"Lord, Can You Please Repeat That ... Slowly?"

Friday, May 19, 2006

"Lord, Can You Please Repeat That ... Slowly?"

Stop the presses. The Lord is talking again to televangelist Pat Robertson:
"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8. On Wednesday (May 17), he added, "There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest."
If? Don't you pay close attention when the Lord speaks to you, Pat? Or was God slurring his words like our president does from time to time?

Words like "if" and "may well" can come in handy. If a hurricane slams into the east coast, Pat will tell us all that he predicted it. If no such event happens, he can shrug his shoulders and say he must not have "heard the Lord right."

As a companion to its story about Robertson's disclosure, MSNBC ran a poll of its website visitors. After 116,000+ responses, here were the results:

Do you believe Pat Robertson received warnings from God about storms and tsunamis?

Yes .............. 11%
No ............... 78%
Not sure ........ 11%

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