Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Man in Joplin: "I Feel the Lord Watched Over Us"
Does this gentleman realize how egocentric and selfish this sounds? Why him? Why the congregation of the church he attends? Why is he so special when over a hundred people were killed and many more lost or unaccounted for. Why would the "Lord" watch over any one person and kill scores of others? Why would a good, omnipotent god destroy good church-going people? (It is to be assumed that some of the dead went to other churches.) The same attitude attends to far right wing sentiments that the United States is special, so they emphasize our so-called "exceptionalism." God may be on our side, but it's the wrong one: those other guys worship the real God. (Crowley said "the Devil is the God of the people one personally dislikes.") There is nothing exceptional about the USA, certainly not its de facto Judeo-Christian faith.
Posted by Jacobus 323 at 3:46 PM