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Pat Robertson pops up every few months to make some statement or other that polarizes people. His faithful viewers get some red meat, and his ministry gets some attention. Robertson doesn’t seem to care a whit about any negative blowback from the things he says. People are pretty used to his outlandish statements by now, and he never really suffers any repercussions because of any of them. His latest statement about gays making him long for a Vomit Button on Facebook is just the freshest news.

Each year Robertson takes to the airwaves with something he calls “Words of Knowledge”, predictions that he says come from God. Here are a few of the doozies Robertson has floated over the years, and never really come back to revise, revisit, or review.

1980 – Robertson predicted that the USSR would invade the Middle East.

1981 – Robertson predicted global economic collapse, and that the USSR would invade Israel, control all the oil in the Middle East, and foul up the world economy.

1988 – Robertson said God told him to run for President. Apparently God did not tell him to win.

1996 – God told Robertson that Bill Clinton would not be elected for a second term. He also said that a terrorist with a nuclear weapon would strike within the United States.

1998 – Robertson said God would strike the United States with tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and “maybe even a meteor” due to Orlando, Florida’s city council voting to fly rainbow flags during a Gay Pride celebration. Orlando was never hit, though Virginia Beach, Robertson’s home, was.

2005 – Robertson said God told him that George W. Bush would pass Social Security reform, tax reform, and that the Supreme Court would end up packed with conservative judges. He also said there would be a widescale conversion of Muslims to Christianity.

2006 – Robertson said God told him that tsunamis would ravage the coasts of the United States.

2007 – Robertson predicted that there would be a massive terrorist event aimed at the United States that would result in “mass killing” during the second half of the year. “The Lord didn’t say nuclear, but I do believe it’ll be something like that – that’ll be a mass killing, possibly millions of people, major cities injured,” Robertson said.

2012 – Robertson said God told him who would win the Presidential election that year, but he would not tell. However he later said, “I won’t get into great detail about elections but I sure did miss it.” Robertson also said that 2012 would bring about a collapse of the American economy. This information came only after a question and answer session with God that included Robertson asking if the disaster would be the result of an “EMP blast” or a “Mayan galaxy alignment”, all of which God took a pass on.

2013 – For this year, Robertson revisited some older financial themes again, saying that a financial reckoning is coming, debts called in, money devalued, people on fixed incomes will suffer. Creditors will seize assets to pay back debts.

Pat Robertson’s Annual Predictions Greatest Flops
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  • http://sameasabove satan

    What a pathetic excuse for a human being; roadkill is more enlightening…!

    • jerry potter

      Gee satan, with the same tongue we bless God and curse men. Can a fountain bring forth both clean water and bitter? Even you were made in the image of God.

  • http://elixir@yahoo.com satan

    What a sorry excuse for a human being!!! Roadkill Rules!!!

  • http://elixir@yahoo.com Demo0n Hunter

    Robertson is a great imitator; notice his coal black lifeless eyeballs and his elfy pointed ears…satan’s joke on the ignorant masses of asses…!

  • Elaine

    During the days of the Israelites God’s chosen people where told to “Watch, & Beware” of False Prophets seeking to mislead & betray them. To show how SERIOUS a FALSE prophet is to God, They were instructed to “STONE TO DEATH” a False Prophet. How do u know if they are False???? Their prophesies would be FALSE, & UNTRUE. A TRUE prophet will speak & act on what God Inspires them to say & do. REMEMBER–God CANNOT LIE… His words do NOT return to him VOID!!
    God then & TODAY holds False Prophets responsible for misleading his “sheep”. Read Matthew 24. These so called “Prophets” live like Royality, while many people in their churches cannot eat or pay their Bills!! EVERY BROADCAST they ASK FOR MONEY!!!! They own Mansions, Drive Bentley’s and own Private Jets, etc.!!!! Jesus didn’t live in a MANSION!!!!! NOR did he Drive a FANCY, OPPULENT CHARIOT!!!! HE WALKED TO MOST PLACES!!!!! The penalities are still severe before God. Good Honest Christians are being lead astray by “FALSE PROPHETS”!!!!!!

    • jimster

      How true! Sort of a demon in disguise

    • jerry potter

      dear Elaine, let me help you in your understanding. The “men” were not inspired; it was the writings that were directed by God, not the writers. “No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation, but men of old spoke as they were “Moved” by the Holy Spirit. That word “moved” is only used twice in the new testament. The other time was when Paul was in a storm and the wind “moved” the ship. The rudder broke and the ship could not be steered. God moved them. The same goes for the Apostles. God moved them so the words he wanted was exactly what was written down. That’s why we can believe the Bible. It was written by the Holy Spirit not the men. They were just the physical instrument. Hope this helps you. By the way, Christians won’t be led astray if they keep their nose in the Book. Then they will know how to judge a situation.

