Friday, September 02, 2005

AlterNet: Did God Send the Hurricane?

AlterNet: Did God Send the Hurricane?: "In a recent CNN poll, 55% of those responding believe that global warming is causing the severe weather we've experienced recently, which is a kind of admission that a huge hurricane is part of the wages of (environmental) sin. Meanwhile, most polls show that 40% of all U.S. adults believe the physical world will eventually end as a result of a supernatural intervention, perhaps with a literal Rapture, Tribulation, Antichrist, and Battle of Armageddon described in the Book of Revelation. Nearly half of all Americans believe the Middle East will be 'heavily involved' in the events surrounding the end of the world. And 40% believe the end of the world will come in their lifetime."

I think that the people on this side of the Atlantic are not aware of the gulf that separates us from nearly half of our American cousins.

It is not just the madness of shooting down helicopters sent to fly out sick people from New Orleans, it is the madness of all those Americans who believe that the last judgement is at hand.

I would say that any country re-electing George Bush was demented.

But then we have just re-elected the war criminal, Mr Tony Blair.

Someone spelled it out in a suicide tele-message this time, after he bombed himself and several Londoners to oblivion; invading Iraq was a crime of aggression. Muslims are going to retaliate, whatever way they can. Blair is not listening to words. Now he will be hearing bomb blasts.

At least now there is a potential leader of the opposition who might stand against him.