Christianity Thomas on 07 Sep 2011 12:58 am
The following article about Rick Perry perfectly depicts the problem with religious delusion: once you become delusional, you can no longer think clearly in the real world. It is the only explanation for the hypocrisy seen here:
According to KVUE-TV, the state of Texas, under Gov. Rick Perry, cut state funding for the volunteer fire departments that protect most of the state from wildfires…. Volunteer departments that were already facing financial strain had their funding cut from $30 million to $7 million.
At a press conference Monday, Perry promised to seek federal disaster relief and said that FEMA would be in the state by Wednesday. While the Texas governor has been highly critical of FEMA in the past, he dodged questions from CBS’ Erica Hill on Tuesday’s ‘Early Show,’ insisting that now was not the time to worry about reforming the agency.
To any normal person, Perry appears to be a complete hypocrite. How can Perry be “highly critical of FEMA in the past” but then request FEMA’s services? Any rational, intelligent person who is highly critical of FEMA would shun FEMA’s services and let the state of Texas deal with the problem on its own.
But Perry’s behavior is exactly what we would expect from a delusional person. After all, if you worship a “god” who commands “thou shalt not kill”, how can you accept that fact that this same “god” killed nearly every human and animal in a gigantic flood? How can you worship a “god” who prescribes murder as the chief punishment for disobeying the Ten Commandments? Only complete delusion would allow anyone to accept such blatant hypocrisy.
How could anyone hear “thou shalt not kill” from his “god” and then turn around and kill inmates left and right? Yet this article accurately describes Perry as “the leading Republican candidate for president, the governor who has authorized more executions than any other governor in the history of the United States, more even than his infamous predecessor.” Only complete delusion allows that sort of inconsistency.
Why would anyone want a person harboring so much delusion, hypocrisy and inconsistency to govern a state, much less a nation?