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Pat Robertson predicts 'mass killing'
AP via Yahoo! ^ | 1/3/07 | AP

Posted on 01/03/2007 3:25:31 AM PST by Brilliant

In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster 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."

Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.

Robertson said God also told him that the U.S. only feigns friendship with Israel and that U.S. policies are pushing Israel toward "national suicide."

Robertson suggested in January 2006 that God punished then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a stroke for ceding Israeli-controlled land to the Palestinians.

The broadcaster predicted in January 2004 that President Bush would easily win re-election. Bush won 51 percent of the vote that fall, beating Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.

In 2005, Robertson predicted that Bush would have victory after victory in his second term. He said Social Security reform proposals would be approved and Bush would nominate conservative judges to federal courts.

Lawmakers confirmed Bush's 2005 nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. But the president's Social Security initiative was stalled.

"I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss."

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.


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Nuttier and nuttier...
1 posted on 01/03/2007 3:25:33 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
"I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss."

If God is telling him, then why isn't his track record 100%?

2 posted on 01/03/2007 3:28:27 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: onyx
If God is telling him, then why isn't his track record 100%?

Can he even claim 50%?

The guy is a complete nutjob.

3 posted on 01/03/2007 3:31:08 AM PST by MichiganMan (Europe: Where the governments fear Muslims and Jews fear the governments.)
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To: Brilliant

"I have a relatively good track record," he said. "Sometimes I miss."

He should sit down. Hard to miss that way.

Seriously, this is where the term right wing whacko is justified.


4 posted on 01/03/2007 3:31:48 AM PST by listenhillary (You can lead a man to reason, but you can't make him think)
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To: onyx

Sounds like God's voice may become jumbled up with a few others before hitting his brain!


5 posted on 01/03/2007 3:32:03 AM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: Brilliant
"Sometimes I miss"

Maybe the Lord did talk to him. My question is Does the Lord tell him to tell the world everytime?

Now we know why God didnt allow him to be president.

6 posted on 01/03/2007 3:32:13 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Brilliant
"Pat Robertson said Tuesday God has told him that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing" late in 2007."

Here we go again...Is this guy for us or ag'in us?

7 posted on 01/03/2007 3:32:22 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Brilliant
I reckon it's his way of getting people to tune in at least until late 2007.

Anything to keep the attention of the followers.

Kid of like the old joke that begins with a question :

"How do you keep an idiot in suspense?"

8 posted on 01/03/2007 3:32:40 AM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: Brilliant

They could call him Psychic Pat Robertson.


9 posted on 01/03/2007 3:33:02 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: onyx
If God is telling him, then why isn't his track record 100%?

Well, there is that, huh?

Good old Pat keeps blowing that holy smoke. Everybody send him a check and it will be alright.

10 posted on 01/03/2007 3:33:08 AM PST by NoCurrentFreeperByThatName (You lie, cheat and steal.)
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To: Brilliant

Well, if he has a direct line to God, and God told him what will happen, there isn’t anything we can do about it because God doesn‘t lie.
Of course, he did leave himself an out. The “mass killing” could be a few reporters and executives from CBS, and the “possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack” could be the TV audience.


11 posted on 01/03/2007 3:33:16 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: MichiganMan

Apparently, he doesn't mind looking foolish. Pity.


12 posted on 01/03/2007 3:34:30 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: R. Scott

Judging from the fact that he says the Northeastern coastline erosion vindicates his prediction last year that the US would be buffetted by huge storms, I guess I would not be too surprised if he uses your out.


13 posted on 01/03/2007 3:36:08 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Tabi Katz


Has he always been nuts? I seem to recall, he'd step into "it" from time to time, but this is c r a z y.


14 posted on 01/03/2007 3:36:26 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Brilliant

I wonder how many Catholics he thinks will die...


15 posted on 01/03/2007 3:37:08 AM PST by Silly (sarcasmoff.com)
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To: listenhillary

Seems like you could come up with a better record than he's got just by chance.


