From a Pharyngula Kook alert relating an NPR interview with Christian enthusiast John Hagee, who explained the New Orleans flood thusly:
“New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God…all of the city was punished for the sin that was in that city.” – John Hagee
And the winning rejoinder of the day goes to a commenter, who said:
“Obviously, this guy hasn’t been to Amsterdam lately. Decriminalized soft drugs, legalized (and unionized) prostitution, gay marriage, pioneering needle exchange programs, softcore porn on major TV networks, gambling, and a comfortable atheist/agnostic majority… all in a city that’s 4 meters below sea level! Yet, for some reason Jehovah, the intergalactic party pooper, hasn’t smitten them with a flood in centuries—go figure. Those people in New Orleans must have been very naughty!”
- Posted by: j.t.delaney
I can’t think of anything to add to that – this is just a post where I give props to someone else’s bullseye! Good one, JTD.