Pat Robertson v. Peter Steinfels?

Sorry, Peter. But Pat is really funny. Well, if you consider predictions of never-ending Apocalypse humorous.Read the 2008 predictions of the Visionary of Virginia Beach here. Among the main divinations that God whispered in his ear: oil at $150 a barrel, big stock market crash...Hey, maybe he's (He?) not so far off. As for Pat'sprophecy for 2007 that there would be a major terrorist attack in the U.S., probably nuclear, the Reverendholds out hope that his projections are not written in stone: "All I can think is that somehow the people of God prayed and God in his mercy spared us," Robertson said. Nice to know.

David Gibson is the director of Fordham’s Center on Religion & Culture.

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