Thursday, January 04, 2007

The evil-doers are on the move


Pat Robertson, the American Conservative Christian broadcaster says God told him a terrorist attack will result in "mass killing" in the United States in the second half of 2007.
"I'm not saying necessarily nuclear, the Lord didn't say nuclear," Mr Robertson said on his television show The 700 Club. "It'll be mass killing, possibly millions of people, major cities.
"The evil people will come after this country and there's a possibility, not a possibility, a definite certainty, that chaos is going to rule."
Mr Robertson told viewers they should not be afraid because "if you get blown up or something, you go to heaven; that's the worst thing that will happen to you".
So no need to worry then.....
Pat Robertson seems to have developed quite a reputation for himself as far as divinely-inspired punditry goes. It was Pat Robertson who said that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, which Robertson opposed. On the plus side, he suggested on-air in 2005 that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism." So there’s no faulting Pat’s logic on some issues.
Perhaps the current Archbishop of Canterbury could take a leaf out of Pat’s book, get into the God business and fire up the Anglican community a bit.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now what would make this prediction interesting is if Robertson puts his future where his mouth is and accepts a forfeit should nothing happen.

Might I suggest that he promises to convert to Buddhism, walk naked across the Sahara and stop broadcasting forever - taking a vow of silence - should it turn out he had a crossed line to God?

istanbultory said...

Tony, welcome,
Robertson's line in prophecy has often not worked out well for him. There have been a few crossed lines with the Almighty before. See the wiki link in the post for specific screw ups. He certainly would do well to keep his trap shut on occasion.

Anonymous said...

The archbishop of canterbury is an utter disgrace to the nation. I can certainly not remember someone of such limited intellectual and political ability holding such a prestigous role.

istanbultory said...

CU,
Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the archbishop of canterbury is an utter disgrace to the nation.
As for not being able to remember someone of such limited intellectual and political ability holding such a prestigous role....Emily instantly springs to mind. Margaret Beckett might be in the running too. And as for Prezza...

istanbultory said...

But perhaps Emily could replace Rowan. After all, he said recently that he was looking to take on a "purposive" role on leaving office.

Anonymous said...

Emily instantly springs to mind.

On the contrary, Emily may be intellectually challenged, but he is without doubt amazingly gifted politically.

istanbultory said...

Emily is without doubt amazingly gifted politically. Perhaps. But whatever political gifts he once had are looking decidely shabby as he enters the twilight of his premiership. And let us not forget that he was faced by a hopeless Opoosition between 1997-2005. As former Labour MP Bryan Gould, put it a few weeks ago: "Tony has lost it, he's living in a world of his own, and - as most will say - he's deluded on Iraq..."It's not that he lacks principles, but he lacks politics.

"Blair always pitched to the public with 'trust me', but then Iraq came along, by which time he had become arrogant - and that will be the end of him."
The end is nigh.

Voyager said...

The United States is obseesed with selling - it is full of people trying to sell you something - Pat Robertson is no different. He needs to sell something - trouble is he thinks it is religion - but in reality it is Pat Robertson

Cranmer said...

Perhaps the current Archbishop of Canterbury could take a leaf out of Pat’s book, get into the God business and fire up the Anglican community a bit.

At the risk of offending any Mohammedan readers, His Grace thinks this dream to be about as likely as porcine aviation.

istanbultory said...

I fear His Grace is right.

Voyager said...

I have never heard The Rowan utter the name Jesus..........maybe it hold great terrors for him ?