[Final Update: Jan 2008] THIS JUST IN!!1!!1!! Pat's new and improved 2008 Predictions
Pat Robertson, that huggable prognosticator of God, has made his annual predictions
(broken CNN link) for this year. Last year it was tsunamis and hurricanes, this year it is massive terrorism in our largest cities. [Update: Alternative link found at Fox news for a nearly identical story
Quick, someone alert Bush that his Iraq fight-them-there-so-we-don't-have-to-fight-them-here strategy has failed according to God (via Pat).
See also Americablog
, and Pharygula
Besides Pat (and God) telling Bush that his terrorism plan will utterly fail this year -- even God is anti-Bush -- Pat's God-connection will once again be up for scrutiny in a short 12 months. ..And shown to be failed once again.
What amazes me is that a man, Robertson, whose predictions have been completely wrong 100% of the time can claim to have been right some of the time, and that this offers proof that God really does speak to him.
Very quickly let us pin down the predictions for posterity's sake.
Evangelical broadcaster Pat Robertson said Tuesday that God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would cause a "mass killing" late in 2007
"The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."
So according to God, via Pat, there will be an attack on American soil that is similar in magnitude to, but not necessarily, a nuclear attack. Be on the lookout!
And when is this going to happen?
[S]hould take place sometime after September.
So look for it in the months of September through December 2007. I know I will be.
What I found interesting though, was Pat's recounting of his record for previous predictions.
"I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss."
So who knew that if God, the all-knowing, had a "relatively good" record at prediction, that this shows the supposed "perfection" of God? (Well, either that, or it shows how lousy PAt's listening skills really are.)
But if you look at his actual track record, the only
thing he got right was the re-election of Bush in 2004. Putting him on the level of absolutely every single Republican who said the same thing. Everything else he has predicted has been completely wrong. This makes Pat, the official repositor of the Predictions of God, one for ?? Certainly not promising. Especially, since even the secular, "evil leftist" media predicted a Bush win as well.
So, I am left waiting, who will win the prediction wars this year, Bush or God (via Pat)?
Any thoughts in comments, please.
[Update: Sept 2007] We are entering the red zone
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