RELIGION
11/21/2014 12:12 am ET Updated Nov 21, 2014

Pat Robertson Says God Is Totally Cool With Speeding

Speeding may be a violation of man's law, but under God's law, it's totally cool as long as you don't hurt anyone, according to televangelist Pat Robertson.

Speaking on his show "The 700 Club" on ABC Family, Robertson responded to a viewer who wrote in to ask if hitting the gas a little too hard was a sin.

"Pat, is it a sin to constantly drive over the speed limit? My husband insists on speeding even when he's on time," the viewer identified as Nora wrote in a clip posted to YouTube by Raw Story. "In the last two years, he's gotten four speeding tickets and our insurance has gone up. He doesn't feel that God cares if we speed. What do you think?"

If Nora was hoping Robertson could get her husband to hit the brakes, she's going to be disappointed.

The preacher said he likes to speed himself, used to have a 450 hp Corvette and now has a car with 650 hp engine. He also boasted of reaching 200 mph before correcting himself and saying it was 100 mph.

Is it a sin? I think it’s a sin to hurt somebody. I think it’s a sin to drive recklessly," Robertson said. "I see these clowns storming around in the midst of heavy traffic. When I drive in the city, I drive very slowly -- my wife's always saying, 'Go faster.'"

Robertson said it comes down to the effect your driving has on others.

"If your driving imperils other people, you are sinning, there’s no question about it," Robertson said. "But in an open stretch of road, you go to Texas, I think some areas there's no speed limit at all."

The bottom line: "Don't imperil anybody else with the way you drive a car."

Maybe Elwood Blues had it right in the "Blues Brothers."

"They're not going to catch us," he said as the cops starting tailing them. "We're on a mission from God."

(h/t KRON)

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