Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday tried to deflect the blame for tornadoes away from God, saying people shouldn’t build houses in the Midwest and could prevent the deadly storms by praying.
“God doesn’t send tornadoes to hurt people,” he said. “We call them acts of God, but they’re not. All I can say is, why do you build houses in a place where tornadoes are apt to happen?”
Recently, early spring tornadoes in the Midwest and South have killed 39 people.
“If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray,” Robertson continued. “Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms.”
Well, what a surprise. Pat Robertson says something utterly idiotic about forces of nature once again. He never fails at helping people keep the faith and being horrible and callous while doing it. He goes on to talk about heat transfer and that you should be faulted for building your house next to the ocean.
People who live near the ocean or in geologically treacherous areas such as California, typically understand the risk fairly well. They take the risk because they feel it is worth it to live in a beautiful place.
In less wealthy countries where you have no choice, well, there is no choice. I don’t often see people blaming God.
Pat blames others for God’s wrath. Though usually homosexuals or atheists. (Remember he told Dover, PA to watch out for trouble after the evolution trial results. It’s still standing.)
Anyhow, not to dwell on religion, I’m just citing the fact that Robertson spouts insane drivel. Gee, Pat, tell us where we should build houses if we are to avoid the following: tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, flooding, asteroid impacts, wildfires, landslides…
The commute to the farmland to grow our food would be pretty long if we couldn’t build houses in the Midwest. What shall we do about all those OTHER places that we can’t live, hmm?
Rarely do I cite someone for being horrible but with Robertson…the stupidity, it burns.
Update: Title has been edited. Pat at least mentions converging air masses as the cause of tornadoes. But didn’t God make the atmosphere work like that, Pat?