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Pat Robertson Blames Education For Lack Of Miracles In America
Posted: 04 April 2013 09:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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“We are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out,” the Christian Broadcasting Network chairman continued. “We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff.”

According to Robertson, it’s the “skepticism and secularism” that is being taught at “the most advanced schools” around the country that is keeping God’s miracles at bay.

Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.”

I’m not sure how to react to this.  Part of me want to scream “Duh!” and do a victory dance.  Part of me want to laugh hysterically.  And part of me wants to weep in sadness.  And they’re all sort of fighting each other to a draw.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 10:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Dead Monky - 04 April 2013 09:24 AM

I’m not sure how to react to this.  Part of me want to scream “Duh!” and do a victory dance.  Part of me want to laugh hysterically.  And part of me wants to weep in sadness.  And they’re all sort of fighting each other to a draw.

I vote for option #1. With a microbrew.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I just chuckle. It’s definitely a sign of the “end times” for clowns like him.  I imagine god up there thinking to herself “I swear to me, if this guy disses evolution and Darwin one more time I’m gonna shit thunder on his head”.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 05:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I wonder how “Africans” feel about this? Then again they are very simple so it probably went right over their heads or if they are offended they would be too humble to say so

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Posted: 04 April 2013 06:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Personally, I thought “Duh!  Of course they would experience “miracles” because they don’t have the education to know better.”  IMO, he just showed that ignorance isn’t bliss, but primitive thinking.

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Posted: 04 April 2013 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Why can’t one of these serial killers take him out and at least improve the world a little while being wacko?

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Posted: 04 April 2013 06:47 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Dead Monky - 04 April 2013 09:24 AM

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“We are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out,” the Christian Broadcasting Network chairman continued. “We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff.”

According to Robertson, it’s the “skepticism and secularism” that is being taught at “the most advanced schools” around the country that is keeping God’s miracles at bay.

Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.”

I’m not sure how to react to this.  Part of me want to scream “Duh!” and do a victory dance.  Part of me want to laugh hysterically.  And part of me wants to weep in sadness.  And they’re all sort of fighting each other to a draw.

His grammar is almost as bad as his analysis.

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Posted: 05 April 2013 07:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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“Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.””

My reaction to this is that it is quite scary. It shows that religion wants to turn people into sheep who will follow anything they are indoctrinated with. Just as many speculate, religion was probably was invented largely in part as a form of control. It’s scary when people just accept religion and some of it’s absurdities without question. Then, once you’re in the cult, if you question it, you’re “blasphemous” and damned to hell.

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Posted: 05 April 2013 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Posted: 06 April 2013 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Robertson IMO, is just worried about his “falling income’  not enough suckers being born every minute.

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Posted: 06 April 2013 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Hmm, let’s see, according to Pat, we have the choice of living in a society where educated people don’t believe in God, and thus we don’t get any miracles, or living in a society where uneducated people do things like rape babies because they think it will cure AIDS.  Gee, which kind of society would I like to live in?  Tough choice.

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Posted: 06 April 2013 10:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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My definition of miracle = A natural occurrence with causes the person defining it as a miracle is too uneducated, biased or dumb to recognize and understand.  snake

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Posted: 07 April 2013 12:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Occam. - 06 April 2013 10:53 AM

My definition of miracle = A natural occurrence with causes the person defining it as a miracle is too uneducated, biased or dumb to recognize and understand.  snake

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Veyr true. Like when an airplane carrying 300 people crashes killing everyone on board but a little baby and its declared a miracle. I think the other 299 people and their families might disagree.

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Posted: 07 April 2013 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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What Pat Robertson doesn’t even grasp was that if everything he believed in was real….including miracles….then it would all persist in being there whether we were educated or not and believed it or not.

Reality is funny that way.

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Posted: 07 April 2013 07:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Am I understanding this correctly, there is a lack of miracles in America, but they’re just rampant in Africa? I wonder if the famished and those suffering from AIDS would agree?

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Posted: 08 April 2013 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Occam. - 06 April 2013 10:53 AM

My definition of miracle = A natural occurrence with causes the person defining it as a miracle is too uneducated, biased or dumb to recognize and understand.  snake

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My definition of a miracle = an occurrence that produces a result so marvelous that we didn’t think it was possible.

There are two ways to look at miracles. One is the uneducated view, which holds that they are products of supernatural forces. The other is the educated view, which holds that they are products of natural forces and it is up to us to figure them out, if we so choose.

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