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Via Pandagon, who got it from Eve's Apple, who got it off a Pro-Life mailing list.

Copied below is the actual text of the email that Eve's Apple received on Monday. Man, the things that people come up with...

      From: Columbia Christians for Life
      Subject: Hurricane Katrina satellite image looks like 6-week fetus
      To: Columbia Christians for Life

      Satellite picture of Hurricane Katrina at NOAA.com looks like a 6-week unborn human child as it comes ashore the Gulf Coast, vicinity states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida at 12:32 PM, Monday, August 29, 2005

      Hurricane "Katrina" (reportedly means "Pure" in Russian) - satellite image - Monday, 29 Aug 05, 12:32 PM (EDT) - coming ashore Gulf Coast - satellite image looks like 6-week fetus

      check out NOAA website: www.noaa.gov/

      The image of the hurricane above with its eye already ashore at 12:32 PM Monday, August 29 looks like a fetus (unborn human baby) facing to the left (west) in the womb, in the early weeks of gestation (approx. 6 weeks). Even the orange color of the image is reminiscent of a commonly used pro-life picture of early prenatal development (see sign with picture of 8-week pre-born human child below). In this picture, and in another picture in today's on-line edition of USA Today*, this hurricane looks like an unborn human child.

      Louisiana has 10 child-murder-by-abortion centers - FIVE are in New Orleans
      www.ldi.org ('Find an Abortion Clinic [sic]')

      Baby-murder state # 1 - California (125 abortion centers) - land of earthquakes, forest fires, and mudslides
      Baby-murder state # 2 - New York (78 abortion centers) - 9-11 Ground Zero
      Baby-murder state # 3 - Florida (73 abortion centers) - Hurricanes Bonnie, Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne in 2004; and now, Hurricane Katrina in 2005

      God's message: REPENT AMERICA !

First off, I'm going to be nit-picky and point out that at six weeks, it's not a fetus, it's an embryo. Yeesh.

Second, I'm willing to grant that, yes, it does bear a resemblance to an embryo. However, where is their proof that it is a human embryo, eh? Let's play a little game that a biology professor once demonstrated to my class called Spot The Human.

One of these is a human embryo. The others are a tortoise, chicken, pig, cow, and rabbit. Can you tell which is which?

A. Chicken
B. Cow
C. Tortoise
D. Human
E. Rabbit
F. Pig

If it makes you feel any better, I can't tell without the answer key, either. Incidentally, this is one of those annoying little facts that help prove that, yes, evolution does happen. It's called Comparative Embryology, or something like that. Similar embryo forms indicate a common ancestor. But I digress, as usual.

I don't know about you, but I think hurricane Katrina bears far more resemblance to a chicken embryo than a human. This means that we're really being punished by the Chicken God! Egads!

Repent, America, for your foul behavior towards our fowl brethren!

(In all seriousness, though, my heart goes out to those caught in the path of destruction. I'll being going in soon to donate blood and money. For those of you who can spare the cash, donations to the Red Cross can be made here.)

Date: 2005-08-31 10:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sakuraigirl.livejournal.com
WOW. Just wow.

And on that note... personally my vote is the tortoise embryo. But Chicken God does sound more menacing me thinks.

Date: 2005-09-01 04:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piasharn.livejournal.com
Actually, I thought so too. However, the Chicken God just sounded more amusing. Besides, I couldn't resist using the foul/fowl pun. ^_-

Date: 2005-08-31 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dawndancer.livejournal.com
Oh I heard a better gem from the Fundies earlier....Katrina is God's Wrath on Southern Decadence Week (the uber fun and outrageous Gay Pride Week in NOLA). Screw them all.

**snickers** You my dear are very punny

Date: 2005-09-01 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piasharn.livejournal.com
Yeah, I heard that one too. Those fundies will claim that any natural disaster is God's punishment for something or other. (Usually abortion or homosexuality.)

Y'know, if all these people actually started following Jesus' example and dedicated their lives to helping others (a la Mother Theresa), they might actually make the world a better place. Instead, they sit around and bitch about things that have been around as long as human history and are never going to change.

Date: 2005-09-02 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dawndancer.livejournal.com
I am also reminded how this could just be a reminder about how we are only mortal. See every year one Hougan does a ceremony invoking all the lwa nachons to protect the city. I think that this time Erzuli Dantor or La Siren just weren't with us. Note to Fundies, there is more under this heaven than though of in YOUR philosophies.

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