January 21, 2010

Stupid Christians missing the point in Haiti

I heard on NPR the other day, and saw here in Reuters that there is a missionary group sending "aid" to Haiti in the form of Solar Powered Audio Bibles.

These are solar powered stereo systems that blast high decibel readings of the gospel in Haitian Creole.

From the Reuters article:
The Albuquerque-based organization said it was responding to the Haitian crisis by "providing faith, hope and love through God's Word in audio."

Look, I'm ostensibly a Christian and I think that this is complete and utter bullshit.

Why don't they save the money they spent on their fancy loudspeakers, and DO the things the bible commands them to do, like provide food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, and shelter to the homeless?

The Haitian people are suffering from things like lack of food, water, and medical supplies.

Something that they are not suffering from is a lack of high volume bible verses being blared at them out of a solar powered boom box.

But as soon as these audio bibles get there, they can add "having biblical verses yelled at them by an electronic box" to that list.