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> Excerpt from the Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 news story by David Edwards of the Raw Story at http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/01/03/pat-robertson-god-reve...
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Pat Robertson claims God revealed the next president to him -- but it’s a secret

Pat Robertson says God has told him who the next president will be — but it’s a secret.

The televangelist revealed on Tuesday that he had spent the nearly a week in prayer, asking God to “show me something.”

“I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that,” Robertson explained. “So I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — I think I’ll know who it will be.”

God, who obviously isn’t a Democratic voter, told Robertson that President Barack Obama had “a radical view of the future of this country.”

“Your president holds a radical view of the direction of your country which is at odds with the majority, expect chaos and paralysis,” God reportedly said.

“The future of the world is at stake because if America falls, there’s no longer a strong champion of freedom and a champion of the oppressed of the world. There must be an urgent call to prayer. The Lord said, a time of maximum stress and peril, greater than at any time since the CBN ministry began. This country will begin disintegrating.”

Robertson recalled that since his CBN ministry began in 1960, there had been several wars and a presidential assassination.

“He is saying you will have worse stress than before. So I’m saying, ‘God, let me give you some suggestions and you tell me if any of them is right, pick one,’” Robertson explained. “I said, ‘Is it an EMP blast? No that isn’t it. Is it a cosmic or solar or radiation blast? No. Is it Mayan galaxy alignment? No. Is it Iranian or North Korean nuclear threat? No. Is it an earthquake or a volcano? No. Is it a massive power failure? No.’”

“What is it? It’s an economic collapse,” the conservative leader finally disclosed. “And God said, ‘This is not my judgment, they are bringing it upon themselves.’”






With his use of that "A house divided against itself cannot stand" Biblical verse (also evocative of the first American Civil War), Robertson also sounded like he was predicting a new U.S. Civil War.


Can *you* decipher anything more from Pat Robertson's 2012 predictions?

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if obama is reelected does he count as the next president?
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muntmeister wrote:
if obama is reelected does he count as the next president?

Yes, he'd apparently be President of the Union in the forthcoming second Civil War that was also predicted by Pat Robertson. Indeed, the re-election of President Barak Obama is evidently a major factor in the launching of that second Civil War because I serioulsy doubt that Robertson would have been so dourly dire in his prognosticating if God had told him that a Republican was going to be elected.

Moreover, that doomsday demeanor Robertson maintained in making such dire predictions also indirectly tips us off to the likelihood that he must believe that the Republican Party is going to lose the 2012 Presidential Election. After all, in the most negative sense, he said that they (those in power) would get what they had coming to 'em.

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Holy crap...he directly quoted God. He must have a very close an personal connection. I think it was very nice of God to point how this was not his judgement, in case we were confused.
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:

Yes, he'd apparently be President of the Union in the forthcoming second Civil War that was also predicted by Pat Robertson. Indeed, the re-election of President Barak Obama is evidently a major factor in the launching of that second Civil War because I serioulsy doubt that Robertson would have been so dourly dire in his prognosticating if God had told him that a Republican was going to be elected.
As much as I hate needless bloodshed and waste, this country does need something to force us to decide if we are going to continue to be stuck in the 1930's or join the rest of the civilized world in the present. We seem to be heading for a aristocratic police state that cares little for it's citizens and those of other countries. Our only saving grace that is keeping us together is that one can sort of break into the "nobility" with enough money and/or luck.
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I know personally many people who believe they talk to God like this. It's not uncommon.
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jarredscott78 wrote:
I know personally many people who believe they talk to God like this. It's not uncommon.


I'd think they'd be a little more respectful.
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jarredscott78 wrote:
I know personally many people who believe they talk to God like this. It's not uncommon.


I'd think they'd be a little more respectful.

I'd tell you what God just said to me about you but it's a secret.
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:

“I think He showed me the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that,” ...

God sounds an awful lot like a teen girl from a rival clique.
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jarredscott78 wrote:
I know personally many people who believe they talk to God like this. It's not uncommon.

We call these people schizophrenics.
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Yeah and wasn't there something in there about "beware the false profit"? I mean Prophet. I'm sure old Pat wouldn't know the difference, since his career has been all about his own ego and greed.
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Golly wrote:

Yeah and wasn't there something in there about "beware the false profit"? I mean Prophet. I'm sure old Pat wouldn't know the difference, since his career has been all about his own ego and greed.

Since he saw no conflict of interest in using his Operation Blessing missionary planes to haul diamond-mine drilling equipment for his personal for-profit diamond mining operations in Africa, I don't believe false prophet Pat Robertson has any notion of false profits. After all, not only did he snuggle up to the dictator of that African nation in order to curry favor and protect his self-serving interests but also Robertson had no problem running a blood-diamond operation there at that.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that oil rig off the coast of California that Robertson purchased in the early 1990s?

