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Pat Robertson Celebrates The Beautiful Miracle Of Not Knowing Stuff

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You may have wondered, as did a caller to Pat Robertson's 700 Club teevee show yesterday, why God just doesn't seem to fling miracles at people in U.S. America the way He did in biblical times, or even the way He reputedly does in the Third World today. Robertson explained, with that smile of his that makes any sane person hide their wallet, that God just doesn't bless fancy-pants smart people with their fancy book-larnin' and such.


The caller asked why

“amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA?”

Robertson had a simple answer: It's all because "those people overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools.” God apparently had big money on New Mexico in the first round of the NCAA tournament. But the real problem is that God just plain doesn't like busybodies who pay attention to that man behind the curtain:

“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, 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...in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”

In contrast, the good people, the simple people, the Godly people, are the ones who clap real loud to show they believe in fairies. Those good folks are not Blinded by Science:

“And overseas, they’re simple, humble. You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me.’ You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him.’”

“And that’s what God’s looking for. That’s why they have miracles.”

We would like to offer our congratulations to Pat Robertson, intellectual pioneer. Entirely without intending to, he has independently (and ass-backwardly) stumbled upon a 1962 observation by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, which is now known as Clarke's Third Law: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

[RightWingWatch via RawStory]

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