"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

God to Blame If McCain Loses

This is beyond parody. Apparently it'll be God's fault if McCain loses.

“I would also add Lord that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now and November, because there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah — that his opponent wins, for a variety of reasons. And Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they’re going to think that their God is bigger than you, if that happens. So I pray that you would step forward and honor your own name in all than happens between now and election day.” - Arnold Conrad, the former pastor of Grace Evangelical Free Church in Davenport

David Kurtz from Talking Points Memo puts it very nicely:

"It conjures up bad Japanese movies, or the fanciful musings of 10-year-old boys. Who would win between King Kong and Godzilla? Between Allah and Vishnu? Does the Christian god have an unfair advantage because he's three in one? His "theological" take also suggests some influences from Greek mythology, but instead of angry gods hurling lightning bolts at one another, they're trying to throw an election one way or the other, which is almost post-modern in its own way."
Meanwhile, this guy might as well be holding up a sign saying "I am a complete idiot". (HT BrettMarty.com).

I'm not scared of these people... But if McCain wins, jesus h. christ on a bike, it will be a monumental victory for stupidity, ignorance, fear and fuckwittery.


1 comment:

kuri said...

"...there are millions of people around this world praying to their god — whether it’s Hindu, Buddha, Allah..."

So, Muslims pray to Allah, Buddhists pray to Buddha, and Hindus pray to... Hindu?