Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Messenger Service

To the surprise of no one, Glenn Beck thinks the earthquake is a message from god. (Where's Pat Robertson when we need him?) While saying he's not saying that. Or something. And what a message it is, clear as a bolt of lightning, writ upon the heavens:

..."there's a message being sent. And that is, 'Hey, you know that stuff we're doing? Not really working out real well. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.' I'm just saying."

"That stuff." "Stop doing some of it." Boy, the guy has a way with words.

So what's the deal? Who's the "we" Glenn is talking about, and which of our stuff is traded for the lives of thousands of .... Japanese? Is god's aim really that bad? Shooting for us U.S. Americans, clearly the object of Beck's conspiracy theories, angry at some of our stuff, and hits Ja-fricking-pan? And not the just people who made those Toyota floor mats. In typical godliness, he kills innocents, wipes them out by the village-full, destroys the lives of those he didn't kill. To send a message. What, he ran out of burning bushes?

Some theology, Glenn. Some god you got there.

Oh, and Glenn? Did you notice that the message got sent after teabaggers starting running the House? Cutting funds for the poor, the needy... the people Jesus loved? I'm just saying...

Of course, we know Glenn isn't the only one who sees god in the tectonic plating of thousands of their fellow human beings. Not only is it a message: it's proof that he's a loving god. This is illness: what other word is there for it? It's one thing to believe in god; it's quite another to think that he operates in this way, and to see love in it! To rejoice, to revel in the destruction, to see the answering of prayers in such an event, to glory in their god as he slays the innocents. While they -- those heathens, those yellow hoards on whom the Christian god has, in his loving mercy, rained his murderous wrath, hallelujah! -- behave as no other country would.

Answered prayers.

From Christians.

It's literally sickening.

1 comment:

  1. Truthfully, I can't disagree with Beck on the idea that there *may* be a message. Plate movement, "ring of fire" volcanic activity is probably not high on the human scale of interference. Global warming, on the other hand, which results in an unstable climate, in our modern human times, co-incidentally causes huge catastrophic events.

    Big picture? Japan is not chosen to deliver some kind of message of a loving Christian "god." Oh wait, maybe because they are not adherents to Christianity?

    When will the adherents of many religions get off their high and mighty, be all and end all, rhetoric and just STOP!

    I'm not an adherent of any religion, but many Japanese believe in the Buddha. It's a worthy belief.



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