Re: Roy Exum: Is God Real Mad At Us?
An act of God, Mr. Exum? How about an act of nature? The earth’s atmosphere is heating up (regardless of whether it’s caused by man or simply a natural ebb and flow, it’s fact) and that causes increased disturbances in weather patterns. I learned that in my 6th grade physical science class.
And I learned in my Sunday school class that God said he’d never punish this earth because of man again. You can find that in your Bible, Genesis 8:21 says “And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite every thing living, as I have done.”
I would also like to refute your statement that there is an attack on the wealthy. That is the most ridiculous non-truth to be propagated this election year. The majority of the people in this country want wealth, not attack it. However, I do believe there is growing disapproval of greed. The two are not synonymous. There are many wealthy people who are not the least bit greedy, as well as many greedy people who are not wealthy. So if there is an attack on anything, it’s greed. And rightly so. You won’t have to search your Bible very long to find support of that.
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I personally don't believe that hurricanes are directly attributable to God, but are more likely caused by changes in barometric pressure - though I do very much believe in the God attested to in the Hebrew Bible.
However, I do understand how someone so pathologically invested in the myths, superstitions, and paternalism of that ancient document, to a degree that they would continually refer to God with the capitalized personal pronoun "He", might well conclude that they are.