on the news this morning...
The Billy Graham ministries announced today that they would be sending a "Rapid Response Team" to the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Apparently, they've been known to send out teams of evangelists to disaster zones to "provide spiritual guidance" (i.e., prey on the spiritually weak) in their time of need. Oh yeah, there's nothing like preaching conversion to the destitute, impoverished, needy, and/or devastated at their lowest moment. Anyway, it makes me wonder exactly what kind of disaster they expect to see at the Olympics. They claim that they will pray with/for anyone feeling angst, confusion, stress, etc.. due to the excited atmosphere. It just makes me suspicious though - what do they know that we don't? Did Nostra-dumbass predict disaster for Vancouver in 2010? I'll be in Van in 2010 enjoying myself, but if I get stressed or confused, I'm pretty sure I'll be more likely to turn to the nearest bottle of merlot and a Flight of the Conchords DVD for soothing before I approach any of these godbots. :P