We’re hearing a lot about storms these days – first Harvey in Texas, now Irma and potentially Jose on the East coast. In addition, dozens of devastating wildfires are burning thousands of acres in the western part of the US. Communities are experiencing catastrophes, business are disrupted, homes are damaged or destroyed, people and families are displaced, injured, traumatized, financially ruined. Why is all this happening?
Well, God, of course. Just ask Jim Bakker.
Rick Joyner and Jim Bakker say Hurricane Harvey is God’s Judgment On America
(PS: In the video, Jim said firmly that “God will not be mocked!” But I don’t believe him. Considering what Jim did to his god’s reputation and his claim that same god has employed him, apparently his god will be mocked. And likes it.)
Sometimes the devastation is diverted. It might miss a house or a neighborhood. A family might lose everything but remain alive and together while the family next door drowns and the family on the other side is completely intact. In the midst of wreckage, an intact Bible is found, or even just a page that gives hope. How does this happen?
In another part of the country, unaffected by storms or fires, someone finds the perfect parking place. Or a new printer at just the right price. Or a sale at the local craft store. Reason?
That’s God, too.
Anytime I wonder if there is a chance I could ever return to belief, I see crap like this and remember why I started questioning in the first place.
Neil Carter (aka Godless in Dixie) published a post this week, a post I would have love to have written, but he does it so darn well that all I can do is just share it and say… uh… whatever the equivalent of “amen” is. Maybe just “ditto.”
Read Neil’s post, “What Praising God in the Storm Reveals About Faith” here.
4 thoughts on “God of the Storm (reblog from Godless in Dixie)”
Sometimes I find myself wondering how in the world I ever swallowed this stuff? But indoctrination does that to a person …
Another great post.
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Hey Skirt, long time no see! How are ya?
IDK what happened, but apparently somehow I wasn’t following your blog anymore. (I’ve fixed that, now.) I’m glad you popped up in discussion over on GiD! 😃
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Good to see you too, ratamacue0! Been a long time. I look forward to catching up on your blog. I usually just lurk and read on GiD, but decided to sign up for Disqus so I could at least vote and maybe comment occasionally. Neil’s writing, along with so many others, has been tremendously helpful for me. Communicating with people on forums like GiD is like drinking from a cool spring after wandering alone and thirsty on a barren mountain. I mean, I IMAGINE that’s what it would be like except I don’t hike or go into barren outdoor places or travel without a water bottle… but it sounds poetic LOL
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There might not be much new there, and I have to fix a few(?) broken external links, but do feel free to have a look.
I still want to finish what I started… sometime. I’ll at least try to fix the links soon.