“People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools” – Pat Robertson, when asked why miracles “happen with great frequency in Africa, and not here in the USA".
According to Robertson, it’s the “skepticism and secularism” that is being taught at “the most advanced schools” around the country that is keeping God’s miracles at bay.
Meanwhile, Africans are “simple” and “humble.” “You tell ‘em God loves ‘em and they say, ‘Okay, he loves me’,” said Robertson. “You say God will do miracles and they say, ‘Okay, we believe him’.”
First of all, I'm one of those who has been taught in the most advanced schools in the country, and I was never taught secularism. I was never taught to be skeptical either, although I suppose that is a by-product of an education.
But if Pat's larger point is that only stupid people are gullible enough to believe in religion… and that really seems to be what he is saying — well, he said it, not me.