Popular televangelist Pat Robertson claims humanists and atheists are responsible for Nazism, arguing that Europe could be returning to the days of “Nazis” and “guillotines” because of humanists, atheists and other liberals who reject God.
Speaking on the Monday edition of the 700 Club, Robertson argued that godless liberals and progressives have “moved away from God” and “as a result of humanity and rejecting God, you have the orgy of the French Revolution, you have the guillotine cutting off the heads of thousands of people, you have the same thing going on now in Europe, you had it under the Nazis.”
The following is an excerpt from those remarks:
You know the liberals, the so called socialists, the progressives, they’ve moved away from God and when you move away from God then you say, ‘were humanists.’ Then as a result of humanity and rejecting God, you have the orgy of the French Revolution, you have the guillotine cutting off the heads of thousands of people, you have the same thing going on now in Europe, you had it under the Nazis. Why can’t we come back to the fact that God loves people?
Contrary to the beliefs of some misinformed individuals like Robertson, Hitler never advocated atheism or humanism. Indeed, Hitler often preached what he called “Positive Christianity;” and signed a pact with the Pope called the “Reichskonkordat,” which gave moral legitimacy via the Roman Catholic Church to the Nazi regime soon after Hitler rose to power. In the end, Hitler sent countless atheists, humanists, and other godless liberals to concentration camps where they were exterminated.
This is not the first time Robertson has made questionable and insensitive remarks. Previously, Robertson has claimed Islam is not a religion but a violent political system, warned parents that Halloween candy is cursed by witches, told his viewers that demons can attach themselves to second-hand goods, and even claimed that atheists were stealing Christmas.
Previously Robertson insisted that even people about to fall into bankruptcy must continue to tithe.
Adding insult to injury, according to a new documentary, Robertson used millions in aid donations meant for Rwandan refugees to fund his personal diamond mining venture in the Congo.
In other outrageous and offensive comments, Pat Robertson recently claimed gays are deliberately transmitting the AIDS virus to unsuspecting people by cutting them with a special ring when shaking hands. Robertson has also compared gays to murderers, rapists and thieves.
Finally, and for the record, Humanism is simply the idea that people are good without God, and that problems can be solved using reason instead of religion.
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