Pat Robertson Tells Viewer: Maybe God Let Your Boy Die So He Wouldn’t Grow Up An To Be Atheist [VIDEO]

Hemant Mehta writes at the Friendly Atheist:

On today’s episode of The 700 Club, a woman wrote in to ask Pat Robertson why God allowed her 15-year-old son to die. Robertson, for some reason, decided to give her a very specific answer: God may have let your son die to prevent him from becoming an alcoholic or atheist later in life.

“So what would’ve happened maybe 10 years from now? Would he have started drinking? Would he have gone away from the Lord? What would’ve happened? So God, who sees the end from the beginning, knows what would happen to that child, and because He loves the child and loves him, He wants to bring him to Heaven forever, and He wants to spare him some of the bad things that would happen down the road.”

  • lymis

    Pat, if God killed people because they were going to grow up to be disappointments, you wouldn’t have survived the crib.

    • Todd20036

      The question I have is: will this woman ever call or send money again?

      • another_steve

        The short answer: Yes.

        The scam is self-perpetuating: You give answers to life’s big questions – answers that can’t be disproved – you make a billion dollars.

      • Bob Conti

        Yup. Because for some fucked-up reason, this answer will provide her with comfort and closure, as opposed to, “What an asshole!” One summer I mowed lawns for one of my dad’s clients who had bought up a bunch of military housing units when the AF Base was decommissioned. (Pretty nice, hardwood floors, laundry room, huge basement) I’d be mowing along and there were people listening to the PTL Club every single day I came by and coming out to spread the news and tell me that they’ve sent all their savings to Jim. No amount of discussion could dissuade them that this was a stupid thing to do.

        • Cattleya1

          For every nimrod who believes that a donation will get them into heaven, there is a grifter ready to tell them where to send the check.

        • Schlukitz

          A fool and his money are soon parted.

          A pity that there are so consarned many fools in the world!

        • It may or it may not provide comfort or closure — but at least he tried. How would you or I reply to the woman’s question? It’s not easy. Most people just prefer to say nothing for fear of offending rather than consoling. You might say he lacked empathy, but I’d say he showed a good amount, for a person he knows nothing about.

          • campbell

            An honest pastor would have answered that he didn’t know why; that the workings of Providence are beyond our comprehension but that if we believe in God we can seek some consolation Hope. To tell a grieving mother that she should be grateful that her dead child will not now grow up to be a sinner is heartless

        • Paul

          You should have told them you were working for PTL and that you’d pass along any donations.

          Pass them along to a charity that actually does charitable work that is.

          • Bob Conti

            Americans United for the Separation of Church and State? These were people living off of fixed incomes. In one PTL telethon (I tuned in just to see the circus) during the local cutaway, some woman was there saying “Your money is in the bank earning filthy, filthy interest instead of going to help Jim Bakker.” And people fell for it. On my way into work down here in Long Beach to Orange County, I pass the now-shuttered TBS studio building that used to be blindingly lit up for Christmas with a big “Happy Birthday Jesus” on the roof. I experience a touch of schadenfreude seeing it closed down. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ecd1fbc7461e4093f74674d504e25f51831912350333e7d06f746262d5b7a5f.jpg

      • Uncle Mark

        Inspired by Pat’s dementia, I’m hoping that insensitive, cavalier answer (and others to follow) will inspire his followers to reassess their beliefs and their leaders. Pat & Co are certainly doing their damnedest lately to drive the next generation away from the church.

        • Nowhereman

          Well it hasn’t bothered them yet.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      So, Gawd kills those He knows will go on to become addicts, alcoholics and atheists. Okay, then explain the existence of AA, treatment centers, hell, why am I still here? Oh, that’s right, it’s because you’re a full of the crap bulging from your depends. Fucktard.

    • Well the Gospels say not a hair of our head falls to the ground without the Father’s permission, so Providence must surely be invoked when a child dies.

      • campbell

        Perhaps so but it is flat-out impious to pretend that you know how Providence is working.

    • Becky Decker

      I just copied your statement. It is perfect.i gave you credit.

    • 2patricius2

      Maybe god let Pat live, because she wanted people to see what a creep and a fool he is…..

  • Lazycrockett

    Call him home, jesus, call him home.

    • Jon

      He doesn’t want to hang out with that old fuck either. 😂

  • whollyfool

    Wow. I’m sure she was comforted. Way to hit it out of the park, Pat.

    • iambu

      “Well, he’s dead, but he’da turned out shitty anyway. It’s fine.”

  • NZArtist

    I wish his imaginary friend would have spared us the horror of the past eighty years.

    • Bonobo

      God, if it ever existed, is dead.

  • lymis

    ” because He loves the child and loves him, He wants to bring him to Heaven forever, and He wants to spare him”

    So, God doesn’t love you, Pat?

    • janey

      where do you think that the old saying “only the good die young’ comes from?

      • Dazzer

        To be fair, Pat might have died young and has just been decomposing on television screens ever since.

        • Bob Conti

          That would explain the stench that he emits.

    • Uncle Mark

      How comforting to a grieving parent. “Your kid was probably going to become an unrepentant irredeemable mess anyway.” I wonder if Hallmark makes sympathy cards like that? (So much for that whole free will bullshit, eh Pat)

  • Darrel Cj

    Maybe God saw that he was going to grow up to be the second incarnation of Pat Robertson!

  • Karl Dubhe

    Ghoulish piece of grifting shit.

    I hope that when he dies he’s met by the spirits of the people who he robbed in life.

  • HZ81

    Speaking of dying,—Die already, PAt.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • whollyfool

      Behold my works, ye mighty, and despair

  • JWC

    these twits abuse the first ammendment

  • Lakeview Bob

    Stupid fucking fairy tale believing grossly ignorant asshole son of a bitch.

  • kelven

    Seriously, anyone who asks this flaming asshole for advice deserves the heartache his addlepated ramblings give them.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    To Jill, You need to drink because you subject yourself to this dried up dead lizard.
    How stupid are you ?

