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You Can't Make This Stuff Up...
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:09:26 AM »
Ironies abound, some times too many to count.

Disaster prophets here on the Diner Forum, take heed.

#NoNeedToSatirize: Robertson tells viewer disaster prophets are ‘nutty’
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Televangelist Pat Robertson ignored his own history in reassuring a 700 Club viewer against false prophets on Wednesday, Right Wing Watch reported.

“Predictive prophecy about disaster is almost always something from the psychic world,” Robertson advised the viewer, Merin. “It’s not something from God.”

Robertson’s statements come just over a month after he identified false prophets as people who liked to “shoot their mouth off.” Yet around that same time, he denounced plans to expand the amount of security cameras in Boston, Massachusetts as “the mark of the beast.”

“Those people are trying to be dominant,” Robertson said on Wednesday. “I’ve seen this before, where people decide they want to dominate other people, so they do it like, ‘I’ve got a word from God for you.’”

But in 2007, he returned from a prayer retreat to warn viewers that he had a message from God that there was chaos approaching in the form of terrorist attacks. The year before that, he said God told him that the Pacific Northwest was in danger of being “lashed” by something as big as a tsunami. It was not.

However, Robertson did counsel Merin to leave her congregation out of worry over the predictions of two people who spoke in tongues and warned fellow parishoners about future perils.

“I’m getting questions from some of the nuttiest things at these congregations,” he fretted. “I don’t know where they come from, but this is not the way God wants it to be.”

Watch Robertson’s tirade against false prophets, posted online by Right Wing Watch on Wednesday, below.
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Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up...
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 11:00:15 AM »
Ironies abound, some times too many to count.

Disaster prophets here on the Diner Forum, take heed.

One caveat I want to interject, when I say that collapse is unavoidable, I am talking about Greek- or Detroit-level, not Mad Max.  I think the worst we are likely to get is something that looks like Somalia or Afghanistan; anything worse I consider a remote possibility.
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Re: You Can't Make This Stuff Up...
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 05:54:11 PM »
Ironies abound, some times too many to count.

Disaster prophets here on the Diner Forum, take heed.

One caveat I want to interject, when I say that collapse is unavoidable, I am talking about Greek- or Detroit-level, not Mad Max.  I think the worst we are likely to get is something that looks like Somalia or Afghanistan; anything worse I consider a remote possibility.

JD, no problemo. Consider the source. This fuckwit thinks buying consignment clothing leads to demonic possession.

Once the 72 hour JIT supply lines stop running, I think we are in Children of Men territory within 90 days. If it takes that long.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 06:02:52 PM »
Hey Surly,
I heard your podcast.  :emthup:
You sounded just like I thought you would. You and RE both have excellent radio voices. Monsta did a great job too. Thanks to all participants. :icon_sunny:
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 04:13:10 AM »
Hey Surly,
I heard your podcast.  :emthup:
You sounded just like I thought you would. You and RE both have excellent radio voices. Monsta did a great job too. Thanks to all participants. :icon_sunny:

Thanks for the kind words, AG.

As for me I listened to it and thought to myself, "who wants to listen to this idiot?"

I DO believe that we learn a lot from listening to one another. If the knowledge each of us possesses has any power, it is in the sharing rather than the having.

And Monsta is doing a great jon in pulling these together. Just incredible. :emthup:
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