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.