Friday, November 04, 2005

Divine Intervention?

Some people have hypothesized that the earthquake in Pakistan was caused by God targeting Pakistani immorality. Others have suggested that God hit New Orleans with Katrina because of the city's "depravity".

What did this dude do [
Electrocution of popular pastor seen as accidental, Houston Chronicle]?

The University Baptist Church band had just led the congregation in praise songs when the Rev. Kyle Lake stepped into a tank on the stage to baptize a new member, something he did several times a year.

But then the pastor cried, "Get me out!" and fell backward.

The packed room of more than 800 people, mostly Baylor University students and their families, weren't sure if he was serious. Several doctors in the Sunday morning crowd rushed to the stage, pulling Lake out and tending to him until an ambulance arrived.

Lake, 33, was pronounced dead at a hospital, the victim of electrocution. Some at the service said Lake had adjusted a microphone outside the tank, while others said it appeared that a piece of equipment fell into the water.
All condolences of course, but I think we need to stop blaming human depravity for natural occurrences. Otherwise, I can only assume that God hates depravity and organized religion.

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1 comment:

Guy said...

If I were God I'd be seriously pissed at some of the stuff that goes on in his name.

-Socialist Swine