Pat Robertson: Americans are too Educated for Miracles

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On Monday’s episode of CBN’s The 700 Club, Televangelist Pat Robertson told viewers that Americans were too educated and therefore received fewer miracles from God.

Long time viewer, first time writer Ken wrote in:

“Why do amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA? What can we do to encourage those things to happen here? Is America too far gone for miracles like this?”

First of all, great question Ken. The short answer is: because Americans are smart and foreigners are simple, but I’ll let Pat Robertson explain.

In what was NOT an April Fools’ joke, Robertson replied:

“Because those people overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools.”

Go on….

“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff,” Robertson lamented, “in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”

What are the Africans doing right, Pat?

“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.”

Oh, ok. So the more educated you are, the less gullible. Makes sense. And it certainly says a lot about Pat Robertson’s viewership. (Sorry Ken!)

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