Oh, So That’s Why the Christchurch Quake Happened… February 25, 2011

Oh, So That’s Why the Christchurch Quake Happened…

I assume it’s a Poe, but the rhetoric is really no different than what you’d hear a Christian mouthpiece say, so the point is made.

One website claims to have a good idea why the recent earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand occurred:

Did the “Snow Gaymes” and Butch Lesbian antics of Gay Ski Week, on God’s New Year, trigger the quake?

After the earthquake, there were over 4000 aftershocks — enough to jolt most people into some sober thinking — but not NZ.

The violence, the sadism, the heads being kicked in with heavy boots, the cruelty to animals, the baby seals being clubbed to death, it all just rolled on during the weeks after the quake. Despite the earthquakes, it was “business as usual” across the top of the South Island, right up to, and even during, the Mine Disaster.

Child prostitution is also to blame, they say.

Not sure who’s behind the site, but I’m surprised they beat Fred Phelps to the crazy…

(Thanks to Philip for the link!)

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  • Awful 🙁

  • Marty

    I think it was Satan’s revenge for the name of the town. Maybe god doesn’t like people using his name in such a pedestrian way.

  • Anonymous

    Apparently this website is registered in Utah.
    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/despicable-website-blames-christchurch-quake-on-gay-community-20110224-1b68y.html

    NZ has a fairly high population of Mormons, 90,000. My post is strictly speculative, evidence-free connecting the dots. 🙂 and as such, can be disregarded.

  • Adam

    I think it was a shift in tectonic plates who are completely neutral and apathetic as to whether or not someone sleeps with men, women, both, or even animals.

    But you know, that’s just reason talking. God knows it doesn’t belong in sensible debate.

  • Jon Peterson

    aaaaaaand the host has killed the site.

    Well, it was fun (if you consider sarcasm fun, which I do) while it lasted.

  • Stephen

    Interesting that they have overlooked the fact that the earthquake caused substantial damage to a large number of churches in the area, including the ChristChurch Cathedral – the most iconic and well known church in New Zealand.

  • Pam

    Angry God….evil god..how dare his beloved mortals behave immorally..he will show them!!!

  • Sarah Robot

    No, no, they’re wrong. It was the Big Gay Out which caused the quake. Or possibly the existence of an Atheist Student Group in Auckland. I mean, really. NZ is full of heathens. Clearly it had nothing to do with the fact that Christchurch is situated right by a fault line or anything. /sarcasm.

  • “The violence, the sadism, the heads being kicked in with heavy boots, the cruelty to animals, the baby seals being clubbed to death, it all just rolled on during the weeks after the quake. Despite the earthquakes, it was “business as usual” across the top of the South Island, right up to, and even during, the Mine Disaster.”

    And most of those acts were done by Christans…

  • BathTub

    This was about the previous quake, and it seemed they took photos without permission so the dmca was used to take it down.

  • Bertram Cabot, Jr.

    This was a terrible tradgedy, and whatever your beliefs one very revealing thing is what atheists have to say about it.

    They revel in it! That can’t wait to use it to score internet points, and without a lick of sympathy for the victims.

    Friendly atheists?

    Good atheists?

    Who ya all kiddin?

  • TRex

    Do you even understand what you just read Bertram? Us atheists are just commenting on the backwards ass thought process your buddie’s web site uses to explain the cause of an earthquake. Stick to watching TBN and Pat Robertson and stay off the atheist web sites where you look and act the fool.

  • JD

    Doesn’t a Poe usually let on something sarcastic somewhere so you can see it if you’re paying attention?

  • @ Bathtub, HAHA. Excellent comment.

  • If god is really that dead set against people being gay, then of all cities in New Zealand, Wellington* should be a smoking crater by now.

    * I’m told it’s similar to San Francisco.

  • I keep hearing the term “Poe” and the only references I run into that make sense are those of Allen Edgar. What is a “Poe”, please?

    signed: Painfully Unhip.

  • Steve

    Poe’s Law is named after a Nathan Poe

    It states that “Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is utterly impossible to parody a fundamentalist in such a way that someone won’t mistake it for the genuine article.”

    And the corollary:
    “It is impossible for an act of fundamentalism to be made that someone won’t mistake for a parody.”

    Another corollary is known as Poe’s Pardox (and was observed at Conservapedia):
    “In any fundamentalist group where Poe’s Law applies, a paradox exists where any new person or idea sufficiently fundamentalist to be accepted by the group is likely to be so ridiculous that they risk being rejected as a parodist or parody.”