Really, I do not. But ........ Pat Robertson says that "God Punished Sharon." A colleague sent me this via email a couple of days ago: See here: "Pat Robertson claims that God caused Ariel Sharon's stroke because Sharon "divided [God's]land." Remember that Robertson claimed that Dover, PA would have God's protection lifted because "intelligent design" wasn't going to be taught. I wonder, though, what "red states" Texas and Oklahoma did to deserve the drought and fires, what heavily Christian Mississippi did to deserve Katrina, etc......" Now, to be fair about it, Pat Robertson's website has an explanantion (some would say, spin) here: On, maybe, a related note, as far as the recent West Virginia mining disaster being a "punishment from God," believe it or not, but there is a "Reverend" Fred Phelps" whose church believes this very thing - and is planning to protest the miners' memorial service. See here: May Sharon recover with proto speed - and may the good people of West Virginia and the miners' families find strength and solace to carry on. Peace. Thanks.