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Televangelist Tells Christian Woman to Quit Her Job So She Won't Get 'Infected' by Buddhism

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"...if you put yourself in the middle of a hospital ward where everybody has the disease..."

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If you can't beat 'em, don't join 'em.

That was the message from televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday to a viewer named Tina, who wrote in explaining:

I work in an environment where all of my coworkers are Buddhists. They talk about Buddhism all day long and try to preach to me. It didn’t matter much to be before, but since I recommitted myself to Jesus a year ago, it has started to bother me a lot.

Tina said her efforts to evangelize her coworkers had failed, leading her to question whether she was called to share the Christian message.

Robertson responded with an analogy, comparing religion to medicine and saying that “healthy” people might not catch a “mild contagion” — “but if you put yourself in the middle of a hospital ward where everybody has the disease except you, sooner or later, you will be infected by it.”

Robertson warned the woman:

If you’re in the middle of hundreds and hundreds of people who believe that way, you’ve got an uphill fight. And I think your best thing at that point is to withdraw with dignity. Get out of that environment because they’re going to get to you before you get to them.

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