Pat Robertson’s Magic is All Broken!
From Right Wing Watch:
In January, televangelist Pat Robertson told 700 Club viewers that in his annual New Year’s “conversation” with God, the Almighty had revealed to him who the next president would be. Up through Election Day, Robertson harshly criticized President Obama and the Democratic Party while praising Mitt Romney. Then, Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network predicted a GOP sweep, leaving Robertson utterly confounded by Obama’s victory.
Today, responding to a question from a viewer who wondered why her business is struggling since she thought God told her it would be successful, Robertson admitted that he sometimes misses God’s message. “So many of us miss God, I won’t get into great detail about elections but I sure did miss it, I thought I heard from God, I thought I had heard clearly from God, what happened?” Robertson replied, “You ask God, how did I miss it? Well, we all do and I have a lot of practice.
When confirmation bias meets the still small voice of delusion.
If I pray and what I wanted to happen before I prayed happened, then I’ve ‘heard’ God’s voice. If I pray and what I wanted to happen before I prayed did not happen, then I’ve ‘missed’ God’s voice.
The patternicity is prayer and the agenticity is God. Confirmation bias is the glue that holds the delusional ideology together.
This means then, unfortunately, if he is still around next election Pat will be telling viewers who ‘God’ told him was going to win the election. He is a mentally stunted child in a senior citizen’s body pretending to be a wizard by predicting the future through revelatory secrets, and then blaming the confusing source of his magiks when he gets it wrong.
Though to be fair to Pat there is a long line of failed Witches and Wizards who claimed to have the magiks to predict the future because “God told them” who was going to win the election. If Pat’s not around. then I’m sure we can look forward to more of their drivel in 2016.
As opposed to the failed magicians, there is one person who got the election results incredibly right, Nate Silver. He used silly things like polls, facts, and reality to make his predictions. However, his predictions were so spot on some people (tongue-in-cheek) suggest he might actually be a witch!