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.
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.