Sarcasm Hits Pat Robertson Hard
On Wednesday, televangelist Pat Robertson said on a Christian news station that earthquake-ravaged Haiti has been “cursed” by a “pact to the devil.”
Robertson is not new to these kinds of controversial comments, but the remarkable part is how the comments were on the heels of the most horrific Earthquake in modern history; a devastation that had taken a huge number of human lives.
Predictably, Robertson's comments were followed by many condemnations from different quarters. But one that has gotten much attention came in the form of a letter to the editor by a Minneapolis lady.
In a letter to The Star Tribune, Lily Coyle wrote (second item):
“Dear Pat Robertson, I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action. But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating.”
We often resort to condescension or profanity to strike our points home. Notwithstanding, a few words of sarcasm sometime can hit much harder, which is evident from the popularity of Lily’s comments on the Net.