The national TV news reporters kept pushing the miraculous miracles of the tornado survivors in god’s plan. What about the bastard’s plan to destroy a town and kill many of the residents? I nearly blew a gasket when I watched the interviews.
Yeah. I've learned to stay entirely away from MSM when I'm interested in a specific story such as the tragedy in Rolling Fork, MS.
I watched that tornado live via storm chasers' live feeds on a YouTube weather channel I like. It wasn't expected to be a noteworthy system. And all of a sudden, it was just insane. It was so scary watching it in real time.
All that aside, the storm chasers were actually the "first responders" and no one was invoking religion. They never do. Maybe that's why I watch those younger people's channels. Much much much less and most often, no religion-speak, never ever "thoughts and prayers."
(Even my news sources have all ended up non-religious or outed Atheists. I didn't seek them out, just slowly found them over the years.)
(Religious) people are so lame.
Reminds me of the wisecrack by Hannibal Lecter in the movie The Silence Of The Lambs, where he mentions to Clairice Starling that God so loved his followers at a Texas church, that he sent a tornado there that wiped out the church and killed them all...
I live in the south coming from NH and the religious are super devoted to gods will (whatever that is) and people who survive a disaster are blessed and hand picked by god to serve him in some fashion and that's what they say "god let me survive to 'do something' and they never do whatever that something is.
Here's an example of what religious people use when they survive and no one else does.
You do realise that all the people who die in natural disasters are evil, while all the ones saved are good? It's the same with school shootings where evil children are killed - no one is killed without God's permission. And the shooters are all apostles who will be rewarded with heaven. Terrorists are in that category too: they can't do wrong when they're killing for God because he decides who lives and who dies, so they can just shoot whoever they please in the sure faith that God wants them to do whatever they do. It makes all your decisions easy when you can just outsource everything to God while expressing such extreme faith that you guarantee your place at the highest table in heaven with Jesus, Muhammad and co.
My personal favorite is still the clip from several years ago, when Wolf Blitzer asked a tornado victim if she thanked god for her survival.
She told him that she didn't believe in god.
I wish more people would understand that no god is responsible for the weather.
Napoleon said it very well:
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. - Napoleon Bonaparte, quoted from Robert Byrne, 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said (1988)
Religion keeps the poor in line, often by conning them into accepting injustice against them in this world, by believing they will eventually get their share and have justice in the afterlife. All pie in the sky, etc...
The concept of a god who cherry picks people to zap whenever he/it feels like it escapes the faithful, as does the concept of guns=dead children. It makes me want to be a total hermit in order to avoid people like that. They're everywhere. Watch your blood pressure!
Well that was a load of horse shit. As I always say, religion poisons everything.