Pat Robertson Says Atheists Might Not Believe in God Because they Were Raped, Abused

pat-robertson-crazyBeing in this business as long as I have been, it’s become really hard to shock me.  I’ve read so many articles, and comments from people on my articles, that are so utterly ridiculous it’s terrifying that those who wrote or said them actually exist in this world outside of a mental hospital.

Pat Robertson is one of those people.  For him to really believe some of the things he’s said in his life can’t be mistaken for anything but severe mental instability.

Take for instance his most recent comments where he said that atheists might not believe in God because they were raped, physically abused by their father or some other kind of horrific tragedy fell upon them.

A caller told Robertson of a coworker who was an atheist and was very hostile towards her when she tried to “bring her to Jesus.”  She then asked Robertson, “Should I abandon the idea of being a positive influence on her and just let her perish?”

First, maybe she was hostile because she didn’t want her to “bring her to Jesus”?  I can only imagine this woman trying to force her views on this coworker, the coworker being polite at first, but then eventually snapping when she continued to persist.

Well, Robertson offered several disgusting possibilities as to why this coworker might have been hostile towards those who believe in God, “But to be that openly hostile to the word ‘God,’ it’s something beyond the normal human experience.  Something has happened.  Maybe she had an abusing father, somebody who raped her and acted like he was preaching to her from the Bible.  You just never know what’s going on in somebody’s childhood.”

So, this coworker doesn’t believe in God not because she simply doesn’t agree with that set of beliefs, but because she was possibly abused by her father or raped by someone who used God to justify their actions.

I have a thought – maybe she doesn’t believe in God because of ignorant jackasses like Pat Robertson who would say something such as this?  It’s like I’ve said before, these evangelicals are driving people from Christianity with their ignorance.

Or maybe she just doesn’t believe in God and doesn’t want other people trying to ram their beliefs into her life.  It really doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that. 

But these comments are just more in a seemingly endless stream of disgusting nonsense that has been spewed by Pat Robertson for decades, so we really shouldn’t be surprised.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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