Pat Robertson: Simple Africans More Likely to Experience Miracles Than Over-Educated Americans
Pat Robertson, the nutty uncle of the evangelist right, neatly sums up the problem with America in this clip from Right Wing Watch: Americans have too much book learnin’, and it keeps them from seeing miracles all the time like they do in Africa, where they’re “simple and humble.”
I think he hits the wingnut trifecta in this one: anti-intellectual, anti-science and patronizingly racist.
“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff,” Robertson lamented, “in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”
Unlike these too-educated Americans, “overseas they are simple and humble” and are more ready to accept miracles.