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Armageddon Asteroid Will Hit Next Week Says Unreliable TV Christian Evangelist Pat Robertson

24/04/2014 09:33 BST | Updated 24/04/2014 14:59 BST

Pat Robertson says an asteroid big enough to wipe out all life on Earth could hit NEXT WEEK!!!

Who's Pat Robertson? Well, he's an American Christian televangelist who would like nothing more than to see the world consumed by God in a rather judgemental inferno.

He said: "I wrote a book, I wrote a book. It's called 'The End of the Age' and it deals with an asteroid hitting the Earth.

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"I don't see anything else that fulfills the prophetic words of Jesus Christ other than an asteroid strike.

"There isn't anything that will cause the seas to roil, that will cause the skies to darken, the moon and the sun not to give their light, the nations terrified on Earth saying 'what's happening?"

It may all sound like the rantings of an zealot but the thing is, his claims come in the same week it was revealed that 26 asteroids have hit the Earth with the force of a nuclear bomb since 2000.

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While most occurred too high in the atmosphere to cause any serious damage on the ground it is a sobering reminder of how vulnerable the Earth is to the threat from space.

Of course, whether you put this down to divine intervention or the random nature of objects in space is up to you.

One thing on which the evangelists and Nasa do agree on is what you can do to protect yourself in such an event.

Last year Nasa chief Charles Bolden said the best measure is to... pray.