Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Pat Robertson knows 'cause God told him! You betcha!
Pat Robertson says God has told him who the next president will be -- but it's a secret.
The televangelist revealed on Tuesday that he had spent the nearly a week in prayer, asking God to "show me something."
"I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that," Robertson explained. "So I’ll leave you in the dark -- probably just as well -- I think I’ll know who it will be. God, who obviously isn't a Democratic voter, told Robertson that President Barack Obama had "a radical view of the future of this country."
"Your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country which is at odds with the majority, expect chaos and paralysis," God reportedly said.
"The future of the world is at stake because if America falls, there’s no longer a strong champion of freedom and a champion of the oppressed of the world. There must be an urgent call to prayer. The Lord said, a time of maximum stress and peril, greater than at any time since the CBN ministry began. This country will begin disintegrating."
Robertson recalled that since his CBN ministry began in 1960, there had been several wars and a presidential assassination.
"He is saying you will have worse stress than before. So I’m saying, 'God, let me give you some suggestions and you tell me if any of them is right, pick one,'" Robertson explained. "I said, 'Is it an EMP blast? No that isn’t it. Is it a cosmic or solar or radiation blast? No. Is it Mayan galaxy alignment? No. Is it Iranian or North Korean nuclear threat? No. Is it an earthquake or a volcano? No. Is it a massive power failure? No.'"
"What is it? It’s an economic collapse," the conservative leader finally disclosed. "And God said, 'This is not my judgment, they are bringing it upon themselves.'"
Thanks to David at Crooks & Liars for the above video and commentary!
I know this Robertson nonsense has been all over the Internet and the MSM, but I think there's more to be said and at least one question to be asked.
Why, after Robertson has made a complete ass of himself over and over again down through the years, does anyone bother to report the crap that spews out of his mouth?
I say this without trepidation or fear of contradiction: Pat Robertson is certifiably insane! And that's just on the face of things. There is something really crazy about an adult male who believes (or who claims to believe) that an imaginary person "up" there somewhere talks to him and confides important information to him and to no one else - well, maybe a few others. Bachmann must have got her wires crossed, 'cause she has now dropped out of the race which God wanted her to win. And Rick Perry, the moronic Texan, who also claimed God had told him he should run for president, didn't do very well in Iowa. He's gonna carry on, though, waste a few more million dollars, and convince even die-hard Republicans he's dumber than a hoof on one of his Texas Longhorns!
Robertson is nuts and parades the fact proudly in front of the whole world and people still tune him in and send him money and so desperately need to have someone tell them what to do they bow down and kiss his proverbial ass every time he opens his mouth!
There is no god up there telling Robertson anything. Where are the men in the white jackets when we need them? We really needed them in 2003 when George Bush got the word from God and invaded Iraq and destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives at a cost of over a trillion dollars for no good reason whatsoever. (He thought he had a good reason and it had nothing to do with WMD, it had to do with Iraqi oil which he wanted to secure for his friends in the oil bizness!)
Robertson is not really a threat anymore because a majority of Republicans are even crazier than he is! They are the real threat! When you have a 16th century Roman Catholic like Santorum going around talking about outlawing birth control, you know crazy when you hear it! When Republicans in state legislatures around the country introduce laws which would replace the teaching of evolution with religious crapola from the Hebrew bible, the problems increase exponentially. Evolution is the foundation of knowledge today; it is the greatest theory of the structure of life ever discovered. But people who think that evolution teaches their ancestors were monkeys get all upset and then act in ways that indicate their ancestors weren't smart enough yet to become monkeys! When you recognize that the Republican Party has turned into a version of Robertson's 700 Club, you realize that the danger of a theocracy becomes more real with every ounce of power the party is given.
Robertson is still dangerous, though. His law school is where Michele Bachmann got her degree and her notion that the law of God as she interprets it trumps the Constitution every time!
One final thought: Robertson is a very rich man, which means he isn't going to get into heaven. It's impossible, said Jesus, for a rich man to enter the Kingdom. But he's still laughing all the way to the bank. Fortunately, for us, money is not a critical issue, so...
Perhaps the best thing we can do is laugh at the nitwit. Ignorance has obviously paid off for him (along with some diamond trading chicanery a few years ago) and he isn't going away until "the Lord takes him home."
Oh, Lord, we've waited so long. Not that we wish him ill, but could you hurry the process a bit?