They’re Doing It Wrong

It’s amazingly common for people to suggest, in all seriousness, that electing a certain politician or allowing a certain activity will lead to the collapse of (usually American) civilization. That might not sound all that unusual – after all, electing an incompetent or inexperienced or downright malign politican to a high public office is obviously going to be bad for the country that does it. But these people are generally not arguing that a person’s credentials are problematic, nor do they generally argue that the ‘sinful’ activity in question will have any sort of direct negative effects – or if they do, that conern is secondary. What they’re really saying is that some supernatural force will visit chaos and destruction upon a nation willing to elect person x or endorse activity y. Usually it’s God, sometimes it’s just a kind of vague, cosmic balancing act, and it is always asserted withou any sort of evidence.

If Barack Obama was gay, many on the Religious Right would be seriously suggesting that God would destroy America for electing him. Hell, he seems to be 100% straight and some are stril claiming that that will happen. Natural disasters, war, disease, and in particular, economic turmoil – all are supposed symptoms of a society plagued by supernatural vengeance.

It’s interesting, then, that Iceland has decided to do the exact opposite by electing an openly gay PM in the middle of a contuining economic crisis:

Iceland has announced a new government that will be headed by the modern world’s first openly gay leader.

Johanna Sigurdardottir was named new prime minister by the country’s coalition political parties.

Iceland’s previous coalition cabinet of PM Geir Haarde collapsed last month under the strain of an escalating economic crisis.

Ms Sigurdardottir’s government said on Sunday it would immediately start to tackle Iceland’s crisis. (Source)

Apparently, Iceland never got the memo: giving gays high government offices will  make things worse! Quick, ship some Bible-Belt loons over there before the whole country just sinks into the ocean!

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3 Responses to “They’re Doing It Wrong”


  1. 1 messenger4life February 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Prepare for the Kingdom of God is at hand. Put on the full armor of God
    Message: To show faith you follow the instructions which are ordinances
    1. Offer the sacrifice of repented IHS which is repent= Name your sins to God Almighty privately in prayer in the Name of His Son, Jesus then IHS.
    IHS= Immerse(baptism in the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost)
    Hallow(Holy)
    Sanctification(free from sin)
    2. While in prayer ask God for understanding so you can Sow seed which is:
    Sow= to read
    Seed= the Word of God Almighty
    3. Keep the Commandments and Statues they are the way of living for the righteous. Remember that Ordinances of God Almighty come and they must be done in order to prove that you have true faith. Always know that God says nothing unrighteous. He never mislead His people. If instructions you receive are contrary to His way of living remember never to do them because they are not His.
    A word of knowledge: The Name of God Almighty is Yahweh in Hebrew.
    wisdom for you:
    Sin brings death to your soul
    repentance brings life from the dead
    light means no sin(repented, IHS)
    darkness means sin(unrepented, IHS)
    worshipwiththetruth.blogspot.com

  2. 2 cubiksrube February 2, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    ^ Well, that told you.

    I guess Iceland didn’t go bankrupt then? I never did hear how that turned out.

  3. 3 augustine February 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    From what I can gather, they’re either bankrupt or very close to it. ‘Economic meltdown’ is the phrase people seem to be tossing around.

    messenger4life,

    A word of knowledge: The Name of God Almighty is Yahweh in Hebrew.
    wisdom for you:
    Sin brings death to your soul
    repentance brings life from the dead
    light means no sin(repented, IHS)
    darkness means sin(unrepented, IHS)
    worshipwiththetruth.blogspot.com

    This is not ‘wisdom’, it is nonsensical religious tripe. I don’t like to be preached at with copy-pasted inanities.


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