Religious “activists” who use disasters to promote themselves or their beliefs

So down here in Texas we’ve had our first case of a death from Swine Flu.
Now, when you have something like this or similar, you’ll always have that individual who is a bible pounder take the opportunity to say that this is “God will.”
The bible pounder will then go on to state that this is “God making us pay for our sins..” You know, the “Gays” for their lifestyle, those “adulterous” individuals, “free sex”, no social morals and what else is on the list for that day.
What is your take on individuals who take such events and use them for their religious agenda?
Do they really believe in what they are saying?
Are they just trying to get attention?
Or are they hoping to be like a religious version of “Joe the Plumber?”
Or do you believe they have another goal or objective?

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Comment by George on May 23, 2009 at 5:38am
you’ll always have that individual who is a bible pounder take the opportunity to say that this is “God will.”

Scapegoating has been going on for thousands of years. When something goes wrong, you create some causal link to a person or group that is generally politically weak, unpopular, or otherwise stigmatized; or a political or ideological rivals that you hope to weaken.

They do it because it tends to work.
Comment by unholyroller on May 6, 2009 at 10:24pm
I agree with all of the above and more.....people who have suffer a loss are vulnerable and not thinking clearly. Religioud prediters know this. That's why they come out of the woodwork after every disaster. The offer comfort, sympathy, help.....anything to suck in the grieving and stunned survivers. Fuckin vampires.
Comment by Angie Jackson on May 6, 2009 at 8:12am
Well, if you can get people scared, they'll seek out someone who sounds sure of themselves. And then you've got members, and members PAY you to sound certain. So, sort of question two, but the attention leads to money in the end. (But not in the WBC/Phelps way, he really does just want attention.)



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