Christian love: Televangelist Pat Robertson tells a grieving mother that God let her teen son die to prevent him from becoming an atheist.
Appearing on his television program The 700 Club earlier this week, Robertson responded to a grieving mother asking why God allowed her 15-year-old son to die.
Robertson, in a particularly cruel response, told the mother God may have killed her son out of love to prevent him from becoming an atheist later in life.
… These things happen. We live in a world of wickedness. And God does not necessarily spare us from these things. He will teach us once we’re in the difficult situation, He will help us to overcome it. But not necessarily will He spare everybody from — you’ll say, “Why does my Father allow this to happen?” The loss of a child is a terrible grief. But, you know, the thing about that child at 15, maybe he was, you know, living for the Lord at 15. I don’t know anything about him; I’m presuming he was.
So what would’ve happened maybe 10 years from now? Would he have started drinking? Would he have gone away from the Lord? What would’ve happened? So God, who sees the end from the beginning, knows what would happen to that child, and because He loves the child and loves him, He wants to bring him to Heaven forever, and He wants to spare him some of the bad things that would happen down the road.
I’m just speculating, but I mean, God’s in charge of everything. And believe me, He is not some big super daddy who will spare all of us from pain. We are all going to have pain…
It’s no secret that Robertson is a demented religious extremist. However, telling a grieving mother in pain that God killed her 15 year-old-son to prevent him from being an atheist is beyond cruel. Yet some will call it “Christian love.”
(H/T Friendly Atheist)