"Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!"
-Homer J. Simpson

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Pat Robertson talks to God

I didn't know this, but I guess every year, God takes some time to talk to Pat Robertson and give him some guidance about the year ahead. This has all the trappings of typical so-called prognosticators. For example:

In May, Robertson said God told him that storms and possibly a tsunami were to crash into America's coastline in 2006. Even though the U.S. was not hit with a tsunami, Robertson on Tuesday cited last spring's heavy rains and flooding in New England as partly fulfilling the prediction.
So basically, whatever happens, turns out to be what was predicted, even if it is the complete opposite.

Well this year I hope the same type of "I'm right because I was complete wrong" thing happens again because this time there is something scary happening:

Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007. "I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear," he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."
Hat Tip to Scott Feschuck who points out:

Don’t you just hate it when an omnipotent deity fails to be specific while foretelling the deaths of millions of your countrymen and women? Frustrating!)
Plus, you know, wouldn't it have been great if God had made that prediction back in, oh, I don't know, .....