Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Another Absurd "Wrath of God" Claim -- This Time by the Jews

Wrath of God Behind Israel Bird Flu?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An outbreak of deadly bird flu in Israel is God's punishment for calls in election ads to legalize gay marriages, according to Rabbi David Basri, a prominent sage preaching Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism.

"The Bible says that God punishes depravity first through plagues against animals and then in people," Basri said in a religious edict quoted by his son.

Basri said he hoped the deaths of hundreds of thousands of turkeys and chickens would help atone for what he called the sins of left-wing Israeli political parties, the son, Rabbi Yitzhak Basri, told Reuters, a week before a national election.

The bird flu outbreak stemmed from far-left political parties "strengthening and encouraging homosexuality," Rabbi Basri's son quoted him as saying.

One of the parties aired an election commercial depicting two brides kissing. Some campaign advertisements also called for homosexual marriages to be legalized in Israel.

Basri is a prominent Kabbalist and author of commentaries on the Zohar, the main Kabbalah mystical text.

Animals killed by an all powerful god for HUMAN "wickedness"???

KFC is displaced anger and retaliation by a god for all the evil humans do in the world????? WTF???!!! LOL!


Anonymous said...

Funny how the report calls this nut a "sage."

Great Blog, BTW.

Anonymous said...

Oh man! I really held the crazy claims for the Christians!! This is good!

JustinOther said...

Pat RobertSTEIN?

Stardust said...

Justinother - funny! Very witty.

JustinOther said...

Thanks, I'm here all weekend. Don't forget to tip the wait staff.....

Lya Kahlo said...

Yes, Rabbi. God made the bird flu just for Israel and just because they don't stone gays. What a lovely humanitarian. And those other people dying from it in other countries? Well, that doesn't count. They're not Jews.


It's times like this that I am so happy that reason won out over my intent to convert to this selfish arrogant religion.

Stardust said...

Since being involved in blogland, I am finding that the general mentality of the seriously religious are all the same. It is a perpetuation of bigotry and hate.

Ironically, these religious folks never see the faults in themselves. I can't even fathom how an all powerful god could even stomach these bastards. Unless this god was also an arrogant bastard.

well...humans do create their gods in their own images. Those who are bigots and whatnot have gods who are the same as they are...the god is adjusted to be what he or she wants that god to be.