Thursday, April 19, 2007

i don't see anyone thanking the lord now...



all we've heard all week long is that everyone's prayers are with the families. they don't even say "and for those that believe" they just elbow right in and assume.

like i say, you can't have it both ways and only thank the lord when something good or nice happens and never when a tragedy strikes. selective worship rears it's head again.

a bit like zach johnson when he won the golf masters: "Really I wasn't calm, but its Easter, and my faith is very important to me, and Jesus was with me all the way."
...and where was jesus when you were losing tournaments, zach?

and, er, where was jesus on monday morning, zach?

just doesn't add up, does it?

i'm an atheist, so the whole prayer thing is lost on me. i can fully comprehend the horror of what happened on monday morning and sympathise with the families without recourse to religion.

not one politician has managed to express their sympathy without mentioning religion. i thought there was separation between church and state. apparently not.

...and well done nbc for airing that footage.

nbc - no bloody class

if the gunman had killed the child of the head of nbc i'm sure "the very difficult decision to show the tapes" would have resulted in the airing of that footage...

2 comments:

SelfToy said...

::like i say, you can't have it both ways and only thank the lord when something good or nice happens and never when a tragedy strikes. selective worship rears it's head again::

You are an atheist, I am a Christian, but we are in agreement all the way on this topic.

For what it's worth, Christians are instructed continually throughout The Book to thank God at all times. Many do not put this instruction into practice. As per usual, that is not a problem with the faith insomuch as it is a problem with the people. So what's new?

For some excellent reading on the topic you raise though, I recommend The Book of Job. Probably the oldest book in the OT, it still amazes, thousands of years later.

nutty said...

how refreshing to hear.

i have no problem with religion per se, but rather with the way it is abused, manipulated and marketed, particularly in this country.

thanks for your honest exchange.

pity there aren't more like you.