    • whollyfool

      That’s ok. Ol’ Pat may have just given birth to a newborn atheist with that remark.

  • Ray Page

    The reason psychics don’t win lotteries and faith healers don’t work in emergency rooms is because, like Robertson, they are frauds.

    • shellback

      Mind if I steal this?

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      god hates amuptees

    • (((GC)))

      Psychics have doorbells, like the rest of us. ‘Nuff said.

  • alguien

    so even pat admits christans have a shit god.

  • JaniceInToronto

    If God really loved us he would kill us all now so we won’t be bad.

    Pat Robertson belongs in a mental hospital. He is a sick, sick man.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      If there was a god at all, he’d kill pieces of shit like Pat Robertson.

  • M Jackson

    Well madam, that’s what you get for calling in to The 700 Club. Feel any better now about your dead boy?

  • JCF
    • JCF

      Here, let Jesus (in the form of Family member Victor Garber!) explain:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeBy1Ee8LCg

      “You cannot escape being devil’s food” Pat! *

      * And he ain’t talkin’ about chocolate.

  • JAKvirginia

    Pat…. let me BuyBullsplain for yew.

    Although she may have deferred, what the woman wanted to know was why her sweet 15-year old son is dead but Trump’s Uday and Qusay still live. Explain that King of the Living Dead.

  • Regan DuCasse

    Why would this woman ask that asshat anything?

    • zherazhera

      Aren’t some/many/all of the calls/letters faked so that Pat can pontificate about whatever he’s feeling that day?

      • clay

        What I find disturbing is that even if the caller’s not real, this is a real situation for some of his listeners.

      • Regan DuCasse

        Good question. I have no idea, but it wouldn’t surprise me. The thing is, the way he DOES pontificate on things, is so without compassion, facts and patently stupid.
        I didn’t used to think anyone could be THAT dumb, or gullible…or out of it that they have NO clue or understanding of things on their own without him saying anything.
        Or at the very least, knowing how full of shit he is.
        But I know now, they are that dumb.
        Just from the kinds of comment threads generated by Robertson’s ILK on either Christian or conservative online sites.

  • shellback

    I am simply dumbfounded that anyone would believe this pile of shit.

  • Gigi

    Billy Joel was right. Only the good die young. A 15-year-old boy with his entire life ahead of him dies yet an evil troglodyte like Robertson is allowed to live longer than most could ever hope to. That sucks.

    • Orly

      Proof there are no gods.

  • greenmanTN
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Just remember, kids– and yes, we should all at some point dedicate our lives to following Jesus.

    http://www.koncrete.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Jesus-religion-gay-gaysus-meme-orgy_d8e67c_5254820.jpg

    • j.martindale

      makes as much sense as what robertson says

  • Blake J Butler

    When no one is paying attention to you.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/dUjyprNfWiNCo/giphy.gif

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      “Camera pan over, pan over!”

    • greenmanTN

      LOLOLOL!

  • Canadian Observer

    With the ability to reason along those lines I am shocked, shocked I tell you that he is not in favour of access to abortion.

  • leo77

    So if you follow this logic abortion is good thing, because the kid could grow to be an atheist or alcoholic.

    • (((GC)))

      ALL embryos must be aborted, so they don’t have a chance to sin, and their souls.go directly to heaven!

      Makes as much sense as anything Pat says.

  • clay

    God sees all, knows all.
    God can kill your child at any point, including the past and the future.
    God does this to prevent your child losing their soul.

    But God will not do anything to actually prevent your child’s slide into evil.

    • campbell

      What you are predicating here is a Deity who will intervene to end a child’s life but will not intervene to keep him from sin. The gift of Free Will is useless and meaningless if at random moments God can step in to prevent its exercise. And remember Original Sin means the child was born a sinner so a too early death achieves nothing. As I said before Robertson’s answer is arrogant dishonest and cruel.

      • campbell

        Oops. SORRY my irony detector is in getting fixed. 😫

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • Rebecca Gardner

      The Lord spoke to me this morning and told me he wants a Mercedes-Benz, and asked me to serve as his chauffeur. So please give! Give for the Lord!

    • Thornton

      CORRECT!!!!!…….Religion = Control of people and their MONEY!

  • Jonathan Smith

    maybe god let him die to show what a cold, heartless fuck you are Mr. R.
    Die. Soon. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/74ae7fc0847570eca11fd7d0a323419fa351067d569ee7438e0fddaf4489b8b3.gif
    oh, and don’t forget to send $

  • fastlanestranger

    #compassion

    • Jonathan Smith

      #isforotherpeople.

  • TuuxKabin

    Christian Cruelty.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      CC Inc.

      • TuuxKabin

        CC. Inc., LLC.

  • AdamTh

    So happy I saw throught that religious bullshit years ago….

    Having said that, remember religion does not equal faith.

  • Ninja0980

    If I had been the caller, I would have told him to go fuck himself at this point.

  • Lazycrockett

    FYI

    Al Franken will be on Hardball this evening. plan accordingly.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I grew up to be a heavy drinker and an atheist, so he must be cool with it.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    What if he had lived another 70 years? Maybe god took him so he wouldn’t turn into a nasty old coot scamgelist with a blackened heart.

  • another_steve

    Please tell me this is a Monty Python routine.

    Please.

    • Tomcat

      It is just another insane xtian routine.

    • RobynWatts

      If so, i’m still waiting for the big foot to come down and squish Pat.

      https://youtu.be/P4KqdntZjOg

  • j.martindale

    Die, old man, and save the world a ton of misery.

    • Ben in Oakland

      better– live for another 100 years and be unable to die. Sort of like going ot heaven.

  • TheGrandWazoo2
  • Tomcat

    Anyone that still chooses to believe in the giant fairy in the sky deserves to get a stupid answer, fuckem.

