I think bogusname’s choice of scripture is to highlight that in the only instance of responding to a comparable assessment to a contemporary tragedy as what we have with Robertson (that I’m aware of off the top of my head, at least), Jesus did not come close to giving them the response they were looking for (”yeah, those guys really got what they deserved”...).
It’s exactly this kind of facile, simplistic way of interpreting events that is targeted in some of the parables...
Certainly Christ sliced katty wumpus across Pharisaical constructions on reality time after time.
I think one has toa be cautious in applying that record about the PHARISEES’ CONSTRUCTIONS ON REALITY
to ALL REALITY.
I do not believe Pat Robertson was operating in a Pharisee type of attitude at all. He has all the compassion in the world for the Haitians as his Operation Blessing’s outreach to them over the last year has well documented.
I believe Pat did tap into the heart of God regarding the satan worship and child sacrifice so horrifically real in Haiti.