After this weekend’s horrible earthquake in Nepal, most of the world was supportive of the victims. The death toll has now topped 4,000 people and the property damage is devastating for the survivors.
According to reports, in some villages, 70 percent of houses have been destroyed. People aren’t able to receive shipments of food and aid.
While people in Nepal are literally picking up the pieces of their lives, Christians in America are placing the blame on the people and on the fact that most of the country is not Christian.
One preacher called for none of the Hindu (he calls them Pagan) temples to be rebuilt:
.@CNN Praying 4 the lost souls in Nepal. Praying not a single destroyed pagan temple will b rebuilt & the people will repent/receive Christ.
— Tony Miano (@TonyMiano) April 25, 2015
This one is only slightly less destructive:
— Joshua Aguilar (@joshnnomi) April 25, 2015
This one seems to actually believe that no Christian churches have been destroyed via earthquake.
Suffering is a call to conversion: it reminds us of our frailty and vulnerability.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) March 24, 2015
Guff.com has several more similar tweets.
Others are saying that the earthquake is a sign of the second coming. Here’s a video:
Worse than people taking to social media to say ignorant and judgmental things are the Christians who are exploiting the tragedy for their financial gain. It’s too soon to know how many charities are doing that, but there are several that are rated very poorly and are giving a lot of money.
While there are several missionary groups that actually help with various types of aid, there are others that are sending Bibles. World Mission wants its missionaries to donate so they can, “become a part of what God is doing at World Mission. As you do you will become responsible for the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ being heard by someone for the first time in their lives.
There’s even a Twitter hashtag, #SoulVultures, for which the Hindu Defense League is thankful:
Thank you friends for efforts to expose missionary on social media since yesterday as now even MSM is forced to show truth #SoulVultures.
— Hindu Defence League (@HDLindiaOrg) April 26, 2015
This Twitter user was the one that probably most perfectly summed it up, though:
— Sanjiv Kumar (@_iamsanjiv_) April 26, 2015
During a disaster, prayer and bibles are not what people need. People need real, tangible help.
If you would like to help the victims of the earthquake, Charity Navigator has some tips:
Featured image of a more innocent time in Nepal via Wikimedia.