Where were you when 150 mph winds and record rains visited Houston. Where were you when people drowned when the water created currents strong enough to sweep away pickup trucks. Where were you when 52 inches of water destroyed homes and killed more than 70 people. Where were you when two-week-old babies drowned or their mothers were separated from them?

The answer is easy—nowhere! Despite the obvious of the absence of God, Evangelist Minister Kevin Swanson chose to blame it on Houston’s openly gay former mayor Annice Parker.  All around asshole, Ann Coulter, couldn’t wait to drop her two two cents into the dumb barrel by saying,“I don't believe Hurricane Harvey is God's punishment for Houston electing a lesbian mayor. But that is more credible than "climate change”[1]

Parker’s response cut deep. “I was dealing with busloads of people who’d been evacuated from eight and ten feet of water and I was focused on doing the right thing there,” she said. “So I didn’t look at Twitter for, like, three days. And so, it was a delayed response. Someone pointed it out to me, and I just started laughing hysterically. Something that absurd, that kind of mean-spirited, absurd remark, you don’t deal with – you don’t try to deal rationally with stupid. You just run with it.”[2]

End Times radio host Rick Wiles used his “TruNews” broadcast yesterday to declare that the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey is God’s punishment for Houston’s “affinity for the sexual perversion movement.”[3]

The pure ignorance of these comments can not be measured regularly except as Annise Parker pointed out, in levels of stupidity.

So, the obvious question is where was the omnibenevolent God of Christianity when his children need benevolence in spades? Of course, nowhere to be found or nonexistent. The latter is a better bet. What about the omniscient radar of the God know everything before it happens? Was it offline? Perhaps it lost power. Maybe someone pulled the plug or may be there never any power. What about the title of all-powerful on any level. Creator of the universe, Lord of all or was it Lord of the Rings. Where is he when his children suffer in Houston.Nowhere and he won’t be coming.

Instead, plain old people will be left to clean up his mess. People will do what he couldn’t—stopped the storm.

[3] Pastor Rick Wiles: God Punished Houston With Harvey Because They Love “LGBT Sexual Perversion,” August 30, 2017

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Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 12, 2017 at 11:33pm

Bruse--I like that. A day of Action. A day to do something for someone else. I love it.

Comment by Loren Miller on September 11, 2017 at 9:53pm
Bruce, that is the best idea I've heard in a month of Sundays. A day of action, a day when, instead of pretending to do something, you actually accomplish something!
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2017 at 9:46pm

@Bruce Carroll, I am with you that it is past time for an American president to declare a day of action

Comment by Bruce Carroll on September 11, 2017 at 9:33pm

@Blasphemer: Wouldn't it be nice if an American president declared a day of action?

Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 11, 2017 at 8:04pm
Loren--The writers of the Bible would need an additional two rungs to move up the ladder to be hacks. Not only were there bad writers, the editing barely reached 4th grade level.
Comment by Blasphemer on September 11, 2017 at 6:15pm

Every recent American president has declared a day of prayer.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 11, 2017 at 6:06pm
Daniel--One of those televangelist preacher's home was destroyed. Maybe there were homosexuals living there. Maybe it was the preacher himself. Not one to pile it on but if it's true--good.
Comment by Loren Miller on September 11, 2017 at 6:05pm

Donald, ol' Hans at least knew how to write.  The ersatz committee that wrote the bible created an unconscionable mess ... but then:

We all have heard the saying that is true as well as witty
That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee!

-- Allan Sherman, "Peter and the Commissar"

Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 11, 2017 at 6:01pm
Loren--I think you've captured the biggest problem with the Bible aside from its poor science, contradictions and misogyny is it's circularity. It is a story that starts nowhere and ends at the same place. It's a nice Hans Christen Andersen tail but you summed it up nicely
Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 11, 2017 at 5:54pm
Teresa--It always comes down to people helping people. No help will be coming from the GREAT SKY GOD.



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