Monday, January 18, 2010

Eliphaz the Temanite

Does anyone else see the similarity between Pat Robertson and Eliphaz the Temanite in the Book of Job? Both claimed to speak for God and to "know" that the grim events besetting the Haitians (or Job) were God's punishment for transgressions.

Seems to me that Pat Robertson needs to spend a little time refreshing his memory of Judeo-Christian theology (or perhaps learning it in the first place). Judeo-Christian theology has long held that bad things do happen to good people, and we cannot know the mind of God. Anyone who claims otherwise needs to put forward a burnt offering of seven bullocks and seven rams.

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