The Hurricane and the Trollstorm



I’m in the Cone of Doom for Hurricane Irma here in Central Florida; it’s probably about the 10th time in my life I’ve been in that range for a hurricane, and this is probably the 40th time in my life I’ve experienced the dance that goes with one of these. Such are the perils of Florida nativehood and residence. But today I want to mention another associated peril that isn’t life-threatening, although it rates as high on the Saffir-Simpson scale as Irma does. I’m talking about long-winded blowhard fundamentalist and fundamentalist-atheist trolls.

Every time we get a hurricane, you see members of this crowd show up in the comments section of news stories. On the fundamentalist side, you’ll get the loonies who say that we’re getting hit with this thing because we approved gay marriage, or because we voted for Donald Trump, or because we let the Seminole Indians open bingo parlors. On the fundy atheist side, you’ll get the crackpot troll who savages each and any expression of prayer by taking a few moments of his valuable time to copy and paste (mentally, if not actually) an extended rant about how your sky daddy isn’t going to save you from a Category 5.

These two pests are two sides of the same coin. They’re both immature trolls with a theology that wouldn’t pass muster in a pre-K setting. They also clearly need something better to do, because they’re spending too much time evangelizing for their cause, and they’re doing it in a way that’s not much different than the guy with the Chick tract whose initial friendly greeting to you is, “Hello, do you realize you’re going to hell?”

They also have this in common: They’re both too dense to see why they are trolls. The fundy thinks he’s helping save you from Satan. The fundy atheist thinks he’s helping save you from spiritual immaturity (and in some cases, from voting for Trump again in 2020). You have to ask yourself why they bother. The likely answer is that they are vultures who are far too concerned with inserting ideology into every discussion, no matter how inappropriate it may be in context. These are guys who would make tactless rats of themselves in a funeral parlor, to the point of slipping the latest Jack Chick or Dan Barker tract into the casket at the viewing, just in case.

Anyway, with the current forecast, I expect to be out of power for at least a day or two; so if you don’t hear from me next week, there’s a good reason for it.

I’m out hunting trolls.

Comments

Jason Pratt said…
Brought to you by Jennifer Lawrence recently sorrowing on camera that the Earth Mother is punishing us all for voting for Trump. {g}

JRP
Joe Hinman said…
say, Irma and Harvey are both hitting states that went for Trump wow didn't think of that,thanks JP I have some comment sections to visit, btw here's a guy with the real truth,

this guy is a firefighter prophet so you better listen,


click here for truth


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"Last week, we highlighted “firefighter prophet” and right-wing conspiracy theorist Mark Taylor’s belief that the Illuminati and the Freemasons are using a special frequency to change people’s DNA in order to make them oppose President Trump.

On Friday, Taylor appeared on “The Sharpening Report” where he expanded on this theory, explaining that people who have had their bloodlines corrupted by sins committed by their ancestors are now being targeted by Satan via a frequency that is making them unable to see how God is using Trump to save America.

“People are picking up on the frequency of Satan right now,” he stated. “The goal of the Freemasons, the goal of the Illuminati, the goal of the globalists is to change your DNA. They want to change your DNA, they want you to hear what they want you to hear, see what they want you to see and speak what they want you to speak, act like they want you to act. They’re wanting to totally control you and the only way they can do that is through the bombardment of these frequencies.”

“It could be through music, it could be through the news media,” Taylor continued. “That’s why I keep telling people to stop listening to the mainstream news media, because it’s Satan’s frequency. This bombardment of frequencies that we have going on right now, it’s been proven scientifically that it will literally change your DNA, and that’s what’s happening to a lot of Christians. That’s why you’re getting a lot of Christians that are bashing Donald Trump or they can’t see what is going on, how God is using Donald Trump to help change America. They can’t see these things, they can’t discern, it’s because their DNA is being controlled right now by the enemy because they’re being bombarded by these frequencies.",,,,Close

I'll be praying for your safety JP
Jason Pratt said…
Trump is a fool, and I never once voted for him, nor encouraged anyone else to.

...MY DNA IS CORRUPTED!! {lol} Well, yes, but not that way.

The firefighter guy is not wrong about quite literal Satanic conspiracies (something I would still believe on the evidence even if I was an atheist and/or didn't believe an actual chief rebel angel exists), but he isn't being paranoid enough yet -- he thinks Trump isn't a tool of the conspiracy. {eyeroll}


Meanwhile, Irma now looks to be tracking up the left side of Florida, putting the state in the crosshairs of its worst winds. I have family on both sides of my family there, both living and visiting. Praying for everyone there; adding you and your family to the list, JPH. Strength and courage to you all.

JRP
im-skeptical said…
Gosh JP, for someone who does his share of ranting and raving, you sure are critical of others who are no different from you.
Joe Hinman said…
im-skeptical said...
Gosh JP, for someone who does his share of ranting and raving, you sure are critical of others who are no different from you.

I know JPH is not a ranting raving lunatic I knw because he's never at the meetings
Joe Hinman said…
Jason, your biggest complaint against the fire fighter prophet is he's not nuttie enough,Satan is monkeying with your DN!od course you don;t recognize it because of your DNA my proof, you disagree with me, i know my DNAis ok because I agree with me,
J. P Holding said…
Poor IMS can't think of a good parody in times like this. But he reminds me that we could easily drive off hurricanes by having fundies and fundy atheists stand on the shore yapping at it. All that hot air would be put to good use!
im-skeptical said…
As usual, JP, who is well-known as a troll and purveyor of bad arguments, dishonest tactics, personal attacks and insults, is a mockery of his own words.
JBsptfn said…
And once again, Skep uses quality sources like Richard Carrier, Edski, John Loftus, and Bart Ehrman. Way to go (lol).

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