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Have you ever truly taken note to where these natural catastrophes take place? When is the last time you heard of an earthquake or hurricane in Rome or Jerusalem? God chooses to be fair in ways that we can't even begin to understand. I have met people who left areas after natural catastrophes who are better off for having left. All we can ever really say is that He works in mysterious ways.

wanderphilos, Christian Forums 34 Comments [7/13/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Star Cluster

Hmmm, people being better off for leaving an area where natural disasters are common and moving to an area where they are not. Well, damn, imagine that. I don't know how anyone could have ever thought of that without Gawd and his mysterious ways.

7/14/2006 3:17:44 AM

Papabear

\"All we can ever really say is that He works in mysterious ways.\"

The last refuge of the Xian who has exhausted his supply of insipid agruments.

7/14/2006 3:34:29 AM

Napoleon the Clown

hen is the last time you heard of an earthquake or hurricane in Rome or Jerusalem?

Fault lines couldn't have anything to do with it. Could they?


When was the last time you heard about a majr natural disaster hitting Moscow?

How about this reason why these holy sites aren't hit by natural disasters often: They grew up there becasue there were few disasters. No miracles needed.

I have met people who left areas after natural catastrophes who are better off for having left.

No shit Sherlock!

7/14/2006 3:44:17 AM

NotMe

Recent bible studies suggest that people tend to be happier when not faced with earthquakes and hurricanes. This discovery will probably improve the quality of christian life.

7/14/2006 6:47:27 AM

JustinM

Duh, earthquakes in Rome are a dime a dozen. Granted, it's not as bad as the Pacific Rim, but it's not exactly calm, geologically speaking.

http://europe.tiscali.co.uk/index.jsp?section=lifestyle&level=preview&content=378485

7/14/2006 6:59:50 AM

Redhunter

\"Have you ever truly taken note to where these natural catastrophes take place?\"

Yes I have. Have YOU?

\"When is the last time you heard of an earthquake or hurricane in Rome or Jerusalem?\"

SO x-tians don't live anywhere else? Jerusalem doesn't have it's man-made catastrophes? And FYI, hurricanes normally strike coastal areas. For future reference.

\"God chooses to be fair in ways that we can't even begin to understand.\"

If by fair you mean the opposite, then you're right, I don't get it.

\"I have met people who left areas after natural catastrophes who are better off for having left.\"

They were better off AFTER having left a disaster area? No shit, huh? Why didn't god 'be fair' and tell them to leave before the disaster hit? You seem to be mentally deficient.

\"All we can ever really say is that He works in mysterious ways.\"

Bi-polar people are like that. They run hot and cold.

Just curious, do you snip the corners off of jigsaw puzzles so they fit together?

7/14/2006 7:14:36 AM

glyptodon

Er, yeah, God merely has those cities repeatedly sacked, pillaged and razed by invading humans.

7/14/2006 8:44:32 AM

Julian

Riiiight. Fascinating 'theory' you've got going there. Did you think of it yourself, or did the blue pixie behind the curtain tell you? (Whatever you do, don't listen to the red one, she's a liar on Tuesdays)

Would you care to tell us why 'he' uses such random, indiscriminate and ineffective methods? He's had 2,000 years to try to make an impact on muslims (who incidentally also worship him you fuckwit), why is he doing such a pathetic job? Why did he kill over 5,500 Saints?

While you're at it, could you please explain what happened to the elderly pious Christians who drowned in New Orleans in that nursing home when the staff ran away and abandoned them? Oh that's right, they died! Lucky them, not having to read your shit!



7/14/2006 9:57:00 AM

Redhunter

Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.

7/14/2006 10:32:11 AM

NotMe

He's had 2,000 years to try to make an impact on muslims


Depending on your definition of \"muslim\" he only had about 1300 years to do so. But if you take the definition saying that a muslim is someone following god, then he had about 6000 years according to many fundies.

7/14/2006 12:37:10 PM

David D.G.

They don't get a lot of hurricanes in mainland China or in Stalingrad, either -- or, for that matter, in the United Arab Emirates!

Do you suppose that God is trying to tell you something by that?


~David D.G.

7/14/2006 2:07:14 PM

Dante's Virgil

All we can ever really say is that He works in mysterious ways.

Because when logic is put aside, that's really all there is.

7/14/2006 3:55:07 PM

MK

I often wonder what it would be like to travel back in time to talk to people from the 12th or 4th century, and learn how they view the world around them.

Then I read this, and I realize I don't need time travel. They live among us.

7/14/2006 4:11:03 PM

Natgel

Actually, Israel is located near a major fault line, in fact we've had a large earthquake about two years ago.

7/14/2006 5:05:12 PM

CousinTed

>>When is the last time you heard of an earthquake or hurricane in Rome or Jerusalem?<<

Counterpoint: The Roman Empire didn't fall until after it adopted christianity.

7/14/2006 7:23:22 PM

Napoleon the Clown

Counterpoint: The Roman Empire didn't fall until after it adopted christianity.

OWNED!

7/14/2006 8:46:04 PM

Jaded_Revenge

Yes, because Jerusalem is such a safe place to live...

7/15/2006 2:37:41 AM

Blind Watchmaker

\"God chooses to be fair in ways that we can't even begin to understand.\"

So much for the \"humans were created in god's image\" argument.

7/17/2006 7:43:58 PM

Shadows

All i can say is \"it seems to me that your god is an ass\".

7/17/2006 8:11:02 PM

Julian

God chooses to be fair in ways that we can't even begin to understand.


Yeah, apart from the whole, knowing the mind of God thing that got everyone kicked out the Garden of Eden.

7/18/2006 1:42:00 AM

tracer

When was the last time you heard about a majr natural disaster hitting Moscow?

Obviously, God is on the side of Soviet Communism.

7/19/2006 9:46:23 PM

Julian

Yeh. McCartheyism was clearly nothing more than sibling rivalry and a two pronged attack, firstly sucking up to the authority figure and secondly discrediting the competition.

The stupid child has grown up to be an aggresive, petulant, rebelious teen. (I'm looking at you you born again drug fucked coke-head) Hopefully it will learn to mellow out before it kills itself and takes the enitre room with it.

7/20/2006 7:27:05 AM

Crosis

<<< When is the last time you heard of an earthquake or hurricane in Rome or Jerusalem? >>>

Considering that neither is situated on a fault line, and neither is on the ocean in an area where tropical storms and hurricanes are likely to develop (it might be possible, in theory, in the Mediterranean, but it would be extremely rare), the fact that you think this should surprise us is, quite frankly, astounding.

<<< Have you ever truly taken note to where these natural catastrophes take place? >>>

Yes, as a matter of fact, I have. Hurricanes and tornadoes pummel the Bible Belt year after year. Interesting how the most Christian part of one of the most Christian countries gets hit so hard, isn't it? (Or it could just be that no one else is dumb enough to live in hurricane-prone regions.)

7/29/2006 10:44:18 PM

The Bad Wolf

Yes, people are better off losing everything they own, not to mention family members and livelihoods because of GOD. Yep...

5/7/2007 6:52:43 PM



In other words, you don't know how natural disasters occur but instead pass it off as God's judgement.

6/21/2008 7:05:34 PM

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