06 January 2006

From the land of absent internal censors: Pat Robertson wonders aloud whether the sudden stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, whom Robertson nonetheless considers “a very likable person,” was divine retribution for organizing the Gaza withdrawal last year. Robertson, who last predicted that the wrath of God would zero in on Dover, Pennsylvania, cited the Book of Joel to explain Sharon’s current illness, as “‘God has enmity against those who “divide my land.”‘” So…that doesn’t apply to breaking off a 125-acre chunk of Galilee for an American theme park?