Thursday, September 22, 2011

Religion in Retrograde

Now that it is perfectly OK to defend your country and love the man who is fighting next to you with his SAW, or love the woman who serves as your co-pilot in an Air Force transport, it is comforting to note that the religious right, in the person of Rick Perry supporter Pam Olsen is speaking out, saying that the Lord God is going to have none of that.

“He will come and shake at everything that can be shaken,” Ms. Olsen avers.

Believe it.

Good grief. What a concept. All of the sinning going on is going to produce all manner of natural disasters.

What really gets me is that this can ignite people to violent acts against gays. It isn’t enough that they say God is going to punish just the gays for being gay, using laser surgery to extract them from among the straights. What they are saying is that God will punish gays and straights alike for the misadventures of gays. They are saying to straight evangelicals that these gays, doing what they are doing, threaten their very existence.

It is religion in retrograde motion. It is religion going back to the time before Jesus when God had a bone to pick with whole cities in Canaan, smiting them to a man, woman and child.

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