Pat Robertson on Haiti
Christians are in an uproar about this.
Let’s be honest; Robertson is just reading his Bible pretty faithfully.
Read the prophets. There god talks like he’s an abusive husband: “Israel, why do you keep making me hit you? I wouldn’t beat you, but you keep making me so angry!”
Or read the New Testament. According to the New Testament, god is going to bring an apocalypse to destroy all the evil people in the world. He’s not going to upbraid them, punish them, throw them in jail, or whatever—but destroy them. Maybe the Haitians should consider an earthquake a slap on the wrist?
If we reject what Pat Robertson suggests as plainly ridiculous, won’t we have to reject much of what is in the Bible as plainly ridiculous?