I agree with ThomasS. First I've heard it put so succinctly but I do believe you have a point there. I remember quite vividly, during my journey to atheism, when a cousin's mother died suddenly, father and mother no longer together, and another cousin said, "That's why I don't go out dancing. She was supposed to be christian but was out dancing this weekend." Of course that was followed with a God comment. I thought that was the most horrible thing a person could say. That somehow, you are better because you attended church and someone else deserves death because they are not as devoted. Now before this, I had already told this particular person that I was an atheist and her conversation was constantly punctuated with religious sayings, purposely of course. I tolerated it. But this. That was the last time I actually had a social conversation with her.
Photojournalist Kevin Carter took that photo. He committed suicide, in part because of his deep anguish over witnessing so much violence and suffering.
Well, JC needs to let his Dad know to get off his fat ass, put down the remote, chips and guacamole, and pay some attention to business.
Sad as it all is the earth can eat you.
Shillamus, it's sadder than that.
What will our tiny tummy creatures do if we don't send food down to them?
They will eat on our bodies.
First they eat the fat most of us carry. They then eat what remains.
It's obvious that god is more concerned with providing the vulture with a meal than saving an innocent child. With a god like this who needs a devil.
John, you just triggered the hell out of me ... or more specifically, my memory and a recollection of a certain DarkMatter2525 video, to wit:
I watch DM2525 videos "religiously" and this one is one of my favorites.
Loren, POWERFUL! Now imagine, just for a moment, you remain silent in face of such atrocities. Who benefits? You give voice to your understanding and countless of us benefit and free ourselves of our own chains. Thanks dear friend. Joan
A god who would help a pastor find his keys (!!!) yet can't be bothered to do a damned thing for the kid in the picture or the millions of other kids starving around the world doesn't even qualify as a caricature of a god. It's more like a convenience that people go to for trivial shit (like keys).
The one thing I genuinely love about that video is how it points out the banal triviality of how god supposedly works. What a lame joke!
That's one horrible photograph.