Thursday, October 30, 2008

Now What Now?

I can't help it, this cracks me up.

(Via Pharyngula)

I'm always telling students in Arkansas that the U.S. really has two major competing religions, Christianity and Capitalism, which wholly contradict each other, and that this is why we're a fucked country, which is when they start howling at me -- nuh-uh, nuh-uh, we don't worship money, we don't, and anyway, it's nothing WRONG with being rich, God wants us to improve ourselves (cause getting rich is improving yourself, dude) --

But this!

Here is a quotation from the charming woman who called for Christians to pray at at the golden bull, btw, and save all of America's fatted money:

On September 29 last month, the US stock market went down 777 points in one day. Cindy says it was no coincidence that this happened on the first day of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.

“This is so severe in the economic area because we are facing judgment from the actions, not only for our stance towards Israel, but our blatant sin against Him in passing laws such as the one allowing homosexual marriages,” Cindy said.

Well, okay then. So long as it's also about hatin on the Jews and the Gays.


Anonymous said...

This leaves me flabbergasted.

Anonymous said...

Having spent a portion of my formative years in Virginia, I greatly enjoy telling the people who celebrate the pilgrims at plymouth rock as the be all/end all of how America was founded for the sole purpose of religious freedom that Jamestown had democratic town hall meetings before the pilgrims even landed. And the purpose of Jamestown? Money!

(actually, if you go to a tour there, this is part of their standard riff).