From Pine View Farm

On False Prophets 0

My friend called my attention to this. I had read about it, but it had not registered in my small mind.

Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson stunned “700 Club” viewers Tuesday when he said divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease was justified.

Robertson, chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network and former Republican presidential candidate, said he wouldn’t “put a guilt trip” on someone for divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease, calling Alzheimer’s itself “a kind of death.”

My mother suffers from advanced Alzheimer’s.

My father nourished her until he died, one month short of their 60th anniversary.

When I visit her, it is a gesture, for my mother is no longer present, except in a ghostly way. There is no one home in the house of her body.

Visiting her is something I do, sometimes reluctantly, because it is duty, for visits are painful and empty.

My father showed me through example that to do your duty is the highest calling–to do what you should do because it is right.

I consider myself Christian–one of those Christians who bases his beliefs and who tries to base his actions on the teachings of Jesus, not on the teachings of the Book of Leviticus.

Pat Robertson does not live in the world my father graced.

I do not want to live in Pat Robertson’s world.


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