Yesterday, a viewer asked him if she should stop preaching to an atheist co-worker (correct answer: Yes) who got annoyed at every mention of God, Robertson explained that her colleague had serious problems if she didn’t like hearing about God all the time:
“I don’t know if you’re dealing with something that is demonic or something that is deeply ingrained, but, I mean, to be that openly hostile to the word ‘God’… it’s something beyond normal human experience. Something has happened and she associates God — maybe she had an abusive father, somebody who raped her and then acted like he was preaching to her from the Bible. You just never know what is going on in somebody’s childhood. All you can do is be understanding and be loving and don’t try to push anything on her. Pray for her, but if she won’t hear, she won’t hear…”
Or maybe, just maybe, the Christian who wrote to Robertson is really goddamn annoying and her co-worker’s frustration has nothing to do with the word “God” and everything to do with the fact that her colleague keep trying to proselytize to her.
This isn’t a problem for Pat Robertson to solve. It’s a problem that needs to be raised with the HR staff.
(via Right Wing Watch)