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Is God Mad at America?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181877,00.html

"Mayor Ray Nagin suggested Monday, during a Martin Luther King Day celebration, that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and other storms were a sign that "God is mad at America" for "being in Iraq under false pretenses" and at black communities, too, for tearing themselves apart with violence and political infighting."

So here we have a mayor of a major US city telling us that storms are not a natural phenomena, but are created specifically by an entity that is supernatural but still experiences human emotions such as anger.

When the fuck are we going to get out of the middle ages and into the 21st century?

x-posted to the atheist community

Comments

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kent1
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:21 am (UTC)
mad?
I listened to Mayor Nagin with great interest. Now I know how chocolate is made...
hostirad
Jan. 18th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Re: mad?
Yeah, and I'm happy to hear that I am one of the ingredients, "white milk."
polyanarch
Jan. 18th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
Since both god and government are both made-up conscructs with no legitimate meaning outside of the imaginations of men I would expect them to go hand in hand in the minds of those who believe in fairy-tales.

avocadonumber
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
i read that article.

wow. I have to say that i was searching the website for comments box or an email address for someone who i can yell at. What a truckload of juvenile bullshit.

The comments from Fox fans were especially disturbing because...well...do i even need to explain? Why is that stuff in print? If i watch Fox, will i become that stupid?
polyanarch
Jan. 18th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
The truth is futile
No, it is the Peter principle. They watch Fox because they are that stupid. They rise to the level of their own incompetence.

The same goes for people who watch CNN. Reprobates, the lot of them.
hostirad
Jan. 18th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Re: The truth is futile
Well, minimally, the research indicates that pure Faux News watchers are the most poorly informed about facts concerning the war in Iraq.

http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Iraq/IraqMedia_Oct03/IraqMedia_Oct03_rpt.pdf

Part of it is certainly the viewers' fault. They are stupid for choosing a network that affirms their emotional biases at the expense of factual accuracy.
hostirad
Jan. 18th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
I know that watching Fox won't make you stupid because you are too intelligent to be hoodwinked by them. (BTW, congratulations on your acceptance into med school!)

Personally, I tune into Fox News occasionally because of the old adage, "Keep your friends close but your enemies closer." I think it is important to keep an eye on what the miscreants of the world are up to.

Although I must admit, I've been tuning in less often because I just don't have the stomach for it.
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