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Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Instapundit has linked to a fake news story here about reaction to the terrible Tsunami in Asia:
How someone could actually sit at a computer after reading about so many people dying (last count I heard was upwards of 40,000 and likely to increase), and then write that blog entry frankly makes me sick. So many bodies are piling up on beaches that they're afraid that more deaths will occur due to the disease caused by them. Practically an entire generation of children in entire villages have been wiped out by this catastrophe... and you're going to take an opportunity to make a point about some eco-loonies? I understand this was meant as a joke, but some things you just don't joke about. As far as I'm concerned, this ranks up on the absolute stupidity scale with Jerry Falwell blaming 9/11 on homosexuality.
Speaking of which, Ann Althouse has a post on how some people are trying to use religion to grapple with this. She includes a quote and a link to this opinion piece from a minister in Missouri:
Amen. God didn't cause this disaster, he gave people the good sense to help their fellow man when one occurs. So don't use this as an opportunity to advance some stupid cause, and try to take advantage of these deaths. Take this time to donate time, money, prayers, whatever you can to help. For a pretty decent list of different places to do just that, go here.
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