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Manila floods an expression of God's wrath? - Comments

HellFireFuel's Avatar Comment 1 by HellFireFuel

Killing innocent people.

Just the sort of thing I'd expect from a cathlick God.

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:31:12 UTC | #950748

ZenDruid's Avatar Comment 2 by ZenDruid

Memo to g0d:

Population control, you're doing it wrong. Not only wrong, but inefficient and wasteful as well.

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:58:02 UTC | #950753

Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Comment 3 by Schrodinger's Cat

Um....looks like that petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak, vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser, misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully has been at work again.

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:56:58 UTC | #950757

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 4 by Ignorant Amos

Comment 3 by Schrodinger's Cat

You took the words right out of my mouth (must have been while you were...ahem, I couldn't have said it better myself) }80)~

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 23:10:04 UTC | #950763

scottishgeologist's Avatar Comment 5 by scottishgeologist

Not just in Manila - when Carlisle in the north of England got flooded a few years ago, Graham Dow (a total whackjob preacher) reckoned it was divine judgment becaese the Government was getting all liberal regarding gays

Heres the whole hideous story, shamelessly cut and pasted from Wikipedia:

"In July 2007, following widespread storms over parts of the United Kingdom, Dow stated that he believed the resulting flooding (in which several people were killed) was an act of divine retribution, the result of God's "strong and definite judgement" on the "moral degradation" of British society. In particular, he blamed the economic exploitation of poorer nations and the United Kingdom's introduction of laws aimed at reducing discrimination against gay people, notably the proposals to introduce same-sex marriage.[9] He stated that “the Sexual Orientation Regulations are part of a general scene of permissiveness. We are in a situation where we are liable for God’s judgement.” [10]

According to an article in The Times, Dow is a specialist in exorcism, explaining in a leaflet entitled Explaining Deliverance that “There is a view that both oral and anal sexual practice is liable to allow entry to spirits

FFS, you couldnt make this up. Its incredible.

Incidentally, Graham Dow was one of the speakers at the charismaniac "New Wine" conference in the north of England a few weeks ago. These conferences are very popular among the evangies, so people like this get plenty of opportunities to spout their nonsense

:-) SG

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:18:35 UTC | #950780

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 6 by Alan4discussion

Comment 5 by scottishgeologist - Incidentally, Graham Dow was one of the speakers at the charismaniac "New Wine" conference in the north of England a few weeks ago.

"New Whine"? Are you sure of the spelling!

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 11:26:14 UTC | #950782

Sjoerd Westenborg's Avatar Comment 7 by Sjoerd Westenborg

Thanks for bringing this to our attention Daisy. It's all good to call out the insanity of attributing this to a god, but we have to couple it with humanitarian help as well. If these loons really believe it's a god's will, they won't move one inch to help the victims.

Comment 5 by scottishgeologist :

According to an article in The Times, Dow is a specialist in exorcism, explaining in a leaflet entitled Explaining Deliverance that “There is a view that both oral and anal sexual practice is liable to allow entry to spirits

If you just close your eyes and block your ears, To the accumulated knowledge of the last two thousand years. Then morally, guess what? You’re off the hook. -Tim Minchin

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:36:42 UTC | #950787

Roedy's Avatar Comment 8 by Roedy

If Jehovah the god is into punishing, why not a devastating flood in Syria? Why not a plague of locusts in Zimbabwe? Why did not a flock of owls carry Pinochet away? Why don't a flock of bats bury the School of the Americas in guano? Why doesn't rabid rabbit pop out of a toilet and bite Mr. Ryan on the bum? With Jehovah the god, all things are possible.

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:18:05 UTC | #950789

DaisyD's Avatar Comment 9 by DaisyD

I live in Manila and I have to admit I was fuming when, after all that trouble, I get a text about Genesis 8:7-12 (which didn't even refer to the forty-days-forty-nights rain). Whoever first texted or tweeted that (whichever came first) obviously doesn't know his Bible much. And if God really was on a punishing spree, why didn't he even manage to completely wreck the roof over this sinful woman's head? And why do those poor kids have to sleep in a crowded shelter tonight instead of those politicians who want to control our population growth, which is what made God mad in the first place?

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:14:09 UTC | #950795

foundationist's Avatar Comment 10 by foundationist

Comment 5 by scottishgeologist :

According to an article in The Times, Dow is a specialist in exorcism, explaining in a leaflet entitled Explaining Deliverance that “There is a view that both oral and anal sexual practice is liable to allow entry to spirits

No, I must say I agree with Dow in that respect. Gets my spirits up every time.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:28:24 UTC | #950809

Alan4discussion's Avatar Comment 11 by Alan4discussion

Comment 9 by DaisyD

I live in Manila and I have to admit I was fuming when, after all that trouble,

Clearly, the self-advertising know-it-all-brain-dead, have nothing useful to contribute to clearing up after the disaster, so they sit like whingeing children, claiming "god-did-it out of spite", because that's the operating level of thinking their tiny crippled minds work at!

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:00:39 UTC | #950812

OHooligan's Avatar Comment 12 by OHooligan

Yep, God's really pissed off at the lack of adequate drainage and flood protection in Manila. Among other things no doubt.

And when a landslide buries a village, it's because God's pissed off at the buggers who failed to protect the trees on the slopes above.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:20:00 UTC | #950853

thebaldgit's Avatar Comment 13 by thebaldgit

This story is a reminder of the so-called good old days giving proof to those of us who belive that if you deny people education you will leave them exposed to religious retards who think that you can blame ordinary people for natural disasters and then blackmail them into doing what you want them to do.

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:00:56 UTC | #950862

Anonymous's Avatar Comment 14 by Anonymous

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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:46:57 UTC | #951105