Raise your hand if you know someone who ever suggested or even truly believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for all the evil contained in New Orleans.
Mine’s raised. I know people who believe it.
Oh, and that Sodom and Gomorrah thing….that was a direct action of the Big Guy, too, wasn’t it?
<insert dripping sarcasm here>
I mean, after all, the Bible says it happened that way and we all know the Bible is absolutely historically accurate because it was written by God himself, right?
So my question today is if those cataclysmic natural disasters were God punishing his horribly disobedient children, what the hell did the eastern half of the United States do to make him mad enough to send 100+ massive tornadoes including the longest touchdown in recorded weather history?
I mean really now. Alabama is supposed to be the heart of God’s faithful. What could THEY possibly have done that was horrible enough to warrant a punishment like this?
It was a punishment, right? Because if Hurricane Katrina was a punishment for New Orleans, and fire and brimstone (likely a volcano, if in fact it really did happen) were punishment for Sodom and Gomorrah, then reason and logic would insist that this week’s horrific tornado event must also be some sort of punishment.
Ah….reason and logic.
Two of the greatest enemies of faith.
The same reason and logic that says if homosexuality is an abomination before God, then wearing clothing woven of two different types of fibers is, too.
Except it isn’t.
The same reason and logic that says the Bible is completely timeless and fully applicable to our lives today, except that part about performing miracles and women keeping their heads covered.
You see, here’s the deal…..
Either it is or it isn’t.
Either natural disasters are punishment for evil, or they aren’t.
Either the Bible is completely timeless and fully applicable to our lives today, or it isn’t.
You just don’t get to have it both ways.
So which is it?
Oh, and the fact that Amarillo got rain earlier this week and my town 50 miles south didn’t OBVIOUSLY means God likes people in Amarillo better than he likes us down here. After all, he answered their prayers. He is still ignoring us.
There’s some logic and reason for you.