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OneAngryDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:36 PM
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Katrina was God's wrath
Katrina was God's wrath on sinful area says Alabama senator

A state senator in Alabama says Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment on a sinful part of America.


State Sen. Hank Erwin, R-Montevallo, wrote in a weekly column for news outlets: "New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have always been known for gambling, sin and wickedness. It is the kind of behavior that ultimately brings the judgment of God."

http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/WWL092805katrinagod....

Here is a reading, from the Gospel of Luke:

13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?

13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Just what Jesus do these nuts believe in?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:38 PM
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1. Reading bible verses makes my head hurt
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:38 PM
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2. If it's God's wrath
It's because those states voted for scrubbo. I noticed that God has not attacked Wash, Ore, Cali and other very blue states.
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:41 PM
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3. How come the French Quarter was spared?
God likes Mardi Gras?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:45 PM
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5. God Spared the Prostitutes and Wine Merchants but the Gamblers
who took advantage of the poor were laid waste to for their blasphemy and usury.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:45 PM
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4. i suggest gods wrath to bush. those life a sacrifice to show bush
incompetence to waken america to the republican lie and inability to walk in the lite of christ

how about that
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:46 PM
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6. What a sanctified asshole.
:eyes:
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:46 PM
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7. Right...it's not Bush's fault those levees broke....it was gawwwwwd.
:eyes:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:49 PM
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8. Correct. Luke 13:2-5 reinforces an earlier Old Testament idea
Which denies that God causes disasters/smites people for the purpose of punishment for sin. In essence, Jesus is explaining that sometimes bad things happen to good people.
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savemefromdumbya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:52 PM
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9. God controls hurricanes - playing his HAARP?
who knows HE may control weather systems by HAARP.

http://www.sciam.com/print_version.cfm?articleID=000593...

September 27, 2004

Controlling Hurricanes

Can hurricanes and other severe tropical storms be moderated or deflected?

By Ross N. Hoffman

Every year huge rotating storms packing winds greater than 74 miles per hour sweep across tropical seas and onto shorelines--often devastating large swaths of territory. When these roiling tempests--called hurricanes in the Atlantic and the eastern Pacific oceans, typhoons in the western Pacific and cyclones in the Indian Ocean--strike heavily populated areas, they can kill thousands and cause billions of dollars of property damage. And nothing, absolutely nothing, stands in their way.

But must these fearful forces of nature be forever beyond our control? My research colleagues and I think not. Our team is investigating how we might learn to nudge hurricanes onto more benign paths or otherwise defuse them. Although this bold goal probably lies decades in the future, we think our results show that it is not too early to study the possibilities.
To even consider controlling hurricanes, researchers will need to be able to predict a storm's course extremely accurately, to identify the physical changes (such as alterations in air temperature) that would influence its behavior, and to find ways to effect those changes. This work is in its infancy, but successful computer simulations of hurricanes carried out during the past few years suggest that modification could one day be feasible. What is more, it turns out the very thing that makes forecasting any weather difficult--the atmosphere's extreme sensitivity to small stimuli--may well be the key to achieving the control we seek. Our first attempt at influencing the course of a simulated hurricane by making minor changes to the storm's initial state, for example, proved remarkably successful, and the subsequent results have continued to look favorable, too.o.

To see why hurricanes and other severe tropical storms may be susceptible to human intervention, one must understand their nature and origins. Hurricanes grow as clusters of thunderstorms over the tropical oceans. Low-latitude seas continuously provide heat and moisture to the atmosphere, producing warm, humid air above the sea surface. When this air rises, the water vapor in it condenses to form clouds and precipitation. Condensation releases heat--the solar heat it took to evaporate the water at the ocean surface. This so-called latent heat of condensation makes the air more buoyant, causing it to ascend still higher in a self-reinforcing feedback process. Eventually, the tropical depression begins to organize and strengthen, forming the familiar eye--the calm central hub around which a hurricane spins. On reaching land, the hurricane's sustaining source of warm water is cut off, which leads to the storm's rapid weakening.

Dreams of Control
Because a hurricane draws much of its energy from heat released when water vapor over the ocean condenses into clouds and rain, the first researchers to dream of taming these unruly giants focused on trying to alter the condensation process using cloud-seeding techniques--then the only practical way to try to affect weather. In the early 1960s a U.S. government-appointed scientific advisory panel named Project Stormfury performed a series of courageous (or perhaps foolhardy) experiments to determine whether that approach might work.

Project Stormfury aimed to slow the development of a hurricane by augmenting precipitation in the first rain band outside the eye wall--the ring of clouds and high winds that encircle the eye . They attempted to accomplish this goal by seeding the clouds there with silver iodide particles dispersed by aircraft, which would serve as nuclei for the formation of ice from water vapor that had been supercooled after rising to the highest, coldest reaches of the storm. If all went as envisioned, the clouds would grow more quickly, consuming the supplies of warm, moist air near the ocean surface, thus replacing the old eye wall. This process would then expand the radius of the eye, lessening the hurricane's intensity in a manner akin to a spinning skater who extends her arms to slow down.

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SillyGoose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:54 PM
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10. These phony christians make me sick. What kind of God are they
worshipping who would kill innocent elderly people and children to exact revenge on all those 'sinners' on the Gulf Coast??

While they are busy with their sanctimonious act casting judgement on everyone in their path, these phonies would do well to remember this little gem from Matthew:

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measurement ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote (speck) that is in thy brothers eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and them shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye. Matthew 7:1-5


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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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13. Trinity Broadcasting Network helping Gretna(blocked bridge) not NOLA
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SillyGoose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:09 PM
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16. Why does this not surprise me? (nt)
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:55 PM
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11. So what does the senator say when a tornado
wipes out fundy churches in his home state?

http://www.tornadoproject.com/past/pastts98.htm
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:57 PM
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12. Las Vegas anyone? If God was so wrathful about those
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM by Cleita
perceived sins, he would have destroyed Las Vegas.
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wallwriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:02 PM
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14. Because God hates the same people that I hate!!
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Spike from MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:04 PM
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15. Oh I agree with this. I've been thinking the same thing for
awhile now. After all, Katrina/Rita/etc. only hit the RED states. God must be punishing people for voting for Dubya. Yeah, that's it. Repent now, vote for Dems next time around, and you too will be spared God's wrath.

OK, I'm an atheist so I don't believe any of that crap but I've been thinking it might be fun to point that out, just to screw with the Religious right, Fundies, and other assorted loons. Uh, just don't mention that NO area went blue. We'll just leave that part out for now. After all, it's not like any of those groups are exactly experts in the fact-checking area so we don't really have anything to worry about.
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