[ExI] resend: Re: Is this really the case?
eugen at leitl.org
Wed Jul 4 18:58:19 UTC 2007
On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 12:32:03PM -0500, Damien Broderick wrote:
> The summer floods are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of
> modern society, claim senior Church of England bishops.
Given that linearisation of the aquifiers and sealing of the landscape
reducing precipitation retention capacity (and, possibly, statistically
relevant more extreme weather as a result of anthropogenic
climate forcing) he's actually quite correct. Immorality, check,
greed, check, but largely, stupidity (biiig check). God, ok, he
completely blows his point there. Bummer. Better luck, next time.
> One, the Bishop of Carlisle, even said that the introduction of
> pro-gay laws had provoked God to send the storms that have left
> thousands homeless.
This would be so deliciously hilarious, if the guy wasn't completely
nuts. He'll be, like, ravaged by rabid squirrels, next.
> The bishops argued that while those affected are innocent victims,
That's some friendly fire there. Looks remarkably sloppy for a
omniscient, omnipotent, benevolent being. Unless this is a very
kinky BDSM "Show some respect!" session. (Pst. "Love Jesus!" is your
safeword. Mohammed is not an option. Buddha is straight out.
Only Jesus(tm) will deliver you from the valley of shadow).
> the flooding was a result of western civilisation's decision to
> ignore biblical teaching. The Rt Rev Graham Dow, said that the floods
> were not only a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also
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