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Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
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RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
Ann Coulter blames Harvey on lesbian mayor : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ann-...581a139315
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






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#22
RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
"God is punishing Houston for having a Lesbian Mayor!"

...in a year with a totally different mayor. Fucking dumb cunt.
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#23
RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
(August 30, 2017 at 10:03 am)Divinity Wrote: "God is punishing Houston for having a Lesbian Mayor!"

...in a year with a totally different mayor. Fucking dumb cunt.

They can't conjugate. "having had a lesbian mayor."  Sleepy
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#24
RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
(August 29, 2017 at 2:37 pm)Nymphadora Wrote: And  for women to cut their hair short and for letting everyone to eat dairy and meat in the same meal and wear mixed fabrics. I'd include owning a slave, but ..

Lol yep there you go Nymph. ALL of them.

For any 'True Christians' that are reading this, scoffing at the OT references we atheists so conveniently like to bring up? Read your own Bibles. 

NEW TESTAMENT Wrote:"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest part or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place." (Matthew 5:17 NAB)

"It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass away than for the smallest part of the letter of the law to become invalid." (Luke 16:17 NAB)

Luke 12:51-52
51 "Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division." 52 "For from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three" 

Matthew 10:34-35
34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." 35 "For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."


(August 30, 2017 at 4:39 am)chimp3 Wrote: Ann Coulter blames Harvey on lesbian mayor : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ann-...581a139315

I'm just surprised there aren't more victim blamers out there. Can't wait to hear what the Pope has to say about this one.. 

Quote:Pope promotes pastor to Bishop who said hurricane was God's punishment

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Pope Benedict XVI has made another controversial appointment by elevating to the position of bishop an Austrian pastor who said  was God's punishment for homosexuality in New Orleans .



I guess the ones actually in Texas are busy showing their true colors. There's good people.. and then theres garbage people. Denomination not needed.





Mind you I'm merely talking about the Christians who like to spout their condemnation about others, in public. I'm sure the people of Texas are rallying together no matter their beliefs. 

According to this blog from the friendly atheist, the Usual Suspects are eerily silent on the matter. So yeah I guess we should have heard more by now or they're just late to the race, with Ann Coulter leading the pack!

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyath...ht-now/see
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Quote:The sin is against an infinite being (God) unforgiven infinitely, therefore the punishment is infinite.

Dead wrong.  The actions of a finite being measured against an infinite one are infinitesimal and therefore merit infinitesimal punishment.


Quote:Some people deserve hell.


I say again:  No exceptions.  Punishment should be equal to the crime, not in excess of it.  As soon as the punishment is greater than the crime, the punisher is in the wrong.

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RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
Kind of disturbing to see the lack of empathy here, as people (including children) are losing their lives and their loved ones. Instead, here we are using this tragedy to make jokes and poke fun at people of faith.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
(August 30, 2017 at 10:12 am)Catholic_Lady Wrote: Kind of disturbing to see the lack of empathy here, as people (including children) are losing their lives and their loved ones. Instead, here we are using this tragedy to make jokes and poke fun at people of faith.

I did have the same thought CL. My response was to the post at the top of the page about a Christian condemning Christians along with an entire states worth of millions of people, with perceived godly intervention by use of natural disasters as the weapon of choice, for punishment.
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Quote:The sin is against an infinite being (God) unforgiven infinitely, therefore the punishment is infinite.

Dead wrong.  The actions of a finite being measured against an infinite one are infinitesimal and therefore merit infinitesimal punishment.


Quote:Some people deserve hell.


I say again:  No exceptions.  Punishment should be equal to the crime, not in excess of it.  As soon as the punishment is greater than the crime, the punisher is in the wrong.

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RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
(August 30, 2017 at 10:24 am)Luckie Wrote:
(August 30, 2017 at 10:12 am)Catholic_Lady Wrote: Kind of disturbing to see the lack of empathy here, as people (including children) are losing their lives and their loved ones. Instead, here we are using this tragedy to make jokes and poke fun at people of faith.

I did have the same thought CL. My response was to the post at the top of the page about a Christian condemning Christians along with an entire states worth of millions of people, with perceived godly intervention by use of natural disasters as the weapon of choice, for punishment.

Yes, my post wasn't directed towards you. Lack of empathy and using this as a means of advancing any particular bias in the face of people dying is sad regardless of where it comes from.
"Of course, everyone will claim they respect someone who tries to speak the truth, but in reality, this is a rare quality. Most respect those who speak truths they agree with, and their respect for the speaking only extends as far as their realm of personal agreement. It is less common, almost to the point of becoming a saintly virtue, that someone truly respects and loves the truth seeker, even when their conclusions differ wildly." 

-walsh
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#28
RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
Want to help? 



One place to start is .


General Relief
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner established a Harvey relief fund at The Greater Houston Community Foundation. The organization connects donors with a network of nonprofits and innovative solutions in the social sector.
, which calls itself the largest global crowdfunding community, has a goal of raising $2 million for its Harvey relief fund. Funds will be used first for immediate needs of food, water and shelter and then transition to long-term recovery efforts.
 has launched a relief fund for storm-related needs and recovery. The organization says it already maintains a disaster relief fund but anticipates the needs of Harvey will far exceed those existing resources.

