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Thursday, December 22, 2005

God is Pissed at Women, Mostly (Say Imams); the Whore of Babylon Redux

Most of you have seen this story about Muslim Imams blaming the Tsunami in Asia on women and their evil ways. I know, tell these guys to look at the planks in their own eyes for once.

I doubt they or anyone else knows God's mind or ways or reasons--if those terms even mean anything to God And even if they do, I wonder whether there's anyone alive who'd even begin to be able to comprehend what those might be. There's so much garbage that filters out the divine in our lives that you need to take look at how you might begin to deprogram all thesse learned preconceptions about God doing this or God doing that out of our hearts...

And before you Xtian jihadists get a hardon thinking about how bad the Muslim Imams beating up their women will play in the news--left and right--you need to remmeber the Right Rev. Robertson and his reading of God's mind after 911. Then again, there's always the redoubtable Anne Coulter to spit venom and acid into the faces of every decent human feeling of empathy for others:

"[T]he government should be spying on all Arabs, engaging in torture as a televised spectator sport, dropping daisy cutters wantonly throughout the Middle East and sending liberals to Guantanamo"
What got into her grape nuts, I wonder? Who ate her dinner and took food from her mouth? She puts me in mind of something I read in the Christian book of Revelation.
The woman wore purple and scarlet clothing and beautiful jewelry made of gold and precious gems and pearls. She held in her hand a gold goblet full of obscenities and the impurities of her immorality.