    • Jonathan Smith

      no. there is “stupid” and then there is deliberately hateful.

      • Tomcat

        Ok, if they choose to still , you get it, they deserve a hateful answer too.

  • Jonathan Smith

    ya know. just when i thought this old fuck couldn’t piss me off further,
    he comes out with crap like like this.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8427682dfd5919a2bb93d39f8c733f3d5acd48c2adbc4fc9d9155bdb2bbd6f4c.gif
    that’s for YOUR god of “love and compassion”
    ’cause he sure as shit aint mine.

  • Tomcat

    And he takes newborns to keep them from enjoying any life whatsoever.

  • RobynWatts

    Marion, by all means, have a encounter with a substantially heavy pillow on your face and soon. Like tonight, for example.

    P.S. Don’t struggle!

    • Ben in Oakland

      Can we all just agree on a piano falling from ten stories?

      • zherazhera

        Why do you hate pianos?

        • Ben in Oakland

          As long as it’s an upright.

      • RobynWatts

        That works too.

  • paulrees100

    FU FU FU FU!!!!!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Psalm 137:9 – Happy is the one who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks.

    • Jonathan Smith

      i actually google checked that.
      Now THAT is fucked up.

    • Michael White

      Psalm 109 9- 10-May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes.

      One translation we used when I was a monk had: May even his defense be considered a crime. This has been my favorite cursing pslam

      • William

        Was this verse written about Trump?

        • Michael White

          we can only hope

          • (((GC)))

            Isn’t that the “imprecatory” psalm some prayed against Obama, “May his days in office be few, and may another take his place”?

            Skip the death and homelessness, just get us a real, progressive president! (Or even a centrist Democrat like the popular vote winner.)

  • greenmanTN

    Only knowledge of his utter inconsequentiality in the grand scheme of things is keeping me from going on a profanity laden tirade. That and if I get started I might not be able to stop.

  • Michael White

    no sympathy. You follow that asshole you get what you get.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Or god could have just brought the kid to jesus and live a long life to become a perverted old fossil like patty.

    Robertson is so perverted even he doesn’t believe the crap he spews.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    It will be a happy, happy morning when I open JMG to see notice of Robertson’s death.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Still room in Falwell’s matchbox.

  • Jonathan Smith

    THIS shit is why i stoped posting/reading for a while.
    i cold NOT take the hate that these people generated in me.
    Pat Robertson, IF there is a Hell, LONG may you rot there.

    ……i need an emergency hug……

  • Tomcat

    People if you want to live in fear all your life, stay a christian, if not then just live by the golden rule and let be the rest.

  • William

    You hateful old fuck.

  • Tomcat

    You know what robertson? If you died tonight you would never know it.
    There is NOTHING after, period.

  • zherazhera

    Yes, sure. Let’s say there is a god and he ‘allowed’ this boy to die. Because he might become an alcoholic or an atheist? Really, Pat? You couldn’t think of anything worse than that? How about a mass murderer, a serial killer, a sadistic rapist, a slave trader, a drug baron, a white collar criminal president, or maybe the new Hitler or Pol Pot?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Or a congressman?

      • Bonobo

        … a diddling pastor ?

  • margaretpoa

    At least he didn’t suggest that “god” knew the kid was going to grow up LGBTQ.

    • Tomcat

      Those are the ones he thinks should be culled from the earth by man.

    • clay

      Didn’t you know? If you never talk about it, it never happens.
      /s

    • Steven B

      I said the exact same thing to my husband when I read this. What an evil man.

  • RNegron

    Funny thing is…

    This is the sort of arguments I was making to my family priest. The explanations helped drive me from the church. Along the lines of. ‘OK, so babies get to heaven free, but I have to risk damnation because I did not die in the crib.’

    It did not seem fair, and the explanations seemed moronic and tautological.

    • Girlgoon

      Tautological ?!? Now where’s that dictionary ?

    • clay

      And then they say, “You don’t have a mature faith.” Damn it, Father, you’re supposed to. YOU explain it, then!”

    • Ben in Oakland

      Fair is not for this religion, or any of its cousins.

      When I was a child attending Sunday school, the teacher told us all about how God hardened pharaohs heart after every plague, there by setting the scene for the next flag. Even to me, at age 11, I could see that that was not fair and i said as much. The teacher told me that I was not to question God. I still hear fundamentalist Christians saying that it is perfectly all right for god to murder as many people as he wants to, Because he’s God, you know. But then they will point up mass murderers like Hitler and Mao and claim that they are evil.

      They have the morality of acan of tuna 50 years past it’s expeirationdate.

      • D.M.S.

        You don’t see the distinction between GOD and man.
        Did GOD create all creatures?
        Why can’t GOD remove the creatures that He created?
        Is mankind just as good as GOD?

        • Jonathan Smith

          better, since they MADE god UP.

          • D.M.S.

            You get to have your opinion and get to have mine. Isnt it great that we live in a country with our 1st amendment. So we can have different veiws.
            God/Jesus is as real as the nose on your face and my face.
            😃

          • Priya Lynn

            The invisible unicorn in my backyard that farts rainbows is as real as the nose on your face and my face – we both have the same amount of evidence to support our claims.

          • Jonathan Smith

            um. yeah. sure. when he stops by and says hi, then MAYBE i’ll believe https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/13d1b270d27874bf1baeab0a2360347eca01491de2fd24ca706198cce02aec26.jpg

          • D.M.S.

            I don’t view. Don’t waste your time. Because I won’t look at it.
            Peace.

          • Priya Lynn

            “I don’t view. Don’t waste your time. Because I won’t look at it.”

            Translation: “My mind is closed to anything I don’t believe because I’m afraid someone will show me I’m wrong”.

          • D.M.S.

            I know the world and what it’s like I live here too.

          • Priya Lynn

            If you think your god is real and your description of him moral you obviously don’t see the world as it really is

          • D.M.S.

