|Atheism: Good enough for these idiots|
Is it divine punishment or mankind’s lack of understanding of the natural world?
The governor of
Blaming human sinfulness for natural and man-made disasters is nothing new. This kind of thinking is actually typical rather than atypical in world history.
In one example, a day after
“Ever since,” Robertson continued, "they have been cursed by one thing after the other." The magnitude 7.0 earthquake claimed more than 200,000 lives.
In another example a handful of politically conservative Christians blamed 2005’s Hurricane Katrina - which struck New Orleans, Louisiana, and left more than 1,800 dead - on the Crescent City’s embrace of gay pride events.
“All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens,” John Hagee, a Texas-based evangelical pastor who leads the Christian Zionist movement in the
“I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America, I point the finger in their face and say, 'You helped this happen,'” Falwell said on Pat Robertson’s “700 Club" program.
In a phone call to CNN later the same day, Falwell stepped back a bit, saying that only the hijackers and terrorists were responsible for the attacks.
But Falwell reiterated that forces trying to secularize the
This all of course is preposterous. God doesn’t cause earthquakes, hurricanes, war, and ethnic cleansing. To think otherwise is laughable. There are valid explanations for natural disasters. And as far as war and hate, those are man-made and not of divinely inspired.
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I would hypothesize that it is only natural that the most educated, the most intelligent and the most knowledgeable among us would reject such silliness as religion in favor of scientific naturalism. Atheism and intelligence seem to have a direct relationship. Ω
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