Huzzah for the 'culture of life' (pt. 239)Of all the people to wish dead...
Osama bin Laden? Sure.
Charles Taylor? Ok.
Joseph Kony? Why not.
'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin? What!!
From Right Wing Nation:
and proves that there is, indeed, a God, and He is just.
You know that idiot who can't speak English and hollers, "Crickey!" (as if that were some kind of word in any language) and runs around sticking his thumb up crocodile butts — and gets TV shows for it? (That is the amazing thing. TV shows. Wow.) What's that idiot's name?
Oh yeah. Steve Irwin.
Oops, looks like he got killed by a stingray. Too bad it wasn't a croc, and while filming, but you can't have everything.
Talk about sick.
Here's a guy who dedicated his life to raising awareness about endangered animals and ecological consciousness. Is that really such a horrendous thing?
Or is it the fact that he speaks Australian English?
Or is it the fact that he's famous?
Are any of those reasons to rejoice over his death and bemoan that his demise wasn't more violent?
Sure, he engaged in a very dangerous profession and he knew the risks. I don't think his death is the worst tragedy in the history of the world but I'm sorry it happened.
Our troops also participate in a a very dangerous profession and they too know the risks. So do policemen and firemen and prison guards. Would this nut rejoice over one of their deaths?
If Irwin's death is proof of a just God, then I'm not sure I want to believe in Him.