http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/01/r … n-science/
If you don't believe the link, watch the entire episode of the 700 Club.
Now, Robertson is saying something very interesting. The people he is referring to don't have much education. They live very poor lives, and their main concern is survival, not learning about the intricacies of the human body. They aren't to be blamed for this; it's a morally outrageous situation that needs to be changed.
However, because of these people's ignorance, (used in the actual meaning of the term, which simply means don't know) many of the findings of modern science are not available to them. So, Robertson sees this as an opportunity, claiming, "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.”
Blind faith is what God is looking for? What kind of God would give human beings the capacity to reason their way out of his existence!?!?!?! If reason leads to the conclusion God does not exist, that's just reality. It doesn't matter how strong you disagree with the conclusion emotionally. Evidence is evidence. Pesky questions exist because a position has flaws, not because there is a conspiracy to kill religion, and if people who can think critically don't believe in God, that should, at the very least, give one pause as to whether the being exists.
Applying this to politics, Robertson advocates an intellectually void approach to deciding issues. The Bible states it, therefore I believe it. The road to tyranny is paved with divinity.
Remember what happened in Texas when conservative christians gained control of the school board...
I have a lot of thoughts on this, just not time to elaborate right now.
One short note-------you may call it "blind faith" if you want, but God did not leave mankind to just guess or follow something unproven. He left us much evidence of His power and perfect evidence of His Love.
We see that perfect evidence of His love and caring in the distended bellies of small, crying children, don't we?
Not all flavors of Christianity suggest blind faith as the way to belief; however, Robertson's particular type of Christianity does just that, and that's why it's dangerous.
Sooner, the scriptures refer to those who are content to merely 'have their ears tickled', which is being told basically what they want to hear. God invites us based on the overwhelming evidence around us to use our reasoning abllity in regards to this question. Faith comes after one is conviced as to the course they have decided to pursue. God is not interested in robots and automotons, it would have been a lot easier for Him to have created these in the beginning. You have the ability to think so that you can decide and make a conscious choice.
So, Robertson is wrong, with his "Jim Jones' approach to Christianinty.
My previous reply was not for you -should have said THEY not you,sorry for that,
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