Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Give. Me. A. Fucking. Break.

Tragedy in a suburb of Chicago Saturday--a guy with a gun walked into a Lane Bryant in Tinley Park, herded six women into a back room, bound them with tape, made "sexual advances" to at least one, and then shot them before disappearing. Five died. One, shot in the neck, survived. Her family's reaction?
Her relatives said they believed divine intervention saved the woman, a devout Christian who grew up in the south suburbs and was studying to become a nurse.

The survivor's family has been active for years at a Will County church. A sister and her husband are missionaries in rural Alaska.

Hey, Nick Kristof, you wonder why people in the reality-based community deride the devoutly religious from time to time? Because of stuff like this. Divine intervention spared your relative? What, was God too hung over from helping Plaxico Burress persevere through injuries, making sure he'd haul in the Super Bowl-winning catch the next day, to extend a helping hand to the five women who ended up dying? Or do you firmly believe that because your relative is a devout Christian and has a missionary sister, she was worthier of divine intervention than the other five?

Great message you're sending to the families of the women who were killed. God likes our relative better than he likes yours. Sorry, sucks to be you. And if that's the kind of god you believe in, who'll let one live while five die under terrifying circumstances for the crime of going shopping, well, your god is a capricious, sadistic bastard.

1 comment:

Damien said...

Right on! The article made me absolutely nauseous! What a deluded, self-righteous wack-job... Bloody theists...