Pat Robertson touts a ‘praying atheist’ and no one questions her sincerity?

Pat Robertson touts a ‘praying atheist’ and no one questions her sincerity? October 25, 2014
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This week on The 700 Club, Pat Robertson had a guest on his show who is a self-proclaimed former atheist who found proof of God after 5 of her abortion clinic appointments were canceled after she prayed to God asking for guidance.

Do you see the strange hypocrisy in that paragraph? I don’t want to play to the no-true Scotsman fallacy here, but an atheist who prayed to God for guidance?

Anny Donewald who according to the show is a former sex worker and rape survivor became pregnant and did not know what to do.

She went on to tell host Terry Meeuwsen, “[…] I was an atheist at the time so I prayed. The running joke was that I was the praying atheist. And I said, ‘God, I don’t know if you’re real or if you can hear me, but I don’t think you want me to do this. But I’m not going to be the one to stop it. You stop it.’”

Now how did she know it was the Christian God who canceled these appointments and not one of the other thousands of non-existent deities? Well, according to Donewald, God put a Bible verse in her head and that was enough confirmation for her.

Here is it worth noting that Donewald has now found a way out of the sex industry and makes a living preaching and proselytizing to troubled youth about her path to God.

Of course I don’t expect Robertson to question her sincerity, but when I hear an atheist is looking to God for guidance, I question their entire story. No one bothers to confirm she had five appointments canceled, and if she did, why?

I smell something fishy here, but of course, Christians love to sell the story of “ex-atheists” so they don’t care how honest she is, as long as they can sell this story to convert more people.

(h/t Raw Story)


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