When it comes to the early season tornado disasters that obliterated parts of the Midwest and South, our hearts go out to those people who were affected. Sadly, there's nothing that can be done to prevent tornados.
Televangelist Pat Robertson, however disagrees. He thinks that if only those who were under the gun of the massive storms had just prayed harder, they would have been ok:
There are tasteless comments about events like the tornado disasters - which we also don't advocate - and then there are just plain stupid comments about things like stopping the forces of nature with prayer.
Here's a little science on how tornados are actually formed: