Tuesday, January 06, 2004

coming soon to a checkout stand near you

sometimes i simply can't believe what i read. in an incredibly oral robertsian proclamation apparently pat robertson ( you know the 700 club guy) has stated that God "told him" that bush was going to win "in a walk" in 2004.


this brings up so many questions for me. the biggest one is does pat robertson think he is samuel (you know, the prophet from the bible that God used to choose david as king) or jeane dickson (you know, the woman the enquirer uses to make new year's predictions every january)? did God say "in a walk"? has God ever brought up the stupidity of pat agreeing with falwell about the world trade center bombings being a result of gays and liberals in america?

what does this mean for the country? should we go ahead and have an inauguration (coronation) and move on? should clark, dean, kucinich, lieberman, gephardt and company pack up and hang on to their money? should any of us even bother to vote?

if pat has such a solid direct line, maybe we should have him ask about a cure for aids or parkinson's disease or cancer. maybe we could ask him if we really are screwing up the only planet he gave us to hang out on. maybe he could ask God what He thinks about television ministries. maybe he could ask about osama bin laden's location. just think of all the possibilities pat's newfound connection could bring.

ok, before i am branded as a godless liberal (i love that some people actually think that) i know God speaks to his people. i know that there have been times in the history of christianity when God has spoken very clearly and obviously about things like this. i (think) i even know that pat robertson way down deep is probably a good guy. i even believe that God is sovereign over civic goofiness like our elections. (check out Romans 13:1) i guess i just think that if God wanted to proclaim something like that, he would use a less "cartoonish" messenger.

maybe i'm just jealous that God doesn't lay the big stuff like that on me

here's the article if you care
Associated Press Writer

January 2 2004

NORFOLK, Va. -- Pat Robertson said Friday that God told him President Bush will be re-elected in a landslide.

"I think George Bush is going to win in a walk," the religious broadcaster said on his "700 Club" program on the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network, which he founded.

"I really believe I'm hearing from the Lord it's going to be like a blowout election in 2004. It's shaping up that way," Robertson said.

"The Lord has just blessed him," Robertson said of Bush. "I mean, he could make terrible mistakes and comes out of it. It doesn't make any difference what he does, good or bad, God picks him up because he's a man of prayer and God's blessing him."

Earlier on the program, Robertson had explained that he wanted to share "some of the things that I believe the Lord was showing me as I spent several days in prayer at the end of 2003."

Robertson also said that this year will be one of "extraordinary prosperity" and that God will bless China in 2004 "in a way it's never known before."

"God loves China and he loves the Chinese people," Robertson said. "I believe there's going to be an unbelievable spiritual revival taking place in China this year."

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, a frequent Robertson critic and executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said he had a prediction of his own.

"I predict that Pat Robertson in 2004 will continue to use his multimillion broadcasting empire to promote George Bush and other Republican candidates," Lynn said in a statement. "Maybe Pat got a message from (Bush political adviser) Karl Rove and thought it was from God."


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