Wednesday, January 25, 2006

God's Been Taking a Lot of Heat Lately

He got blamed for unleashing Katrina and for Ariel Sharon's stroke...

All the cable news types rushed onto the air to praise the Lord for the "miracle" of the 12 miners surviving. As Robert Scheer has pointed out, why didn't any of them then curse or at least question His vengeance when it turned out they were dead?

I was reminded of a great exchange from MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, a few days after the Steelers/Colts game.

Keith and Sean Salisbury were discussing Mike Vanderjagt's unbelievable statement: "From the Polamalu interception reversal to Jerome's fumble, everything seemed to line up in our favor. I guess the Lord forgot about the football team."

OLBERMANN: Do I read this correctly, Sean? Three years ago he was blaming Dungy and Manning and now he's blaming GOD for that missed field goal??

SALISBURY: Yeah, don't count on him being in a Colt uniform next year. I didn't know you could throw Jesus under the bus, but I guess the Good Lord hates kickers just like the rest of us.

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