Pat Robertson

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by Mariner, Jan 12, 2006.

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    got himself in some hot water with his comments that Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for withdrawing from Gaza. "God considers this land to be his," he said. Israel had been planning to give him 35 acres for a pilgramage/tourism center, but cancelled them due to his comments.

    How does someone know what God thinks?

    I'm curious what people here think of his comments--and his brand of Christianity.

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    On the IQ charts the guy is a genius but he is infamous for making incredibly stupid comments like this. I don't see how anyone who actually preaches the word of God could claim to know what God thinks. It would seem that that would be some sort of blasphemy.
     
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    You have no concept of 'context'. Do yourself a favour - read Pat's Comments, then reference the scriptures HE referenced. It's not that hard to understand.
     
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    Did they have scriptures saying that Pat Robertson is capable of knowing God's will? Maybe you can help me out with this context thing.
     
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    Yea, thats it. Genesis somewhere, I do recall reading it. Or was it Psalms? Hmmm, maybe Mark. Oh hell, just read the whole book and you will find it.
     
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    His question is flawed because Pat didn't say "God told me Sharon..." or "God told ME Israel is His land.."

    GOD said Israel is HIS people. Pat just re-said what God says in the Bible.
     
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    Didn't he say that him having a stroke was punishment from God? I don't know where it would say anything about that in the bible so he clearly just made that up off of the top of his head.
     
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    Pat was pondering. Pat mentioned a scripture where a Leader of the Jews was warned to not divide the Land. And of course you don't know where the bible would warn Israel's leaders to not devide the land. You don't know the bible...Just do a bit of reseach. www.biblegateway.com is a good place to start.
     
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    D, I want to know if you believe that Pat Robertson thinks Sharon is being punished by God. Yes or no. Make a guess, "I don't know" is booolshit.
     
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    Well since you are the expert maybe you can point me to this scripture. Also does anyone have a link to the Robertson quotes?
     

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