Evangelist Franklin Graham upset his followers last week when he urged them to get vaccinated, so I guess he’s trying to win them back over by saying the dumbest possible things.
This time, he’s giving God credit for freeing the Ever Given from the Suez Canal:
I know this is Atheism 101 here, but it’s telling that Graham credits God with freeing the boat while never blaming God for the boat getting stuck in the first place. Egypt lost an estimated $90 million in toll revenue. $10 billion worth of cargo was delayed, and in some cases (like food), that’s just going to waste.
But Graham thinks God sent a Super Moon — one which we knew would occur well in advance of the incident due to science — to unclog the canal instead of just preventing the boat from causing chaos.
He's giving "god" credit for freeing the ship by sending a full moon that was on the calendar anyway? Wasn't it "god's" fault the ship got stuck in the first place? Stupid fuck.
@barjoe I'm partially blind. So, I missed the quotes.
By all accounts the ship was steered into a constant steady wind, which suddenly stopped blowing, causing the ship to turn into the sides of the canal. It is my understanding that due to the size of the ship, they could not correct it in time to prevent it getting stuck.
@barjoe My vision seems to have stabilized. My vision issues are most due to Stargardt's (aka Juvenile Macular Degeneration). It did affect until I was 29, which is kind of late and on the far end of the bell curve. I also recently have also developed cataracts, which in one eye has been removed.
Well if one assumes there is a god and that he controls the winds... then yes it was gods fault the ship got stuck.