            What the world of greed, pride,
            lust, deceit and very little love.
            No it’s quite clear to see.

          • Priya Lynn

            I’m sorry you have very little love in your life, no wonder you need an imaginary friend.

            I have a tremendous love in my life so I don’t need an imaginary friend.

          • Jonathan Smith
        • Priya Lynn

          “Why can’t GOD remove the creatures that He created?”

          Right, just like its okay for parents to murder their children because they created them.

          (the moral bar is lower for god than it is for people)

          • D.M.S.

            You answered my 3rd question, just like worldly mankind does.
            That’s the answer I expected to get from the world.
            Peace.

          • Jonathan Smith

            you, feel free to pick ANY scientific principle, i shall give proof in ONE meme.
            then you can explain why god exist its in say 17,000 words. that don’t include “faith” and “because he said so” .
            let’s see who does better.
            Peace.
            Bitch.

          • D.M.S.

            GOD created science too. So your science won’t prove Him wrong, either.
            Peace
            Friend.

          • Priya Lynn

            If god created science then why does the bible say bats are birds, the stars are little lights that can fall to earth and be held in you hand, and that rain is caused by god opening a window that separates the waters above from the waters below?

          • D.M.S.

            It all sounds good to me.
            Mankind doesn’t get to describe scripture on their terms.
            Did you know that it had never rained before the flood. I find that to be interesting.

          • Priya Lynn

            Of course we do – who’s going to stop us? There are no other terms than mankind’s terms. If the obvious bible errors sound good to you then you’re completely out of touch with reality. Errors like that make it obvious it was written by primitive people with no understanding of the world around them.

          • D.M.S.

            How is the world going to force us true Christians to believe the way that you do?
            We have Christians in this world that would rather die than be forced to adhere to another of Mankinds religion.
            You and the world and probably at least half of the people that call themselves Christians have no grip on reality either.

          • Priya Lynn

            We have no desire or intention of trying to force you to believe what we do. That’s the sort of thing your imaginary god does, we’re better than him, remember?

            You’re trying to tell me that you believe the stars are little lights that can fall to earth and be held in your hand and that an invisible firmament holds up the sky and you expect me to believe it is I rather than you who has no grip on reality? We can’t have a discussion if you’re going to lie whenever you don’t have a response that makes sense.

          • D.M.S.

            And GOD is going to replace this earth for a new one real soon as well.
            Hallelujah

          • D.M.S.

            Yes, hallelujah!

          • D.M.S.

            My sense of reality and your sense of reality are from two separate worlds on this plant.
            Yours is filled with pride, greed, lust, and violence.
            My sense of reality is not anything like yours.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            Your’s is just as full of pride: pride in the self serving, literalist view of scripture that allows you to feel good about yourself while being an asshole.

          • D.M.S.

            I’m sinner just like everyone else is.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            Then take the log out of your own eye before bitching about what you think are others’ sins.

          • D.M.S.

            Scripture states what sins are sins.
            We can’t defy God/Jesus and serve Him both.
            No one, I don’t care who they are is going to tell me that they are a Christian and a sexually active homosexual at the same time and expect me not to tell them that they are living in sin of their own choosing.
            Everyone who sins chooses to sin, no exceptions.
            We can’t serve mankind and God/Jesus both.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            more often than not, your interpretation of scripture says what is sin and what is not sin.

          • D.M.S.

            And if you truly are a Christian your interpretation should be the same as mine.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            And where is that written in Scripture?

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            But you are adhering to a manmade religion–Man created the interpretations from which you approach scripture.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            You do that all the time.

          • Priya Lynn

            You’ve set a double standard for your god. Your god impregnated a woman betrothed to another man without her consent – your god violates his own laws against rape and adultery. You should think twice about worshiping a god that’s so immoral he can’t even live up to the standards of imperfect humans.

        • Ben in Oakland

          I do see a distinction. Apparently, We’re better. We have morals— some of us, anyway.

          Bible believing Christians have informed me that god has written a moral sense on our hearts. I know that Murder is wrong. Why doesn’t your god? All you are saying is that god is no different than Mao, Hitler, pol pot and Stalin.

          • D.M.S.

            No you don’t see a distinction. You believe God and mankind are the same. They are not. But then you don’t believe that God exist.
            I can’t have a conversation with anyone who has no respect for people who have a different view than they have.
            I was raised an atheist. I know how you think. I acted the same way I ridiculed Christians and their beliefs. I’m quite happy being a Christian now.

          • Priya Lynn

            Lots of people are happy believing things that aren’t true. Its comforting to believe you won’t have to die, isn’t it

          • D.M.S.

            No, it’s comforting that I don’t worry about death.

          • Priya Lynn

            You’re comforted by believing something that isn’t true.

          • D.M.S.

            Well with that context.
            I see that you’re comforted by believing something that isn’t true.
            Peace.

          • I’m not in the least superstitious nor do I worry about death. Go figure

          • D.M.S.

            I’m not superstitious at all.

          • Of course you are. All you have talked about is your superstitious belief in the supernatural. Religion IS superstition. Period

          • D.M.S.

            That’s your definition. Christ Jesus is reality.

          • Jonathan Smith

            “i’m quite happy being a moron who can’t think for themselves now”
            go away

          • D.M.S.

            😃…

          • Ben in Oakland

            I very much do see a distinction. If I were going to believe in a god, I would want him to be better than me, not worse.

            I have every respect for Christians; some of my best friends are. What I don’t have respect for is people using their bibles as weapons, for people who think that god can be contained within the covers of an ancient book, or who do not apply the moral sense that god gave them.

            You don’t have respect for people who see things differently. That’s why you can tell me you know how I think. No you don’t. that’s why you attack other Christians for not being true Christians like you.

          • D.M.S.

            We Christians ask for repentance of your sins. And to love our Lord Christ Jesus.
            Basically all we get in return is hatred. Because we won’t agree with your chosen sinful lifestyles.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Poor persecuted you. Except that you are making it up.
            First: a lot of chrtistians don’t agree with you. So it is not “we Christians”. It is “You Christians.”
            Seconbd, No, we don’t hate you. Like good Christians, we hate what you do, while hiding behind your religion.
            Wanna believe homosexuality is a sin? I frankly don’t give a damn. Want to restrict my participation in society, harm my family, harm me, support gay kids killing themselves? Expect a fight.
            It’s pretty simple. It’s a sin not to believe that jesus died for your sins. But you have no issue with the 2/3 of the world that thinks the Christian story is nonsense. but let me say I am gay, and all of a sudden, we hate you.

          • D.M.S.

            There’s no such thing as a good Christain. A repentant Christian, yes.
            Hebrews 10:26.

          • Ben in Oakland

            “There’s no such thing as a good Christain.”
            You said it. you spelled it. Not me.

          • D.M.S.

            Yes I did. And there’s no such thing as a good person they don’t exist anywhere. Nobody is good, not one person.

          • D.M.S.

            Christians that serve Christ Jesus are supposed to be hated.
            Christ Jesus stated the we Christians would be hated.
            We expect to be hated.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            But we don’t expect to be hated by people who call themselves christian.

          • D.M.S.

            There is NO such thing as a sexually active Christian homosexual.
            If anyone is a homosexual and a Christian they are celibate for life.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            According to YOU. But I really don’t care what YOU have to say.

          • D.M.S.

            According to scripture.
            That you despise.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            According to YOUR INTERPRETATION of scripture. And you are correct, I find it despicable.

          • D.M.S.

            Why? Scripture states what sin is, but for some strange reason everyone thinks that they don’t sin.
            When scripture states that everyone does.

          • Desiderius Erasmus (mark)

            Much, if not most, of what you claim “scripture states” is your interpretation of scripture–not scripture itself.

          • Ben in Oakland

            The problem is, the only people who really hate Christians seem to be other Christians.

            And if you expect o be hated, you must be doing something wrong.

          • D.M.S.

            Scripture states that we Christians will be hated for serving our Lord Christ Jesus.
            If I’m hated then I’m doing my Christian work correctly.
            Not all people who say they are Christians are actually Christians.
            You’re an atheist, right?
            Why does it matter to you?

          • Ben in Oakland

            Not all Christians who call themselves Christians are actually Christians.

            Again. You said it. Not me.

          • D.M.S.

            Again that went right over your head.
            I’m a Christian.
            I entered through the narrow gate.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Nope.
            So you say.
            So you say.

          • D.M.S.

            If your socalled Christian freinds accept your sin of being a sexually active gay. Your friends are not Christians.
            No Christian accepts sin as being good.
            Evil is good and good is evil is the non-Christian veiw point.

          • Ben in Oakland

            And in the christian view point. But who is counting?

          • Ben in Oakland

            Build up the us vs. them early, even if it’s a fanatasy.
            No one hates you except in your needy imagination
            Look in a mirror.
            Yes.
            The harm that fundelibangelical— and not just yours— religion does every day.

          • D.M.S.

            And what do these socalled Christians believe?
            Who do these socalled Christians serve?

          • Ben in Oakland

            Themselves, of course. Only self service here at the Morality Cafeteria.

          • D.M.S.

            I serve My Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
            You serve your master, Satan.
            What is Moral?

          • Ben in Oakland

            So you claim.

            Don’t believe in Satan and more than I believe in your god.

            You obviously don’t know.

          • D.M.S.

            Read Revelation. And see what happens to unrepentant People. They chose their demise by their own defiance.
            Christ Jesus died on the cross for all of our sins.Some choose to ask for His forgiveness.
            The ones who don’t, recieve what they weren’t willing to give up, their pride, their greed, their lust.
            We all deserve death, none of us are good.

          • D.M.S.

            Your Christians friends are lying to you or you’re lying to me. God has put no moral sense into anyone.
            We are all are born into sin. And our flesh always craves that sin. It take conviction and trust in our Lord Christ Jesus to stay away from that sin. But we all still stumble everyday. But we keep trying to serve our Lord Christ Jesus everyday the best that we can.

          • Ben in Oakland

            You’ll have to take that up with other Christians who have declared unequivocally what god writes on their hearts. They have frequently posted this on these very pages.

            Personally, I don’t share that view of mankind. If you have a problem with stumbling every day, that’s your problem and not mine.

            By the way, I didn’t say they were my “friends.”

          • D.M.S.

            Scripture actually states that everyone stumbles about sin every single day.
            But you being an atheist, you wouldn’t know about that.
            The problem is all yours.

          • Ben in Oakland

            No, indeed, i know about that. Most atheists know far more about your holy book than you do, such as “where in Deuteronomy?”

            I have no problem with it at all.The issue is more that I think it’s simply not true, though it may be for you. That’s why your faith is there, to remind you of that, and to give more money, of course.

          • D.M.S.

            That’s what Satans minions as yourself are taught.
            It simply isn’t true.
            Keep believing in your master Satan, right into hell.
            Peace.

          • Ben in Oakland

            A man who believes in Satan and that Satan has minions, and yet uses a computer.

            And uses the terms Satan s minions.

    • Calamity_Jean

      “…babies get to heaven free….”

      If that were true, infanticide should be a sacrament.

  • William

    So what, God was on the toilet when baby Hitler was born?

    • Michael White

      The holy trinity is god the father loving jesus the son animated by the holy spirit. May that is what god was doing

  • Tomcat

    If god was that picky about how people turn out, don’t you think trump would have expired years ago?

  • JohnJay

    So, then, God stole that boy’s free will?

    • clay

      These people don’t believe in freedom; they believe in liberty.
      Yeah, they have lots of words to squirrel around with.

  • Girlgoon

    Go choke on a cross Robertson !!

  • Natty Enquirer

    On the other hand, God is not so hot on the idea of letting this 87-year-old past the Pearly Gate.

