God is so Awesome He Kills Japanese Atheists

… to enlighten the rest of us damned to the eternal hellfire types.

It’s easiest just to dismiss this little girl as a callous whack-job who’s been so thoroughly indoctrinated in what passes for Christianity in the United States these days that she will likely never see the hypocrisy in her words or her own insensitivity in posting her witnessing to a social media site.

When I was teaching in Des Moines, I ran across this shallow vindictive type of Chrisitianism (as Andrew Sullivan as aptly termed it) quite frequently, so while I would like to be shocked, I’m not.

It doesn’t even make me sad or disgusted.

It does make me wonder why, if there is really a God, he doesn’t smote the world and be done with the sorry, stupid, ungrateful, blind as the three mice and nearly as irredeemable as Hannibal Lector species that he bothered to create in the first place.

I am reminded, slightly out of context, of an exchange between Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present about the worth of humans and who should really arbitrate on the matter.

Ebenezer Scrooge: [on Tiny Tim] Tell me, Spirit… Will he live?
Ghost of Christmas Present: I see an empty place at this table. I see a crutch without an owner, carefully preserved. If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, the child will die.
Ebenezer Scrooge: No. Say he’ll be spared.
Ghost of Christmas Present: If these shadows remain unaltered by the future, none other of my species will find him here. But if he is to die, then let him die…! “AND DECREASE THE SURPLUS POPULATION!”
Ebenezer Scrooge: You use my own words against me?
Ghost of Christmas Present: Yes! So perhaps, in the future, you will hold your tongue until you have discovered where the surplus population is, and WHO it is. It may well be that, in the sight of Heaven, you are more worthless and less fit to live than MILLIONS like this poor man’s child.

6 thoughts on “God is so Awesome He Kills Japanese Atheists

    1. The consensus now is that she is a troll, spoofing the right wing zealots for viral status, but -like most young people anymore – she doesn’t understand the nature of satire. It doesn’t have to be over the top offensive, though it can be, but the audience has to be in on the joke from the beginning.

    1. yeah, there are commenters at YouTube calling her out as a “troll”, and there was a boy there not long ago who was gay-baiting, so it’s not impossible. regardless, she does have the ring of the real in terms of that particular ilk of Christian.

  1. For awhile, I attended a non-denominational church which, for the most part, stressed God’s love. But at a women’s bible study, the leader said the reason so many people had died in an earthquake in Pakistan was because they were not Christians. That was the beginning of the end of going to that church.

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