Quoting Quiverfull: Uneducated People Get Miracles?

Quoting Quiverfull: Uneducated People Get Miracles? April 2, 2013

by Pat Robertson on “The 700 Club” on April Fools Day, April 1, 2013

“People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” the TV preacher laughed. “We’re 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 have been inundated with skepticism and secularism,” he conintued. “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.”

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QUOTING QUIVERFULL is a regular feature of NLQ – we present the actual words of noted Quiverfull leaders and ask our readers: What do you think? Agree? Disagree? This is the place to state your opinion. Please, let’s keep it respectful – but at the same time, we encourage readers to examine the ideas of Quiverfull honestly and thoughtfully.

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  • Holly

    Ahhhh the miracle of starvation and death by treatable/preventable illness.

  • Nightshade

    They get ‘miracles’ because they don’t have enough information to tell the difference between miraculous and as-yet unexplained…they are definitely not the same thing.

  • texcee

    Uneducated people are frequently dazzled by flim-flam and believe it’s a miracle when it’s nothing but deception.

  • saraquill

    Way to insult non-Americans as uniformly ignorant. Also, it’s dead common for colleges and universities to have overseas students, especially the famous ones. Is his head in the sand?

  • Stacey B.

    Pat has gone a bit nutty on us again……

  • madame

    We Europeans are known for our ignorance (snark)
    Sure, there is a lot of illiteracy in war-torn or developing countries, but a lot of “them overseas people” are highly educated. They have a much stronger drive to get a degree, and those who do, go on to get masters and doctorates.

  • Persephone

    A bit⁉

  • Phatchick

    Did anyone else notice the date. Maybe he’s having us on. Maybe… You’re right, nah.