Hey, Pat! Shut up!
Pat Robertson, televangelist and loud-mouth, has decided to label Ariel Sharon's condition as divine punishment.
"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.'"Pat's vengeful version of God is not the image I have. The bible does say that God gave Israel to the Jews, but this man has done nothing more than try and bring peace to a region plagued with the worst of 'holy' wars. Ariel Sharon is a righteous man and his actions show that.
Robertson may not be listening so much to God as to himself. I do not want to see Israel go to the Palestinians but you won't hear me saying that anyone who tries to make peace in that region by making a compromise is going to face the wrath of God. I'm not willing to put God in that position.
Pat, you don't know the will of God. Only He knows His will. Crediting Him with action or inaction according to what you think his will is only going to open doors for those looking for an excuse for their misfortune.
Trust me, God had nothing to do with those ugly ties you wear. That's your own fault.
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