Thursday, May 18, 2006

Pat Robertson - Weatherman

In his new roll as 700 Club weatherman, Pat Robertson today reported that God told him that a tsunami might strike the American Northwest.

According to a Fox News story:

Robertson has made the predictions at least four times in the past two weeks on his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded. Robertson said the revelations about this year's weather came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.

"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. Wednesday, he added, "there well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest."

I've never had God come and talk to me about the weather, or anything else for that matter. But, if he had, I would expect a very clear message. "There will be a tsunami in Portland, Oregon on August 18." Or "It will be bright and sunny in Seattle for the July 4 holiday."

If I heard the Lord right... How could Roberston, who seems to have a direct line to God, not get perfectly clear reception? Doesn't he use Verizon?

The only other possibility is that Robertson just wasn't paying attention.

"What? Hey, God. What was that about a tidal wave?"

"You expect me to repeat myself to a failed presidential candidate! Next time pay attention."

The most annoying aspect of this proceeding is Robertson is just desparately seeking attention. People claim to have spoken with or seen God, Mary or Jesus because they want to the world to pay attention. To guarantee that the press picked up on his rantings Robertson decided to throw in a little destruction. Where was Robertson for the poor Malaysians? Aren't they Christian enough to warrant a warning from God?

By couching his statement with the If I heard the Lord right bit, he can simply say his mental radio connectin with God had been acting up during the conversation and thus chalk up his failed prediction to poor atmospheric conditions.

I hope the media learns its lesson and stops printing everything that spews from this guys mouth. Robertson, that is. Not God.


At 3:38 PM, Blogger Greg said...

VDH bashing is beyond the pale but you sir indulge in the most vitriolic Pat Robertson bashing... have you no shame?

Actually, you must stick the knife in much deeper. For the good of the nation.


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