Courtesy of 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.”
"You have to practice the presence of God, practice the voice of God, practice hearing from God. And then check to see if indeed you are hearing from him." What does "practice" the presence or voice of God mean? Does that mean you are supposed to sift through the voices in your head until you identify the one that is not simply the result of a mental illness, and then do what THAT one says?
You would think that in this day and age the minute somebody claimed that God was speaking to them, they would find themselves in a little rubber room with bars on the window and a fancy new straight jacket to wear.
Or perhaps at the VERY least expect that thousands of people would not believe this person has God on speed dial and send him their hard earned money week after week.
Yes I know, since I am an Atheist I simply cannot be expected to understand. Yeah, bummer for me.