12 thoughts on “A Critique Of Pat Robertson”

  1. Kudos on this one, Rand, seriously. I knew the man was dangerous the first time I watched the 700 Club and saw him telling his viewers to send him money in order to be forgiven for certain sins. If I remember correctly, murdering another human being would only cost you $500 to wipe clean in the eyes of ol’ Pat!

  2. He does seem to have severe foot in mouth disease.

    Foot-in-mouth disease is when you call your wife by an old girlfriend’s name. This guy is theologically divorced from reality.

  3. The only thing I despise worse than media people and liberals who prop up Pat Robertson as some kind of influential figure, is Robertson himself.

  4. What he said at another point in this same interview was even wackier. Delusional, in fact, and suggestive of the onset of dementia.

    He said he thought Obama was doing a good job.

  5. Robertson’s a sola scriptura kind of guy, and he can be refuted on that basis. There may be some statement in the Bible about God punishing nations, but it offers only one means of discerning which of the numerous woes that befall nations constitute divine wrath – they are identified as such by a prophet, whose legitimacy is attested by some visible-to-the-masses miracle.

  6. “Robertson has obviously never read Job, or if he did, he didn’t understand it.”

    Yes, ech, my thoughts exactly. The whole point of the book of Job is to destroy the idea that bad things never happen to good people, and that you can tell who’s “good” or “favored” by how wealthy they are.

  7. I was mistaken at first. This isn’t a reprise of Katrina, where he’s blaming a present generation for inviting divine wrath. He says the spiritual fallout is coming from an event in 1791. Life has been busy lately, and I haven’t been paying as much attention to the news.

    From CBN’s own press releast:

    “His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed.”


    On one hand, one can imagine how a bunch on Animists with only a surface knowledge of Christianity might get the idea, “Hey, let’s make an offering to their god’s enemy god.” (Lucifer isn’t a god, but a lot of them wouldn’t know that.) But the history might not be quite what Robertson thinks it is. One missionary outfit documents an alternate view.


    Haiti is cursed by secular tyranny. Currently the bigger problem seems to be street gangs rather than government. Those gangs didn’t spontaneously generate in the wake of aftershocks – Haiti is the tenth most corrupt nation on Transparency International’s list. It didn’t get that way just because of Aristide and his cronies.

  8. What amazes me more than the horrible comments of people like Robertson is the silence that ensues in the faith community. I believe that is our duty to speak out when our “faith leaders” go directly and profoundly against the teachings of Christ. The only thing that can end the result of this “altar call for atheism” is for us to firmly state that our faith is not his faith. Thank you for not keeping the silence. May many follow your lead.

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