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"The Coasts of America Will Be Lashed by Storms"

Via The Huffington Post, a prediction from Pat Robertson:

The Rev. Pat Robertson says God has told him that storms and possibly a tsunami will hit America's coastline this year.

The founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network has told viewers of "The 700 Club" that the revelations came to him during his annual personal prayer retreat in January.

"If I heard the Lord right about 2006, the coasts of America will be lashed by storms," Robertson said May 8.

He added specifics in Wednesday's show.

"There well may be something as bad as a tsunami in the Pacific Northwest," he said.

According to the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University, the probability of one or more named storms reaching landfall in the US during the coming hurricane season is as follows:

  • Tropical storm: 91 percent
  • Category 1 or 2 hurricane: 88 percent
  • Category 3, 4, or 5 hurricane: 81 percent
  • All hurricanes: 98 percent
  • All named storms: 99 percent
"The coasts of America will be lashed by storms"? That's really going out on a limb there, Pat.

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Hey Frank - hope you don't mind if I join the conversation....

This may be arrogent but can I just apologise for all religious people we are very poor representatives of God/Christ...we are overconfident and selfrighteous we act as though we got it all figured out and like I need to tell you we don't... I prefer to not even think of myself as a Christian in the general sense as much as a follower of Christ again weird but none the less there is a differrence between those who are religious and those who are trying to be/know Christ... again I'm in a differretn world but if you will have me maybe I can learn something from you

Lee, first, thanks for the comment, and everyone is welcome to contribute here -- more than welcome.

I'm not Christian in any sense, but speaking as an outsider, I like Andrew Sullivan's distinction between Christians (among whom he counts himself) on the one hand and Christianists on the other -- the latter being Christians who seek to wield Christianity as a political force, merging church and state.

While I describe myself as an "agnostic Buddhist", I believe in tolerance for all religions and their followers, so long as they themselves are tolerant of followers of other religions (and of followers of no religion at all).

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