Pat Robertson’s 2012 Prophecies

Pat Robertson’s 2012 Prophecies January 7, 2012

Every year Pat Robertson goes on a retreat and allegedly communes with God, who tells him everything that’s going to happen in the next year. And then he tells his credulous followers, who ignore the fact that he’s almost always wrong. As usual, it’s full of doom and gloom. He predicts “chaos and paralysis,” “economic collapse” and that “the country will begin disintegrating.”


He’s been flagrantly wrong in the past, predicting nuclear terrorism and mass deaths that never took place. The Bible says that false prophets should be put to death. I’m usually against the death penalty…

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  • Southern Skeptic

    The ad above this story in my browser is “Will he propose in 2012? Norah has the shocking answers!”

    Norah seems to be about as good as Pat, seeing that I am a hetero male, and already married 🙂

  • schism

    He predicts “chaos and paralysis,” “economic collapse” and that “the country will begin disintegrating.”

    Someone less irritable than I should look through his past predictions and see which years weren’t supposed to be full of such things.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ Schism : The years that *were* full of them?

    Thinking of being full of things – that kinda sums Pat Robertson up well. He’s full of .. something. Something closley related to santorum!

  • StevoR

    Predicting an economic collapse . isn’t he a bit late on that?

    Has god Pat just noticed what the rest of us have been aware of for the last few years?

    Astonishingly PR does get one thing right there though :

    *As if* I was hearing from the Lawd..”

    (At the 28-30 second mark.)

    Of course, he forgot to give it sarcastic emphasis he should’ve.

  • dingojack

    According to the lastest data, the US manufacturing index is improving and the unemployment rate is down.

    Perhaps god is upside-down relative to you, eh Patty-boy?

    🙂 Dingo

  • Gregory

    Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. — Matthew 7:15

    But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

    And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?

    When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him. — Deuteronomy 18:20-22

    Funny, isn’t it, how abjectly ignorant so many “devout Christians” are of their own Scriptures.

  • peterh

    Keeps going back, does he? Yep. He knows full well there are those eagerly awaiting his latest spewings of nonsense.

  • exdrone

    Ed, when you said:

    He’s been flagrantly wrong in the past

    you really meant

    With the help of intercessory prayer, Pat and his followers were able to prevent

    Right? We all know that He is never wrong … Pat, I mean.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … “the country will begin disintegrating.”

    So it hasn’t been disintegrating for the last 52 years?

    Damn! I thought we were having some successes… Pat & ilk said so.

  • Aquaria

    I predict that Pat’s ignat followers won’t even remember any of his predictions by the end of next week and will nod their heads enthusiastically when 2013 rolls around he he merely says he was right about it all, wannit he? I predict his ignat followers will believe him when he tells them he predicted something he didn’t, but wants to take credit for it anyway, sometime in July.

  • Trebuchet

    Looks like the Lord needed to remind ol’ Pat where he put his glasses.

  • “He predicts ‘chaos and paralysis,’ ‘economic collapse’ and that ‘the country will begin disintegrating.'”

    So, he thinks a Republican will become president?

  • Zinc Avenger

    Wait… I think I hear the Voice of God…

    That which binds us together like a nutshell counts only as one act.

    Well, there you have it, folks.

  • randyc

    I would say that Pat has now gone a bit senile.

    But is there any rational period in his past that we compare his current thoughts to?

  • RW Ahrens

    Are we sure that this wasn’t god’s message he put on Pat’s voicemail last year – or two years ago?

  • bananacat

    Pat knows that Obama will win the election, not because God told him, but because it’s pretty obvious to anyone. And so he’s preemptively blaming Obama for all kinds of things, which are mostly the things that conservatives have been scaremongering about since the 2008 election. Robertson is doing the exact same thing as Glenn Beck, but he’s pretending that God told him so he can pass the blame.

  • sunsangnim

    At least he was right at the very end: god doesn’t cause economic collapses, people do.

    Wait, so which things are out of god’s control?

  • wilsim

    @Aquaria – I had an ex-coworker named Ignat.

    @ed – i think the ravages of time will put him to death before long anyway. That’s my prediction for the year (or, at least, my fervently wishful thinking).

  • ebotebo

    Ignatz! Wasn’t that the mouse in “Krazy Kat?”

  • dingojack

    Indeed (Ignatz Mouse [far left] being taken away while Krazy Kat, intently reading the paper, self-referentially describes the cartoon).

    16 March, 1922.

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  • homeemail

    hes been wrong try again my friend.

    Has any of these things happened since Pat said them? Yes, in fact over 80% of them.


    If you been listening you could have avoided some of these pitfalls. Like when he said Gold would over $1900 an ounce Jan 1, 2009. yeah, we got rich off of that.

    Apparently you forgot the part about “We know in part, and prophesy in part” (1 Cor 13:9) Nobody is ever 100% accurate. Not even you.

    Take everything with a grain of salt my man, Hell, even Moses listened to his father in law on how to produce a community, and his father in law wasnt even CHRISTIAN! (Ex 18: 17-23)