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The response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita set a new standard for prophetic apathy. There is no point in American history where we have witnessed a financial disaster of such magnitude that has not caused the general population to wonder if a supreme being is trying to tell them something.

Instead of seeing people turning to God, I've observed several examples of open defiance to the Creator. After Katrina struck New Orleans, Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" made a series of blasphemous remarks. In the first program to follow the storm, Stewart challenged God with an, "Okay tough guy" remark. In reaction to President Bush's call for a day of prayer, Stewart said, "Shouldn't we have a day of shunning the Almighty?"

In the days leading up to Hurricane Rita's landfall, Stewart and company topped their previous mockery. One reporter, when asked why we are having so many hurricanes, said, "God was just being some kind of a [short for Richard]." A couple of days later, Stewart opened a show by asking the creator, "What part of 'God bless America' don't you understand?"

I think it is fair to assume that the cast of the Daily show will not fare very well on Judgment Day. Because it takes silent Christians to allow such blasphemous remarks to continue over the public airways, believers need to be mindful of their own culpability.

NM, Rapture Ready 53 Comments [8/20/2009 8:44:10 PM]
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I read about the afterlife

Yes. After of a natural disaster that killed thousands of people and left even more homeless, the ideal thing to do is to thank the almighty. Obviously.

8/20/2009 8:50:28 PM

The Skeptic Wept

NM said, "The response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita set a new standard for prophetic apathy."

Or perhaps the general populace is getting wise to the fact that natural disasters are just that - natural. I think a real case of "prophetic apathy" could be made considering RR's past record of prophecy.

8/20/2009 8:54:46 PM

fundiesRtehlulz

I guess being loyal and loving to the one who constantly beats the shit out of you is something only you Christians can appreciate. Your women remain loyal and loving when you knock them around, you remain loyal and loving to god when he knocks us around. Masochists.

8/20/2009 9:28:20 PM

DevilsChaplain

"I think it is fair to assume that the cast of the Daily show will not fare very well on Judgment Day."

It's because they're Jews isn't it?

8/20/2009 9:29:06 PM

SurfinSeaOtter

So even TV shows will be there on Judgment Day? Sweet, I'll have something to watch

8/20/2009 9:45:25 PM

Angua

Why would a fundie be watching The Daily Show anyways?


8/20/2009 9:54:23 PM

Night Jaguar

And don't get me started on Stewart's so-called news coverage.....I have never seen such unprofessionalism!!!

8/20/2009 9:56:49 PM

Wrath

What, your god is some tight ass that can't take a joke? Psh, if he is real, then I'd rather go to hell then spend eternity with some uppity deity that gets all butthurt over every little thing.

Also, dear Raptard, Methinks you need to learn yourself a new word. It's called "sarcasm".

8/20/2009 10:05:34 PM



You know Jon Stewart is Jewish right?

8/20/2009 10:16:39 PM

Thinking Allowed

[b]A couple of days later, Stewart opened a show by asking the creator, "What part of 'God bless America' don't you understand?" ]/b]

John Does have a point. What part of "God bless America" does the christian god not understand?

8/20/2009 10:49:36 PM

Kat

How can God not allow humor to happen? I think He has a sense of humor.

Like in the movie Dogma states before the film starts, think about the Platypus.

8/20/2009 10:50:45 PM

Thinking Allowed

[b]A couple of days later, Stewart opened a show by asking the creator, "What part of 'God bless America' don't you understand?" ]/b]

John Does have a point. What part of "God bless America" does the christian god not understand?

8/20/2009 10:56:26 PM

Hammurabi

I like how, as time progresses, god has to be more and more indirect with his communication.

Adam & Eve: Direct speaking, in person
Noah: Direct speaking
Abraham: Direct speaking, supplemented with angel visits
Moses: Burning bush
Jesus: One way conversations with himself
The apostles: dreams and visions
John (writer of Revelation): Fucked up dreams
Europe: Black Death
USA: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, grilled cheese sandwhiches

8/20/2009 11:09:27 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

Jon Stewart is a COMEDIAN. He is MAKING JOKES. Laugh along with everyone else and go to bed.

8/20/2009 11:12:07 PM

Gloria

Jon Stewart's standing on judgement day will be his own business, and will likely have more to do with his actions and beliefs than his jokes. Note the name of the channel his show is on: I am shocked, shocked! to discover that there is comedy on comedy central.

@ Thinking Allowed
"What part of "God bless America" does the christian god not understand?"

Perhaps he understands, but doesn't consider himself bound to do everything America tells him to.

8/21/2009 12:22:16 AM

Wehpudicabok

You're just jealous because Jon is funnier than you, and he manages it without pretending to be an idiot.

Wait--you people are all pretending, right?

8/21/2009 12:23:51 AM

katie5000

Dude, it's Jon Stewart. The remarks he makes are going to be tongue-in-cheek.

Actually, from the way it sounds, I daresay he was taking a bit of a swipe at people like you, NM.

8/21/2009 12:32:15 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

There is no point in American history where we have witnessed a financial disaster of such magnitude that has not caused the general population to wonder if a supreme being is trying to tell them something.

Is that supreme being in some kind of coma and thus unable to communicate to us by, you know, speaking, or maybe sending a letter? Can he perhaps only wiggle one eyelid, which unfortunately is so huge and mighty that the air disturbance causes hurricanes?

8/21/2009 12:35:59 AM

WMDKitty

What part of "separation of church and state" don't -you- understand?

8/21/2009 12:40:23 AM

Doctor Fishcake

Wow, Jon Stewart just went up a ton in my estimation.

8/21/2009 12:56:47 AM



> God was just being some kind of a [short for Richard].

Why are you insulting Richards? They've done nothing to you!

8/21/2009 1:08:46 AM

Omnicrom

I hope that if there is a god that he has a sense of humor.

Honestly the only god I could possibly feel positive about holding power would be the interpretation from something like Bruce Almighty or Time Bandits, where god is portrayed as downright jovial. I don't understand how any person could actually worship a being portrayed with a stick so far up their ass.

8/21/2009 1:17:52 AM



The reason is that since the Great Depression, which was FAR WORSE, and the birth of Meteorology, we know what financial crisis and natural phenomena are. We don´t need to speculate over that. Have you ever thought?

8/21/2009 1:19:58 AM

LDM

Why would a fundie be watching The Daily Show anyways?

So they can find something to act offended about in a pathetic cry for attention?

8/21/2009 1:42:05 AM

aaa

Kid, your deity is a dick.

8/21/2009 2:36:02 AM
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