Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Sacrilege

This was always pretty much guaranteed; the metaphor is just too easy and obvious.

Newsweek: Blood in the Water: Some Say BP's Oil Spill Heralds the Apocalypse/6.4.10

The most disturbing little nugget relayed in this story comes just two lines in: "About 60 million white evangelicals live in America, and about one third of them believe that the world will end in their lifetime, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press."

(via Christian Nightmares)


Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...


paleotectonics said...

Looked at Christian Nightmares this morning for the first time.

Umm, we've failed. As a country, as a culture, representative government as an idea. We cannot survive in our present form with 20% of the population being willing to have their graduation picture taken with a Jesus spokesmodel, or speaking in tongues, or as you pointed out from NW, the almost 7 percent of the population not only believing in a rapture, but (of course) that it will happen in their lifetime.

Suppose they think that they themselves will be on the Naked Train? You betcha!

Fucking willfully uneducated egomaniacs.


CNNfan said...

I wonder if Evangelical churches, state sponsored in the late 1960s in the USA, are kept relatively tiny and manageable in size, compared to the many times larger Catholic Church, which was state sponsored by ancient Rome?

Joash said...

I, for one, look forward to the day of reckoning when Fab Five Freddy and the Man From Mars eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too...Mercuries and Subarus.

Deacon Blue said...

I do have to ask this of the hemorrhaging pipe of oily doom:

Why the fuck don't they just attach a really big fucking hose to the end of the leaking pipe and wrap about 20 miles worth of duct tape around it to hold it in place, and start pumping tankers full of the shit?

Look, I've been able to set broken bones, fix cars, repair furniture and cure Alzheimer's disease with duct tape, so don't tell me the shit won't hold a giant hose tightly in place on that pipe.

Frankly, Jesus would have used duct tape to raise the dead had it been available back then...and he'll certainly have a roll of it when he comes back for the Rapture.

Anon said...

Well if Palin is elected in 2012...the world *will* end, prophecy or not.

Maybe a nugget of truth there? :P

Tabi said...

Deacon wins.

Deacon Blue said...

Thanks, Tabi.

But it's not all about whether you win or this case, it's also about whether I get an "amen" from Bill Orvis White. ;-)

Tabi said...

An "amen" or the coveted invite for "prayer and pie"?

Deacon Blue said...

I've heard too many stories about the "prayer and pie" sessions from the guys at the Rotary Club meetings. *shiver*

CNNfan said...

Duct Tape under a mile of ocean?

Reminds me of a simple science experiment I did in third grade:

Simply drop a short piece of scotch tape in a glass of water, and watch what happens.

Lily said...

Yes, it is a terrifying thought that so many people believe this crap (end times, revelations and teh rapture) but you need to read to the end of the article.
Yet through a biblical lens, it's hard to see the oil spill as anything but God's punishment for greed and a disrespect of Creation—and both of those sins fall mostly on the shoulders of the Republicans, who have been aggressively lobbying for more offshore drilling, without, obviously, ensuring that appropriate safeguards are in place.

How did such accurate writing make it into an American publication? I had to double check the link to make sure it wasn't a parody.