Presidential Precognition

There are lots of opinions about who will win the 2012 presidential election, but only one opinion really matters: God’s. Fortunately, we have two people willing to tell us what God (or the supernatural in general) has to say on the matter.

Let’s see what they have to say, shall we?

We’ll start with Pat Robertson, widely known and adored Christian conservative preacher. On the Christian Broadcasting Network’s 700 Club earlier this week, Robertson had this to say:

“I think He showed me about the next president, but I’m not supposed to talk about that so I’ll leave you in the dark — probably just as well — but I think I know who it’s gonna be.”

God went on to tell Robertson, “Your president holds a view which is at the odds with the majority — it’s a radical view of the future of this country, and so that’s why we’re having this division. This is a spiritual battle which can only be won by overwhelming prayer.” So God doesn’t like President Obama’s policies, but unless we all pray really hard, we’re stuck with him.

Here, watch the segment from his broadcast for yourself:

Somewhat disagreeing with God’s skeptical view about the chances of ousting President Obama, Mexican warlock Antonio Vasquez has predicted that Obama will lose the election. The man known as the “Great Wizard” and the source of an alleged following in Latin America, had this to say (according to the translation):

“I feel Obama will lose. They will attack him a lot. The Republicans have all the money in the United States so they are putting a lot of pressure on him to make mistakes.”

Now here’s what amazes me about all of this: Most Americans will read about a Mexican warlock who uses tarot cards to predict the future, and they will scoff at ignorant Mexicans who believe such nonsense. But many, many Americans will read about Pat Robertson’s conversation with God, and will think it seems perfectly reasonable and believable that Mr. Robertson has a direct line to God and that God is, apparently, Republican.

Because when we believe in the supernatural and voices from the beyond telling us what to do, its a matter of tradition, faith, and family values. But when other people believe in something else that’s supernatural, they must be ignorant peasants hanging on to absurd, laughable superstitious beliefs.

Isn’t that how it works?

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