Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Great venegeance and furious anger

Oh, I love it when the nutjobs are out in force. This is a story from Salon:

Is Katrina God's punishment for abortion?

We knew this was coming.


Two days after 9/11, Jerry Falwell took to the airwaves to proclaim that God had allowed the United States to be attacked because "the pagans and the abortionists and the feminists and the gays and the lesbians" had tried to transform America into a secular society. Just this weekend, wingnuts from the Westboro Baptist Church turned out at the funerals of two fallen soldiers to say that God is punishing the United States in Iraq for its tolerance of homosexuality back home.
So when Hurricane Katrina hit land yesterday, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd be hearing from the lunatic fringe again. And now, here it is. In an e-mail message we just received, a group calling itself
Columbia Christians for Life alerts us to the fact that a satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it hit the Gulf Coast Monday looks just like a six-week-old fetus.
"The image of the hurricane ... with its eye already ashore at 12:32 p.m. Monday, August 29, looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks)," the e-mail message says. "Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development."



And in case you're not getting the point, the e-mail message spells it out in black and white: "Louisiana has 10 child-murder-by-abortion centers," the groups says, and "five are in New Orleans."
But why would God single out Louisiana? Other states have many more abortion clinics, and Louisiana and the other states hit hardest by Katrina all voted for the pro-life president of the United States. It didn't add up for us at first, but the Columbia Christians for Life have an answer for everything. God has already punished California with earthquakes, forest fires and mudslides; New York with 9/11; and Florida with Hurricanes Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne and the early version of Katrina.
-- T.G.

Yes, it is obvious. At least God is wrathful, so you know, we have that going for us.

15 Comments:

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Manda posited...

Nucking futs.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger matt posited...

who allows these people to procreate?

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

god, of course. it's obviously in his best interests.

 
At 10:19 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

True, Tom. Everyone needs an agent/promoter.

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger waintingnrain posited...

wowie. sometimes i wonder if people just say those things to get publicity...

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

lol...the irony in matt's comment.

I'm sure the subjects of the post would say the same thing regarding others.

HOWEVER

The sheer genius of the TITLE of this post makes it a 12/10 stars in my book absolutely regardless of the content, which basically just reaffirms that some people don't actually realize what the basic tennant of Christianity is.

(I always thought believing in Jesus was #1, not bitching. Apparently not).

But yeah. Sameul L. is smiling.

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Thanks for recognizing my unsubtle allusion, Parker.

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

It's a beautiful allusion.

"No, Jules, you've decided to become a bum."

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Kid C posited...

Yeah, but who can ignore the sheer fact that the hurricane looks like a fetus? I think God's making it pretty damn clear.

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

I especially like the idea that it is even the same color as a fetus. As though the hurricane itself was orange, instead of it being a man-made radar.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Kid C posited...

Wait, hold up! You mean, the hurricane ISN'T actually orange?

 
At 10:47 AM, Anonymous Logan posited...

What. The. Heck. That is majorly messed up, got to admire their creativity though, or not. On a side note: Hello Mr. Wannigner, how nice of you to not inform me of this blog. *sob*

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Yeah, sorry Logan. Here's my blog.

 
At 12:48 AM, Blogger chris posited...

Logan please cease with the Mean Girls over dramatising of small situations! Maybe thats why people left you out of the Blogosphere...

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Kid C posited...

Oh shit burn.

 

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