posted on Sep, 10 2005 @ 09:34 AM
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
I have to agree, reason.....
Tho I am not an Athiest, I do agree god has nothing to do with this situation. It is up to the people to fix the problem.
Why go watch the Futurama episode where Bender becomes god for a short period of time..
Notice how everytime he did something to help out, people got screwed. Same thing here.
Point being is instead of praying that energy can be used for more useful things like actually helping out. Or giving food, Clothes, and anything else
to the people down there, or even some of your time.
First off, I have to comment on the concept of using a cartoon
as an argument against religion or the power of prayer. In this case, I am
going to start using demanding that the Superfriends help the victims of Katrina or else they can just get off of our planet! And I think that I want
Superman brought up on charges for not helping the Allies defeat the Nazis during WWII! Heck, I want a senate hearing on why Clark Kent wasn't
drafted during WWII, Korean war or the VietNam war. And what about Bruce Wayne? Was he excluded from the draft just because he was wealthy? I hope
I've made my point here.
As for prayer being useful, there have been experiments in the power of prayer that have shown that people in hospitals have made better recoveries
when prayed for as opposed to those who have not. Besides, the day that the government demands that people stop praying is the day that, as far as I
am concerned, the entire constitution becomes invalid and the government should be dissolved. The United States is a country that was founded, in
part, by people who were seeking a country that allowed them to practice their religious beliefs without infringements. Believers can believe what
they want and those who do not believe are free to do just that.
Fuirthermore, when priests, ministers, rabbis, reverends and evangelists go to aid Katrina victims, they are providing solice and emotional support
for these traumatized people. Additionally, the religious congregations that these fine men and women represent, are among the first responders who
offer food, water, shelter and general assistance to not only the Katrina victims but to all who are in need. Get a grip. Organized religion, in
this country, are an asset in they are truly altruistic in their efforts to give of themselves to help others -- of course, I am excluding the
television evangelists who are in the business of religion as they are not necessarily representative of this spirit of charity.