Scott on May 17, 2006 at 9:25 pm
About three months ago, I posted a polite request related to several people that I was tired of hearing from. In that post, I asked them to shut up (please). Pat Robertson was not on that initial list, but he just jumped to the top of the list! WHY? Because he has placed himself in the place of God while claiming to speak for God!
Several times over the last couple of weeks, Robertson has claimed that God told him that the United States would be hit by storms and maybe even a tsunami this year. According to Robertson:
“If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms…there well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest.”
Well, Pat…it’s called hurricane season, you ghit! It runs from June through November, you putz! Did God really need YOU to inform everyone about this “revelation” that anyone who lives on the Gulf Coast or East Coast already knew?
Every time I think about this, I get SOO upset. People that I know, good Christian people who actually LIVE the faith that they profess and who demonstrate the Truth of Christ in their daily lives, just had their witness in the world side-swiped and sabotaged by Mister-Big-Mouth-700-Club who has to try and predict something as ridiculous as the weather patterns that have been regularly appearing since the founding of this country.
I can’t stand this! I seriously can’t! My blogging partner John and I work hard to put out quality stuff on this blog. We try to engage anyone… believers, nonbelievers, skeptics, atheists, agnostics or anyone else we can with some meaningful dialogue. But how is someone like Roger “the happy heretic” (a good-natured atheist from the East Coast) supposed to engage us in a meaningful dialogue AND take us seriously when ol’ Pat decides that he needs to speak for God and predict something that any first year atmospheric sciences student could predict…big storms lashing the coasts of the U.S.
And a tsunami up in the Northwest…maybe? It’s nice that you are being so certain, so bold! “…there well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest…” I don’t remember any of God’s ACTUAL prophets who made ACTUAL prophecies beginning with caveats like “If I heard the Lord right ” or adding caveats like ” there well may be ” or ” something as bad as ”
You are NOT a prophet of God, Mr. Robertson. If anything, given your track record of FALSE PREDICTIONS, you are a false prophet along the lines of Benny Hinn, Pat Crouch, et al. You couldn’t meet the Biblical criteria of being a Prophet of God EVER.
You are a buffoon, Mr. Robertson. A clown. A punch line to a sad joke that gives Christianity a black eye and provides ammunition to those who want to vilify people of faith.
Mr/Pastor/Reverend (whatever), please shut up! PLEASE shut up!! PLEASE SHUT UP!!! And if I am being a little too subtle…I beg you to PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SHUT UP!!!!
Stop talking to the cameras. Stop having press conferences. Stop craving attention. Put your pride and ego away in the bottom drawer of your desk and fade back into the woodwork so that people of faith can begin to claim back the territory that you have just lost for us.
And by the way, could you please shut up?
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