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Observation #2196

God doesn't have a fucking thing to do with the Tsunami. Just grow the fuck up. It's plain that on a daily basis that God (any God) hasn't got a thing to do with the world, not even for the faithful. He's a book, and as a book, it can be used for sunshine and happiness or for crazy fucks who think we're cunts and who want to shit over world with it. That's why Cardinal George Pell is the top crazy fuck.

To think, people been calling me nice.

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bodhichitta0
Jan. 4th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
If God had anything to do with the tsunami, the United States would be under water right now, not Indonesia. (So I am taking it Australia's Cardinal made some comment? I did not hear. I cannot believe anyone could say that... wait, yes I can...) And I think God is involved in the world. It's just not what people are looking for. And a lot of people can't see what doesn't fit their own world view.
benpeek
Jan. 4th, 2005 04:51 am (UTC)
well, apparently the cardinal made some comment, but i've not been able to find it. either way, there has been a lot of conversation in australia about the tsunami being an act of god or not. you know: white people wondering if their god is punishing the brown people.

the cardinal is, however, just a fuck. he's back on his crusade of gays being evil.
bodhichitta0
Jan. 4th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
The election here brought up a lot of that bullshit here too. And it's so much better to be a pedophile in the name of the Lord, isn't it? (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Those brown people? The people without much? Trying to take care of their families and get by just like everyone else in the world? Those are the people Jesus would hang with if he was alive today.

I hate ignorance--people can believe what they want to about the wrath of God, but at least they should be able to back it up with historical context.
ironed_orchid
Jan. 4th, 2005 03:38 am (UTC)
What is plain to you may be unthinkable to others. Particularly if they cultivate poor thinking in order to maintain certain beliefs.

hernewshoes posted Voltaire's Poem on the Lisbon Disaster, and it seems to hold equally well against those that would bring up god now.
benpeek
Jan. 4th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)
>What is plain to you may be unthinkable to others. Particularly if they cultivate poor thinking in order to maintain certain beliefs.<

so, what you're saying is i need flash cards?
ironed_orchid
Jan. 4th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
I think I'm saying it's not worth arguing with crazy people or the wilfully stupid.
benpeek
Jan. 4th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
damn. i had this whole flash card with crazy and stupid people on it, and god's foot coming down to squash them, rather monty python like.

it was called, 'god hates you and so do i.'
ironed_orchid
Jan. 4th, 2005 09:46 am (UTC)
Those would work precisely because you'd be buying into the crazy person's delusion by agreeing that there is a god and that he has opinions about and emotional responses toward human beings.
benpeek
Jan. 4th, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
that's exactly what i was thinking when i drew it. i thought: think like a crazy fuck... a moment later, i decided to have children and asked god what to name them.

he suggested abdul.

that god, funny guy.
jack_ryder
Jan. 4th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC)
God did it to punish us for worshipping Santa Clause

(though I did once try to make things better by nailing SC to a cross - if department store security hadn't intervened...)
benpeek
Jan. 4th, 2005 05:40 am (UTC)
but jesus died for santa. i saw that south park episode.
future_conduit
Jan. 5th, 2005 08:37 am (UTC)
oh, god!
it has been said that god(s) were created by people because there was a need for them, and not the other way 'round.

i use to think that there were little men inside my elbows and knees who moved ropes and pullies to make my body move. now i know better.

God was initially a term to help fathom the ineffable. then people started taking it literally.

did you happen to catch that documentary about Moses? they were saying that when the waters parted it was most likely the low-tide before a tsunami (caused by an island exploding. the city on the island managed to sink below the ocean and into mythology as Atlantas). the pillar of fire would have been the smoke from the volcano, and the plagues were all by-products of this.

if i hadn't payed attention in geography class i'd have no idea what would make a mountain explode in such a way.
benpeek
Jan. 5th, 2005 10:02 am (UTC)
Re: oh, god!
actually, i missed the moses doco. i meant to watch it, but... well, like most things in tv, it just slipped me past. shame. i would've liked seeing the whole tsunami parting the red waves things--sounds just as credible as moses doing it himself, really :)
future_conduit
Jan. 6th, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
Re: oh, god!
yes. TV is like that. i just happened to power her up and that's what was on at the time.

the only thing that gets me is who would have tipped Moses off? how did he know that these events were about to occur and that they could be used to one's advantage?

i'm not about to tango with Angels on the head of that pin.
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