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Pat Robertson: Crack in Washington Monument 'Sign from the Lord?

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Is this symbolic?

700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson, who is no stranger to making controversial statements -- like the time earlier this year when he said the U.S. would go bankrupt but would not suffer in a global nuclear holocaust -- asked his viewers Thursday if the crack in the Washington Monument, caused by the D.C. area's recent earthquake, was a "sign from the Lord."

Robertson, however, delivered the question with some trepidation. He qualified it by stating, "I don't want to get weird on this so please take it for what it's worth:"

...the Washington Monument is a symbol of America's power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God. Now there's a crack in it, there's a crack in it and it's closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention. It seems to me symbolic. When Jesus was crucified and when he died the curtain in the Temple was rent from top to bottom and there was a tear and it was extremely symbolic, is this symbolic? You judge.

See for yourself:

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In the spirit of Robertson's command ("take it for what it's worth"), how are you taking what he had to say?

(h/t: Gawker)

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