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February 13, 2003 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Pat Robertson talked about the United States being punished by God for its sinful ways in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Now, he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Maybe God does punish the sinful?
posted by stevefromsparks (21 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: I dunno if this quite makes the "interesting" cut



 
"Whatever You Sow, You Reap."

(Ex. 32:1-8, 19-35)
posted by azul at 10:28 AM on February 13, 2003


He already had cancer. It's called "the lord in your soul".
posted by Pretty_Generic at 10:29 AM on February 13, 2003


Wow, lots of threads need to be axed today, this included.
posted by machaus at 10:31 AM on February 13, 2003


Yesterday the bus pulled away before I could get to the stop, and that really pissed me off. I hope the driver gets cancer and dies, because it made me five minutes late for work.
posted by PrinceValium at 10:33 AM on February 13, 2003


I think it's a sort of poetic justice that Pat Robertson has ass cancer, but I feel bad for him and his family--that's scary, and I hope he comes through okay. I think he's purely evil, but I wouldn't have wished him ill.

That being the difference between him and me, of course.
posted by padraigin at 10:34 AM on February 13, 2003


from what i understand, all men are susceptible to prostate cancer after they reach a certain age, so it doesn't seem too likely that God is punishing Rudi Giuliani, John Kerry, Pat Robertson and all those average Joes with one fell swoop. i'm sure there's punishment enough in store for Pat in the hereafter, prostate or no...
posted by serafinapekkala at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2003


Ish. I loathe the man as much as anyone can, but I don't think I'm going to indulge in any schadenfreude over a cancer diagnosis.
posted by Skot at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2003


Maybe God does punish the sinful?

Oooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr maybe he just got a leading medical affliction of men his age. Was God punishing John Kerry for anything this week too?

I hate Robertson, but geez, steve, I can't even pretend that's not just a stupid question.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2003


scha•den•freu•de

Pronunciation: (shäd'n-froi"du),
—n.
satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
posted by vito90 at 10:35 AM on February 13, 2003


stevefromsparks, you just joined the club Pat Robertson's in. Run along now and get in line for your Moral Majority ID card.
posted by orange swan at 10:37 AM on February 13, 2003


I dont wish cancer on anyone... i wonder if robertson will take some time and think about what is causing soaring cancer rates in the United States
posted by specialk420 at 10:39 AM on February 13, 2003


I don't wish cancer on anyone either. My point is that Pat Robertson suggested the United States was being punished for something that was largely out of our control. There's considerable irony when something tragic happens to him that's beyond his control. Does Pat Robertson see God's hand at work in all tragedies?
posted by stevefromsparks at 10:43 AM on February 13, 2003


If you were god for a day would you bother with matters of proctology, or stick to the good stuff like war and pestilence?
posted by machaus at 10:47 AM on February 13, 2003


If I were God for a day I'd start by inflicting ass hair on a select few.
posted by orange swan at 10:49 AM on February 13, 2003


Frank Zappa and I find this idea to be...ick.
posted by frykitty at 10:51 AM on February 13, 2003


We had a thread similar to this kind of statements last week by men of the cloth. So do we need to re-discuss? I'm not pointing just trying to allow the community to move on instead of dividing itself.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:53 AM on February 13, 2003


Maybe steve is not wishing cancer on Pat, just pointing out that Holy Men should be careful what logic they apply to the world.
posted by Shane at 10:56 AM on February 13, 2003


Maybe God does punish the sinful?

Does Pat Robertson see God's hand at work in all tragedies?


Maybe in Pat's view, God also tests the righteous?
posted by Pollomacho at 11:02 AM on February 13, 2003


Am I in the wrong bar? I think I am.
posted by Quixoticlife at 11:08 AM on February 13, 2003


If I were God for a day I'd start by inflicting ass hair on a select few.

If I'd known this was a punishment available to God I'd have listened to my mother.
posted by biffa at 11:10 AM on February 13, 2003


Does Pat Robertson see God's hand at work in all tragedies?

That's the great thing about being God, you get only the praise and none of the blame!
posted by Ty Webb at 11:22 AM on February 13, 2003


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