HolyCoast: Does God Hate Pakistan 30 Times More Than The U.S.?

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Does God Hate Pakistan 30 Times More Than The U.S.?

The death toll from Katrina has now risen to 1,000 - a terrible loss of life, but thankfully far less than the 10,000 projected by the mayor of New Orleans during one of his fits of pique. Following the storm and devastation, there were reports of various Islamic political and religious leaders cheering on Katrina as God's judgment on the wicked United States. There were also various environmental wackos who thought that America was finally getting paid back by Mother Nature for global warming. I wonder how those morons feel about this:
Villagers desperate to find survivors dug with bare hands Sunday through the debris of a collapsed school where children had been heard crying beneath the rubble after a massive earthquake killed more than 30,000 people in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir alone.
As Stacy reminds us at Writing Right, Pakistan is 97 percent Muslim. Does God hate Muslims 30 times more than the largely Christian U.S.? Why would Allah, who was supposedly behind the hurricane disaster on the Gulf Coast, suddenly unleash an earthquake in a nation full of his own followers? Is he geography impaired?

If you're going to embrace the reasoning that hurricanes are God's judgment on evil people, then you have to following the same reasoning with earthquakes. You can't have it both ways.

And what did the poor people of Pakistan do to tick off Mother Nature? Was is their massive industry or wasteful use of fossil fuels?

Of course, neither tragedy was God's judgment on anyone, and "Mother Nature" doesn't recognize political boundaries. They were both natural disasters which can occur anywhere at any time, and trying to make some sort of religious or political justification for them is folly.

You won't see Americans rubbing their hands together in glee while proclaiming their joy at God's destruction of evil Muslims. Americans will join together and will be providing massive aid to the region, and there won't be a religious or political test for the recipients.

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