Friday, September 16, 2005

I'm getting a bit tired of the folks that survived Katrina thanking God for their survival. "We lost the house, the cars, and Boudreaux lost his gator skin collection. At least the good Lord saved us!"

Am I the only one to think that sort of statement also thanks the good Lord for sending the hurricane, for killing almost 500 people, for letting the worst of Man shine forth in the Wal-Mart looting, and the subsequent fracturing of society into "Bush's Fault" and "Not Bush's Fault" camps, complete with venom, bile and hatred spewed at the other side. Am I the only one to think that sort of statment means God is responsible?

Am I the only one to think that sort of statement implies that weather, or whatever catastrophe, is the result of a natural process, following natural laws, uninfluenced by God or the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Because if that's what it implies, then the Fundies have, as Ricky Ricardo used to say, "got a lot of 'splainin' to do!" How can the world run on natural laws, albeit set up by God or His Pastaness, today and in the modern past, but cannot have worked that way in the distant past? How can, for example, we watch the Mississippi River carve itself a new course over the last couple of centuries and still beleive that it took a week to carve out the Grand Canyon without giggling? How can we explain the development of dog breeds by unnatural selection (Man breeding for a specific trait) and deny the truth of the underlying tenets of Natural Selection?

And finally, how can we believe that "Do unto others" means belittle, judge, complain, condemn and prostelytize?

'Course, you could ask the same thing about the Left's vision of "Tolerance" when it clearly means tolerance only for their views, and all other views must be silenced, but, to borrow from Alton Brown, "that's another show."

So let me conclude by saying, If something bad happens, God Done it! Praise Jebus and bless Jesusistan!

4 Comments:

Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Why not keep your issues within your tissues.

let those who want to praise God do so.

Be and let others be.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

I might as well ask you to do the same. And I never said that those who want to praise God shouldn't be allowed to. But why should I be silenced to to let those who want to praise God do so when you aren't willing to extend the same courtesy to me?

6:23 PM  
Blogger Brad said...

Yeah, jeffrey. That sure was mean trying to FORCE orikinla to not be able to praise his god.

You have freedom of speech. Until you say something orikinla doesn't want you to say.

I would like to thank my imaginary friend, Pietro the Llama, for allowing me to survive the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia unscathed...

8:39 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

All hail Pietro the Llama!

7:19 AM  

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