I wrote last week about Pat Robertson’s perfect prayer scam, where he makes scattershot claims that God is going to do X or Y and when one of the millions of evangelicals have X or Y happen, it proves that the prayer was answered. He recently said that God was going to give a million dollars to someone and — voila! — someone got a million dollars:
This isn’t a miracle, it’s a long-established program to reimburse businesses for losses that resulted from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. And that business owner wasn’t “surprised” by the check, he applied for it. God didn’t give anything, BP did. But that’s the beauty of Robertson’s scam — virtually anything will be turned into a hit by the true believers.