Pat Robertson Still Thinks You Can Pray Away Nature -- And Other Bumblings From God's Biggest Fan

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To hell with that mangy groundhog, and fuck his stupid shadow -- if we all pray hard enough, it will be spring right now!

That's based on the logic of former "faith healer"/current divine weatherman Pat Robertson, who, yet again, has caused a stir with his claims that nature is somehow controlled by prayer -- and the reason tornadoes devastated the Midwest last week is because folks in the heartland weren't praying hard enough.

Watch in the Youtube clip embedded above as Robertson explains how god didn't "send tornadoes" to the Midwest last week by explaining how science works...er, how god makes science work.

Sadly, Robertson's ramblings about tornadoes is just the latest in a long history of idiotic comments he's made about science, nature, weather, and the victims of these sorts of natural disasters (so far, Midwesterners' most-recent lack of prayer has led to the deaths of 40 people in five states, including a 1-year-old girl who was found in a field after a tornado ripped through her family's home in Indiana).

Below, we've listed some of Robertson's greatest hits (we've left out his claim that the ACLU, as well as homosexuals, were somehow to blame for the September 11 terrorist attacks, and his insistence that the 2010 earthquake in Haiti happened because the country's founders made a "pact with the devil").

Aside from blaming natural disasters on humans for not praying enough, Robertson has a history of making predictions about upcoming events that he claims are based on what god tells him.

"I have a relatively good track record," Robertson said of his predictions during a 2007 interview with the Associated Press.

Not quite...

-In 1976, Robertson predicted that the world would come to an end in 1982.

"I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world," he said during a broadcast of The 700 Club, a show he hosts on the Christian Broadcasting Network.

As you're probably aware, the world still exists -- and Robertson was dead wrong.

-In 2004, Robertson predicted that then-President George W. Bush would win reelection in a "blowout" victory.

"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," he told his 700 Club audience during a 2004 broadcast.

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Bush ended up narrowly beating Massachusetts Senator John Kerry in what turned out to be one of the closest elections in U.S. history.

"God," apparently, was wrong again, Pat.

-In 2007, Robertson predicted that a terrorist attack would happen in the United States that God told him would result in "mass killings."

"The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that," Robertson told his 700 Club audience at the time.

There was no terrorist attack in the United States in 2007. According to Robertson, "all I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us."

That must be it.

-In January of 2008, Robertson claimed that God told him a recession would hit the United States -- which it did...in 2007...a year before Robertson's chat with God (perhaps Robertson should stick with "predicting" the past).

-Robertson's latest "prediction" came in January, when he said God told him who will win this year's presidential election. Robertson, however, won't say who it's going to be.

Given Robertson's track record when it comes to predicting the future, let's hope God told him Rick Santorum will be taking the oath of office come January.
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Deist1737
Deist1737

Isn't it time we put God-given reason above "faith?" Pat and all Christians need to be held to their word of belief in the Bible promises. If the Bible promises were true, Pat would be correct in saying people could pray the tornadoes away. However, the Bible is false and its promises empty, therefore, Pat is wrong.

Pat and any Christian could demonstrate the Bible is true in this particular catastrophe. The Bible says at John 14:12 that Jesus said and promised, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." Since the Bible claims that Jesus brought people back from the dead, and this Jesus promise promises that Christians (those who believe in him/Jesus)can do greater works that Jesus is said to have done, then Pat or any Christian should be able to go to the places where people were killed by the tornadoes and bring them back from the dead. But since the Bible is false this will not happen. (Could you imagine if this Bible promise was true and Christians actually did raise the dead? Everyone would become a Christian.)

Perhaps we should follow Thomas Paine's advice from his outstanding book The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and have a revolution in religion based on God-given reason and Deism?

Progress! Bob Johnsonwww.deism.com

ozonator
ozonator

At least Pat noticed something besides the free lunch - 

 Extremist Republican and Christians’ corporate whore media outlets still fail to notice current AGW events while now blaming the living and dead victims in US Midwest.   “Mar 05, 2012 ... The latest research belies the idea that storms are getting more extreme ... Dr. Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Laboratory in a seminar at Penn State University ... 1. ... difficult to link severe weather and climate change. 2. Significant severe weather (tornadoes and hail storms) depend more on wind shear (change in direction of strong winds with height) rather than a combination of heat and high humidity. ... By the way, Dr. Brooks also mentioned that the downward trend in tornado deaths since the 1920’s has leveled off over the past 30 years“ (Editorial and reality abuse by Joseph ‘EIB coli cocktail wiener’ D’Aleo, CCM, IUD, IED, BMF, STD, H1N1, HPV, SIDs, failed state free lunch predictor, laundering t-GOP via paypal, HIV, and ExxonKoch approved TV weather presenter aka another pseudo-scientist, denier, and corporate whore; new web crimes against humanity, nature, and big oil & small snake wrestling with assistant PSU shower coach Joe Bastardi since March 11, 2011; icecap.us).  “The “bottomless well of nonsense on disasters and climate change” ... Posted on March 5, 2012 by Anthony Watts ... From the “weather is not climate unless we say it is” department. While weepy Bill McKibben… This was a tragic weekend in the midwest of the USA. It’s more dangerous evidence of climate change ... and Joe Romm: Tornadoes, Extreme Weather And Climate Change, Revisited …wail about the latest tornado outbreak being a result of the catch all “climate change” (translation: universal boogeyman) it is worth noting that Dr. Pielke Jr. has an interesting and germane post titled: An Embarassment of Riches ... He says: ...  I can still poke some fun” (Tony lacks a mother Watts’ love because she preferred a pack of cleaner cigarettes to his suckling, PayPal drug and human traffic laundering appreciated, "the world's most viewed climate website" and “VOTED BEST SCIENCE BLOG” by extremist Republican and Christian corporate whore server farms; wattsupwiththat.com).  “‘Yes, we plead guilty … ‘Skeptics will proudly celebrate … Climate Depot takes full responsibility for the fate of your children and grandchildren from any future man-made climate catastrophe” (“Australian PM warns skeptics ‘are too ‘dangerous to ignore’ and are ‘holding the world to ransom’”, By Marc Morano, Climate Depot Editorial”, whistlesuckers - perfuming the stink at icecap.us, 11/6/09).

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