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Well, I'm afraid it'll have to wait. Whatever it was, I'm sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?
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Oh, and did I forget to mention that oil rig off the coast of California that Robertson purchased in the early 1990s?


So that is how the USA survived in Fallout 2...
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ShreveportLAGamer wrote:
Oh, and did I forget to mention that oil rig off the coast of California that Robertson purchased in the early 1990s?


So that is how the USA survived in Fallout 2...


Where they wound up being the villains of the piece. Though that had less to do with their choice of living quarters than their inability to coexist with people who had slight genetic differences with them. One might almost get the impression that art was immitating life.
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Patsy has economic ties to Blood Diamonds. God is not sitting down and having chatty tet a tets with him.
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My love of The 700 Club brought me unerringly to this thread. Now my hate for Pat Robertson forces me to leave it. So long, Pat, you fucking asshole.
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Psshh... God told ME who the next Pat Robertson is going to be. I can even tell you who, Im just not gonna.
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Hmm... a bigot makes a prediction that he claims is from God. Well, this isn't uncommon, but here is how I interpret it:

Pat Robertson's God is one who believes all of the crazy stuff believed by Pat Robertson and also sees past the innumerable faults of that aforementioned religious leader. Therefore, all of the prejudices that Robertson has against Christian denominations, far from being merely his opinion, are positions drawn directly from the mind of God. The same applies to the Robertson/God political view- God is clearly a very conservative Christian who does not care about the plight of the poor, despite all of that crap in the Gospels.

So, God must have told Pat Robertson that Mitt Romney would win the Republican nomination and go on to be the next President. It is really the most logical conclusion. Robertson is probably the type of Republican who honestly believes that Romney is some kind of closet socialist. As a bigot, Romney's Mormonism must make him quite questionable and certainly not someone fit to hold office. How exactly Romney goes about wrecking the country I can only guess, as my fluency in right-wing apocalyptic thinking has its limitations.

When God visits me in a dream to tell me what he told Pat, I'll be sure to come back and let the rest of you know the other details.
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You have to keep this in mind though; Pat sucks at making predictions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Robertson#1982:_Doomsday

1982: Doomsday
In late 1976, Robertson predicted that the end of the world was coming in October or November 1982. In a May 1980 broadcast of The 700 Club he stated, "I guarantee you by the end of 1982 there is going to be a judgment on the world."

In September 2011, Robertson and several others who incorrectly predicted various dates for the end of world were jointly awarded an Ig Nobel Prize for "teaching the world to be careful when making mathematical assumptions and calculations".

Does this mean Pat awarded himself an Ig Nobel Prize for his failed 1976 prediction?
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Ahh good old Pat. Always doing his part to turn as many people away from Christianity as he can.
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How/why do loonies like this get so much media time in the US?
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How/why do loonies like this get so much media time in the US?


Residual backlash from the trauma of the 1960s. Since then the reaction to every crisis has been over the top and infantile. This reaction gives clout to guys like Pat.
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BlueMountain wrote:
How/why do loonies like this get so much media time in the US?


Have you not seen our other entertainment choices? Which do you think is more entertaining: Pat Robertson's bullshit, or "2012 Skinny Celebrity Secrets?"
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BlueMountain wrote:
How/why do loonies like this get so much media time in the US?

When the loony in question -- Pat Robertson -- owns his own syndicated television show that's mandatorily run on many, if not most, TV stations which carry it (by virtue of some still-clinging conditions of his sell-off of the Christian Broadcasting Network) AND when the loony in question has run and won the 1988 Iowa Caucus for the Republican Presidential nomination and had since manipulated Republican politics with his Christian Coalition interest group, the loony in question may have earned some, if not most, of the media time he has been accorded since the base of the Republican Party -- many of whose members are active donors to Robertson's "700 Club" -- still gives Pat Robertson considerable credibility.

Indeed, Pat Robertson has praised Rick Perry to the heavens so much that it takes no leap of the imagination to speculate whom Robertson was backing.








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MisterCranky wrote:
BlueMountain wrote:
How/why do loonies like this get so much media time in the US?


Have you not seen our other entertainment choices? Which do you think is more entertaining: Pat Robertson's bullshit, or "2012 Skinny Celebrity Secrets?"


It's funny that in an age of almost unlimited entertainment choices via the internet, downloads/DVDs and even (gasp!) books, we still feel as if we are bound to the choices offered by the networks.

More importantly, why doesn't anyone care enough about what Pat Robertson says to post it here and ask for commentary. It doesn't matter what he says so how in the Hell could it possibly matter what anyone thinks about what he says?

In the words of the great Johnny Carson: "Too. Much. Free. Time."
 
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