Pat Robertson has said some really dumb things, like warning people they can get AIDS from towels in Kenya, or that an 80-year-old women should get a job to keep tithing at her church.
But this, this may take the cake. I don’t even fully know how to respond to this without just using a lot of curse words.
When Robertson, host of The 700 Club, was asked by a viewer why God would allow a helpless infant to die in the hospital, he responded by saying:
As far as God’s concerned, he knows the answer from the beginning. And he sees the little baby, and that little baby could grow up to be Adolf Hitler. He could grow up to be Joseph Stalin. He could grow up to be some serial killer. Or he could grow up to die of a hideous disease. God sees all that. And for that life to be terminated when he’s still a baby, he’s going to be with God forever in heaven. And that isn’t a bad thing.
This not only begs the question as to why God would create a child who would grow up to be any of those things, it also highlights what an insensitive dickhead Robertson really is.
Because he feels the need to justify infant deaths, he actually tells a mother God was doing her a favor!
Also, why didn’t God kill the actual Hitler or Stalin as an infant then?
You can watch the video here, but I warn you, your head is about to hit the desk very hard.
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