Batsh*t crazy Pat: disasters point to second coming
“It’s possible. I don’t have any special revelation to say it is but the Bible does indicate such a time will happen in the end of time. And could this be it? It might be.”
— Robertson, thinking aloud on live TV with Wolf Blitzer
He’s at it again, spouting hysterical end-times nonsense, comparing recent natural disasters to labor pains indicating the Rapture is upon us.
This weekend’s catastrophic earthquake in South Asia in the wake of recent U.S. hurricanes and December’s tsunami is catching the eye of televangelist Pat Robertson, who says we “might be” in the End Times described in the Bible.
“These things are starting to hit with amazing regularity,” Robertson said on CNN’s “Late Edition.”
Robertson, a former GOP presidential candidate and host of the “700 Club” daily Christian TV show, noted, “If you read back in the Bible, the letter of the apostle Paul to the church of Thessalonia, he said that in the latter days before the end of the age that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order. And for anybody who knows what it’s like to have a wife going into labor, you know how these labor pains begin to hit. I don’t have any special word that says this is that, but it could be suspiciously like that.”
Pat also took this live news opportunity to lash out again at Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez Frias, accusing him of negotiating with Iran for nuclear material and sending $1.2 million to terrorist Osama bin Laden.
“One day we’re going to be staring at nuclear weapons and it won’t be Katrina facing New Orleans, it’s going to be a Venezuelan nuke,” Robertson said in an interview.
On Aug. 22, Robertson told viewers of “The 700 Club” program that the United States should kill Chavez to prevent the Latin American country from becoming a “launching pad” for extremism. The next day, the television evangelist said his comments were misinterpreted.
Robertson also said yesterday that “sources that came to me” [Are these actually voices speaking to him at this point?] told him that Venezuela sent money to bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He also said Chavez befriended Moammar Gaddafi of Libya and “these people who are considered terrorists.”
Venezuela Electronic News commented on Pat’s utterances, referring to him as a “millionaire Bible-basher” with this:
US televangelist Pat Robertson is showing distinct signs of advanced senility in his latest rabble-rousing on Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez Frias. Ranting again on CNN’s Late Edition program, Robertson now says that “this man (Chavez) is setting up a Marxist-type dictatorship in Venezuela.”
Letting off more steam, the claims that “he (Chavez) is trying to spread Marxism throughout South America … he is negotiating with the Iranians to get nuclear material…Big deal! The only operative nuclear reactor in Venezuela is factually a mini-moke located at the Venezuelan Science & Technology Institute (IVIC) near Caracas … for ‘peaceful’ research into medical dangers inherent in dental X-rays…
…The Bush administration will now have to again deny any connection between the Bush family’s favorite propagandist and already-developed CIA contingency plans to remove President Chavez from power by fair means or foul … undoubtedly a White House spokesman will again trot out meaningless platitudes that Robertson’s latest tirade “in no way reflects United States policy…”