Saturday, May 01, 2010

isn't this insulting to god?

Washington Post religion writers today write:

Moscow's Interfax newswire reported that the Association of (Russian) Orthodox Experts called the April 14 eruption -- whose gigantic cloud of ash grounded transatlantic flights for more than a week -- a response to gay rights in Europe and Iceland's tolerance of "neo-paganism." Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh said God was angry over health-care legislation. San Antonio megachurch pastor John Hagee, founder of Christians United for Israel, said God was unleashing his wrath on Britain for deciding that Israeli tourism ads featured parts of the disputed Palestinian territories, not Israel.

Personally, I think Limbaugh and Hagee are being extremely insulting in drawing this conclusion about the Icelandic volcano.

I mean, if this really WERE an attack from God, wouldn't His aim be better? Iceland had nothing to do with the health care legislation (I presume Limbaugh was blathering about the US legislation recently passed) nor with British tourism advertising. Surely God could hit the US and Britain directly, if he so chose?

At least the Russian Orthodox were being intolerant about Iceland...