While millions of the world's people - including many Christians - go to bed hungry each night or suffer from numerous forms of plague and pestilence, the Virginia Beach, Va., based televangelist continues to play God's armchair quarterback.
As if calling for the outright murder of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez last year wasn't appaling enough, Robertson has gone one step further in declaring Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's life-threatening stroke part of God's wrath.
From the Associated Press (via Jerusalem Post):
..."He was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America," Robertson said on his television program, "The 700 Club," broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach. "God says 'this land belongs to me. You better leave it alone.' "...
In the same broadcast, Robertson also calls Sharon a "a very tender-hearted man and a good friend."
I'd hate to know what the occassional preacher/presidential candidate has to say about his enemies.
Of course, from a man who has reportedly formed friendships with just about every despot in Africa (including Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, former Zairian strongman Mobuto Sese Seko, and recently deposed Liberian dicator Charles Taylor) to secure mining rights for his African Development Company, I'm sure Robertson meant well.
A previous ZenFo Pro rant on Robertson is found here.
The Zenformation Professional wishes Mr. Sharon well. Even though I may disagree with the former military commander's views and policies, Sharon is, like everyone else, a human being.
In a world full of religious fanatics like Robertson, I figure that's the least I can do.
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