Well, they don’t get much simpler or crazier than Pat but he sure isn’t humble….
He thinks Americans should be “simple” and “humble” like Africans so we would believe in Miracles.
This is a) racist and b) stupid.
He’s really saying only the ignorant can be fooled into believing in miracles….
Or, in my mind, in the Republican Party and Televangelists….
Those guys count on ignorance….
And of course he knows nothing about the complexity and history of Africa.
He’s commenting from his own ignorant, Old South Plantation Era mindset…
It may have been April 1st yesterday, but televangelist Pat Robertson wasn’t kidding when he told a viewer that Americans aren’t experiencing God’s miracles because they are too “sophisticated.”
Why do miracles “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA?” asked a 700 Club patron Ken. “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” Robertson replied with a chuckle.
“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’.”
If Americans wish to experience more miracle, Robertson concluded, they must reject their miracle-negating sophistication in favor of the more credulous African way of life.