January 03, 2007

Another year, another opportunity . . .

for the perpetually profligate, professional prognosticator Pat Robertson to say something stupid.

As if he hasn't embarrassed the Christian Church enough in recent years - by calling for the assassination of Venezuelan leader in Hugo Chavez in August 2005, then claiming (almost exactly one year ago) that God smote Ariel Sharon with a stroke for ceding the Gaza Strip to the Palestinians, as well as many other generally kooky and uninformed antics - now he claims God told him the U.S. would suffer a massive terrorist attack:

"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.

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Oh, good. It's not going to be nuclear.

I'd award Robertson the coveted Dim Bulb du jour, but he's already won twice, and I don't want to look like I'm playing favourites.