16 posted on 01/03/2007 3:38:07 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Good professional fortune tellers always leave an out.


17 posted on 01/03/2007 3:38:09 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: caver

Psychic or psychotic?


18 posted on 01/03/2007 3:39:43 AM PST by Brilliant
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To: NoCurrentFreeperByThatName
Well, there is that, huh?

Yes.......LOL.... there is that!

Either God has talked to him or not. They way Pat put it, makes it seem as though God is either kidding with him or out right feeding him false information.

19 posted on 01/03/2007 3:40:06 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Silly
"I wonder how many Catholics he thinks will die..."

Most the Protestants I know think Catholics are Christians so I don't get your point.

Even though I think Pat is edging over the absurdity wall here, I'm calling you out on this statement. It was unfair a divisive.

20 posted on 01/03/2007 3:43:21 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Brilliant

All one has to do to "predict" is read the rants in the ME media about millions of Christians being killed.

I wish Pat would stick to Prayer, trust Jesus our Lord and leave the prediction dept. alone.


21 posted on 01/03/2007 3:43:47 AM PST by Global2010 (Happy New Year 2007 IMO is going to be Mega Grace and Bless filled. God Bless Ya'll too.)
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To: Brilliant

Judging from the fact that he says the Northeastern coastline erosion vindicates his prediction last year that the US would be buffetted by huge storms, I guess I would not be too surprised if he uses your out.

At least he didn't spend big taxpayer dollars to make such a prediction like some others. :)


22 posted on 01/03/2007 3:44:50 AM PST by freedomfiter2 ("Modern, bureaucratic, unionized education is a form of intellectual child abuse." Newt Gingrich)
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To: Brilliant

Nostradamertson.


23 posted on 01/03/2007 3:45:56 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: onyx

I really hate it when Pat makes these predictions. It really hurts his ministry. If one really needs serious prayer, those folks in Va. Beach really know how it is done.


24 posted on 01/03/2007 3:46:30 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: Brilliant

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 hope he has a good calling plan. Your right this guy is a freak show. Well you were nicer. I find him a pity now because he reminds me of that relative who is so gone but nobody is willing to step up and deal with it. One thing I think is desperately needed is that his children take him out of the TV business ASAP. He is going to ruin the corporation that he has built if something is not done.


25 posted on 01/03/2007 3:46:39 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: Earthdweller; Silly
Most the Protestants I know think Catholics are Christians so I don't get your point.

Shirley Surely, silly knows that up until Martin Luther, ALL Christians were Catholic, save for a small break away sect whose name escapes me at this early hour.

26 posted on 01/03/2007 3:49:24 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: onyx
"....save for a small break away sect whose name escapes me at this early hour."

lol..stinker.

27 posted on 01/03/2007 3:50:41 AM PST by Earthdweller (All reality is based on faith in something.)
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To: Brilliant

I think he should stick with his 2000lb leg press claims.


28 posted on 01/03/2007 3:51:24 AM PST by AZRepublican ("The degree in which a measure is necessary can never be a test of the legal right to adopt it.")
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To: mariabush

I don't understand why he does this. It's foolish. If God talks to him, then Pat would be 100% correct. Like I posted earlier, it's a pity.


29 posted on 01/03/2007 3:52:25 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Brilliant
Robertson sometimes says crap that is as bad as any Taliban....OR he just needs to be put in a straightjacket and locked up in a rubber room shot full of thorazine......

I'm convinced he's nuttier than a nest of cukoos and have been since he "prayed the hurricane away"....


30 posted on 01/03/2007 3:54:39 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: onyx

Excellent point, onyx.

The guy's main job is to fool the gullible that actually think his trademarked milkshake is a manifestation of God's powers.


31 posted on 01/03/2007 3:56:05 AM PST by indcons (Fellow FReepers - Best Wishes for 2007.)
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To: Earthdweller

LOL -- I have been told their name several times, but I never commit it to memory. You watch, someone will post it to me again.....LOL.


