Wednesday, December 19, 2012

God-Mongers Blame "Godlessness" for Newtown: Are You Kidding Me?

By now, after seeing the depths to which so-called Christians will go, I am neither surprised nor stunned by anything the Right Wing God mongers and Bible thumpers say after any atrocity. We saw it, for example, in the wake of 9/11 when rampant "godlessness" in the country was cited as the reason for the attacks. So we ought not be surprised now that the Newtown massacre is blamed on the same. So who else are you going to hang the scapegoat sign on other than your next door Atheist?

Two of the most abhorrent, vile observations about the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut came from Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, and Fox Television Channel "news" hack, and Joel Rosenberg, the best-selling author of apocalyptic novels. (Well if it's an apocalyptic novel, you know the guy doesn't have his head screwed on straight!).

The very day of the Newtown massacre, ol' Affable Uncle Mike responded to the mass killings by saying that the incident was "no surprise because we have systematically removed God" from public schools. WTF does that have to do with anything you pea-brained, knuckle-dragging asshole? Here's the better question you ought to have addressed: How come an omnipotent "God" - present "everywhere", couldn't stop one lone nut killer from murdering 20 innocent kids?  Why not at least cause his automatic rife to lock up, or at least prevent him from getting through the security windows?  Oh wait, let's remind ourselves here, God plays his favorites and chooses who he wants to spare or on 9/11.

But these are the fierce questions that the Christianoid creeps avoid. They will make constant excuses and always drag in the "godless" but we aren't the ones who ever claimed there was an all powerful force protecting everyone all the time.

In more detail, Huckabee's remarks are as follows:

"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we have systematically removed God from our schools," Huckabee said on Fox News.

The fool went on to say:

"Should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage? Because we've made it a place where we don't want to talk about eternity, life, what responsibility means, accountability -- that we're not just going to have be accountable to the police if they catch us, but one day we stand before, you know, a holy God in judgment. If we don't believe that, then we don't fear that."

Holy God in judgment? Of WHAT? Surely not the NRA and its minions! Surely not those like El Rushbo who actually said to his 20 million listeners three days ago - get this - "There is NO such thing as an automatic weapon, friends! It still fires ONE bullet at one time, just a shorter time!"  The swine then went on to say the term "automatic weapon" was "invented" buy anti-gun liberals and freedom haters merely as a ruse to take away guns!

Give me an effin' break already! And, btw, does Limbaugh not know that the rifles he dismisses as "automatic"  fire bullets with 3 times the velocity of hunting rifles, like the Remington 30.06?  Does he not know that such velocities are designed to shatter targets even if hollow point bullets aren't used? (But more on this in a future blog on a way to remove automatic rifles from the gun inventories).

Huckabee, please note, was regugitating his stance following the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings in July. At that time, Huckabee said that "We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we've ordered god out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn't act so surprised... when all hell breaks loose."

Again, logic escapes the nitwit. For if God is indeed truly OMNI-present, then he's everywhere - ALL the time, so no one can "order him out" from anyplace: schools, military, school auditoriums, or even High school fototball games. Seems to me ol' former Pastor Mike doesn't know his own god, like another pastor I know.

Meanwhile, moron Rosenberg maintained that:  "The demons of violence and lawlessness are on the loose all across America ... . [and] the further we turn away from God in our nation -- the further we drive Him out of our society, our of our schools and courts, and out of our media and out of our homes, or the more we give mere lip service to religion, the more men are "holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power" (2 Timothy 3:5) -- the worse things are getting."

What these knotheads really should have done, before their god-mongering and senseless accusations, is to check out and investigate the automatic rifle culture already present in Newtown, that homesy little Connecticut town, long before Adam Lanza exposed all the hypocrisy. As The New York Times reported on Monday:

"The place that witnessed one of the worst mass killings in United States history on Friday, leaving 20 schoolchildren and 8 adults dead, is a bucolic New England town comfortable with its firearms, and not an obvious arena for the nation’s debate over gun control. But the legislative battle right here shows how even the slightest attempts to impose restrictions on guns can run into withering resistance, made all the more pointed by the escalation in firepower."

The Times reported a number of dustups in town, especially after sane neighbors in the area reported assorted whackos using automatic rifles to fire at fully-laden propane gas tanks to cause explosions. As The Times piece puts it:

"Much of the gunfire and the explosions reported by residents to the police in recent months came from a spot less than three miles from their (Lanza's)  house. Police logs identified the spot as one of the town’s many unlicensed gun ranges, where the familiar noise of hunting rifles has grown to include automatic gunfire and explosions that have shaken houses."

Defending these ranges, and of course automatic weapons possession, "the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which has made Newtown its home".  Joel T. Faxon, a hunter and a member of the town’s police commission, who championed an ordinance for shooting restrictions bemoaned that the ordinance was voted down, saying:

“These are not normal guns, that people need. These are guns for an arsenal, and you get lunatics like this guy who goes into a school fully armed and protected to take return fire. We live in a town, not in a war.”

Hmmmmmmm.......we live in a TOWN, not a "war".....Funny how neither Huckabee, Rosenberg or the other god-thumping yahoos have processed that! But hey, maybe they are employing the "godless" meme as a neat strawman to hide those they seek to protect: the automatic weapons manufacturers and their investor lackeys!

Other interesting takeaways from The Times article that might be of interest before assorted pastors, God-humpers, bible thumpers and others lay the blame on the "godless":

-The town had a 20-year-old ordinance aimed at hunters that included a ban on shooting within 500 feet of occupied dwellings, but the chief complained that the way the law was written had left him powerless to enforce the rules or otherwise crack down on the riskiest shooting

- The Newtown police department logged more than 50 gunfire complaints this year through July, double the number for all of 2011, records show.

-Gun enthusiasts here, as elsewhere in the country, have taken to loading their targets with an explosive called Tannerite, which detonates when bullets strike it, sending shock waves afield. A mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder, Tannerite is legal in Connecticut, but safety concerns led Maryland this year to ban it.

- This was no "liberal putsch", in trying to get the Newtown ordinance passed; three of the five commission members are Republicans, and two members are police officers. The vote was 3-2 against the law, now figure out yourselves who voted which way.

- Newtown residents conceded that many of the ranges in the area have long waiting lists of people eager to join, which has led to the profusion of informal ranges.

Methinks that Huckabee, Rosenberg and other god-mongering meatheads need to look at the gun culture in assorted burgs like Newtown, before they start blaming atheists, secularists and other "godlessness" for the nation's massacres!

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