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Monday, January 16, 2006

More than an Apology

Okay, by now you've heard that Pat Robertson said some incredibly stupid things about Prime Minister Sharon. In case you don't keep up with it, The Pat has now apologized.

Fine. He should. However...

The Pat's spokeswoman (apparently, women can't teach men, but they can allow men to hide behind them) said, point blank:

"This is what the word of God says," Watts told the AP. "This is nothing new to the Christian community."


Now, she is referring to The Pat's original stupid statement that Sharon's stroke was direct punishment from God. Now, let's look at the apology:


''My concern for the future safety of your nation led me to make remarks which I can now view in retrospect as inappropriate and insensitive in light of a national grief," the letter said.


Look, either you are speaking from the Word of God or you are not. If you are; then you don't apologize afterwards for stepping on someone's toes.

The truth is, The Pat was talking out of his butt and the wrong orrifice was caught revealing his real feelings on the matter. The Pat may be a "friend" of Israel - but only as it suits his own designs.

Of course, FOX News is the last to get this bulletin - Pat Robertson, I fear, has fallen off the deep end.

Nor am I alone in thinking that The Pat hasn't a clue when it comes to scripture (albeit on a separate matter):

Such a statement is "ignorant of simple biblical hermeneutics," asserted Currie, who, like Patterson, holds a seminary doctor of philosophy degree. "It is a perversion of the gospel to say women can't do that stuff."


David Currie, by the way, is the executive director of Texas Baptists Committed. Even the conservative Southern Baptist Convention disagrees with The Pat on the Sharon statement.

But here's the thing: If Pat Robertson truly believed he was carrying a warning from God; then the last thing he would do is retract it in the face of criticism. Instead, his fast retreat shows that he isn't speaking the Word of God and he knows it.

THAT is the best reason The Pat should step down and remain silent.

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