Blount County in Tennessee Wants to Legislate Away God’s Wrath

Wait, what?

Blount County Tennessee Same Sex Marriage Wrath of God

Image credit: Blount County Bar Assn.

County legislators in the Bible Belt have done it again.  This time, the faithful in Blount County, Tennessee are introducing legislation entitled “Resolution condemning judicial tyranny and petitioning God’s mercy.”  Through this divinely inspired waste of taxpayer money, the authors of this resolution hope to convince God to “pass us by in His Coming Wrath and not destroy our County as He did Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring cities.”  I wish I was creative enough to make this stuff up, but thankfully I don’t need to.  Read the full text here.

Those in favor of this resolution feel it’s necessary because of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage.

Whereas, modernly, federal judges have once again usurped powers not delegated to them, and have violated Reason, the Rule of Law and Natural Law by purporting to strike down State laws and acts of the People recognizing and protecting Natural Marriage.

So yeah, if they pass this thing, they actually feel that their all-powerful deity will read the meeting minutes form the board of commissioners of an approx. 125,000-resident county south of Knoxville, and spare them when he decides to burn down the rest of the United States.  Because, you know, Old Testament Yahweh never killed innocent bystanders.  Right.

Apart from the introduction of this resolution being a blatant violation of church/state separation, it’s just another example of ridiculous attempts by legislative bodies to promote their own religions in the public square and waste time and money focusing on nonsense instead of making real progress.

Let’s just hope this absurdity doesn’t get passed and future similar pieces of legislation are discouraged.  I’m not feeling optimistic about that though.  Nothing about this resolution makes any logical sense once you step back and actually consider its effectiveness, even for religious people.  Let’s assume there is a god, and it’s the Christian God, despite the >2000:1 odds against it.  God doesn’t care about man’s laws.  That’s made quite evident in the Bible.  Introducing another one of man’s laws that is meant to uphold God’s laws by denouncing man’s laws just doesn’t make logical sense.  If your god is omniscient, then it already knows how you feel about same-sex marriage and will spare you if he damn well feels like it, regardless of the waste of ink you spread on a piece of paper accompanied by a stamp with your county seal.

I have to end this post. I just can’t think about this nonsense any more.  This is why we can’t have nice things.

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