So… Pat Robertson almost died…
When I was a kid, before one of my favourite TV shows, there was a dubbed short segment of The 700 Club with Pat Robertson preaching stuff… I have no idea if back in the 80s the translation was accurate or if he was less insane, but I was just a innocent child listening whatever white dude was saying.
Now as an adult I can tell Robertson (and the assorted Robertson) are nothing but cancer to society.
He isn’t dead, so this isn’t news. But let’s take a look.
From Pat Robertson’s CBN News:
Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson is recovering after sustaining an embolic stroke around 12 noon Friday. A family member recognized the onset of symptoms and Dr. Robertson was rushed to the nearest stroke center.
The stroke center consulted with a neurologist/stroke specialist who quickly ordered an MRI to determine the cause of the stroke and the location of the clot. The consulting neurologist and the hospital team administered the clot-busting drug tPA approximately 80 minutes after the onset of symptoms.
Within minutes of receiving tPA, Dr. Robertson was awake and responsive and able to move all of his limbs. The neurologist declared the rapid recovery to be a “tPA miracle.”
From the Friendly Atheist:
Modern medicine working isn’t a miracle. Robertson should be grateful that he could rely on skilled doctors instead of thoughts and prayers. (In 2015, he awkwardly rationalized his way through a viewer’s question about why Christians should visit doctors if they were supposed to have faith.)
Obviously, the jokes write themselves. I’m not playing that game. But keep in mind that, a few months ago, Robertson blamed the mass shooting in Las Vegas on a lack of respect for Donald Trump and God.
Makes you wonder what the hell Robertson did that God is punishing him with a stroke. Give it until next week, I’m sure he’ll just blame the stroke on gay people.
Now, and just for fun, below a couple of news accounts from one of the times Pat Robertson celebrated “God’s stroke-wrath.”
Couldn’t they have just prayed the stroke away? God will surely punish them for using a hospital and having such little faith.
Oh science! Worst miracle EVER!!