Posts tagged God
Posts tagged God
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proving he’s completely insensitive, opportunistic douche on The Heritage Foundation’s “Istook Live!” show.
1. Where was God, indeed…
2. This does not justify your Islamophobic witch-hunt with Rep. Michele Bachmann, no matter how much you think it does. No one knows the motivation of James Holmes just yet. How about you let SWAT un-booby trap his apartment before hinting at motivation?
3. He was shooting in a crowded, dark movie theater with some sort of gas in the air. Holmes was reportedly dressed in SWAT/riot gear, with a bulletproof vest on. If you think you can take a shot in conditions like that, you’re crazy. I asked a pal who’s a cop about this. He said he doesn’t know many officers who’d take that shot with so many civilians in the way. As he put it, in a crisis like that, the focus is evacuation first, elimination second. But sure, pop off a few rounds, let the cops think you’re with the shooter — especially if you hit a fellow patron.
4. Nowhere did he even express sympathy. Gohmert just sermonizes with his “some of us happen to believe…” bullshit, then basically blames those who aren’t Christians for things like the Aurora shooting and insinuates we’re in a Holy War. No, Louie. Not this time. Not ever. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this shooting, not just the Christians.
What happened was horrific, tragic, unexpected, and sickening. If you believe these events happen because God isn’t protecting this country — only because a principal at a public high school can’t say a Christian prayer at graduation and God’s name can’t be plastered everywhere — then your God is a fickle asshole who’s guilty of quite a bit more than withdrawing his protection from the U.S.
As you explain your version of your God, Louie, it sounds like he’s a bully at best, and a terrorist at worst. I wouldn’t want to believe in a deity whose very protection depended upon lip service declarations of devotion inspired by terror.
You know what really gets me, as a human being, Louie? Attacks by people like you who don’t share your beliefs and use smug superiority complexes to say “Told ya! Now believe in my God before he kills you too!” before the dead can be buried. That’s what gets me.
My Siri-style Android app, Skyvi, got judgmental after I told her I’m an atheist. Apparently, it can pray for me AND tell me the weather in Miami.
Multitasking and robot prayer — it’s the future, kids.
Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers, (D-Omaha) in a prepared statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3396, May 16, 1996. H.R. 3396 would later become the Defense of Marriage Act.
Chambers made national headlines when he sued God in 2007 for causing death and destruction. If you want a giggle, read his suit, State Senator Ernie Chambers v. God (2007).
Spotted at the Salvation Army. Trust in God but turn on the cameras.
Saturday night’s Debate, sponsored by CBS and the National Journal, focused on foreign relations and billed as the “Commander In Chief” debate. Apparently, many didn’t care for the format, the moderators, or the topic.
But next Saturday night, just days before Thanksgiving, the GOP will hold another Republican and Tea Party debate, and it promises to be a doozy!
Streaming live, straight (and I mean, “straight”) to you from the First Federated Church in Des Moines, Iowa, and sponsored by Bob Vander Plaats’ The Family Leader — the folks who brought you this election cycle’s “Marriage Vow,” — you can be sure that God, Guns, and Gays, along with abortion and religious freedom will be the central topics. And that should make for an interesting cornucopia of controversy. Remember, the GOP is furious — FURIOUS — that same-sex marriage equality is the law of the land in Iowa, especially since it was enacted by those damn activist Supreme Court judges!
There is no way I am not tweeting this debate. Now, the true challenge: Can I tweet it sober? I’ll take that bet.
Indeed he thrives.
Republican Dalek 2012? Could be Cthulhu’s running mate…
This is what I just got in my email from a conservative pal. Right when I bitch about chain emails…
The email is a copy/paste of the "Pray for Rain" proclamation from Rick Perry, and a long, rambling prayer about God returning his favor to the U.S. and to Texas.
You know what would have worked out better? Rick Perry not cutting 75% of the volunteer fire department’s budget. They’re the main line of defense against Texas wildfires.