Thursday, June 24, 2010

From Right Wing Watch

Fischer: God Is Cursing Us With Bear Attacks For Failing To Follow The Bible

Submitted by Kyle on June 21, 2010 - 10:28am

Last week, researchers at Yellowstone National Park trapped a Grizzly Bear, tranquilized it and fitted it with a radio collar. Shortly after the bear awoke, it attacked and killed a man who had apparently "ignored warning signs posted advising hikers to avoid the area because of the likelihood of a dangerous bear encounter."

So you know that means - Bryan Fischer is back with a new post about how this tragic death is proof that God is cursing us for failing to abide by his Biblical rules:
History reveals that God’s covenant with an ancient nation suggests that one of the consequences for a nation which walks in his statues is that it will have nothing to fear from wild animals. “If you walk in my statutes...I will remove harmful beasts from the land” (Lev. 26:3,6).

On the other hand, “[I]f you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments...I will let loose the wild beasts against you” (Lev. 26:14,22).

A wholly preventable tragedy occurred outside Yellowstone National Park last week as a bear that only hours before had been trapped and tranquilized by researchers woke up from his induced slumber just in time to maul a 70-year old man who was out for a stroll.

The man was, according to the AP, mauled at almost exactly the same site where the researchers had left the bear after he’d been tranquilized.

The grizzly is a predator, a fierce, savage unstoppable killing machine. Lewis and Clark did not believe the stories they’d been told by Indian peoples about grizzlies until they started running into them. It was not long before their “curiosity” was “quite satisfied” about the grizzly.

Because these researchers were intent on studying the grizzly rather than killing him to protect innocent human life, a husband, father and grandfather is dead today. This was an utterly unnecessary death which could have happened only because our culture has jettisoned a biblical view of the relative value of human life compared to animal life.

Because this animal was given a nap instead of a bullet, a human being is dead, and a savage animal is alive, on the prowl, and ready to kill again.

Earlier this year, I reminded readers that if biblical precedent had been followed, the whale that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau would have been euthanized in 1991 when it killed its first human victim. Ms. Brancheau would be alive today if the principles of the Judeo-Christian tradition had been followed.

God said a curse would fall on a land which turned its back on him, and one consequence would be more tragic deaths at the hands of predatory animals. The truly sad thing here is that we are bringing this curse upon ourselves.
Have I mentioned that Fischer is still listed as a "confirmed speaker" at the next Family Research Council Values Voter Summit along with Rep. Michele Bachmann, Rep. Mike Pence, and Mike Huckabee? Just want to keep pointing that out.


mythopolis said...

"...given a nap instead of a bullet..."? Maybe there is more to this bear's story than what is mentioned here. Officials tranquilized him, and put a tracking device on him. That all seems in keeping with efforts to follow the animal's movement. Useful info in numerous ways. Monitoring bear population and adaptation, etc. Also, authorities can advise campers, hikers, and tourists if a grizzly is close at hand. That makes sense because grizzlies are inherently dangerous and somewhat unpredictable around people. If the bear had a history of having an appetite for people, that would be different. But, nothing was said here about such. I think that if I was a bear, and got shot by a tranquilizer, and woke up with some contraption around my neck, I might be a bit pissed off. The poor man was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that is unfortunate. Now, if God was behind all this, essentially thinking to himself that maybe he should send in a grizzly to eat somebody, I don't believe it. But then, the Old Testament is full of God's angry tantrums. He was getting pissed off at humankind all over the place! He, like the grizzly, had problems with impulse control!

Dee Newman said...

Dan, I would say that the God of the Old Testament had, at the very least, a sadistic personality disorder, a pervasive pattern of cruel, demeaning, and aggressive behavior, using physical cruelty and violence for the purpose of establishing dominance, seeming to be amused by and taking pleasure in both the psychological and physical suffering of all living sentient creatures especially human beings, frightening them through torture, intimidation and terror in order to get them to do what he wants, often for the express purpose of harming and inflicting pain on others . . . while at the same time commanding them to live by a set of laws that demand the opposite