Well, Pat Robertson is at it again. I once commented on him saying Alzheimer’s was a valid reason for divorce. Now he’s saying the tornadoes in the midwest could have been prevented had people prayed more. He said this week:

“If enough people were praying He would’ve intervened, you could pray, Jesus stilled the storm, you can still storms,” Robertson said on CBN’s The 700 Club.

That right! The tornadoes so far have killed 39 people and caused untold millions of damage, including erasing entire towns, but that number could have been a bit more palatable if those people prayed lots and lots.

And that toddler who was ripped from her family’s arms and dropped ten miles away, may have lived if those parents just prayed more.

What a horrible and naive thing to say, Mr. Robertson. Why do you keep saying these things?

Once again, Mr. Robertson, this is not one of your finer moments. I understand how you get to this conclusion when reading through the Bible, but it is a delicate and inconsistent premise that you present. Philosophical and painful situations like this require some more study, tact, and thoughtfulness. You seem to miss this at important times. It’s not easy, but it must we done.

I know I am not perfect by any measure, but with regard to this issue, I am ashamed to share the label ‘Christian’ with you.

>Sometimes, as a Christian, it’s okay to just simply say, “I don’t know,” or “I’m not exactly sure.”

Sometimes that’s the most honest and accurate answer. Shame on you.

Here is the segment. Watch it yourself and decide.