      • live and let

        And just what validation do you have that these writings were inspired by God? And please don’t invoke the usual circular argument that it came from the bible!

  • eric norwood

    If Jesus were here now….I believe he would vomit. The Lord walked in sandals and wore a robe….not a jet, designer clothes, nor owned race horses, oil wells and business ventures in the mid east and Africa.

    • jimster

      Well said!

  • mandygirl78

    If he predict that by next year, his hairline will recede even further, then he’ll finally get one right!

  • cathy

    Never trust a man who went to an Ivy League School!

  • tim

    WHEN DO WE BRING BACK TAR AND FEATHERING?
    this clown has fleeced millions from innocent people and continues to cash in.
    THE LARGER QUESTION: WHY DOES THE MEDIA REPORT ANYTHING HE DOES KNOWING HE IS A CHARLATAIN?

  • Dee

    He has a right to his opinion just as all you bobble heads do.

  • Casey Tromly

    people like this started RELIGION in the FIRST PLACE! This is why I don’t believe in anything spiritual or supernatural

  • l

    PEOPLE. PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS GUY IS NOT A CONDUIT TO GOD, HE IS NOT THE LORD’S SPOKESMAN, HE IS SIMPLY A MAN WITH A FORUM TO SPEAK FROM…FUNNY HOW THE BIBLE ~ {ACTUALLY THE INSPIRED REAL SPOKEN WORDS OF GOD} SUGGESTS THAT WE TALK LESS, WE JUDGE NOT, LEST WE BE JUDGED, WH SHOULD REMOVE THE PLANK OF WOOD FROM OUR EYE BEFORE POINTING OUT THE SPECK IN ANOTHER’S, JESUS SAID “YOU WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE” HE WAS SAYING THAT WE ALL HAVE MADE MISTAKES AND THAT COMPASSION IS THE SECRET TO LIFE. WE ARE TO LOVE ONE-ANOTHER…NO WE WILL NOT ALWAYS AGREE, WE FURTHER SHOULD NOT AGREE WITH BLATENTLY SINFUL CHOICES OR LIFESTYLES. WE CAN DISAGREE WITHOUT LOSING LOVE FOR EACH OTHER, PATDOES NOT SPEAK FOR GOD…

    • dorothy

      Very Well Said!

  • l

    CASEY, WHAT DO PEOPLE AND MADE UP DENOMINATIONS OR RELIGIONS HAVE TO DO WITH YOUR IGNORING GOD? BLAMING GOD FOR THE MISTAKES OF MEN IS UNFAIR, DISHONEST, AND DAMAGING TO YOUR LIFE AND SOUL…SEEK GOD, FIND A GOOD NON-DENOMINATIONAL CHURCH, LOOK TO GOD. JUST GIVE HIM A CHANCE…

  • jerry potter

    hey everybody, relax. He’s just making a fool of himself. I just hope anyone who’s been following him gets wise and walks away. It only takes one wrong prediction to be a false prophet says the Old Testament. I study the Bible in the original languages and Mr. Robertson’s got bigger problems. He’s misuse of verses is what bothers me. God speaks to no man directly anymore for a very important reason. Several reasons actually. God said all he’s going to say and had it written down. The Bible has an ending. He told the disciples that when the Holy Spirit comes, He will lead “you” and guide “you” into all truth. In Greek, the definite article “the” is not in the text. When it says “all truth”, it means the truth about who Jesus is. If it said “all the truth”, it would mean the truth about everything there is to know. A person would become like God in knowledge and I promise you, no one will ever get to that point. Thus says the lord, “my ways are higher than your ways, my ways are not your ways”. The Point is, the men had to be led into the truth about Jesus before they all died. Once that happened, the Bible must be finished. What if someone over in Asia says, “God told Me…..” How can you say we have all the truth? The Bible would never be finished and we as people would have no standard to go by. Anybody could say anything and claim to be a prophet with no proof what so ever. God gave standards to reveal false prophets as well as conditions to reveal the real Apostles from the false. Read Mark chapter 16 verses 17 to 20. Where are the signs Mr. Robertson? Your idea of you getting “words of prophecy” violates scripture. The gift of the “word of prophecy” was to reveal God’s word as it was being given to the people. That gift passed away when the Bible was completed. We no longer need it. We have the full and final revelation of God in written form. Revelation 19:10 “The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus”. The testimony has been given. We don’t need you.

  • Thedude

    Once upon a time i believed this guy… even sent TBN and CBN money.. and the i realized the big money being made by the ppl pumping fear doctrine into ppl.. Religion is man-made.. Wanna find “God”? Look within

    • dorothy

      Me too!