32 posted on 01/03/2007 3:56:06 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: onyx

AFAIC most TV racketeers...er preachers, are nuts.


33 posted on 01/03/2007 3:56:37 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: onyx

Are you thinking of the Gnostics?


34 posted on 01/03/2007 3:58:24 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: indcons

I harbor no animosity toward Pat Robertson. I just don't understand why he sets himself up to look so damn foolish.


35 posted on 01/03/2007 3:59:28 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: Non-Sequitur
Nostradamertson.

I prefer Nostradumbass.

36 posted on 01/03/2007 4:00:04 AM PST by Wormwood (Goldwater Republican.)
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To: Clifford The Big Red Dog

I'm not thinking at all.....LOL. (Too early).


37 posted on 01/03/2007 4:00:20 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: DainBramage
Now we know why God didnt allow him to be president.

I think that fact has more to do with the innate common sense of the Republican primary voter.

38 posted on 01/03/2007 4:00:37 AM PST by wireman
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To: freedomfiter2

Old folks with money to spend finding salvation is his target. He's no different than the rest of the fundamentalist cults seeking the almighty dollar with their phoney religiosity. We've got one of them here in UT. Sanctimonious phonies.


39 posted on 01/03/2007 4:01:56 AM PST by Utah Binger (Kane County Utah, where a Ruger Auto 10/22 makes the rules.)
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To: Brilliant

I agree that we are pushing Israel into national suicide


40 posted on 01/03/2007 4:02:07 AM PST by OldFriend (THE PRESS IS AN EVIL FOR WHICH THERE IS NO REMEDY)
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To: onyx

When someone reports that God told him something this specific, It is usually a sign that he wants to promote his own personal opinion, and give it credibility (at least among the snake-handling zealots)by claiming that it came from God.


41 posted on 01/03/2007 4:03:24 AM PST by SALChamps03
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To: Wormwood
I prefer Nostradumbass

Far more appropriate. I will defer to your preference.

42 posted on 01/03/2007 4:04:21 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Non-Sequitur
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43 posted on 01/03/2007 4:05:35 AM PST by Wormwood (Goldwater Republican.)
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To: Brilliant

Let's just pray Robertson is wrong....again


44 posted on 01/03/2007 4:05:42 AM PST by bobjam
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To: Brilliant

Pat needs to retire.


45 posted on 01/03/2007 4:08:39 AM PST by IrishMike (Democrats .... Stuck on Stupid, RINO's ...the most vicious judas goats)
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To: SALChamps03
When someone reports that God told him something this specific, It is usually a sign that he wants to promote his fundraising.
46 posted on 01/03/2007 4:10:10 AM PST by Utah Binger (Kane County Utah, where a Ruger Auto 10/22 makes the rules.)
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To: SALChamps03

Just wow.


47 posted on 01/03/2007 4:10:35 AM PST by onyx (Phillip Rivers, LT and the San Diego Chargers! WOO-HOO!)
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To: DainBramage
"Maybe the Lord did talk to him. My question is Does the Lord tell him to tell the world everytime?"

Well Noah told some people...so...lol

unfortunately there are smaller versions of Pat too...my brother belongs to one of these doomsday born again groups...for the last 15 years they've been predicting the demise and rapture....coming to a theatre near you some time next year...oops...

48 posted on 01/03/2007 4:11:13 AM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: Wormwood

#36 - LOL Thanks for a good laugh first thing in the morning!


49 posted on 01/03/2007 4:12:54 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Brilliant
"The Lord didn't say nuclear...."

uh-oh...please tell me He didn't say "nuculear" either..... sticking that extra vowel in there...I hate that.

I sort of have a soft spot for Pat, don't know why....however, calling these 'predictions' is too carny. And, I agree with the other posts: wouldn't true prophecy would be 100% spot on?...not "sometimes I miss". Crikey...any of us could do that.

50 posted on 01/03/2007 4:14:58 AM PST by ZinGirl
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