Pat Robertson Raises Ton Of Eyebrows While Assigning Blame For Vegas Massacre

There remains no clarity on why 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of people in Las Vegas on Sunday night, and that’s making it all the more challenging to come to terms with what happened. This was the worst mass shooting event in United States history. A deranged man got his hands on a large arsenal of weapons and ammunition with the intent of inflicting as much damage as possible. He succeeded before taking his own life, and scores of lives will never be the same as a result.

The lack of answers on why Paddock did what he did has led many to search for the reasons. The investigation is ongoing, and it looks like it’s going to take some time. While it’s human nature to attempt to make sense of the senseless, it’s important to keep in mind that the investigators are doing all that they can to get to the bottom of things. While many folks are respecting that fact and behaving thusly, others are going around sharing their theories on what led the madman to snap.

As the Huffington Post shares, television preacher Pat Robertson is among those that have shared his theories with the world, and he’s raised some eyebrows while doing so.

“There is profound disrespect for our president, all across this nation they say terrible things about him,” Robertson explained. “It’s in the news, it’s in other places. There is disrespect now for our national anthem, disrespect for our veterans, disrespect for the institutions of our government, disrespect for the court system. All the way up and down the line, disrespect.”

Unsurprisingly, the devoutly religious man believes there’s a spiritual reason for what’s going on. More specifically, he believes that the lack of religion in many is leading to things to go haywire.

“When there is no vision of God, the people run amok,” he continued. “And we have taken from the American people the vision of God, the whole idea of reward and punishment, an ultimate judge of all our actions, we’ve taken that away. When there is no vision of God, the people run amok.”

Also unsurprisingly, Robertson has been roundly blasted for his take on things. He delivered his assessment on “The 700 Club.” The clip of what he had to say was shared by Right Wing Watch, and it gained plenty of traction from that point. Critics piled on for him making things political and spiritual, but anyone familiar with Robertson shouldn’t really be all that shocked.

We’re not going to poke holes in what Robertson had to say. He’s a religious man, and he’s obviously quite strong in his convictions. Viewers of a program such as ‘The 700 Club’ know what they’re signing up for, so it’s not like he was sharing his unsolicited thoughts willy-nilly. By extension, it wouldn’t be all that surprising if there were folks out there that agree with his take on things. Regardless, we’ll caution everyone to wait and see how the investigation plays out before they run around sharing theories about what happened.

Source: HuffPost
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