Pat Robertson on Healing Deafness

They really need to stop having Pat Robertson answer questions from viewers on the 700 Club. It seems every time he does he says something that’s either idiotic or vile. This one is both, as he tells a mother that she must be doing something wrong if her prayers to heal her deaf son aren’t working.

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  • Artor

    Well, yeah. In this case, the mom is doing something wrong- she’s expecting prayer to do something useful. So Pat’s right, in a way. Of course, he expects prayer to do something useful too, so he’s wrong as well.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Did she send money? It can’t work if she doesn’t send money.

  • Michael Heath

    I’m hearing impaired and have been since I was eight. I was given lots of prayers as a kid growing up in a fundie/evangelical environment, but no hearing aids until I was financially capable of purchasing them myself. Health insurance sucks when it comes to hearing impairments.

    With the exception of phones, I have relatively normal hearing though I require state of the art aids that now cost about $8K. So countless prayers by many of my associates over about 25 years – 0, Science on its first try – 1.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Michael Heath “With the exception of phones, I have relatively normal hearing though I require state of the art aids that now cost about $8K. So countless prayers by many of my associates over about 25 years – 0, Science on its first try – 1.”

    Ah hah! So prayer worked!*

    * Eventually.

  • matty1

    Top line.

    “If it doesn’t work try something else”

    I can totally see why this guy is worth all that money.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1531393070 danrobinson

    As stupid as this is I can’t help but feel a little sympathy for the poor fools who actually would write to him for some sort of advice. Or think prayer would actually do anything. They are so sincere. They keep begging god and nothing happens. It’s just sad.

  • ttch

    Michael Heath. It’s atheists like you that give Christians like you a bad name.

  • lordshipmayhem

    The problem is, this mother is using the psychic version of homeopathic medicine.

  • cottonnero

    #8: Ah, so it didn’t work because she forgot to dilute the prayer.

    “Say one ten-millionth of a Hail Mary and one nine-thousandth of an Our Father.”


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