That Robertson Quote
By now I'm sure you've heard about Pat Robertson's stupid quote du jour:
I’d like to say to the good citizens of Dover. If there is a disaster in your area, don’t turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city. And don’t wonder why He hasn’t helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I’m not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that’s the case, don’t ask for His help because he might not be there.
Charming fellow. Andrew Sullivan offers these wise words on the subject:
Before I get emails from conservatives saying that Robertson represents no one in the Republican coalition, let me remind you that he was one of the religious leaders phoned by Karl Rove to discuss Supreme Court nominees. My rule of thumb is that I will trust the good faith of any Republican politician who is prepared to criticize Robertson publicly. Until then, he's their problem.
I often get into high-minded discussions with people about the legitimacy of religion, and about whether Christianity in particular can defend any of the truth claims it makes. Those are interesting discussions, but here we have Robertson showing us what it's really all about. Worship the way I do or else.
Actually, the advice not to count on God in a crisis looks pretty sound to me...