Sunday, August 10, 2008

Would It Be Wrong? YES!

Check out this unbelievable, immature piece of crap. It's a video of Stuart Shepard, some kind of high muckity-muck in the Colorado-based religious organization Focus on the Family, praying for rain. Specifically, he asks people to pray for rain in a few weeks, on the night Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver a speech at Mile High Stadium, so as to ruin the event. Shepard asks, "would it be wrong" to pray for that?


There are drought conditions in parts of the world leaving many with insufficient drinking water for a reasonable level of survival. Is this man asking that people pray for rain to relieve some of that suffering? No. He wants rain to spoil a party for a political candidate he doesn't like.

It's one thing to say, "I don't like that guy, I hope it rains on him and his fans." But to pray to your particular Almighty Power that this happens? What is this, Ancient Greece? You're literally asking for God to hurl thunderbolts at your enemies!

Love your neighbor as yourself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I confess to being pretty fuzzy on the Bible, but I'm pretty sure those are some pretty key concepts found therein. Focus on the Family and the people leading it like Stuart Shepard should pay more attention to those parts of the Bible and not all that archaic garbage in Leviticus.

But then, if these people are right and their God is waiting for them in the afterlife, I'm sure he'll tell them what giant infantile douchebags they were in their time on Earth.


Anonymous said...

I wanted to post in their forums, but alas, they have none. I'm embarrassed to be a human...

Roland Deschain said...

Well you know...God only does our bidding. Not yours. So nyah.


For future reference - if you have to ask if it would be wrong, then it usually is.

Having lived near FOTF headquarters in Colorado Springs for a number of years, I can tell you this for a fact. There is practically nothing redeeming about that group of people other than that they're conveniently located in one place for when the smiting happens.

I remember in high school that tagging and vandalism was really bad for a while all over town. The police couldn't catch them or stop them. But HOLY HELL, vandalize and tag one building at FOTF and the police had them caught in 2 hours.

FOTF just reinforces my belief that I have no problem with God, belief in God, or the faith which individuals hold in the deity of their choice - or lack thereof. It is the organizing of that belief into religion that seems to corrupt that faith. But that's just me.

Personally, I'd love to see a "Naked Gun" style moment where a linebacker comes out of nowhere and tackles Obama on the 50 yard line. Now THAT is something I'd donate money to see. :D

/Equal opportunity offender, signing off.

Anonymous said...

maybe it will be like the Genie in the lamp, where the idiot wishes for rain. so it rains, but then the lightning strikes the idiot dead. and the Genie is all "he got what he wished for!"

Bart Simpson saying grace at Thanksgiving dinner:
"Dear God. We paid for all of this food, so thanks for nothing."

the mole