Virginia Beach, VA (CBS DC) — Christian Broadcasting Network founder and former Southern Baptist minister Pat Robertson said he believes miracles do not happen in the U.S. because of the “skepticism and secularism” taught in American schools.
The “700 Club” host was responding to a viewer question: “Why do amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA?”
Robertson first replied with a chuckle, “People overseas didn’t go to Ivy League schools,” before continuing in a critical tone about his belief that Americans are over-educated and cynical.
“Well, we are so sophisticated, we think we’ve got everything figured out, we know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn’t real, we know about all this stuff,” Robertson lamented. “In many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism.”
On the other hand, Robertson stated that miracles are allowed to flourish in Africa and other parts of the world because people are more “simple” and “humble” than those educated or living in the U.S.