Pat Robertson just keeps upping the ante on insanity! Today a viewer, “Dee,” wrote in to the TEAvangelical:
“You often pray for tumors to shrink, diseases to go away, broken bones to heal, the deaf to hear, the blind to see, and the lame to walk. Why don’t you ever pray for God to replace limbs? Is it because you believe he cannot grow limbs? If not, why not? Can’t God do anything? Are you limiting his powers if you believe he can cure cancer but can’t regrow limbs?”
Pat had a strong admonition to offer to our friend Dee:
“What is with you? We believe in God for cancers to be healed and you want him to grow the organ back? I mean, come on.”
Yeah, because dabbling with limb regrowth worked out SO well for Doc Connors:
What could Robertson’s reasoning be for his unwillingness to ask that a limb be regrown? After all, he believes that God routinely raises people from the dead!
Perhaps Doctor Connors is the reason Mr. Robertson doesn’t want to dabble in limb regrowth. He read the spiderman comics once, decided they were true (because it’s in a book!) and developed a severe, irrational apprehension of limb regrowth that affects him so pervasively that he is unwilling to even mention it to his imaginary friend! It couldn’t POSSIBLY be something crazier than that! …could it?
I’m afraid that it is, unfortunately, possible for Pat robertson to outdo that level of non compos mentis. You see, Pat Robertson does indeed believe that it is possible for God to regrow limbs. He recalls previous broadcasts in which he mentioned a man whose eyeball was “recreated,” others who regenerated missing teeth, and a man whose leg regrew right in the middle of a church service!
However, Robertson, who feels that he has the power to divert a category 4 hurricane away from his headquarters onto neighboring states, that it’s important to cast demons out of secondhand clothes you buy, and that the 2010 Haiti earthquake was God’s punishment for Haitians’ revolt against slavery, just doesn’t think that it’s reasonable to ask God to regrow an arm. Robertson explains:
““These are all creative miracles. What we are praying for is healing. These are creative miracles, and it’s a different level of faith, a different level of working, but can God do it? Of course, he can.”
Of course he can, Pat. If he couldn’t, then you would be revealed as a fraud.