Monday, December 17, 2012

Dumb*ss Huckabee: God Allowed Killings To Punish Non-Christian Actions

Former Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee and current FOX News host Mike Huckabee on the Newtown shooting. Perhaps he's just trying to out-dumbass Pat Robertson, but here is his reaction: 

Here's a quote if that went by too quickly: "To get to where we have to abandon bedrock moral truths, well then we’re asked ‘Where was God?’ And I respond “We’ve escorted him right out of our culture, marched him off the public square, and then we express our surprise that a culture without him actually reflects what it’s become.”

That's not all. Huckabee also adds the following to his list of why mass shootings like this happen:

  • People sue a city so that there is no manger or Christmas carol;
  • Churches and Christians are told to surrender their values so that tax-funded abortion pills are available;
  • Things are no longer considered sinful, but instead are called disorders or normal (he doesn't provide specifics here at all).
People like Mike Huckabee make me ashamed that I ever aligned myself with the Christian right whatsoever. To essentially say that (through us) God wiped out 20 small children for any reason at all is beyond the pale. I thought we were over this when the New Testament kicked in and Christians eventually saw the vengeful, hateful God who slaughtered untold millions of women and babies was eventually toned down or embarrassingly forgotten. But no, here we have a buffoon saying that the massacre at Newtown was basically our fault and God was the one pulling the trigger of those assault rifles. This begs all sorts of questions:
  • Why did God choose Newtown? Does he favour Oldtowns with old values?
  • Why did God choose to murder them 11 days before Christmas? Was it because of our materialism this time of year?
  • Why didn't God choose an inner-city school, where he could have killed more African-Americans or immigrants who may have more of a propensity toward gun violence?
  • Why did he choose kids that were so young? If he chose, say, a grade 5 or 6 class, he could have sat them all down in an assembly, explain the decay of America, and then slaughter them.
In my opinion, all sane-minded religious people need to pray that we will decry pseudo-religious garbage like what Mike Huckabee said and instead take the time to comfort, mourn, and try to understand in his or her own way. 

Mark Andrew Alward