Question: You are still taking a lot of hits for being right about Y2K. Even when you’re right you’re accused of being wrong. How does it feel and how do you explain this?
Response: I have neither hurt feelings nor any explanation for what has been said and written in criticism of my Y2K position. I have been accused of saying that anyone who prepared for Y2K was not trusting God. Not so. I consistently said everyone ought to have two or three weeks of supplies on hand because an emergency (hurricane, earthquake, flood or who knows what) could arise at any moment and that to use “trust in God” for not preparing would be like walking across a busy highway without looking in both directions. Hank Hanegraaff said, “Dave Hunt was right, but for the wrong reasons.” I’d like to know what those “wrong reasons” were. Rick Miesel likened my reasons for saying Y2K would be little or nothing to “a couple of teenagers on a roof with a weathervane...[saying] there would be no hurricane....Dave Hunt...may as well have flipped a coin—heads, no problem; tails, computer crashes.” Why such derogatory statements are made, I don’t know. In fact, my book, Y2K: A Reasoned Response to Mass Hysteria, was filled with factual data from computer experts as well as sound logic based upon how the business world works—for profit.
That was what formed the basis of my opinion. That there was panic, that many Christians as well as non-Christians lost a great deal, that many lives were turned upside down, because of sincere warnings by concerned leaders, is a tragic fact. Let us finally put Y2K behind us and move on.