  • clay

    I hate Roberson’s Calvinist predestination bullshit.
    But I also know a story about where it comes from. Calvin’s first Institutes said abso-fucking-lutely nothing about predestination, not a hint. After seven years as a pastor, however, his second edition was suddenly, “Some of y’all are going to Hell and there ain’t a damn thing I can do about it.”
    but Pat Robertson never even met this kid and doesn’t even claim any pre-knowledge. Like PRick erry earlier today, he only knows the metaphors, and he believes them more than any actual religious experience or deeper meaning.

    • Ernest Endevor

      Never knew that. Thanks. I’ve always thought the idea of predestination deeply strange and antithetical to the teachings of you-know-who.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I don’t wish death on people, I really don’t. And since I have nothing kind to say, I’ll stop there.

    • Natty Enquirer

      However, we can wish for a better world which doesn’t have Pat Robertson in it.

      • KnownDonorDad

        I’d settle for him deciding he’s done with politics and retreating from the spotlight for the rest of his days.

    • zherazhera

      How about wishing him a bad case of hemorrhoids and severe constipation?

      • Jefe5084

        I think he has those afflictions already.

      • Cattleya1

        But… an anal fissure, a perirectal abscess, boils from head to toe. I think that if ole Pat is not able to go home to god, then he should do some penance here.

  • ceeenbee

    If that shit were true this bastard, son of a bitch would have been dead in the womb.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    A friend just texted me about this story…

    *boy reaches heaven*

    *why did I die?”

    “oh we didn’t want you to grow up not believing in us”

    “wait what?

  • acde

    God, Take Pat already – he is way way past his due date [there never was a Best Before Due Date]. Dumber than a pound of mud

  • Statistics Palin

    Maybe God wanted to spare the boy from living in a country run by fundamentalist shithooks like Pat Robertson.

  • Cuberly Deux

    So now a religified mother thinks her kid was murdered by God for being an alcoholic or an atheist.

    Christian lurve folks.

    • clay

      She should hate the kid for making her feel so bad, mourning and all.

      If we believe she actually exists. (Plenty of his listeners, though, have probably lost kids. Sucks for them.)

      • Cuberly Deux

        No evidence obvs, but I swear they concoct their “viewers” questions on the fly. Or it’s a bunch of scripted fear mongering bs.

        His viewership has got to be predominately 60+.

    • JCF

      -ist—of the worst kind.

  • TexasBoy

    Kind of blows that whole “free will” thing the Christians love so much out of the water, doesn’t it?

    • BobSF_94117

      Not all Christians believe in free will. Some, like Robertson, don’t believe anything is free. Send money!!!

    • campbell

      Yup it certainly does

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Not only do I wish this insipid creature ill will, I wish his end to involve fire or slow torture. I have no empathy or concern for this bug.

    • tim870

      It’s slow torture for sure. Only were the ones being tortured.

  • Tomcat

    Pat Robertson is like that hunk of pot roast you lost in the refrigerator hidden behind things for months. Green, moldy, slimy, disgusting smelling and
    TOTALLY UNWANTED ANYMORE.

  • BearEyes

    cruel, heartless bastard

  • Scott MB

    So what makes this kid so special? If that is the case then Pat, then why does God make children suffer disease out of the womb? Why does he allow other children to suffer the pains of cancer while this child was taken so that he “maybe” not become a drunk or athiest?

    Oh I know because…

    1. If he does exist he is a sick mother fucker!
    2 There is no god that controls anything

    Either one explains everything so take your pick.

    • Ben in Oakland

      You left out the ost important one.

      Patty thinks he is god.

  • BobSF_94117

    There’s no lack of lives that turn out, shall we say, unfortunately that God did not nip in the bud. Does this mean God is a lousy shot?

  • iambu

    By that logic, God wants abortions for every pregnancy.

  • tim870

    If there is a God (and there’s not), somehow this fool is part of Mueller’s investigation and one day we’ll all wake up and he and the entire GOP will no longer exist.

  • Tomcat

    Come on! no one could possibly actually believe in god and say and do the things these assholes say and do.

  • JDS

    What a turd.

  • Willys41

    And for some unknown reason God didn’t want to wave his magic wand and simply prevent the son from becoming whatever he might have become.

    • boatboy_srq

      Actually surprising he didn’t accuse Mom of not choosing a less temptation-filled community – if Jeebus was saving Junior from alcohol and atheism and all, she must live in one of Those Places®.

      • Jonathan Smith

        Portland?

        • boatboy_srq

          Anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon and west of the Continental Divide, really.

  • Tomcat

    One question. How did Pat know this was a black lady?

  • Stev84

    It will be a glorious day when he dies

    • Tomcat

      You mean he is NOT dead, looks it.

    • motordog

      Biggest party since Fred Phelps took the dirt nap…only to be eventually eclipsed by Dotard’s state funeral…someday *sigh*

  • Barry William Teske

    I am going to write Canada’s leaders, and request we Canadians round up some of our free range squirrels. Hopefully to have them sent asap your countries way. The endless supply of nuts your country harvests seems like a match made in…

  • Charles Nelson

    I had a neighbor state that the reason my young nephew died was probably because God knew he was going to be very ‘sinful’ as an adult: “a murderer…or even gay”.

  • Hornbori
  • Priya Lynn

    If god loves people and wants to bring them to heaven forever nothings stopping him whether or not people are atheists or alcoholics.

    If you’re being consistent with the bible and the belief that god is all powerful and all knowing god decides who goes to hell and forces them to go there., people can’t choose to go there on their own

  • boatboy_srq

    Celebrate your kid’s escape from Sin because Gun-Totin’ Capitalist White Jeebus.

    /s

  • LovesIrony
  • Friday’s_cat

    Why hasn’t Jeebus called Pat home, he’s turned into a scamvangelist.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Such a senile old goat.

  • bkmn

    So god doesn’t love the nice little boy that does grow up to be an alcoholic?

