As far as Godâ€™s concerned, He knows the end from the beginning and He sees a little baby and that little baby could grow up to be Adolf Hitler, he could grow up to be Joseph Stalin, he could grow up to be some serial killer, or he could grow up to die of a hideous disease. God sees all of that, and for that life to be terminated while heâ€™s a baby, heâ€™s going to be with God forever in Heaven so it isnâ€™t a bad thing.
Look Lady, on the bright side, at least you’re child wasn’t the next Hitler. I think Rev. Robertson might have borrowed from this video.
A viewer ofÂ televangelist Pat Robertson’s 700 Club asked an obviousÂ but important questionÂ about Miracles.Â Here it isÂ (via Raw Story via Reddit):
On Mondayâ€™s episode of CBNâ€™sÂ The 700 Club, Robertson responded to a viewer who wanted to know why â€œamazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA?â€
That is a good question.Â For one famous answer, see David Hume.Â For another answer, listen to Pat Robertson:
â€œPeople overseas didnâ€™t go to Ivy League schools,â€ the TV preacher laughed. â€œWeâ€™re so sophisticated, we think weâ€™ve got everything figured out. We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isnâ€™t real.â€
â€œWe have been inundated with skepticism and secularism,â€ he conintued. â€œAnd overseas, theyâ€™re simple, humble. You tell â€˜em God loves â€˜em and they say, â€˜Okay, he loves me.â€™ You say God will do miracles and they say, â€˜Okay, we believe him.â€™â€
â€œAnd thatâ€™s what Godâ€™s looking for. Thatâ€™s why they have miracles.â€
One could argue the reverse ought to be the case:Â you need a background knowledge of the laws of nature in order to appreciate their violation.Â But what does he know, he didn’t live in Africa.