  • Whtzup

    God told ME that He has never spoken to Pat Robertson.

  • Barbara

    I don’t always agree with Pat’s views or comments, but I have been a member of the 700 Club, which along with Operation Blessing brings food, supplies, and people to help in natural disasters in USA and other countries. They build and operate orphanages in other countries, and they tell people that GOD loves us and sent Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for our sins, so we can be saved and go to Heaven when we die.So forgive Pat for some of his “mistakes” and look at all the good he and his ministries are doing!!!!

    • Mike

      Other charities do the same thing, without manipulating and denigrating people to get donations. Many even give more of your donations directly to the most needy without enriching themselves in the process.

  • dorothy

    He just says some of the most hateful things against people whose lifestyles and beliefs, especially political beliefs, are not like his. I just want to be more like Christ!

  • Mike

    There is a vicious cycle where religious parents indoctrinate children in their belief before the child has the intellect to judge for themselves. The child goes through life believing it, never really questioning whether or not it is true. They are even taught that they will burn in Hell for all eternity, if they do dare question. When they grow up they look for a church that confirms what they already believe. This is confirmation bias. They go to a church that stamps their beliefs with a big “God seal of approval”. Once they get that they become closed minded. They become emotionally invested in the belief to the point that their pride prevent them from changing their minds. Then they have children and it starts all over again.
    Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines faith as “firm belief in something for which there is no proof.” Conversely, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines the scientific method thus, “principles and procedures for the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition and formulation of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment, and the formulation and testing of hypotheses.” The primary difference is the amount of proof required for an idea before accepting it as truth. Whereas Religion claims it is the absolute truth, unchanging and is zealous. Science is a journey toward truth, it is self- correcting and is impartial. Furthermore, many religiously believe in an idea even if there is proof to the contrary. The more emotionally invested we are in an idea, the less likely we are to listen to reason. Whereas, there are many subjective perceptions of reality, there is only one objective reality and one absolute truth. However, to ardently accept one idea often precludes another idea as truth. This inhibits furthering our understanding of reality. This is not merely an academic exercise, to be practical, it makes life a lot harder than it has to be. In fact, accepting things as they really are may be essential to our very survival. Also, the better we understand reality, the better we can utilize that knowledge to actually achieve some of what our heart most desires. All we have to do is to find the courage to accept our own mortality and live life to its fullest. Carpe diem!

    • Menard

      This is a very good evaluation of a perplexing issue. How do you get otherwise rational people to take on consistently irrational views in the name of God-in spite of all the evidence to the contrary? They have to be steeped in the nonsense while still young, otherwise they might (heaven forbid) actually think! Remember Martin Luther’s admonition that “Reason is the devil’s whore”. In the mind of the religious revelation trumps reason.

      As one born again once explained to me: “Satan is a very rational being”. The point being that if it makes sense then it is Satanic…and if it is utterly irrational, then it is divine. Try to wrap your mental faculties around THAT if you will!

      There are now, by at least one assessment, 33,840 Christian denominations alone-33,840 different one true gods, all with conflicting dogma, and if we don’t like what the existing congregations proclaim, we can make up one of our own. You have to be inculcated in this stuff from long before the age of reason not to see all the red flags!

      Any con man with a gift of gab can fleece the flock in the name of God-and be tax exempt in the process, or can get the rubes to vote against their own real interest Reality means nothing to the religious. In fact, if something is demonstrably true, it is not religion. If something is demonstrably false, but you still wish to proclaim it as true, then religion is your one available vehicle.

      Profoundly scary and disturbing stuff! Democracy really doesn’t work when voters don’t acknowledge reality. Decisions based upon religion are flawed decisions. The laws of physics will always come back to bite you in the end, whether you acknowledge them or not. They are in truth-dare I say it-god’s laws.

  • onlythetruth

    I predict that this old bat shit nut job will die soon and the world will be better for it!

  • Richard Michael

    Well it seems that to enjoy ‘Prosperity’ you should do the exact opposite that Pat Robertson predicts! His conversations with God appear to suggest that either God is continually pulling poor old Pat’s leg or Pat is a misguided fool who interprets the ramblings of his mind as Divine inspiration and unfortunately convinces other mugs, who continue to finance his ministry, that he had a holt line to the Almighty. Pah! what utter drivel and high time these bogus pedlars of superstitious nonsense were eradicated for the benefit of mankind and for the protection of the weak and feeble minded who know no better.

  • Co22

    My prediction for 2014 – Pat Robertson will be here next year to make more ridiculous, unintelligent predictions.