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Scarborough: God Let Benghazi Attack Happen

The incredibly long list of tragic events that wingnuts think were allowed to happen by God as punishment for our sinful ways continues to grow. Rick Scarborough says that God lifted that infamous and elusive hand of protection from Benghazi and allowed that attack to happen too:

Like Biblical Israel, America is mired in sin – 1.2 million abortions a year, the assault on God’s institution of marriage, an explosion of pornography, children robbed of their innocence, skyrocketing rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births, the Church persecuted – need I continue?

And yet we blithely go on as if there was no connection between this and the way we violate God’s commandments? Too many Americans act as it the Bible’s prophecies are charmingly poetic, but bear no relation to today’s events?

How many more 9/11 attacks, how many more wars, how much more turmoil – how many more Benghazis – will it take before we finally begin to make the connection between our behavior as a nation and the horror unfolding before our eyes?

The hedge is being taken away, leaving us naked and exposed to our enemies. And that is precisely why our 40 Days call to prayer is vital to our survival as a nation.

Interesting that the Muslim fundamentalists justify attacks on American targets by referring to our terrible sinful ways as well. And they believe that Allah allows those attacks to be successful for the very same reason. Both groups of wingnuts agree, they just have different names for god.

Comments

  1. Olav says

    Here is another reason why attacks against America happen:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/23/klein-drones-morning-joe

    That’s a piece by Glenn Greenwald, so if you are allergic to criticism of your current president’s disastrous warfare policies: don’t read it and just pretend he is still a good guy. The article also mentions a fellow named Scarborough, and I read it just before I saw Ed’s post, so I had to check whether it is the same person. It is not.

  2. busterggi says

    So god is pissed more at what some people in the US do than in say, China, North Korea, etc where the majority of the population doesn’t even acknowledge his existance or Iran, Russia, etc where the majority of the population either are heretics or believers in other gods?

    God has screwy priorities.

  3. says

    What is the difference between an attack that God allows to happen and one that he prevents? If God wasn’t mad at America, would the terrorists weapons not have worked, or would they have just decided to change their minds and not gone through with the attack?

  4. says

    The hedge is being taken away, leaving us naked and exposed to our enemies.

    Oh no! The terrorists can see me when I’m taking a shower!

  5. says

    That’s a piece by Glenn Greenwald, so if you are allergic to criticism of your current president’s disastrous warfare policies: don’t read it and just pretend he is still a good guy.

    You seem to have mistaken this for a different blog.

  6. slc1 says

    Re Olav @ #2

    That’s former Florida Rethuglican Congressman Joe Scarborough, no relation to whackjob Rick.

  7. Sastra says

    How many more 9/11 attacks, how many more wars, how much more turmoil – how many more Benghazis – will it take before we finally begin to make the connection between our behavior as a nation and the horror unfolding before our eyes?

    Whenever I hear this kind of reasoning going on today, the behavior of the Old Testament Hebrews who unaccountably keep falling away from the One True God in order to worship idols becomes more comprehensible. I mean, God sends this and that and the other thing to “punish” them– and they still backslide into following other gods. Why weren’t they listening?

    Maybe they weren’t assuming that every damn thing that happens to them is an easily de-coded Message. Maybe they didn’t assume they were characters in a book. Maybe they WERE characters in a book. Maybe the Bible was actually written by wingnuts like Scarborough, who were good at making “connections.”

  8. thalwen says

    The God of the Bible just isn’t what he used to be. A God who used to smite entire cities in a single smite. A God that created people only to drown them when he was in a bad mood. He’s been reduced to picking the winners of sporting games and making people who are already mad at us and willing to do some terroristic crap, do terroristic crap.

  9. iangould says

    So when, exactly was the US still under God’s protection?

    Before 9/11?

    Before the Kenyan embassy bombing?

    Before the Beirut Marine compound bombing?

    Before Vietnam?

    Before Pearl Harbor?

    Before World War I?

    Before the San Francisco Earthquake?

    Before the Chicago fire?

    Before the Civil War?

  10. Michael Heath says

    I was glad to see the President put the Benghazi attack into its proper perspective as a devastating smack-down to Mitt Romney and all his political allies in their debate last evening. The fact is that the ongoing Libyan revolution has been an enormous success to date, in terms of blood, treasure, and Libyan commitment to governance much improved over their prior dictator’s.

    So once again we have conservatives and Republican partisans denying reality and lying about their political opponents.

    The president’s response was to one the first questions he received last evening; I didn’t see the rest.

  11. Larry says

    Personally, I think it had more to do with the Republican congress refusing to authorize $400 million for enhancing embassy security than to a pissy, psychotic sky fairy.

  12. says

    God is angry at America, so he allows an attack to happen on the other side of the world that had, like, 4 fatalities.

    Bad aim, lousy effort.

  13. tbp1 says

    You know, when my parents punished me for something when I was young, they told me exactly what I done wrong and exactly what the punishment was going to be. They weren’t perfect, but they weren’t arbitrary or cruel, ever. What they didn’t do, for sure, was do something bad to some random stranger, say absolutely nothing about it, and leave it to me to figure out that that house burned down across town was because I was snuck out past curfew one night.

    But essentially, if you believe, the fundies, that’s exactly God’s method of punishment.

    And why do his supernatural punishments look exactly like either natural disasters (earthquakes, hurricanes) or the actions of humans (like this example)?

  14. tbp1 says

    Sorry, hit “submit comment” too soon, before I cleaned up #14. I really do have better grammar than that.

  15. says

    Maybe they weren’t assuming that every damn thing that happens to them is an easily de-coded Message. Maybe they didn’t assume they were characters in a book.

    That’s one annoying tendency I seen in various nutbars: They’re trying to be genre savvy in real life. Real life has a habit of averting and subverting familiar tropes with little regard to the quality of the plot.

  16. martinc says

    Wingnut Scarborough:

    And that is precisely why our 40 Days call to prayer is vital to our survival as a nation.

    “Call to prayer” … “Call to prayer” … hmm, where have I heard that phrase before? …

    OMIGOD!!!11!! Scarborough’s a Muslim!

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