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Wow, what an evil, insensitive, unfeeling son of a bitch.

    • Jonathan Smith

      so…….a republican?

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        Obviously.

  • Waarki

    What a coincidence . Just last night I too was reading about ‘peter’ :-)&
    Z

  • Barry William Teske

    I sincerely wish Mr Robertson finds his true higher good.
    I wish him no harm.
    That being said…

    Hey Pat.
    Bunson burners.
    Really?
    Like who does that?

  • Michael R
  • Macbill

    Maybe God was just kidding around and things got out of hand.

    • motordog

      Maybe the kid was going to grow up to be a televangelist?

  • Friday

    “Christian Love.”

  • paganguy

    If anything or anyone would turn me off Christianity, he’d do it.

  • Robert Flanagan

    So Pat, if God knows beforehand our choices and steps in to alter our future then the is no such thing as Free Will. Am I right?

    • Ann Kah

      God only knows it if it’s convenient for your arguments. Free will is the excuse if you do something dreadful. God takes credit for everything good.

      …and I really hope that boy’s mother turns to atheism…

  • Michael

    Cruelty in the name of your god is despicable.

    • I assert that any god constantly fiddling with his creation is not a very good god

  • MassageBear
    • Jonathan Smith

      because only they will listen.

      • because they never looked up the word “conscience”?

  • Stanky Leg

    Embracing atheism was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done in my life.

    I mean, seriously…who wants to live eternally in heaven with Pat fucking Robertson?

    • coram nobis

      If there is a heaven, Pat wouldn’t be going there.

  • coram nobis

    Amazing. Someone whose brain is 100% carcinoma.

  • David in Palm Springs

    Yet an amoral, racist, white supremacist, sexual predator with an orange face is still walking among us. Explain that Pat.

  • patrick

    Excellent, Pat. You’ve now supported my assertions about the act of abortion. Since God knows the ultimate fate of all of his creatures, the Almighty has the power to ensure that any “unborn child” would only be one which might already have died before or shortly after birth. Or one which would unquestionably have become an evil person – or worse, an atheist! Therefore, God can always make certain that no aborted fetus would have been a viable person?

  • fuzzybits

    Go toward the light Pat,you evil asshole.

  • orion dumptee

    christ, who can POSSIBLY believe this rubbish ???

    • djcoastermark

      The 33%ers.

  • Taylor

    An all knowing God should know who is going to be an Atheist, before he ever allows for their creation.

    If you don’t want people be Atheists…stop fucking creating them.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    Gee, that remark just upgraded his seat on SatanAir from business to first class, with expess de-planing.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson
  • Ann Kah

    Please put this evil troll back under the bridge. Let him die in peace…OK, he can die, and we can get some peace.

  • Al Prazolam

    Because the good die young Pat is still alive.

  • Halou

    Or maybe Pat’s god killed the kid because it is a vile and unworthy creature for which “sanctity of life” is the most important thing for a fetus but has no meaning whatsoever once they are born.

  • RJ Bone

    If only your god had done the same with you, Pat, to spare humanity and your sheep the horrible and heartless things you say. The blood on your hands from certain projects you associated yourself with. The elderly who gave you their rent money and ate cat food instead. Imagine a world without Pat Robertson…

    That said, we need to find the vampire that made Pat and destroy them so that Pat’s soul will be free. What’s the modern solution for vampires? Phosphorous rounds and scatter the ashes? Flamethrower? Hooking them up with Bella Swan?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I consider the continued existence of this man proof cursed antiques exist.

    • motordog

      My guess is some kind of Edwardian crib that steals the life from infants and disperses it as an oil into some kind of phylactery or vial…which Pat then inserts up his dry, old ass…

  • narutomania

    Here’s a question for you, Pat, you splatter of coughed-up lung sputum:

    If your deity is so all-knowing and all-powerful, then it should know what each and every one of us is going to be / do before we are even born. So why even let anyone be conceived if we are only going to turn out to be “disappointments”?

    • Gianni

      Well, then Pat wouldn’t have such a piece-of-cake job.

  • rednekokie

    Hmm — with that reasoning, God should let Robertson die for impersonating a human being.

  • Dayglo
  • coram nobis

    Polyp Robertson, white courtesy telephone please!

  • Robert Adams

    An omniscient god knew a gazillion years ago, long before the Earth was created, that he was going to kill a kid to keep the kid – that he made – from becoming a atheist?

    The illogic of religion is mind-blowing!

  • charemor

    Why does anyone listen to this asshole?

  • Rob NYNY

    Why would his idiot vindictive shithead spook let this child be born? Wouldn’t it be better if the mother had just had a period?

  • DaveMiller135

    Perhaps God, not being there, did nothing and this boy, who would rightly have grown up to be an atheist, died of a disease. Which are caused by bacteria and viruses, not gay marriage or anything else you disapprove of, you mean-spirited, doddering old fool.

  • motordog

    Wow…just wow…has this been said yet?: “DIE ALREADY, YOU FUCKING GHOUL!! JUST DIE!!”

    If the mother of that kid doesn’t seriously evaluate her belief system after THAT, then I think there’s no saving her.

  • Dayglo
  • Kevin Andrews

    There is no primate behavior greater than this “Snake-Oil” salesman of his own ignorance and hypocrisy. This money-grubbing scum-sucking Twisted Missionary of Hate will go to his reward and the world will be a better place. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/104d567904a383bd84fbe245947697eba578649924cfaa9492d572f9570df28f.png

  • Kevin Andrews
  • jonfromcalifornia

    That has to be the stupidest answer ever. What else do you expect from an Evangelical “pastor”? The “god” they purport to worship is just an extension of themselves – illogical, dumb and confused. I thought God gave people free will to decide for themselves what path to choose. If Pat Robertson is right, then Jesus was wrong and the parable of the prodigal son, for example, would not have been told because God would have already slayed the kid who decided to stray. Idiotic.

