Noted meteorologist, science expert, and alleged thaumaturge Pat Robertson took the opportunity recently to hold forth on his cable show about his views on Dungeons & Dragons, and other games that contain occult elements. See the video here.
A viewer was quoted as asking:
Robertson, whose name is in fact not “Pat,” and who is not a minister or any kind of clergyperson, although he does have a “Doctor of Divinity” degree, whatever that means, and who had a child out of wedlock and then lied about it, responded:
I don’t know what game you’re talking about. I know there’s one called Dungeons & Dragons that literally destroyed people’s lives . I mean they got into this thing, and it was almost, they were like, demonic. Um, I don’t know what game you’re talking about, but if it’s based on magic, the occult and that sort of thing, stay away from it. There are other games you can play. Is it wrong or not wrong? I think we should flee from evil, period!
Robertson, who “flees from evil” by operating African diamond mines that allegedly employed slave labor, in open cooperation with various brutal dictators, did not explain how his own efforts to magically control the weather or cure light wounds do not constitute “magic.”