Wednesday, April 3, 2013

In Case You Were Wondering

Pat Robertson is still a superstitious and racist sphincter.

Today on the 700 Club, a viewer asked host Pat Robertson why miracles such as “people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking” seem to “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA?” Robertson first responded by joking it is “because those people overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools.”

But Robertson was actually serious.

“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,” Robertson lamented, “in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”

Unlike these too-educated Americans, “overseas they are simple and humble” and are more ready to accept miracles.

For the record, Mr. Robertson went to Yale.

HT to Melissa McEwan.

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  1. Translation: ill-educated people are easier to fool with parlor tricks.

    Isn’t this the real reason for all the Hoam Schuling™ pushes throughout the Red States? If’n they don’t larn, then they won’t catch all the dirty tricks you pull.

  2. I don’t rule out the supernatural, but I do think a lot of reported miracles are exaggerations, hoaxes, or urban legends. And probably less-educated people are more likely to take these as facts without examining them critically–especially if they’re predisposed to by their theology.

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