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Because unrest in the Middle East and thunderstorms are both so uncommon that the fact that they sometimes happen around the same time can have no other explanation.
6/1/2011 4:10:58 AM
Or maybe it's just been really humid and rainy, which is perfect tornado weather. As a midwesterner, I can attest to this. Hurricanes happen during hurricane season when the weatther is right, too. Israel has nothing to do with it.
6/1/2011 4:18:07 AM
"There's a pattern here."
What pattern? God gets pissed at one guy, takes it out on someone else? Isn't that the story of your bible, with the whole apple/fall/crucifiction thing?
(It's almost like it's operating on random chance, rather than being guided by a deity.)
6/1/2011 4:34:56 AM
President Obama makes a statement and your god kills people in MO who have nothing to do with the presidents statement? Your god is an @$$.
6/1/2011 4:45:26 AM
You're right, there is a pattern here. Higher atmospheric temperatures cause more water to evaporate from the ocean and melting ice caps. This causes a rise in the humidity which leads to more precipitation and thus more and bigger storms. We have a name for that pattern. It's called "global warming". But you lot don't believe in that, do you?
6/1/2011 4:52:06 AM
Fuck you for trivializing these disasters with your berserk logic-- as if an omnipotent god could summon no rational method to express his alleged rage than to obliterate the lives of innocent bible-belt christians (what an obvious message!) 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami, etc-- this is reality, and YOU were not directly affected by any of it, thus, shut the fuck up. If only you repub-fundies would re-examine your pathetic apocalyptic/pornographic political circle-jerk over Israel-- once again, people's lives are being torn apart. Yours is NOT.
6/1/2011 5:01:51 AM
6/1/2011 5:05:38 AM
"There's a pattern here. "
The pattern even has a name. It's called global warming.
If your god was so omnipotent why didn't he make Obamas microphone stop working when he made the announcement? That way Israel wouldn't even be affected because nobody could hear the president tell them what to do.
6/1/2011 5:06:10 AM
Why is it that God can only cause Hurricanes when people are mean to Israel in Hurricane season?
6/1/2011 5:13:48 AM
There's a pattern here.
No, there's not. Two examples of coincidence at best is hardly conclusive evidence that the USA must support Israel or suffer the "consequences."
Please sit down while the grown ups talk.
6/1/2011 5:14:24 AM
So, by your logic, Joe, every time someone says Israel should behave, gets punished? Why the hell are Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey are still around?
6/1/2011 5:45:14 AM
Shhhh you guys be quiet. God might get angry and kill a bunch of his most ardent followers again.
6/1/2011 5:46:11 AM
Yeah, except shit like that happens all the time regardless of US foregin policies.
6/1/2011 5:49:01 AM
There's a pattern here.
You mean the facepalms?
Yes, happens here regularly, whenever quotes like this shows up.
6/1/2011 5:51:05 AM
It's TORNADO ALLY! I've been up and down from Joplin MO to Fayettville AR and you know what? Tornadoes are so frequent this time of year it's ludicrous. In this area we are saddened and empathetic to the people who suffer still in Joplin but we are hardly surprised. How come the four days of rain and flash flooding that did so much damage around here before the tornado wasn't a 'sign' of anything? Or the constant three digit temperatures we suffered the year before? The ice storms that have been ripping us apart lately? No?
Well, fuck off then.
6/1/2011 6:33:56 AM
Funny how a few weeks earlier tornadoes killed a couple hundred and Obama had not made an announcement about Israel.
It's almost as if tornadoes are random weather events ...
"Sir Bedevere, explain to me again how sheeps' bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes."
6/1/2011 6:44:49 AM
It is funny that god strikes hurricane prone areas with hurricanes and tornado prone areas with tornados and earthquake prone areas with earthquakes. It's almost as if these were purely natural phenomenon, explained by rational thought. Very tricky god, but Joseph Farah is on to you.
Also, ya fucking douchebag, what kind of asshole is your god if would wantonly murder little kids, rip babies out of the arms of their mothers to prove some nebulous point. Do you even hear yourself talk?
6/1/2011 6:48:25 AM
Even if there was a connection between God's tantrums and peoples behavior, a more direct conclusion would be that God hates Missouri.
6/1/2011 6:56:22 AM
I just knew someone would use the tornado as part of a religious rant.
OK, then, please tell me why God would smite people in a conservative bible-belt area who didn't elect Obama for something he said? Not to mention the fact that God must be a real asshole to kill numerous people and destroy their property just because the president suggests that Israel give back a little land. Now tell me why I should love & worship this god again?
6/1/2011 7:02:28 AM
Okay, this insistence that natural disasters are caused by some political action is really starting to become a pet peeve of mine. For one, why is your god punishing people that had nothing to do with the decision making? And why do you worship such a prick? Another thing, we have people that track weather patterns and geological activity professionally. You'd think they'd be able to catch the fact that a storm spontaneously and miraculously formed outside of the normal weather cycle or that earthquakes with seemingly no cause occurred. But nope, all of these have natural and well-documented causes.
6/1/2011 7:09:00 AM
"Once again, we've seen the U.S. hit with a series of deadly superstorms following Barack Obama's pledge to return Israel to pre-1967 borders."
Which were happening before Obama was elected. 'Tornado Alley' ring any bells?
Meteorology. Geography. Shit happens. Deal with it.
It's the fault of fundies for living slap bang in the middle of an area in which the above factors combine to fuck up things for them. Pop quiz, hotshot: Holland. The UK. Two countries in which, not only are hyper-secular (compared to the Bible Belt - slap-bang in the middle of Tornado Alley), homosexuality is not only tolerated but legal, specific legislation exists to protect their human rights. Two words: Civil Partnerships. Yet, we get virtually no natural disasters. Why is this? (check one):
[ ] God is a fucking awful shot when it comes to his 'wrath'.
[ ] God has changed his mind, re. that part of Leviticus; not just because of your bigotry against LGBT people, but your insistence in cherry-picking that part, but not obeying the rest of it. Thus he now favours gays over you fundies.
[ ] God doesn't exist.
6/1/2011 7:09:57 AM
we've seen the U.S. hit with a series of deadly superstorms following Barack Obama's pledge to return Israel to pre-1967 borders.
So why did the tornadoes hit Missouri and Tennessee full of Bible Belt Baptists instead of hitting the White House? Is God nearsighted? Where in the Bible does it say Israel should be at its 1967 borders? Plus, Obama didn't say "return Israel to pre-1967 borders".
it seems to happen every single time the U.S. pressures Israel to divide the land.
And it seems to happen every single time the U.S. doesn't pressure Israel to divide the land. It's called "confirmation bias" - the tendency to see only things that confirm your beliefs, while ignoring counter-examples.
6/1/2011 7:14:54 AM
Raised by Horses
MY GRANDMA WHAT A SHINY MIRROR YOU HAVE THERE
6/1/2011 7:24:13 AM
"There's a pattern here."
I sincerely hope you're talking about the chain link and/or bars on the window you're looking out of.
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