Putting The "Mental" In "Fundamentalists" Dept::
Maybe it's time to demand that schools teach a required course in formal logic.
I hadn't really intended to continue addressing the topic of religious wingnuttery, at least not for the time being. I really have other topics I want to discuss. ...Really, I do. ...But sheesh. These people must consult the list of logical fallacies as a basis for nearly all of their argumentation. (Note I'm being a bit understated here). Here's a classic example of a Post Hoc fallacy (Not that this was any big surprise if you remembered a similar reaction from Jerry Falwell shortly after the 9/11 disaster).
"Southern Decadence" was set for New Orleans soon. It was to be a yearly hoopla celebrating practicing homosexuality as a legitimate, giddy lifestyle.
Thousands upon thousands were going to crawl all over New Orleans "to celebrate their sexuality," according to Methodist lay preacher Gary Hopkins of Ekklesia.co.uk (gary.hopk...@ekklesia.co.uk).
In other words, Sodom and Gomorrah were to be reenacted in broad daylight — and into the night haunts as well. It would be one high ol’ time of it in the southern scape.
Then came along Katrina.
If such a causality shall be drawn then perhaps the National Weather Service ought to be sending weather advisories to Massachusetts and Las Vegas...
Captain Obvious says: Port cities are older and tend to be more densely populated. Certain port cities became havens for immigrants, thus increasing diversity. The bigger and more diverse the population, the greater the likelihood there will be for a gay community. Being on water, port cities are also more likely to be viewed as a recreational spots. ...and hurricanes form in oceans. ...Duh.
Of course, "Repent America" totally overlooks the fact that the people who are suffering most are the poor, mostly heterosexual folks who didn't have the means to escape. Also the fact that New Orleans wasn't the only town to suffer devastation from Hurricane Katrina. ...And how do they account for all those deadly killer tornadoes that seem to occur so frequently in the Bible Belt?