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Blaq Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:35 AM
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Salon: Is Katrina God's punishment for abortion?
Yes, it is according to those right-winged ultra-conservative nuts. Read this from Salon.com War Room:

<<Photograph: Satallite image on left, fetus image on right>>

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So when Hurricane Katrina hit land yesterday, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd be hearing from the lunatic fringe again. And now, here it is. In an e-mail message we just received, a group calling itself Columbia Christians for Life alerts us to the fact that a satellite image of Hurricane Katrina as it hit the Gulf Coast Monday looks just like a six-week-old fetus.

"The image of the hurricane ... with its eye already ashore at 12:32 p.m. Monday, August 29, looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks)," the e-mail message says. "Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development."

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http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/index.html?blog=...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:37 AM
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1. i shake my head (it is useless to oppose this stuff).
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wli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:37 AM
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2. More likely punishment for religious fundamentalism, racism, and greed
i.e. the Dominionists are antichrists, according to the Christian religion.
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:38 AM
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3. Why is Salon entertaining this bullshit? n/t
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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:47 AM
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4. I say it's God punishing the Red States for voting Republican
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 03:48 AM by Sandpiper
After all, the three States that bore the brunt of Katrina (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama) were red as a baboon's ass in the last election.

So, if we're invoking religious nonsense as the cause, there's my explanation.

;-) :eyes:
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O.M.B.inOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 04:25 AM
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7. Yeah, Ivan was punishment for election fraud.
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go freedom Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 03:59 AM
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5. Is Katrina God's punishment for abortion?
No, but W is our punishment for lack of easy abortion.

Mom should have got a hanger job.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 04:11 AM
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6. Yes - you are safe with your family because you are very special.
Edited on Thu Sep-01-05 04:17 AM by applegrove
Bad things never happen to good people. You are special, spacial, spacial, specially designed! And ignore all the stuff that comes out about the levees. God would have jumped over levees the proper height cause he can do that. :sarcasm: That is your particular and special god who does that. Not belonging to me ever..or anyone else I have ever know. He is just for you and your friends.
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 04:30 AM
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8. i say it was punishment for the ballot box manipulation that put bushco
back.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:06 AM
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9. Orange color? Are they talking ie the enhanced by science...
satellite images? Although I'm no weather expert I believe they use infrared, thermal and other types of imaging to enhance the satellite images and show the variations better.

There are colors seen but all are based on nature and science. There is a green glow reported too (possibly caused by ocean plant life... DH seems to remember it being called bioluminescience?)... at 6 weeks a human fetus doesn't look all all that different then a cat, dog or monkey... so given those facts I could just as easily (and probably more accurately) say that it's Mother Nature sending a warning to human-kind that they should repent their fuelish ways and stop abusing her, the air, the water, the plants, the animal kingdom, etc eh?
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-01-05 06:09 AM
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10. There Was NO Category 5 Hurricane for 8 Clinton Years
If one must point to anything, use that to say God approved of Clinton, and REALLY hates the Bushes! Factoid courtesy of Washington Post trivia quiz.
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pursuivant Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-02-05 07:16 PM
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11. No, it's God's punishment for global warming
And screwing up the wetlands that protected NO.

And oil dependency.

And not properly looking after the health and safety of our communities.

And sending our soldiers, cops, firefighters and EMTs to wage an unjust war instead of keeping them at home where they're needed.

And . . .

See, I can spin God's will just as easily as any Bible-thumper.
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WePurrsevere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 06:33 AM
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12. Yes, basically it all depends on what you choose to see. nt
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wovenpaint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 10:07 AM
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13. What century is this?
I'm going to go hang garlic around my neck now-for protection. This story goes in the file along with "Underpass Mary". The things we humans do/think to "cope".......
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Wind Dancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 01:20 PM
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15. We will soon be reliving the Salem Witch Trials.
Mother Earth weeps as we continue to abuse her, it's heartbreaking.
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tenshi816 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-05 11:03 AM
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14. I still think that image is fake.
I could Photoshop it myself in under 15 minutes, as could anyone else familiar with digital imaging.

There's no limit to how low these people are willing to go to push their agenda. Lying and cheating isn't a sin to those who believe they're on a holy crusade. It only counts when it's the rest of us who do it.
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