By now, most of the world has probably heard about the bushfires in the Australian state of Victoria. These have been devasting and, by the looks of it, were deliberately lit. Don't get me started about what these arsonists deserve because you might not like what I have to say.
While bushfires are nothing new here, the ferocity of these particular incidences have stunned the nation and the world. The human death toll at the moment is at 181 and is expected to climb while there have been 1800 homes lost in the fires. And of course, the loss of livelihoods, farms, stock animals and native fauna, in particular, is also tragic.
So why is it that there are a few who use such tragedies as platforms to propel their skewed points of view. Even while the fires still raged, a Victorian Pentacostal pastor, of the Catch A Fire Ministry, blamed the tragedy on the recent introduction of laws decriminalising abortion in the state. Read more about it here:
Without going further into it, this whack job suggests the fires are the devil's way of punishing Victoria and, to a lesser extent, Australia as a whole. Of course, this piss-weak excuse for a man didn't lose anything in the fires. His home wasn't destroyed and he didn't lose family members. So yeah, why not take advantage of a dreadful situation to push his own petty little agenda.
The total lack of compassion and sensitivity is so shocking I don't know how the man could even call himself a caring Christian. I hope his parish or ministry or whatever kick him out on his pathetic arse. He doesn't deserve to be a spiritual leader of any sort. He should be ashamed of himself.