Wednesday, January 03, 2007

And Give Us This Day Our Daily... Fruitcake

As a sociologist of religion, what I'm about to post is ironically and completely lacking in any kind of objectivity befitting my academic training. And yet...

Why, dear Lord, has someone not told Pat Robertson that his 15 minutes of fire-and-brimstone is up already?

Why do people keep listening to this guy?

Apparently, folks, God is gonna smite us again this year. It won't be "nuclear" 'cause the Lord didn't say that, but Robertson is "just sayin'..."

The 700 Club must be hard up for cash if Robertson is once again spouting his sky-is-falling-'cause-God-told-me-so mantras yet again. What better way to get some ill-gotten gain than stirring up the masses with false prophecy?

Please, dear God, if You want to give us a sign, could You do us all a favor this year and zap Robertson's butt outta here!


P.S. And thank you, CNN, for bringing us this earth-shattering, heart-stopping news. It must be a slow news day, what with the funeral of President Ford, the hanging of Saddam Hussein, the news out of Indonesia. Wow. Now I'm off to the basement to make sure my 72 hour survival kit and my year supply of chocolate are safe and ready for any type of contingency.


Sideon said...

Why the MSM continues to prop up these pathetic "holy" men is beyond me.

Robertson is in the top 10 of public enemies. He's in the top 10 for wankers, too.

Gah, I can't stand the man!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

I agree! The irony for me is, I respect Robertson's right to believe what whooha and voodoo he wants to believe, but why CNN has to carry it as a news story, God Himself likely only knows! Frankly, I think I'd rather be a little surprised by the manifestation of God's whim and will then get a press release from Patty Boy.

Liseysmom said...

Here is my predictions for 2007 ala Pat Robertson...

1. There will be a hurricane that hits the East Coast of the U.S., somewhere between Florida and New Jersey.

2. There will be a fatal tornado somewhere in the mid-West.

3. There will be a huge forest fire somwhere in the Western U.S.

Okay, there you go. When these things come to pass, I'll claim myself a prophet.

janet m. kincaid said...

Lisey's Mom: Hear! Hear! I believe the prognostications, predications, and prophecies of my local weather man long before I'll ever believe Pat Robertson.

Mary Ellen said...

How about a call to wage peace or end poverty and hunger? When these religious talking heads say something worthwhile, I'll get around to paying attention.

In the meantime, we get the prophet in Salt Lake City wringing his hands over tattoos and double-pierced ears. Believers rush to remove extra earrings and spackle over body art. Film at 11:00.