Monday, July 2, 2007

Silly Bishop in England

You can read the whole thing here:

Floods are judgment on society, say bishops (Church of England)

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.

Having heard the same nonsense after 9/11, the Tsunami in SE Asia and Katrina, I saw this posted on the web and thought it might be a good rebuttal...

After the 1906 Earthquake that greatly damaged San Francisco from the quake and resulting fire, one of the surviving buildings contained a whiskey distillery. This led to a popular bit of post-Firequake doggerel:

"Some say that God did spank the town,
For being over-frisky.
Then why’d he burn the churches down,
And spare us Hotaling’s Whiskey?"

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