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Pat Robertson Says Sharon's Stroke "Wrath Of God" Thursday, January 05, 2006

It would seem the esteemed Pat Robertson has once again elected offer his unwanted two cents regarding ailing Ariel Sharon. While I'm no great fan of Sharon, I'm not so bold as to suggest what Robertson has said:

"God considers this land to be his," Robertson said on his TV program "The 700 Club." "You read the Bible and he says `This is my land,' and for any prime minister of
Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says, `No, this is mine.'"

In Robertson's broadcast from his Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, the evangelist said he had personally prayed about a year ago with Sharon, whom he called "a very tender-hearted man and a good friend." He said he was sad to see Sharon in this condition.

Sharon "was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (
European Union), the
United Nations, or the United States of America," Robertson said.

In discussing what he said was God's insistence that Israel not be divided, Robertson also referred to the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin, who had sought to achieve peace by giving land to the Palestinians. "It was a terrible thing that happened, but nevertheless he was dead," he said.


Absolutely brilliant. .Robertson always knows when to say the right words at the right time. His care and love are absolutely wonderful. And he has a habit of this...saying things at just the right time.

Now... we do have a few discrepencies to mention regarding his statement. First, Ariel Sharon was older (77), he was morbidly obese for his size, his stress levels were high, his diet wasn't perfect, he had hole in his heart, he'd already had a stroke and was on blood thinners. I sincerely don't believe God's wrath was the reason for Mr. Sharon's medical problems.

Next we come to Israel. The nation was established over the top of Palestine following WWII. The UN Partition plan was put together in 1947 after the Zionist movement was started by Theodor Herzl wrote "Der Judenstaat" in 1896, defining the movement as Jewish folks began to migrate to then Palestine.

The Arab-Israeli War occurred in 1948 when surrounding Arab nations decided they'd had enough and attacked. The Arabs lost. These were the times when people Ariel Sharon and Yassur Arafat began to cut their teeth so to speak.

The current borders including the Mediterranean Sea on the West, Jordan to the East. To the north is Lebanon and the Southwest is Egypt. Now, as Mr. Robertson stated, Sharon has divided the Kingdom. Historically, even going back to the ancient Kingdom of Israel, the land was rarely united. Only David and Solomon really managed to keep it together.

Israel, like any other kingdom was prone to infighting, families claiming the throne, and occasionally nasty plots against rulers. One must also consider the borders of ancient Israel. If what Robertson suggested was true, then the leaders of Israel remained cursed because the nation has yet to be returned to its former glory. I daresay it won't be in the foreseeable future.

Now I'm no middle-eastern scholar nor am I well versed in the history of Israel as others. But I think maybe, just this once, Pat Robertson may be slightly, albeit very slightly, off in his judgement of this situation. I think perhaps Mr. Robertson needs to restudy his history as well as certain portions of the Old Testament in order to fully appreciate the borders of the ancient nation of Israel.

Anyone else have an opinion on this topic?

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