Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti...

When I was a Jehovah's Witness, I used to think that the best thing I could do to help during a major world crisis, such as the recent earthquake in Haiti, was to pray. The irony of praying to an all-powerful being to stem the suffering caused by an event that an all-powerful being could have prevented to begin with was lost on me. I've grown up now. There is no Sky Daddy. It's time to take matters into our own hands.

So, please, donate to your local Red Cross or other charitable organization involved in relief work for Haiti. I know that here in Canada, according to the Canadian International Development Agency, "The Government of Canada will match dollar for dollar the contributions of individual Canadians to eligible Canadian charitable organizations in support of humanitarian, recovery, and reconstruction efforts in response to the earthquake in Haiti, up to a total of $50 million."

More than prayers to an imaginary entity, let's contribute something that will really make a difference.

tall penguin

4 comments:

Umlud said...

... but maybe if we all prayed to our Giant Sky Daddy, he will let the people he killed into his Sky City and they will be able to live on as happy people. Furthermore, if we pray that the living are saved, then perhaps our Giant Sky Daddy won't get angry and kill more people (thus forcing us to pray that they, too, get to live in his Sky City).

Unfortunately, we don't know when or where our Sky Daddy will strike next with his anger, so we had better pray hard and pray often. After all, your city might be struck down because you didn't pray hard enough. And then, if you survive, won't you feel like a real jerk?

Oh, wait. I wasn't meaning to try and do any religious brainwashing. Sorry...

tall penguin said...

Umlud, you make me smile.

Navy Phim said...

hmm.. sky daddy. funny name for that one that may or may not exist.

bill p said...

This is crazy we all know this is divine retribution for Haiti making a deal with Satan over a hundred years ago.

As far as Sky Daddy existing. Hey we could use a hand down here. Maybe instead of a puzzlebook you could have it rain some bread again.