Crazy televangelist guy Pat Robertson says that educated people receive fewer miracles

Monday on the 700 Club, Pat Robertson after being asked by a viewer why miracles such as “people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking” seem to “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA?” the televangelist responded, “because those people overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools.”

Thinks God doesn't bless the educated.

Thinks God doesn’t bless the educated.












Right Wing Watch reports,“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff,” in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”



What Robertson may have meant was, less educated people believe his bullshit.

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  • Hogshooter

    “in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”

    Otherwise known as facts and the scientific process. Thanks for reminding the thinkers among us why we are so right to pay absolutely no attention to you, Mr. Robertson.

    • Anomaly 100

      Facts, shmacts!

  • Briar Theelsmom

    Was old Pat flipping off his followers? I’ve been tempted to leave a message on his site. If eggs are people what about sperm? Whole new spin on masterbation

    • Sally

      Yeah.In all these laws making women nothing more than objects, breeders and sinners, why is there not ONE WORD about a sperm’s responsiblitiy in the process? Or are we just back to evil Eve being the criminal again? You know, because God didn’t give Adam on iota if self-control over his penis. Sounds about right.

  • Sally

    A true miracle would be if these millionaire evangelicals would be struck dumb after some of the crap they say about God.

    • tiredoftea

      They were struck dumb a looonnng time ago! We should wish for a reversal of their overwhelming stupidity.

  • ComGen

    ” educated people receive less miracles ”

    His education: A Law School Degree and Liberal Arts Degree, Chancellor of Regent University

    “When he was eleven, Robertson was enrolled in the preparatory McDonogh School outside Baltimore, Maryland. From 1940 until 1946 he attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where he graduated with honors. He gained admission to Washington and Lee University, where he received a B.A. in History, graduating magna cum laude. He joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Robertson has said, “Although I worked hard at my studies, my real major centered around lovely young ladies who attended the nearby girls schools.””

    god must be ignoring the hell out him…..

  • Ahab

    Robertson’s comments were deeply condescending to Africans, some of whom are, you know, ACTUALLY EDUCATED AND RATIONAL. They were also condescending to educated people who do not automatically believe what Robertson tells them.
    I remember hearing an Apostolic man say something very similar a few years back. I wonder if this is a common assumption in evangelical circles?

  • Urbane_Gorilla

    So let me get this straight..Pat Robertson is saying the less people believe in God, the weaker he gets? Maybe Pat should get God bench pressing..because if Pat can bench press 2000 lbs as he claims, then truly that is a miracle! Blessed be the Lord…Please send big donations.

  • TurboKitty

    Maybe because science can and does offer verifiable explanations for certain phenomena …

  • Fiona Mackenzie

    I’m pretty sure he’s right. Believing that hallucinations are real is certainly much more common among people of less intelligence and education.

  • Chenne Richardson

    Doesn’t it look like this crazy is giving us the finger? Am I actually seeing this piece of dung flip the world off. I guess the devil is real and he goes by the name of Pat

  • Kevin McQuain

    Raising people from the dead actually happens in Africa with regularity??? Really? Because they didn’t go to Ivy League Schools. Could it be that they are ignorant savages that cannot distinguish between fantasy and reality, like Mr. Robertson? This is no man of God. This is Satan personified. He sows lies, hatred and divisiveness.

  • jch125

    Too many of you people are spoon fed with what the media tells you. I’ve followed Pat Robertson’s ministry for over 30 years. In all that time I have never seen him accused of any financial misappropriations of any sort. I’ve seen his ministry however send people to help those in need in nearly every disaster this country has been in over that time as well as disasters in Haiti, Japan and elsewhere in the world. In fact his ministry had for many years over 500 centers in the US (called Operation Blessing) to feed the poor, clothe the poor and house the poor. I don’t know if they are still operating today or if they have changed them to other things. What Pat Robertson does is simply export Christianity to people in the US as well as other parts of the world. So what’s wrong with that? He has the right to his opinion as do you and as I do also. In fact before you start criticizing him and others WHAT exactly have YOU done for people? I personally don’t always agree with what Robertson says but it comes from his interpretation of Biblical scriptures and most Christian religions in the US agree with him. When Robertson says the educated don’t get much miracles I can agree with him on that. After all the Bible says “according to your faith so shall it be done unto you”. And if your faith is in what the doctor says, and if the doctor says you are going to die, then you are probably not going to get a miracle. By the way what we’ve found over here in Christian circles is that most healing miracles require faith of the person to believe God is going to heal them (though not all healing miracles come this way). So before you people and this website criticize you might actually check into what Robertson is talking about before you reject it. Just sayin