  • Gianni

    Oh, the wisdom of the ancient sage. And also God spared him from ever having diarrhea, colds, stomach aches, cuts, scrapes, possible baldness, jerking off to porn, getting hard-ons in class, ever having to screw a woman, testicle exams, colonoscopies, cavities, and on and on.The list of human conditions is a long one. Frankly, dear old Pat is one of those religious nutjobs who can easily drive a person to drink AND become an atheist. It is beyond me why anyone in his fucked-up audience would ever ask this old fool for advice. If the mother was seeking comfort, sounds like she got more than she was asking for.

  • fahvel

    with pence, this is what will become federal doctrine – all you folks in the usa should be very very wary of what you wish for – a lunatic orange but empty shell or a psychopathic evangelical loon.

  • Jeffg166

    God spared him becoming a 700 Club viewer.

  • Pat Robertson has been on TV too long. I think he is starting to show signs of dementia. Lately he has been saying things that could be construed as hate speech. I think it’s time to cancel his show and take him off the air.

    • Karl Dubhe

      He started to show signs of dementia when he began his career of ripping people off with religion.

  • NowVoyager

    Then abortions should be celebrated as doing “god’s” work on Earth in order to “spare” future people from future suffering — according to Patrick “the Pig” Robertson’s convoluted logic. This twisted toadstool of a Homunculus just grows more and more intoxicated on the stupidity of his lemming-like horde. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4989ed5dc934ccfefa446e8eb5b5dbd5c4def8d3c299c3d11ec00543db52517d.jpg

  • His answer is not that bad. He says “I’m just speculating”, and goes on to make the valid point that God never said any of us would be spared pain; au contraire, “through many tribulations we enter the Kingdom”. At least he did not dish out carefully tailored mealymouthedness. And his speculation is a classic elegiac trope –

    From the contagion of the world’s slow stain
    He is secure, and now can never mourn
    A heart grown cold, a head grown gray in vain;
    Nor, when the spirit’s self has ceased to burn,
    With sparkless ashes load an unlamented urn.

    • NowVoyager

      “God” never said anything. This sad fabrication is just an echo of humankind’s fear of his own mortality. In some distant future if human science ever overcomes all diseases and even death itself, then this silly and intellectually harmful obsession with primitive and barbaric bronze-age mythology will no doubt end. I would most wholeheartedly welcome that day when humankind collectively strikes off the shackles of superstition and ceases to make a virtue out of ignorance.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1lTR8V90qU

    • John Calendo

      Aw, that’s so beautiful. God gives us pain because he loves us. It’s for our own good. And in the Robertson story above, God wanted to save the boy so he killed him. What a swell guy.

      As you point out Joseph, Robertson’s answer is not bad at all. I’m sure the mother of the never-to-be alcoholic, never-to-be atheist, never-to-be any mortal thing, was deeply comforted by God’s abiding concern for her child.

    • The_Wretched

      His answers are trite and emotionally abusive or just flat stupid. Being an atheist is not a bad thing.

  • MUELLER KNOWS

    When this dotard checks out, many will celebrate far and wide.

  • ted-

    What a despicable person. And what a stupid caller for swallowing the heaping full of stupid.

  • SilasMarner

    Why is this asshole not dead yet?

    • Ben in Oakland

      He is dead. No ones informed him.

  • dbishop75

    what a heartless old fuck.

  • mikeinftl

    yes and he could have been the next Einstein or created wold peace or died on a cross, this guy is so full of shit.

  • sTv0

    Thank god I’m an atheist.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I always say, “thank the god I don’t believe in that I am an atheist.”

  • Gerry Fisher

    People, people, people. Stop looking to these grifters for answers. Starting with the obviously senile ones.

  • David

    My heart breaks for a grieving woman who thought Pat Robertson might provide her some comfort.

  • Robert

    Pat needs a dirt nap

  • Richard

    What a bunch of crap ! It’s a shame there are so many idiots that swallow this BS hook line and sinker….. Pathetic !

  • Nowhereman

    When you live in a supernatural fantasy world, anything that you can imagine is possible. That’s where gods came from to begin with.
    I will read Pat Robertson’s obituary with pleasure.

  • Thornton

    Here is my prayer. ‘Oh, God….Please KILL Pat Robertson in the most horrible and painful way possible. And do it NOW!!!!’

    • The good Lord helps those who help themselves… 😉

      (disclaimer for sarcasm in case any right-winger reads these comments and thinks we’re actually plotting Roberston’s death)

      • Thornton

        Yes….I know. Especially, in this day and time with all the terrorist stuff happening. But I will say that when it happens, Robertson dropping dead, I am throwing a week-long party celebration and burning him in effigy. YeeeeHaw!!!! He is such a demented F*ckTard @$$hole. And those are my kind words for him.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I’m not plotting it, but if Patti’s funeral happens when I’m in town, I’ll be sure to attend,

    • tommy5677

      Preferably in a fire so he can have a taste of his hell before actually getting there.

      • Thornton

        Hey, tommy……..Even that is too easy an out for him.

        • tommy5677

          All I know is that when this fucker croaks I’m having a fuckin party

          • Thornton

            tommy…….I am having a week-long celebration and burning Robertson in effigy on the beach. You should come down for it. It is going to be a week-long celebration because anyone who wants to come will be staying at least a week on a vacation. Now, I live in Mexico on the SW coast. I retired here in 2014. Yeah. Cheap living. Dollar goes miles here.

          • tommy5677

            Are you in Sayulita?

          • Thornton

            I am halfway between Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta and about 50 miles up the coast from Zihuatanejo. This link will put you right above the house here. GRIN!
            https://earth.google.com/web/@17.97852123,-102.00172843,19.13603638a,163.59194638d,35y,0h,0t,0r

  • Orly

    Well if that were actually true you insipid moron, why do alcoholics and atheists currently exist?

    Do you even logic bro?