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September 1, 2005

Psychopathic deity on the loose

by Feòrag

United States: We were running a sweep here at Prattle Towers, to guess how long it would be before some superstitious idiot blamed their imaginary psychopath in the sky for Hurricane Katrina. Well, whoever put the shortest time won the pot.

An organisation of Christian fundamentalists claims the destruction brought on by Hurricane Katrina is God's judgment against New Orleans for holding festivals like the annual gay Southern Decadence party.

Although the loss of lives is deeply saddening, this act of God destroyed a wicked city, said Repent America director Michael Marcavage on the organisation's Web site...

...Repent America's Web site noted New Orleans' past three mayors issued official proclamations welcoming visitors to Southern Decadence. The Web site also noted the New Orleans City Council made other proclamations recognising the annual homosexual celebration.

May this act of God cause us all to think about what we tolerate in our city limits, and bring us trembling before the throne of Almighty God, Marcavage concluded, adding a biblical citation from Matthew 5:45: [God] sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

As is traditional, that particular Biblical quotation has a considerably different meaning when you read it in context. Other Christian groups have been quick to condemn Repent America's abuse of scripture, and are instead busying themselves with the relief efforts.

Religious groups: Hurricane punishment for gay event—Gay.com News, 1st September 2005.

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1: Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | September 1, 2005 12:50 PM

The Islamists are saying the same as well it has been reported on several networks.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | September 1, 2005 1:39 PM

Richard Evans Lee of Gullibility Isn't in the Dictionary has unearthed a woman claiming that God took the homes of people in New Orleans in revenge for the expulsion of Jewish settlers from Gaza.

I'm not in the mood for starting up another Great Conspiracy List, but I might have to.

3: Posted by: Red Wolf | September 1, 2005 2:07 PM

I've got a second hand account, with no sources, claiming reports of it being Retarded Monkey Boy's fault:

On the same day the hurricane hit — the same day — The German Environmental Minister, liberal bloggers, and some media outlets were blaming President Bush for the hurricane. Seriously. Their argument is that Bush's environmental policies are causing global warming, which in turn is partly to blame for Hurricane Katrina.

4: Posted by: Gert | September 1, 2005 5:00 PM

I sometimes think we should disregard these crackpot theories, from all sides.

But something so comical is hard to resist reading up on.

Alas, there is also a not so comical side to all this theorising.

Watch, they will start blaming inadequate coastal defences in three seconds from now...

I am not particularly known for my pro-American views but when something like Katrina strikes, it is not possible not to feel a little part of the pain and suffering of these victims, no matter how distastefully exploitative such a disaster is sometimes presented in the media.

5: Posted by: Andrew Ian Dodge | September 2, 2005 7:09 PM

Shock horror as Islamist has called the Hurricane a divine wind.

I look forward to PP's round-up of conspiracy theories about this terrible event.

6: Posted by: Feòrag | September 2, 2005 10:21 PM

So, now we have proof that all three of the major monotheistic religions have equally mad loons. I can't imagine collecting a loony Buddhist comment on this issue, but Hindu crackpots have featured on the Prattlequite regularly. I must go look...

7: Posted by: Gert | September 3, 2005 4:00 AM

Hmm... the Mysterious Social Worker in the Skies v. the Flatulence of Mad Mullah's. And I always thought that they were all the same (one Gawd), well, apart from the Baby from Mayhem...

I blame the School of the 7th day, should I sue? Or shouldnt't (aaaah! Satanical characters!) I?

But my confidence in non-ornamental apostrophes (aaaaarrgghhhh!) is still not strong.

8: Posted by: Thomas | January 17, 2006 4:43 AM

if God has a message in all this Hurricane stuff, it is more likely to be about America taking God forcefully out of school, workplace and in some cases even the public in a country founded on God for religous freedom that is now only ok as long as it is not the Christian God. This just seems more likely than voodoo, gays, Iraq, ect. This statement is not about Gods existance or nonexistance but only what makes more sence within that believe system. please read it as such.

9: Posted by: Feòrag | January 17, 2006 12:55 PM

There is no 'message from God' in any of this, because there is no such thing as God. He really belongs in Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, but he's such a psychopath that they won't let him in. He's got a worse superiority complex than Duchess!

10: Posted by: A Voice of Sanity | September 8, 2008 9:47 AM

No one is blaming the Spaghedeity?

Wax lyrical

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