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Godless acts?

November 19, 2005

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To the editor:

The fight over teaching creationism - sorry, intelligent design - in our schools is over, and the people who are convinced that they have a direct line to God and therefore the right to dictate how or what we must all believe and think have won.

Something has always confused me about the supporters of creationism. Where in God's communications to them does he tell them that it is acceptable to destroy the glories of the world that they say were created for us by him?

When did he tell them that it was permissible to let the waste from their feedlots or pesticide applications wash into the streams and rivers from which others drink?

Where does he tell them to go forth and dump enough hydrocarbons into the air to alter the world's climate and catastrophically change our weather patterns?

And where do our leaders stand on these issues? Apparently, God told President Bush, Sen. Brownback, Congressman Ryun and all the other right-thinking people in government that fouling of our drinking water and laying waste to the land is our preordained right and global warming is a left-wing conspiracy.

God seems to have also told Pat Robertson and other fanatics that hurricanes Katrina and Rita were retributions against blacks, gays and the citizens of New Orleans for their godless behavior.

Why is it that Mr. Robertson and his compatriots don't see these events as retribution from God; punishing us for the desecration of what they say he created?

David Bishop,

Lawrence

Comments

one_more_bob 8 years, 4 months ago

When I saw the headline "godless acts", I thought it was a letter about Milton Berle & Joey Bishop. Never mind.....

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Marion Lynn 8 years, 4 months ago

Uh, Satch, Baby!

You do realise of course that a "Recovering Christian" is a desription borrowed from the Twelve Step Theology gorups, modified by myself and quite tongue-in-cheek?

As it happens there, Satch, I am considered by most to be a fairly right-wing conservative; I'mjust not a Christian.

I'm actually a conservative in the Barry Goldwater and TR traditions.

Frightening, isn't it?

Thanks.

Marion.

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satchel 8 years, 4 months ago

Marion, you are deeply misled and it is sad.

rtwnger, where are you on the post 'Board approval?'. that post is getting submerged with lefties.

I don't think this post deserves a debate due to it's outlandish comments. I am glad it made it in the paper because this person has exposed the psycho-religious babble of the left. What they really believe will scare the crap out of you.

Such as: 'The littering of the earth causes Global warming'. The facts: they just found out mars has global warming and there are no people on it. Just ask any meteorologist who specializes in hurricanes and severe weather, they will tell you that humans have nothing to do with Global warming. Oh, and neither do SUV's.

I have a new phrase for the 'award' of the day on my blog.. "diaper babies". I give all the leftist comments on this post and the other post 'board approval' the big 'diaper baby' award.

They just can't handle any opposition to their strong held beliefs.

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Marion Lynn 8 years, 4 months ago

As a recovering Christian I have always taken heart in such fulfilling Bible verses as this:

" And the LORD fulfilled the warning he had uttered against us: against our judges, who governed Israel, against our kings and princes, and against the men of Israel and Judah. He brought down upon us evils so great that there has not been done anywhere under heaven what has been done in Jerusalem, as was written in the law of Moses: that one after another of us should eat the flesh of his son or of his daughter. He has made us subject to all the kingdoms round about us, a reproach and a horror among all the nations round about to which the LORD has scattered us. (Baruch 2:1-4 NAB)"

I really like this God guy.

Just the sort of fellow with whom I'd like to share a Guinness.

For more of His Orders and Commandments go here and after all, iof the Bible IS the LITERAL WORD OF GOD then whose of you whom profess to be Christians are falling down on the job and bereft in your duties to the Highest Host!

You'd better get on the program as Hell Fire and Brimstone await you if you do not:

http://www.evilbible.com/

Put some of this in your pipes and smoke it.

Thanks.

Marion.

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ignatzks 8 years, 4 months ago

rtwngr,

What I said is that those who espouse that the world was created soley by god are being disingenuous in their beliefs if their actions act against the environment and they continue to supporti leaders who continue to work to destroy that creation.

Of course those thoughts don't fit within some people's dogma. As a result they choose to distort and vilify them as being out-of-hand rather than an opinion for rational discourse.

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Jamesaust 8 years, 4 months ago

"does he tell them that it is acceptable to destroy the glories of the world that they say were created for us by him?"

Yes.

Genesis, chapter 1, verse 26 and (again) 28: 'God blessed them, saying: "Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth."'

Extremists are well-known for their ability to pick isolated statements and twist clear meanings, and fill the void of vagueness with clear-cut (but unsupported) answers. Get used to it. 'The Bible says so' is about the lamest excuse for an argument that you'll find.

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Marion Lynn 8 years, 4 months ago

I offer the theory that the whole thing is a send-up concocted by a cabal of demented Albanian dwarves.

Thanks.

Marion.

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rtwngr 8 years, 4 months ago

So, let me get this straight. The Christians of the United States are responsible for all of the ecological ills of the world throughout history? You're kidding, right?

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