• Heretic Pat Robertson Believes in Science

    Pat RobertsonPat Robertson has a poor track record when it comes to predictions. He's basically the Dick Morris of apocalyptic soothsaying. In the '70s, Robertson predicted that the end of the world was coming in October or November 1982. In 2007, he foresaw "mass killings" in the coming year. He's just not very good at this.

    But if Robertson were to once again predict that the end is nigh, I would have no choice but to believe him, because viewers of yesterday's episode of the 700 Club witnessed the surest sign of the apocalypse that has ever been seen.

    It began when woman wrote to Robertson, expressing concern that her husband and children would spend eternity amid hellfire because they questioned why the Bible failed to explain the existence of dinosaurs. Robertson responded

    Look, I know that people will probably try to lynch me when I say this, but Bishop Ussher wasn't inspired by the Lord when he said that it all took 6,000 years. It just didn't. You go back in time, you've got radiocarbon dating. You got all these things and you've got the carcasses of dinosaurs frozen in time out in the Dakotas.

    If you fight science, you're going to lose your children, and I believe in telling it the way it was.

    Repent ye, for some strange stuff is happening in the world of TV evangelism.

    Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Christianity, Pat Robertson, Religion, Science & Technology


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