Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pray for Anything You Want

Pray4Trig, a site promoting a worldwide day of prayer to heal Trig Palin, can't be serious, right?
Also, it is known publicly that Trig Palin indeed has Down Syndrome. Science has no way to undo this condition, which is the result of an extra chromosome; but God can. When Trig Palin is found to be miraculously healed, everyone but the most hardened atheist will have to acknowledge God’s Majesty!
Poor Trig. He's always being used as a prop: first, by a narcissistic mother with political aspirations, and now by an idiot third party with a religious agenda or sick sense of humor depending how you look at it.

Of course, in reality land people would do better to pray for -- no, strive for -- respect and understanding for everybody like Trig.

But I guess that's not how a holy roller rolls, so I'll assume for a moment that the intentions of the site owner are completely sincere. Of course, both success and the inevitable failure of these prayers will be held up as "proof." When every cell in Trig's body is not "cured" of its extra chromosome, supporters will say that God is testing them or some such... or maybe Pat Robertson can drag out the pact with the devil thing or tell the baby that he lacks faith. A cool thing about science is that even if you don't believe in it, it still works.

But it's the glaring hypocrisy in these prayer vigils that pisses me off. A person who really believes in God won't doubt his perfect creation. Trig was created with that extra chromosome. It's the divine plan and all that. Oh, let me get George Carlin to explain it:

(YouTube video)

So even if that site ends up being a parody, at least we enjoyed a good Carlin video.


Trung said...

i wonder at what age his mother told him they would trekking to russia by foot from alaska???

fabutastic said...

Anagram of Pray4Trig:

Try 4 a grip.