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Friday, September 29, 2006

Blame The Victims

Another similarity between Islam and conservative Christians.

Conservatives Christians have more in common with Islam than they might think. Knowing both groups fairly well, I see several fundamental similarities. This includes their shared theology of God's use of catastrophe as punishment for sin.

Religious conservatives claim Katrina was God's omen, punishment for the United States

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, some religious conservatives have speculated that the storm was sent by God as an omen or as a punishment for America's alleged sins.

Natural disasters 'are signs of dissatisfaction by God'

Tsunamis, tornadoes and other natural disasters are strong signs of dissatisfaction by God and a punishment against wrongdoers and defiant people, said a Muslim scholar.

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