Fundamentalists Declare Hurricane Matthew To Be Divine Punishment

wv0It often appears that no natural disaster can occur without some religious group claiming divine retribution.  The latest example is Hurricane Matthew, which Andrew Bieszad, a contributor to the Christian website Shoebat.com, claimed as God’s retribution for this country tolerating homosexuality.

Bieszad warned:

The Bible clearly teaches that in the Old Testament whenever the Hebrews were very disobedient towards God, He would send punishments against them, many times in the forms of natural disasters. Christian history also recognizes the same, where God will use His creation to execute judgment against the wicked. While not all bad weather is necessarily a sign of sin, both sacred scripture and sacred tradition clearly note that it can be so. Now we know that Florida is an area that is infected with sin, especially cities such as Miami and Orlando, which are veritable dens of sodomy.

It is not clear what people want.  Do they really want to criminalize homosexuality to avoid natural disasters?  What is particularly odd is that hurricanes and tornados seem to hit deeply religious and conservative states, including the “Bible Belt.” Indeed, Matthew appears to have spared those “dens of sodomy” that Bieszad referenced in South Florida.  Instead, it moved up the coast to conservative and heavily religious areas.  Go figure.  Does that mean that God is angry at religious right?

74 thoughts on “Fundamentalists Declare Hurricane Matthew To Be Divine Punishment

  1. I think that God is in the eye of the beholder. That a hurricane has an eye. That the ayes have it. That God works in strange ways. That profilers of hurricanes are like Sunday morning preachers.

  2. It seems entirely reasonable to me to paste the lot of “Christian Fundamentalists” with this backwardness based in the comments by one guy on one website corroborated by tweets from a handful of others especially the tweet from “Sunni.” Think about it, on this evidentiary showing we can slander the multiple millions of Pentecostal Christians who hold to fundamentalist beliefs. You gotta love it.

  3. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3825296/MSNBC-reporter-harangued-right-wingers-claiming-Paris-climate-change-agreement-designed-stop-storms-like-Matthew.html

    MSNBC reporter under fire for claiming Obama’s Paris climate change agreement is designed to STOP storms like Matthew

    MSNBC reporter Ron Allen said the Paris climate change agreement is ‘designed to stop’ storms like Hurricane Matthew
    While more frequent and stronger storms have been connected to global warming, it’s unclear whether human action can stop them
    The comments sent right-wingers into a frenzy on Twitter
    ‘Another liberal “journalist” completely devoid of reality,’ one wrote

    • I think the most that human action could do in the near term, is to make stronger storms less frequent or perhaps slow down their getting stronger.

      • don’t you know h.a.r.p. weather maker can make earthquakes harrcane floods this is what they can make it rain for days and obama has controll of people that work there its not god and it not climat change it what they people to think it a buch buull i going tell you people wake up dont you know they want to get rid of a lot people and controll the people for a one world order and take our freedom away they want to put middle class people in fema camp and killus and the poor people and old people will die die frist dont you read and open your eyes and fright for our right and our chrildren because we dont then we become slaves for the ellite .check it out obama sold usa to the highest bitter dont you get it obama and hellary sold us out i am very mad at what happening in usa so tell people you know in what going on della

        • Awesome post!

          It has it all: content, grammar, punctuation, and succinct argumentation.

          A stunning example of communicating hard to find knowledge.

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