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Pat Robertson defends divine genocide

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During the February 3rd, 2014 broadcast of the 700 Club, Pat Robertson effectively endorsed the practice of genocide.

Robertson was given a question by a viewer asking about accounts "where God told his people to wipe out cities and take their lands," which she noted "sounds like Islam to me."

Once again following the Religious Right's model of trying to depict their shortcomings as the exact opposite of what they actually are, Robertson defended Biblical genocide by arguing that it was actually a twisted way of showing mercy.

"Assuming you have a culture that has 1,000 really bad people in it — they're murderers, they're thieves, they're rapists, they're having incest, you name it they are doing everything horrible," he explained. "Now if they have children, what's going to happen? Instead of having 1,000, you'll have 3,000 or 4,000; then — nothing has changed them — then they'll pass it on to the next generation and the next thing you know you've got 10,000 or 20,000 of them and if it keeps on going you're going to have a million of them.

"So what's the most merciful thing for a loving God to do? It's to take the thousand and get rid of them. And that's what He did."

In other words, Robertson is effectively arguing that it is better to never be born at all than to be born into an environment he would not consider ideal for them.

Incidentally, this is the exact same argument often presented by advocates of abortion, which Pat Robertson has previously declared to be a Holocaust worse than Hitler's.

This comes just one week after Robertson told The Blaze that he is absolutely not a right-wing extremist, which is going to ring hollow since he still permits even the worst of sins to be excused as long as they are done in the name of Christianity.

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