When a captive killer whale went nuts and killed its trainer at the Sea World a few months back, theologians from the American Family Association noted that this tragedy occurred because the aquatic-attractions horror park failed to murder the Orca after it killed its first victim, as the Old Testament instructed. Maybe? Or maybe don’t seize 12,000-pound predators from the sea and put them in a swimming pool surrounded by bleachers filled with screeching fat children and then expect the marine monsters to routinely dance in a crazy way to the hip-hop or whatever; we are not theologians we can’t say for sure. But now, the same AFA nutball is back with more Old Testament wildlife-management advice. That guy killed by an angry Grizzly Bear at Yellowstone? Yep, it’s all because of not following ancient religious scrolls.
History reveals that God’s covenant with an ancient nation suggests that one of the consequences for a nation which walks in his statues is that it will have nothing to fear from wild animals. “If you walk in my statutes…I will remove harmful beasts from the land” (Lev. 26:3,6).
On the other hand, “[I]f you will not listen to me and will not do all these commandments…I will let loose the wild beasts against you” (Lev. 26:14,22).
A wholly preventable tragedy occurred outside Yellowstone National Park last week as a bear that only hours before had been trapped and tranquilized by researchers woke up from his induced slumber just in time to maul a 70-year old man who was out for a stroll.
Uhh, okay? Or maybe the guy wandered right into a closed, signed area knowing there was a pissed-off griz rampaging through the area. The AP had this slightly less biblical version of the facts:
The area had been closed as a public safety precaution until it could be determined that the bear involved in the mauling was either not a threat or dead.
Friends and wildlife officials have said that Evert, a botanist who owned a cabin at Kitty Creek, was well aware of the risks of entering the capture area, but that he was curious about work being done there, and ignored verbal and posted warnings.
It is sad that the bear killed the man. And it is sad that the Forest Service then killed the grizzly. OR WHAT WE MEAN IS, if only we worshiped the ancient Hebrew superstitions of Leviticus a little more than is currently socially acceptable, Jebus would make all the predators be totally docile. And then we’d kill the rest of them, for just standing there like idiots, the same way we killed off every other American species known for standing still. [Bible Blog via Right Wing Watch]
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