Monday, July 02, 2007

Moral Idiocy Watch

[Recent flooding] is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been arrogant in going its own way. We are reaping the consequences of our moral degradation....

We are in serious moral trouble because every type of lifestyle is now regarded as legitimate....

The sexual orientation regulations [which give greater rights to gays] are part of a general scene of permissiveness. We are in a situation where we are liable for God's judgment, which is intended to call us to repentance.
No, it's not a trailer for Evan Almighty—and it might not be what you'd expect at all.

Not too long ago, Jerry Falwell would be a usual suspect for suggesting that some weather catastrophe was God's judgment against society for permitting homosexuality. Of course, he's in hell now, and Pat Robertson was too busy counting his money to make these outrageous comments.

These awful words come not from some American fundamentalist or wild-eyed imam. They come for a prominent bishop in the Church of England. They are the words of the Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, to be exact, who, according to the Telegraph, said that floods are a judgment on society's moral decadence.

And he's not alone.

The Rt Rev James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, said the floods that have threatened large areas of England and Wales are God's way of "exposing us to the truth of what we have done." Whatever that means.

Anyhow, nice to see some good old-fashioned Western sanity to counter the threat of religious extremism and intolerance being imported into the UK from abroad.
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