Give Us a Sign, Oh Lord!

Steven Den Beste points to this ABC news report about past Presidential-hopeful Pat Robertson. Seems he’s beseeching God-uh to “remove three justices from the Supreme Court so they could be replaced by conservatives.” Robertson says:

“One justice is 83-years-old, another has cancer and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?”

Or if they won’t retire, might God-uh not smite them for their wickedness?

Robert Heinlein once wrote:

The most preposterous notion that H. sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.

Pat Robertson and his ilk illustrate this perfectly.

Now if God-uh struck down Pat Robertson with a lightning bolt, I might reconsider my agnosticism.

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