Friday, January 06, 2006

Robertson on Sharon

It has been widely reported (I first saw it on Imus in the Morning on MSNBC this morning) that Pat Robertson claimed that Ariel Sharon's stroke was God's doing because Sharon was working towards peace with the Palestinians.

First of all, Pat Robertson is clearly and utter whack-job who should not be allowed out of whichever booby hatch he obviously should be immediately committed to. Interestingly enough, the President of Iran agrees with Robertson (though for different reasons) that this is the Will of God.

Yes the Bible speaks of wars and rumors of wars in the End of Days, but Tim LeHaye to the contrary, no one really knows when that will be so promoting this kind of crap as part of some apocalyptic fantasy is just absurd. Jesus is referred to as the Prince of Peace, which at least suggests that Christians should give peace a chance and support otehrs who do as well. Since no one (other than some of the Palestinians) is going to promote the notion of a genocidal solution to the conflict, perhaps a negotiated peace is worth a try after 50 years of conflict.


Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

if Robertson really said this he needs to go back and read his bible. The original promise of the promised land was to Abraham and his descendents and both the arabs and the Jews are descendents of Abraham. (of course when God was bringing Israel back to the promised land through Moses, He was pretty intolerant of the current residents.

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