Why is it that whenever a tragedy strikes too many arseholes of the religious and political persuations show up and try to use it as a way to prove 'God' is punishing unbelievers?
And yes, this week I am referring to the horrific events at Virginia Tech. One of the most in your face offenders is Dinesh D'Souza who uses the mass murders to take a knock at atheists, claiming that we are no where to be found, or that our response is 'get over it, the universe doesn't care', what a wanker. He goes as far as to make up (read fabricate, lie) about Dawkin's response and notes that Dawkins wasn't asked to speak at the memorial. Well neither were the Pope, Dali Lama, or Thetans, but he doesn't seem to comment on that.
Let me tell you this, I would take the comfort of one of the most fire-breathing, nails-across-the-blackboard, godless athiest I have ever read over the crocodile tears of D'Souza.
And shall we even bother with the "If everyone had a gun this wouldn't have happened" idiots?
And best of all... so good in fact that I'm going to include the meat of the story right here. Phelps the walking corpse and his family of Baptist zombies and their "God-filled" view and plans:
An anti-gay religious group known for protesting at the funerals of American soldiers killed in Iraq is planning on appearing at services for those killed on Monday as well.
The Topeka, Kan.-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), which is not affiliated with any national Baptist organization, announced plans to protest at victims' funerals only hours after 32 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. They also may protest at other events on the Virginia Tech campus.
The organization, founded and led by Fred Phelps, believes the United States has condemned itself to destruction by accepting homosexuality and other "sins of the flesh." Phelps' daughter, Shirley Phelps-Roper, said the Virginia Tech teachers and students who died on Monday brought their fate upon themselves by not being true Christians.
"The evidence is they were not Christian. God does not do that to his servants," Phelps-Roper said. "You don't need to look any further for evidence those people are in hell."
Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech student responsible for the killings who took his own life after the shootings, was sent by God to punish those he killed, and America as a whole, for moral decline, said Phelps-Roper, while adding that she believes Cho is also in hell for violating God's commandment to not kill.
"He is in hell," Phelps-Roper said. "But he was also fulfilling the word of God."
Now besides the whole heartlessness factor, you have this woman (who claims to be xtian) stating that everyone killed was NOT xtian. This in a school in the South, in America....
I'm telling you, if these are the sort of people who are getting into heaven, I'll put up with the smell of sulphur just to stay away from them.