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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson warned residents of a rural Pennsylvania town Thursday not to be surprised if disaster strikes there because "you just voted God out of your city" by ousting school board members who favored teaching "intelligent design." "I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: if there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected Him from your city," Robertson said Thursday on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club."
There's an interesting story in Luke Chapter 9. Jesus, on his way to Jerusalem, sent ahead a few men to a Samaritan city to see if He could stay there. Luke says, "They did not receive him." Rejection. Sorry, Jesus, you're gonna have to stay elsewhere.
James and John, whom Jesus had nicknamed 'Sons of Thunder' because they were ill-tempered (and probably noise merchants as well), were pissed. "Dude, you're Jesus, Creator of all. That's YOUR city, and you don't have to put up with this."
And his disciples James and John having seen (the response), said, ‘Sir, may we command fire to come down from the heaven and consume them all?’
Jesus had some choice words for the pair and He stayed in another town that night.
Somehow I fail to remember Jesus telling people not to turn to God just because they had not done so before.
Copyright 2005 El Borak, inc. Makers of Journey to the Center of the Mime brand silencing caps for deep thought. Tinfoil-lined to keep the bad voices out*
*Tinfoil must be applied shiny side out to avoid echoes...echoes...echoes