Pat Robertson has done it again. It seems that some people never learn.
First, he speaks without thinking, and then, what else, he retracts. How can the world take Christianity seriously with such “leaders’?
Note 1: By the way, did you fall for this? No, Robertson did not retract. These people never do. This was a comedian imagining things.
Nevertheless, we finally have a statement from Robertson. Not that it clarifies anything.
Note 2: Again, no surprise that Religious Right leaders (Gary Cass and Al Mohler in particular), although distancing themselves from the immediate connection with Robertson’s stupid statements, they still want to uphold the theology behind those statements (as if this was a dry theoretical discussion – that is as much as fundamentalists can do in terms of human compassion, in face of probably hundreds of thousands of victims and other millions affected; as long as they and their own are not personally affected, they can comfortably continue their ‘theological’ babbling). Isn’t this ridiculous? Do we really need enemies when we have such ‘friends’? (see more about this HERE).
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By contrast, see a really compassionate view, expressed by Jim Wallis, showing how disasters disproportionately affect the poor and how God aches with them. This, and not the stupid extremist ideas of Robertson, represent the true message of Jesus Christ.
Here is, also, a well deserved reaction to Robertson and the like: