Pat Robertson: God Smote Sharon for Gaza Withdrawal

From the New York Times:

“God considers this land to be his,” Mr. Robertson said on “The 700 Club,” his television program. “You read the Bible and he says, ‘This is my land,’ and for any prime minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, ‘No, this is mine.’ ”

Mr. Robertson said he had prayed about a year ago with Mr. Sharon, whom he called “a very tenderhearted man and a good friend.” He said he was sad to see Mr. Sharon in his current medical condition.

But he also said that in the Bible, the prophet Joel “makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who ‘divide my land.’ ”

Mr. Sharon “was dividing God’s land, and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease” the European Union, the United Nations or the United States, Mr. Robertson said.

Pretty sick stuff from a pretty sick man!

Stephen Gordon

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  1. Pat Robertson is merely using the “Christian” card to push whatever agenda is his current favorite at the moment. This man truly has no soul. First the call for Chavez’s assassination, now he’s gloating over the death of Sharon as a “sign from God”.

    Simply astounding.

    With his line of reasoning, the Brits alive during the peace negotiations from WWI would have lived 1000 years for giving Palestine to the Jews under the Balfour declaration. But, that obviously wasn’t the case either.

    Sorry Pat, at best you’re batting 0 for 1 in 2006.

  2. Just another sign from the religious zealots who helped elect Bush. Extreme conservatives, like Robertson, are just as harmful to our country as extreme liberals!

  3. I wonder if Robertson has any clue which ten tribes the Palestinians are descended from…

  4. In the 12 step program world, we have a tradition: Principals above personalities. Yes, 1 of the old testament books, Joel, does say: don’t mess with that land. I’m no Pat Robertson fan. I agree with the Word of God. There may be other references in the Bible to this issue. Land is very high priority with God. Thanks for listening.

  5. I never recall Jesus condemning the Romans for occupying the land. Many Christians such as myself believe that the prophecies concerning Israel are metaphorical.Pat Robertson exemplifies what’s wrong with right-wing thinking.