Thursday, November 10, 2005

Pat Robertson and the Wrath of God

Pat Robertson has taken it upon himself to threaten the people of Dover, Pennsylvania with the wrath of God.

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city," Robertson said on his daily television show broadcast from Virginia, "The 700 Club."

"And don't wonder why He hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for His help because he might not be there," he said.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=1300761

Apparently, Robertson is not familiar with the Book of Job. Bad things happen to good people all the time for reasons that have nothing to do with virtue.

Robertson reminds me of the Pharisee who thanks God that he is better than the publican. God rejects such prayers for they are merely an expression of self-adulation, which amounts to a form of idolatry.

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