Friday, May 19, 2006

The Pat Race

These days we can hardly keep up Rev. Pat Robertson’s bizarre pronouncements. We’ve lost count, honest. From suggesting that U.S. agents should assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to saying that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine retribution for Israel’s pullout from the Gaza Strip, well, you see what we mean. Suffice it to say, Robertson is quite the firebrand.

And now we can add this one to the list. On May 8 Robertson, the founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, told viewers of his “The 700 Club” that he received some troubling information during his annual personal prayer retreat in January. He said that if he heard God correctly, the Big Man Upstairs told him that sometime in 2006 America would be hit with:

A. A bird flu pandemic
B. A series of dirty bomb attacks
C. A tsunami
D. An apocalyptic volcanic explosion in the Pacific Northwest


C: Tsunami. Robertson said: “If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms,” then he added, “There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest.” Well Pat, if there is, we’re sure you’ll delight in reminding everybody that it’s God’s retribution. You're just that kind of giving guy!


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