Monday, June 14, 2010

God’s Will

One of the more . . . interesting . . . things to come out of the BP disaster is the right wing insistence that this is somehow the liberals’ fault, or my favorite, “an act of God.”

Mmm, hmm! ‘Cause God is in the oil business you know. I'm pretty sure that if God wanted oil all over the fucking place, he would have drilled those holes himself.

But then I started thinking. You know there are an awful lot of “acts of God” that seem to especially victimize the South. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, humidity, televangelists. I could go on, but you get the picture. God obviously hates the South.

But wait a minute? Isn’t the South all red states? Isn’t the South the bastion of conservatism, especially religious and way too busy minding other people’s business?

Holy Shit! God hates religious conservatives and red staters! How could I have missed this? It’s so obvious.

Maybe all that “God’s will” you keep talking about is actually taking his name in vain. And that’s a pretty big sin according to that book you like to thump around.

Glory, indeed.

1 comment:

kat007 said...

I had a religion professor in college (back in the Reagan years) who used to say that said president was using the Lord's name in vain every time he said, "God bless America."

My current struggle is with the use of the song, "God Bless America" at sporting events. Now we're supposed to stand, face the flag and remove our hats for this song? What happened to the separation of church and state?