I’m speaking of Evangelical preachers and Xtian shaman, self appointed spokesman for their imaginary god, purveyors of myth and fable who live at the fringes of reality and dare not miss this opportunity to espouse their fanatical devotion to stupidity, no matter how off the mark, far fetched, hurtful, divisive or mindless it may be. Examples:
Rick Warren, ** Evangelical preacher, shaman emeritus to the GOP, and head of the mega
Fred Phelps, of the infamous
Franklin Graham, the successor charlatan to his father Billy Graham’s cash cow ministry, don’s his ministry logo cap and t-shirt (see above) and travels to Aurora with his team of prayer merchants to pray for the victims and let them know he and “He” is there for them, as though without him the devastated folks would never heal. Naturally, if his mega business gets promoted by some camera face time, so much the better.
Then some Xtian wood working fanatic builds twelve 3 ½ foot tall 2 x 4 wooden crosses on bases, trucks them into town, and sets them up - one for each of the deceased. Seems he did the same thing for the Columbine massacre thirteen years ago. Those victims are still dead. I imagine the twelve new crosses will have a similar non-effect on the recent victims. I wonder if all the deceased are actually Xtians, or if he gave it a moment’s thought, or if he even cares.
And on it goes. Instead of promoting unity, kindness, understanding and giving real support to the people affected they and we are treated to threats of eternal torture; the condemnation of science; the hate sign waving; the meaningless platitudes, hosannas and useless prayers; the tortured reasoning and utter lack of it; the erecting of miniature execution devices as monuments to delusion... all rolled out for everyone to marvel at like some grotesque carnival of de-evolution. Like a convention of witch doctors chanting their gibberish, brandishing their rattles and totems, vying for a following. Like a bizarre dance of death cultists.
[ ** CORRECTION: following the publication of this article, a reader advised me that the statement attributed to Rick Warren was a misinterpretation by another atheist blogger. I apologize for this error and retract it. Whole story of the error here: