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Saturday, January 8

The Week in God

I didn't come across any creationists in the strict sense of the word while I was in Arizona. Most Arizonians understand that their natural wonders were formed tens of thousands to millions of years ago. You can still believe that God created the universe and not have to check your brains at the door declaring that the earth is only as old as the Jewish calendar. Even the right wing Christians out there don't dispute how old the earth is. Whew.

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Something else that got my goat this past week was Tom DeLay's misuse of the Gospel. Here is one of the biggest crooks in American politics quoting the bible out of context like he is some sort of religious person.
Matthew 7:21-27 "And everyone who listens to these words of mine, but does not act on them, will be like a fool who built his house on sand: The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew, and buffeted the house, and it collapsed and was completely ruined."
What the hell is this criminal suggesting? That these people are being punished for something? In that case, Texas was hit by hurricanes and it was probably because of DeLay. Florida was hit by hurricanes and it was probably caused by Rush Limbaugh and Jeb Bush? What about the rest of the fools in America who live near volcanos, tornado belts, earthquakes, rivers, oceans and lakes that flood periodically? Are we going back in time and suggesting that every natural disaster is God's will? C'mon, give me a break. We all live in an area that can be devastated with a disaster of some sort. And Tom DeLay is a sick fuck. Excuse my language, but I have a head cold and this stuff makes it worse.

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What has happened to my city? A New York City subway engineer who wears a turban as part of his Sikh religion said he was ordered to put an MTA logo patch on his headwear. No. No. No. No one cares if someone needs to wear a turban for his religion around here. Not New York!

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Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh leaders, organized by Church Folks for a Better America, have written an open letter to Alberto Gonzales to condemn the use of torture under any circumstances, and to embrace international laws regarding human rights before he is confirmed as attorney general. The letter appeals to Gonzales as "a self-professed evangelical Christian," and laments the nominee's "torture memo." "We invite you to affirm with us that we are all are made in the image of God –- every human being. We invite you to acknowledge that no legal category created by mere mortals can revoke that status. You understand that torture –- the deliberate effort to undermine human dignity –- is a grave sin and affront to God."

Gonzales claims to be a Christian? If any of you thought you were Christian, it's time to fight to get Jesus back into the Christian faith at once.
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God has communicated with Pat Robertson again. Can you say flim flam man? Sure, I knew you could.

Robertson's predictions for 2005:
The economy: "Again, 2005 is going to be a year of extraordinary prosperity for this nation and for CBN [Christian Broadcasting Network]. And I think the American stock market is going to surge upward, if I heard from the Lord. Again, ladies and gentlemen, don't go and buy stock on my recommendation, but that's what I feel in my heart. The Lord was saying it's going to be a super good year."
God wants you to be rich says Robertson. According to the Gospels, Jesus wants you to be poor. Is Robertson undercutting Jesus?
George W. Bush: "Well, the Lord has some very encouraging news for George Bush ... What I heard is that Bush is now positioned to have victory after victory and that his second term is going to be one of triumph, which is pretty strong stuff. ... He'll have Social Security reform passed. He'll have tax reform passed. He'll have conservative judges on the courts. And that basically he is positioned for a series of dramatic victories which I hope will hearten him and his advisers. They don't have to be timid in this matter because the wind is blowing at his back, and he can move forward boldly and get results."

God wants us to be fucked in the ass by our government. Doesn't this stuff read like that Caribbean lady who used to have commercials on TV? And doesn't the bible warn us about listening to fortune tellers?
Muslims and others turning to Jesus Christ: "In America, again if I'm hearing God right, we will see a tremendous incident of miracles in the year 2005. ... God's spirit is going to be moving in dramatic power around the world. And his spirit is going to be touching the hearts of many in the Muslim world and they will be turning to the gospel, to Jesus Christ. I think many of them already are, but this is going to be an acceleration that will really amaze the world. ... 'Revival will break out throughout the Muslim world, my [God's] truth will penetrate their hearts. The hold of that falsehood that has gripped them will be broken.'"
Oh yeah, Christians are doing such a great job of evangelizing. The miracle will be, "convert to Christianity or we shall nuke thee". Another trip back in the time machine, eh? Are we in Spain 500 years ago?
The Supreme Court: "The vendetta against religion in America is about to end. ... 'I [God] will remove judges from the Supreme Court quickly and their successors will refuse to sanction the attacks on religious faith.'"
What attack on religious faith? Religious faith is attacking Americans at every level. What is their problem?

I always believed that Christians would use the Gospels as their foundation for living good lives and being good to others, not only to please the creator, but to just make living on earth a little bit better. These maniacs have stolen Christianity from Christians and we had better do something about it even if you don't have a religion or are of a different religious persuasion. These are dangerous people and have turned Christianity once again into a religion of oppression. God help us.

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