Pat Robertson has declared that one lucky 700 Club viewer is praying at just the right time and in just the right way for a million dollars, and god is going to provide it.
Congratulations to you, nebulous winner of god’s affection in a rich country, of a race that never experiences discrimination, who will never step forward and claim that god delivered the money for some reason. But you’re out there. And to all you starving children who have been praying in not the right way, god will get to you in a bit. Oh, millions of you need a cure for cancer? Sorry, this person prayed in the right way, and now they can buy a car.
God of justice and love. Just roll with it.
What does it say of 700 Club viewers that “God’s going to give one of you a million dollars” is more tantalizing to them than “God’s going to feed a bunch of starving people who aren’t you”? Religion of humility and care…