Saturday, January 07, 2006

Piling onto Pat

Let me first say that I do not agree with Pat Robertson that God punished Ariel Sharon for his Gaza policy by striking him down with a massive stroke.

And let me further state that Mr. Robertson and his organization have comforted multitudes of hurting people on this side of the "Jordan" ...and has facilitated the eternal salvation of many more throughout the world. In this context Pat's comments about Sharon are at most a footnote... and an embarrassing and damning faupax only to those with a very secular world-view.

And, the opinions of a 75-year-old preacher, concerning Old Testament teachings and current events, is news only because it suits the secular media's agenda to broadcast it as news.

More troubling to me are the Christian blog-sites that are castigating Mr Robertson in a disrespectful way. Hey guys, God has shown Pat a great deal of favor in his life... I'd take it easy on this particular servant.

How do we handle Pat? We disagree with him publicly and defend him personally as we would defend our own father.

Later that same morning...
Here is the quote...

Robertson said:
“In the book of Joel, the prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has ‘enmity against those who divide My land.’ God considers this land to be His. When you read the Bible, He said this is my land. For any Prime Minister of Israel who decides he will carve it up and give it away, God said, “No, this is Mine.”

I don't find this terribly outrageous. Did this occur on a slow news day?

I also found this:
"According to his [Robertson's] spokesperson, Angell Watts, Robertson is simply reminding his viewers what the Bible has to say about efforts made to divide the land of Israel.
She also expressed Dr. Robertson’s outrage at People for the American Way, who have a clear left-wing political agenda and who, on an ongoing basis, lift his comments out of context and widely circulate them in an attempt to discredit him."

Ahhhh... A left-wing group going after a Christian and taking his comments out of context. Shouldn't this be the story?

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