Wednesday, September 14, 2005

God's Politics

I was reading some quotes from Media Matters this morning. According to the religious right, Katrina was a result of God commenting on our politics. Yes, that is right. According to those who speak directly to God; Pat Robertson, Hal Lindsey, Charles Colson, etc. God was entering the political fray to make a comment about abortion and homeland security.

First up, Hal Lindsey weighs in with proof that God is judging America:

LINDSEY: It seems clear that the prophetic times I have been expecting for decades have finally arrived. And even worse, it appears that the judgment of America has begun. I warn continually that the last days lineup of world powers does not include anything resembling the United States of America. Instead, a revived Roman Empire in Europe is to rule the West, and then the world.

So, what was hurricane Andrew? Betsy? Camille? What about the hurricane that devastated Galveston Texas so long ago that they didn't even name hurricanes then. It seems to me that religious leaders have been saying, "this is the end of days" for, oh, about 1800 years now. And please, a revived Roman Empire. Italians haven't formed a stable stable government in 1500 years. The Roman Empire lasted about 534 years. That is about 530 years longer than any other Italian government has lasted.

Next we have the all knowing, all seeing Charles Colson:

God allowed Katrina to happen to bring attention to lack of preparation for terrorist attack...

Katrina gave us a preview of what America would look like if we fail to fight the war on terror. "Did God have anything to do with Katrina?," people ask. My answer is, he allowed it and perhaps he allowed it to get our attention so that we don't delude ourselves into thinking that all we have to do is put things back the way they were and life will be normal again.

So, Katrina was about the war on terror? It is about us not being prepared? While I agree that we were not prepared, wasn't it God's will the Bush be elected so he could keep us safe? Are you saying God voted for the wrong man? Maybe god was listening to too much of the Rush Limbaugh show.

Nutcase extraordinaire Pat Robertson also has his two cents to add:

We have killed over 40 million unborn babies in America. I was reading, yesterday, a book that was very interesting about what God has to say in the Old Testament about those who shed innocent blood. And he used the term that those who do this, "the land will vomit you out." That -- you look at your -- you look at the book of Leviticus and see what it says there. And this author of this said, "well 'vomit out' means you are not able to defend yourself." But have we found we are unable somehow to defend ourselves against some of the attacks that are coming against us, either by terrorists or now by natural disaster? Could they be connected in some way?

So, now Pat is not only claiming that the 9/11 attack was caused by homosexuals and feminists, but so was Katrina. It makes me wonder what else bad has been caused by homosexuals and feminists? My subway train was running really slow today. Must be those damn fags again. Perhaps if I go spit on a drag queen today, I'll get into work on time tomorrow.