to be with. I prayed with him personally. But here he is at the point of death. 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 EU, the United Nations or United States of America. God said, 'This land belongs to me, you better leave it alone.'"
I was beginning to think that maybe Robertson really would resolve this year to keep his mouth shut (see previous post: Worst Christian Mouth of the Year). But alas, after four wonderful and quiet days from Robertson, he blew it—which is about as long as most resolutions last.
Why couldn't Robertson just say a prayer for Sharon? Kicking a man when he's down won't help show the love of God. It looks like it may be another long year.