Wrath of God?
Posted by Jeff on July 26, 2008
So apparently, Texas is being run through the ringer right now. Natural disasters are bad enough, without having to deal with this on top of it. I don’t get it though. Aren’t natural disasters supposed to target sinful areas of the country?
Last I checked, Texas isn’t exactly a hotbed for the 7 deadly sins.. Nor is the midwest with its recent flooding. I suppose some could argue that the California wildfires are a punishment for gay marriage, but California has had wildfires just about every summer for years. And they miss San Francisco by quite a ways.
Point is, the Falwells, Robertsons, and the Hagees of the world just LOVE for huge natural disasters to cause mass death and destruction since it gives them a chance to wag their fingers self-righteously at whoever happens to be the hatred of the week. And what really kills me is that because it’s motivated by religion, it’s protected hate speech. If any other person publicly proclaims that gays, jews, muslims, etc are evil and deserve to die they would have to answer for it. If you are saying these things from a pulpit and implying that the deaths of these groups come by God’s hand, you are excused. Even venerated!
Yet the Christians in this country still claim they are being persecuted. Oh, the churches in this country have it so hard. I mean, not paying taxes, receiving government money for ‘faith based’ charities evangelism, and having carte blanche to say whatever you want, however you want, and about whoever you want as long as your views are supported by the 2000 year old scribblings of bronze age nomads are all really convincing evidences of the fact that christians are an oppressed minority in this country. Well, at least with 80% of this country being christian they have other members of their minority to give support in resisting persecution.