Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

November 17, 2008

Modest Proposal: A Moron-torium

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 7:36 pm

I was going to call for a moratorium on vicious wicked creeps giving all religion a bad name by blaming natural disasters on “God’s wrath” at some behavior they, in their all-knowing idiocy, disapprove of. An ignoble tradition going back to 9/11. Right: 3000 people in my city died because they don’t believe in your primitive theocracy. Now it’s heartless, cruel fools blaming the California wildfires on God’s wrath at gay marriage proponents. Isn’t it enough for their stunted souls to revel in breaking the hearts of people who merely want to be allowed to have their relationship recognized by the state?

Or must all suffer because these mean spirited jerks somehow fear their marriage is threatened by this minor concession to tolerance and civility of others. What pathetically weak marriages they must be. (And by the way, when is this supposedly just and loving God going start displaying some of that wrath at the way these cruel fools slime His name with their hatred? Wake up and smell the coffee brewing Big Guy.)

Go ahead believe whatever hate-filled interpretation of religion you want but don’t insult God and man with your moronic interpretation of the weather.

So I can’t help but feeling that moratorium isn’t sufficent to describe what I’m proposing. Moron-toroium is more like it.



  1. We all could use a dose of Spinoza

    Comment by charlie finch — November 18, 2008 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  2. Often, the same people who believe that God shows His displeasure by being wrathful also believe that they personally need to enforce God’s will.

    If God is capable of striking down sinners with tsunamis and wild fires, why would he need the help of a few wretched mortals to bomb an abortion clinic or stop gay marriage?

    Sure, it’s not the only inconsistency with the ‘wrathful god who demands humility and tolerance’ paradigm but it’s one of the more interesting.

    Comment by Kasey Rasmussen — November 19, 2008 @ 10:10 am | Reply

  3. Yeah Ron. A friend called me up the other day and said that Obama was hatching a plan to have mandatory national service in a Homeland Security corp. So I am conservative but what is that? Crazy I say just like someone who says that the fires in white hetero suburbs are God;s wrath. Are you going to tar all conservatives and Christians with the views of a stupid few? How stupid is that? Go pour yourself a drink.

    Comment by aloysiusmiller — November 21, 2008 @ 9:01 pm | Reply

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