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Unpopular suggestion [Sep. 2nd, 2005|04:42 pm]
The American Caliban
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Conservative religious types are saying that the destruction of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast was an angry God's response to abortion, or homosexuality, or our failure to teach the Ten Commandments in schools.

A lot of countries abort, and tolerate gays, and fail to teach Biblical morality in schools. I haven't seen a lot of massive natural disasters in Sweden or New Zealand lately, though.

I wonder how many conservative Christians have considered that the Old Testament God of Wrath might be upset at us over the war?

Let's dare the nation's pastors to ask that question this Sunday. Amos, Isaiah, and Jeremiah would.

From: king_tirian
2005-09-03 12:03 am (UTC)
I guess the riddle is to figure out why God got pissed off at Mississippi and Louisiana and Florida and not California or Massachussets or New York.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-09-03 12:07 am (UTC)
Sure. It's still totally insane by any modern standard. But if you have to pick a moral reason 'cause you're into that kind of causality...
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From: king_tirian
2005-09-03 01:37 am (UTC)
Actually, having just done a quick tour of the web, I can see citations for a few people saying that we're being punished for forcing Israel to pull out of Gaza, but nothing about abortion or homosexuals.

Of course, it's much easier to find the claims that Katrina is a direct consequence of our environmental gluttony and our warmongering administration, so I guess the liberals win this round of interpreting the weather as a moral event.
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[User Picture]From: satoribee
2005-09-03 12:15 am (UTC)
Gee, even the crazy Christian conservatives are late... ;-)
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From: hersheyjumper
2005-09-03 12:16 am (UTC)

Very well put.

Thanks for saying that.

For my own part, I will add...

Humans can be real self serving opportunist assholes.
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[User Picture]From: gutbloom
2005-09-03 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: burningskyz
2005-09-03 02:08 am (UTC)

if that is true, then why did the hurricane strike in the Bible Belt rather than in Massachusettes or Vermont, where the liberal pinko commies live?

of course, that would have been too obvious...right???
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