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,
by Sooner28 6 years ago
Pat Robertson, the beacon of hope for all of the world, recently said that homosexuality is "somehow related to demon possession." This isn't the first thing he said either. He also has called same-sex marriage an "abomination," which is a reference to the Old...
by Castlepaloma 7 years ago
Early Americans did not share the blind faith of today's fundamentalists. Faith" is a fine invention, with some skepticism. But can science and scripture live happily together without fighting. What story do you prefer no.1 or no. 21. There is all kinds of evidence for dinosaurs. We also have...
by Cathy I 17 months ago
Is there a difference between true faith and blind faith?I think true faith comes from prayer and reflection and meditation, while blind faith is believing in an individual rather than in the Word...eg: The May 21, end of the world forecast.
by Cassie Smith 4 years ago
Will the audience cancel their cable subsciption because A&E fired Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty?It is A&E's #1 show. A&E can do what they want with their own show but I wonder if subscribers will just cancel their subscription because the channel has become too political.
by Kathleen E. Pitz 4 years ago
Belief in "God"... such a broad topic, right? I have questions about religion and beliefs though, and I'm going to ask here.OK. So, I believe in a god or gods. I also believe that he/she/they are good, loving, moral, and protective. I've never in my life believed in a "Satan" or...
by Alan 3 years ago
Are there any organized religions based around facts and logic?I am only a little familiar with a few religions, but it seems that most of them require a large amount of blind faith. Are there any organized religions based around facts and logic? If such a group does exist, can it...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|