I'm so glad I became a Christian before we had such nationally-recognized "personal representatives" of Jesus. I think if all I knew of the Christian faith (that is, my frame of reference) was what I see in Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson (and occasionally, James Dobson), I would have rejected it. These mens' agenda is to politicalize the faith -- and it makes it come off looking really bad. Interesting, Jesus never did that.
So, Pat has now received word from on high that Ariel Sharon's stroke is God's punishment for pursuing peace with the Palestinians? Pursuing peace -- that's not a God-thing anymore? As in "seek peace, and pursue it"? As in "blessed are the peacemakers"? But now, God has had a change of heart and has stricken a man down for pursuing peace?
The man is 77 years old! Is it really that abnormal for a 77 year old man to have health problems? And what is the punishment that God is meting out against Pat when he eventually dies or has a health issue? I know I could think of several:)
Being a witness for Christ today is hard enough. But these guys -- who have a public platform -- are doing us no favors. God forgive them.