So I’m watching this clip this morning of this old lady who survived the Oklahoma tornadoes, and she had lost her dog when her home was destroyed. During the interview, one of the news people happened to look down and see the dog ...
So I’m watching this clip this morning of this old lady who survived the Oklahoma tornadoes, and she had lost her dog when her home was destroyed. During the interview, one of the news people happened to look down and see the dog under some rubble alive. They lifted the rubble and it managed to struggle out, likely quite sore and visible very shaken, but alive, and as far as I could tell, unhurt for the most part.
So what does this lady do? She starts thanking God and saying that she thought he only answered one of her prayers when she prayed for herself to be all right, but now she sees he answered both of her prayers because her dog was all right too. People commented on the video things like, “Praise God!” and “God does wondrous things!” and “God is amazing!”
Now I’m sorry, and I try not to swear here in this blog even though swearing tends to be a frequent part of my speech patterns in my every day life, but are you FUCKING kidding me here???
Seriously, everything around her is leveled for miles around. I don’t mean damaged, I mean LEVELED, and she can honestly look around her and thank “God” that her dog is alive? Thank Lady Luck grandma, because she’s the ONLY reason you and your dog are alive. If there was a “God”, at least one that takes the form of what the brainwashed masses suppose it to be, then he would have to be the most colossally indifferent, evil ass hole in the entire universe. A being of supposedly limitless power who is also supposedly perfect sits idly by as children are killed and people’s lives are utterly destroyed, and has the power to stop it, but doesn’t. Then that dip shit Pat Robertson has the NERVE to say that the Oklahoma devastation was caused because people didn’t pray hard enough. Again…are you kidding me???
I look at this and I can’t help but shake my head in disbelief at the level of brainwashing that takes place in the churches. Nothing is ever God’s fault. In the midst of massive devastation and utter destruction, even the tiniest good thing that happens in the middle of it is because God answered a prayer or God works in mysterious ways and he has a plan and is in control. Yeah, there’s another one. I’ve heard that a lot from religious people. God is in control. So…he was controlling the tornadoes that killed all of those people and caused that massive destruction? Really? Well then…oh, I dunno, maybe he could have steered them clear of populated areas, or gee, here’s a thought, maybe he could have stopped them all together? No really God, just if you’re not too busy. Oh, you’re on the crapper? Oh ok then, we’ll just dig ourselves out. Let us know when you’re done.
The sad part is, it’ll never phase these people in the least how ridiculous, limiting and utterly destructive their beliefs are. It’s sad that religion still has that much of a control over people’s thinking, but when people drag their kids to church with them from birth and it’s hammered into their heads from the time they pop out of the mother, I can’t really blame them, because they’ve never known anything else. Still, how can any adult human being look around them after something like that and still believe there’s a god? Many who survived the German death camps in WWII understood that there could be no god that laid any claim of being good, loving and merciful that would allow something like that to happen, and that if there was truly some sort of a god out there, then he was actually vile, arrogant, supremely indifferent and not worth even a second of our lives to worship him.
I have really given up trying to deprogram people from their religious indoctrination. It just doesn’t work. It makes them miserable and me miserable and everyone around miserable, so I’ve given up