Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pure Genius

One of the brightest political and theological minds of our time recently weighed in on the earthquakes in China:

Sharon Stone left Chinese journalists stunned at the Cannes Film Festival in France last week when she suggested the country's recent earthquake was "karma." The outspoken actress was talking to a Chinese media outlet on Thursday when she linked the recent disaster, which left more than 67,000 people dead, to China's recent treatment of Tibetans. She said, "All these earthquakes and stuff happened and I thought, 'Is that karma?' When you are not nice, bad things happen to you. I'm not happy about how the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else. They're not being very nice to the Dali Lama, who's a good friend of mine." See the story here.

So, a brutally oppressive regime acts unjustly toward its neighbor (and even against its own people) therefore the Cosmos reacts by killing 67,000 people who probably had nothing to do with the injustice against the Dali Lama or the Tibetans. How is this not as thoughtless as anything that Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell has said about God and Katrina or 9-11? Think she will face any repercussions?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

She will face some, but very little compared to if it were an outspoken pastor or somesuch...

The MAN Fan Club said...

Aren't you a friend with the Dali Lama as well. Oh, wait, that's Wally Lamba.

txgrl said...

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b139785_stone_thrown_over_karma_comments.html