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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:37 PM

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents blame weather on "end times"

http://news.yahoo.com/nearly-four-10-u-residents-blame-weather-end-200603898.html

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents say the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in 10 blame it on climate change, according to a poll released on Thursday.

The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service found political and religious disagreement on what is behind severe weather, which this year has included extreme heat and drought.

Most Catholics (60 percent) and white non-evangelical Protestants (65 percent) say they believe disasters like hurricanes and floods are the result of climate change.

But nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of white evangelical Protestants say they think the storms are evidence of the "end times" as predicted by the Bible.


Here's an idea. If all those dunce caps were made here in the USA, unemployment would drop to about 3 percent!

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Reply Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents blame weather on "end times" (Original post)
KamaAina Dec 2012 OP
H2O Man Dec 2012 #1
JEFF9K Dec 2012 #2
hatrack Dec 2012 #3
Ilsa Dec 2012 #4
Hekate Dec 2012 #5
spanone Dec 2012 #6
Hayabusa Dec 2012 #8
DavidDvorkin Dec 2012 #7
lunasun Dec 2012 #9
Solly Mack Dec 2012 #10
morningfog Dec 2012 #11
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #12

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:40 PM

1. In 1798, the

Seneca prophet Handsome Lake made predictions -- rooted in significant environmental changes caused by human greed and ignorance -- that would result in widespread disease, suffering, and death.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. every one

Every one of these people is a Republican.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

3. FUCK, this country is getting more stupid by the fucking MINUTE

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:33 PM

4. If "Ends Times" includes destruction of

the planet and humanity due to Global Climate Change, then they might be right.
But I don't remember anything in The Revelation of John about climate change.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:36 PM

5. Oh, Jeez, I wish those morons would rapture themselves already!

And just leave the rest of us behind to deal with this mess on a scientific basis! God would probably thank us for saving the Earth from our species...

Hekate

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:40 PM

6. breaking: forty percent of u.s. residents have the i.q. of a bar of soap

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Response to spanone (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:55 PM

8. That's an insult to soap...

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 10:52 PM

7. Religion is driving us into Third World status

Even as the Third World moves up to Second and First World level.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:07 PM

9. no respect for stupid losers; end o' times my ass

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:09 PM

10. Alrighty then.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:12 PM

11. Setting the biblical reasoning to the side, it is a chicken/egg question.

Is the weather causing the end of the world or is the end of the world causing the weather?

In the context of climate change, I'm not sure the question can be answered.

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:13 PM

12. "Here's an idea. If all those dunce caps were made here in the USA, unemployment would drop to about

3 percent!"

Roger that. The South would be powering the national economy, followed by the MidWest.

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