I happen to have a penis and I am frankly very openly hostile to the mention of God too, especially when someone comes along trying to proselytize me against my will; I must have been raped, eh, Patty?
It's like the entire bible and history of Christianity just completely got relegated into people's blind spots. Stories of god ordering his chosen peoples to kill other tribes and leave alive only the young female virgins specifically for the purposes of rape should shut guys like Robertson right the hell up (given the inference that it's likely the followers of the good book would be the guilty parties of rape), yet you come at them with evidence of these kinds of atrocities from their most sacred of texts in order to debunk the ridiculousness of their position and they'll claim they're being taken out of context or that it's just 'old testament' stuff and that it doesn't apply anymore, as if that is any possible rational justification or excuse to ignore it.
Dogmatic belief is the definition of intolerance and intransigence. Of course people like Robertson are going to say these things, because anyone not like them is a sworn mortal enemy, what do they care if they make these accusations, however harmful and painful? We deserve it, that's very clear, according to that belief system. But there's only one solution, and it ain't gonna happen. Those on the business end of Robertson's serpentine tongue just have to suffer since we have no imaginary friend to ask, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" At least we're not expecting an answer and can't be disappointed when none comes.
Pat Robertson is a crazy guy, but often times, I think he is genuinely trying to convey a legitimate Christian perspective, which just comes out in the most hurtful manner due to his outrageously offensive analogies.
A viewer apparently called in to ask why an atheist coworker was “openly hostile at the mere mention of God” when she tried to “bring her to Jesus.” Pat Robertson replied with, “Maybe she had an abusing father, somebody who raped her and acted like he was preaching to her from the Bible,” the TV pastor continued. “You just never know what’s going on in somebody’s childhood.”
Clearly his comparisons are baseless, but in all fairness, I think his point is that a difficult childhood and other negative prior influences in one's upbringing might make them defensive towards welcoming God into their lives.
Which is also completely baseless. Frankly a tough life/childhood has had the opposite effect on almost everyone I've ever met.