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Pat Robertson suggests atheist may have been raped or demon-possessed

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On March 24, 2014, Pat Robertson took a question from a caller named Sandra on his 700 Club show asking for advice about her atheist coworker:

I work with an atheist and at one time I thought I could witness to her and bring her to Jesus. She gets openly hostile on the mere mention of God. She gets very angry just hearing the word God. Should I just abandon the idea of being a positive influence on her and just let her perish?

The obvious suggestion would be that her coworker likely is not getting angered by the word God, but rather by what she likely knows from a lifetime of experience is going to come right after it.

It should also be noted that most atheists would consider a positive influence to be someone who respects their beliefs, and not someone who constantly has a stick up their butt about someone else's beliefs being different from their own.

That, of course, would be too logical for Pat Robertson. Instead, his first suggestion was that her coworker might be demon-possessed.

"I don't know if you're dealing with something that is demonic or something that is deeply ingrained," said Robertson. "It's something beyond normal human experience, something has happened and she associates God — maybe she had an abusive father, somebody who raped her and then acted like he was preaching to her from the Bible, you just never know what is going on in somebody's childhood."

Robertson's devotion to the future American theocracy is evidently so great that the idea of a fundamentalist being responsible for anything negative whatsoever completely escapes him.

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