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August 29, 2005
Katrina - God's Judgment?
The folks at Boar's Head Tavern are having that very discussion.
Posted by Rick at August 29, 2005 01:01 PM
No, Katrina is Bush's fault.
Or didn't you stop by the Daily Kos today?
Posted by: the daily missive at August 29, 2005 02:26 PM
If only he would have signed the Kyoto accord...
Posted by: Rick at August 29, 2005 02:44 PM
Posted by: the daily missive at August 29, 2005 05:15 PM
Rick & Daily Missive, you are bad Christians. I will never teach my children to be like you.
Posted by: karl at August 30, 2005 09:20 AM
I do a feeble attempt of addressing the idea of pain and suffering in relationship to Hurricane Katrina in an article at my blog here.
My conclusion? We don't know why God allowed Hurricane Katrina to happen. God's ways are higher than our ways. What we should be asking is, since we are all sinners, then why hasn't God destroyed the entire earth yet?
Posted by: Michael McCullough at August 31, 2005 01:47 PM
Katrina is a humbling thing. Just like 9-11 was. God allowed all of this to happen. There is still more to come, though. Obey Acts 2:38 (in the Bible). Repent, get baptized in Jesus' name and get the Holy Ghost (speaking in tongues). This is nothing compared to hell. God did not intend for anyone to go there, but actions are what put people there. Jesus Loves you. He is also a Judge - you do not want to meet him like this. Let his loving kindness draw you now. Please listen to me.
Posted by: SH at August 31, 2005 01:57 PM
Somehow, seeing as this nation is one of the most Christian nations on the face of the planet, our president is a Christian, Louisiana is a fairly Christian state. I don't think this has to do with not being Christian, I think it has to do with what us Christians (and Jews, and Moslems, and so on) are doing. Christian or non, everyone gets Vengance for torture and indiscriminate killing. Everyone gets Vengance for disregarding the poor amongst them (Bolton's changes to the UN charter). Everyone.
Posted by: Kit at September 3, 2005 01:13 PM
I was just waiting for this one.
Congrats, all ye who follow the twisted thought patterns of Constantine and myriad that followed his Hellenistic insanity.
Oh, I was once 'one of you'...degreed, minister, even apologetics writer. Then something got the better of me:
Reason. Mercy. Common sense.
Every time there's a disaster in the world, it's "God's Wrath" to so many naive, clueless thumpers. So, let's delve into a bit of that common sense today:
Example A: A tornado rips the roof off a Texas church and kills everyone inside. Therefore, "said church was teaching false doctrine." Trouble is said church was teaching nothing you yourself do not believe.
Conclusion: "Well, God works in mysterious ways..."
Example B: Massive waters devastates a little-known (or cared-about) group of islands not even one year ago. Robertson, in his usual spew of brilliant hate, takes God's right hand and slams it down for Him, saying, "This is just another sign that judgment..." blah blah blah, and further blah. Blah infinitum. Other Christians chime on. Some give to the relief out of conviction or guilt. Some just give to the "Re-elect that Bush fella 'cause he claims to be one of us despite murdering thousands for no good reason" campaign. And you succeed. Thank you...appreciate that one.
Conclusion: God must hate tourists and pagan cultures.
Problem: The world has been full of pagan cultures for ages. I suppose a disaster a year will wake people up. It's fine with me if God wants to hate tourists.
That was a joke.
This could go on for days...suffice it to say that (a) I'm so thankful to be a Deist and free from the holes of theology that most Christians handle with (fingers-in-ears) "Ahhhhhhhhhhh".
"Pass the communion, please. We're eating at Luby's after church...but don't invite HIM..." (pick your non-churchy type at will.)
Oh yeah...(b)...it's wonderful just to care without having to decide what The Picard would want.
What's even more sick than considering natural disasters as anything BUT just that is the logic (term used loosely) that several geniuses above have demonstrated: "Well, Louisiana seems to be one of us, so let's tag this one a Muslim Revenge Flood."
Nice God, too...really. Hats off to Jehovah. "Love me or DIE, DIE!!!"...sounds more like Hitler than Abba Father to me. Like a desperate nation's invention. Short Man's Syndrome, carried out to the Nth degree. Sad, as I too was buried in the quagmire for 25 years believing the same nonsense. I cannot rag too much...just enough to rattle a few cages.
Good luck to you all...you'll need it when people start their mass exodus to (god, this is funny) Jerusalem. See you at the bottom of the Red Sea!
Now, get off your judgmental tails (I would assume this is a censored board, despite Paul's use of a naughty word in scripture...bad Paul...BAD!) and actually do something. Go love people. Try it.
Jesus did. He mentioned a thing or two about it...right?
Posted by: Jon at September 3, 2005 05:13 PM
Our opinioins does not matter as this is the begining of horrible things accross the world to come soon.
For comments of disbelieve and not fearing God to repent from such abominiations in the city, it only gives us a harden heart.
Nations and peoples from times past including Sodom and Gomorah that has celebrated homosexuality has been wiped out the face of the earth, New Orleans makes no difference as Canada will soon be hearing her fate.
Netherlands and one other country in Europe that has done the same is been geared up for the endtime destruction of the Babylonian iniquity that will come before God for Judgement.
Homosexuality is the last stage of decadence that man is given over to a reprobate mind before judgement.
Posted by: Tesmond at September 5, 2005 02:24 PM