Pat Robertson Claims Atheist Who Won’t Believe Might Be Demon-Possessed (Video)

| by Michael Allen

"700 Club" host Pat Robertson often doles out bizarre advice to viewers who write him.

On this morning's broadcast of "The 700 Club," a viewer who was trying to get an atheist coworker to believe the way she does wrote Robertson for help (video below).

The frustrated viewer was upset because the atheist refused to convert to Christianity and was "openly hostile" and "very angry" when the viewer tried to proselytize, noted

“I don’t know if you’re dealing with something that is demonic or something that is deeply ingrained,” Robertson stated. “To be that openly hostile to the word of God is something beyond normal human experience, something has happened and she associates God, maybe she had an abusive father, somebody who raped her and then acted like he was preaching to her from the Bible, you just never know what is going on in somebody’s childhood. Be loving and don’t try to push anything on her, pray for her, but if she won't hear, she won't hear."

Contrary to Robertson's unfounded assertions, most atheists and agnostics actually know more about religion than most Jews, Mormons, Protestants and Catholics, noted a 2010 poll by the Pew Forum on Religious Religion and Public Life.

"These are people who thought a lot about religion," Alan Cooperman, associate director for research at the Pew Forum, told The Los Angeles Times. "They're not indifferent. They care about it."

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, Pew Forum on Religious Religion and Public Life,