January 5, 2008 6:18 AM

Now, if he could just give me some winning lottery numbers....

Pat Robertson: God told me who will win ‘08 election

On Wednesday, Robertson, 77, implied that God informed him who will be elected president in November…. “He told me some things about the election, but I’m not going to say, because some old man on “60 Minutes” would make fun of me, so I’m not going to tell you who the winner’s going to be,” Robertson said, in apparent reference to CBS humorist Andy Rooney, who turns 89 on Jan. 14.

With Jerry Falwell finally being rendered permanently hors de combat, Pat Robertson is now the oldest living Christian self-parody currently dragging his knuckles around Tidewater Virginia. Good Lord, does the man not understand what a ridiculous caricature he’s devolved into. Here be a DUMB@$$ if ever there was one….

Of course, no reasonable person would give much credility to Robertson’s predictions in the first place…unless you’re one of those loons still sending him money. (Yes, it’s true…a fool and his money ARE soon parted.) Somehow, Robertson managed to make a lucrative career for himself by selling the religious equivalent of snake oil, a brand of Christianity based less on the Gospel than it was the Book of Pat- the belief that God talks directly and only to him, and that it’s his role to dispense his ignorance and prejudice God’s wisdom and anger to the unwashed masses. The message has always seemed to be (with apologies to George Carlin) “God loves you, but he’s short of cash”.

Sadly, a significant number of those who call themselves Christians are quite enamored of Robertson’s ignorance and hatefulness, perhaps because it speaks to their own prejudices and need to be told what to believe. Having your ignorance and theological slothfulness confirmed sure beats having to think critically about your faith, eh?

Don’tcha just LOVE America? I mean, where else can an ignorant, self-absorbed zealot carve out such a lucrative career? Where else can someone whose God is a reactionary, intolerant, and malevolent SOB construct an impressive theological empire that’s largely a monument to his own megalomania?

So Pat Robertson knows who’s going to win the Presidency? Who (&^%$#@ cares??

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