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WEST MONROE, La. (CBS Houston) — “Duck Dynasty” star Silas Robertson doesn’t understand how people don’t believe in God.
Speaking to The Christian Post, the man known as “Uncle Si” discussed how he turns to God during tough times and wonders what atheists and agnostics do.
“I don’t know what a person does that does not have a relationship with God. When he goes to the doctor and the doctors says, ‘Hey, you’ve got less than two months to live and there’s nothing we can do for you.’ Who do they turn to when you’re given something that earth shattering?” he said.
Robertson continued: “Like me, personally, I know who I’d turn to. I would be talking to the one who created me. He’s the one who created us, and we’re wonderfully made. There’ve been numerous times that a prayer has been requested for someone who has cancer, and the prayer was said, and the next thing the person was told is: ‘Hey, you can go home, we can’t find nothing.’”
Robertson said he has “no idea” how people live with no faith in their lives.
“I don’t know what people do when they don’t have God in their life,” he continued. “When there’s death, or when someone has an illness that is a death sentence. What do they do in that time? I have no idea.”
Robertson, who on the show is almost always carrying a glass of iced tea around with him, said that he always adds a biblical passage to his autograph.
“When I sign people’s stuff I put down John 3:16 and 17. Most people can tell you what 16 says, OK. ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son.’ But they don’t know nothing about 17,” Robertson explained. “It says Jesus didn’t come to condemn us. If anybody had a right to condemn someone, it would be the son of God. If he didn’t do it, then hey, we definitely are not qualified to do it.”
Robertson conducted the interview before the Tuesday release of his book “Si-Cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.”
“Duck Dynasty” has been a smash hit for A&E, garnering 11.8 million viewers for the Season Four premiere.
The Robertsons’ Duck Commando business is located in West Monroe, La.