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy has also launched a Hurricane Harvey relief fund. The organization says its strategy emphasizes "investing well rather than investing quickly, addressing the greatest needs and gaps in funding that may be yet to emerge."
, the social fundraising site, has created a landing page that gathers the campaigns on its platform related to Harvey.
 says it is providing food and water to first responders and preparing for massive feeding efforts for residents.
 says its teams began responding before Harvey made landfall and continues on-the-ground relief work.
 is accepting donations as well as volunteers for Harvey disaster relief for the coming months.
Blood
As well as the American Red Cross, local organizations accepting blood donations are Carter BloodCare and the .
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Flood victims gather for food at a shelter in the George R. Brown Convention Center on Monday in Houston.
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Shelter
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County coordinates the city's response to homelessness, serving as "a backbone organization" to groups that offer direct service. It has been providing updated information on shelters with available beds.
 has set up an urgent accommodations site, where people can open their homes to evacuees from the storm or find shelter themselves. Service fees are waived for those who check in by Sept. 1.
Food
A number of food banks will be aiding the affected region. Consider donating money instead of food, as it allows a food bank to use your donation most efficiently.
Feeding Texas is a statewide nonprofit that works alongside state and federal relief efforts. The organization says it steps in during major disasters to "coordinate with the state and other providers so that relief reaches families quickly and the 'second disaster' of an unorganized response is avoided."
Here is its list of food banks in Texas likely to be affected by Harvey:


 (Victoria)

 (Beaumont)
 (Pharr)
 (Bryan)
 (Austin)

People With Disabilities
Portlight Strategies facilitates projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work. The organization says its hotline for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has received urgent requests from people in need.
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Children on an air mattress are towed down a flooded street in Houston on Sunday.
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Kids
The Texas Diaper Bank, based in San Antonio, works to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities, and seniors. It focuses on providing partner agencies with diapers and goods.
Animals
The SPCA of Texas is organizing evacuations of pets in Texas (including 123 cats from a shelter in Corpus Christi) and offers resources on pet-friendly housing for evacuees.
Austin Pets Alive! says it has transported more than 235 animals to its shelter. The organization seeks donations, as well as people who can adopt animals. It says it has received so many donated supplies that it's running out of storage space, so financial donations are what it needs most

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U.S.
Harvey Makes Landfall In Louisiana As Houston Copes With Record Rainfall


http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list




And, not to be biased, here's a Christian call to action that I literally just ran into on my daily rounds: 



Dave Daubenmire Launches Hurricane Relief Effort To Teach People To ‘Depend On God, Not On The Government’
[Image: biophoto-II-35x35.jpg]By Kyle Mantyla | August 28, 2017 1:06 pm

On this morning’s “Pass The Salt Live” webcast, extremist Religious Right activist Dave Daubenmire announced that his “Salt and Light Brigade” organization will be heading down to Texas to provide relief to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, asking viewers to donate to his effort instead of groups like the Red Cross because the catastrophic disaster provides them with a great opportunity to reach desperate people “who are going to be open to the Gospel” and teach them to “depend on God, not on the government.”
“We find the greatest work gets done Christian-to-Christian,” Daubenmire said, explaining that his group is working to raise $20,000 to buy supplies that can be distributed through a local church in order to spread the Gospel.
“Everybody can go right now and donate all kinds of money to the Red Cross and to the Salvation Army,” Daubenmire said. “What we’re going to do, we are going to take our supplies and we’re going to partner with a church down there and hand out relief supplies through the church, which builds relationships in the community. We think that’s far more important than the Red Cross coming by and giving you a meal. There is no Gospel that comes with the Red Cross and these people down in Houston, I’m gonna tell you, they are going to be open to the Gospel.”
“Please, don’t send your donations to the Salvation Army and please don’t send them to the American Red Cross. Please don’t do that. Please. Send them to us and we will take what we get and we will take it from Christian to Christian,” he added. “This is critical. Now is the time for people to be taught to depend on the church, depend on God, not on the government.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/dave-...overnment/

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Sometimes it's hard to know when the post will just attach itself or what. Sorry.
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Quote:The sin is against an infinite being (God) unforgiven infinitely, therefore the punishment is infinite.

Dead wrong.  The actions of a finite being measured against an infinite one are infinitesimal and therefore merit infinitesimal punishment.


Quote:Some people deserve hell.


I say again:  No exceptions.  Punishment should be equal to the crime, not in excess of it.  As soon as the punishment is greater than the crime, the punisher is in the wrong.

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RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
(August 30, 2017 at 10:12 am)Catholic_Lady Wrote: Kind of disturbing to see the lack of empathy here, as people (including children) are losing their lives and their loved ones. Instead, here we are using this tragedy to make jokes and poke fun at people of faith.

I am pointing out someone that is blaming this tragedy on gay people. Implicit in my comment is a real world concern for the victims since the blame is most likely human caused climate change, not gay people. My concern is also for gay people who might be singled out for attack due to irresponsible and irrational comments like those made by Coulter. I hope I am not being petty in a time of crisis.
God thinks it's fun to confuse primates. Larsen's God!






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#30
RE: Christians are to blame for Hurricane Harvey.
A few years ago the former governor, Rick Perry, arranged a day of prayer for rain.

Perhaps god's just slow.

God's to do list:

Let children in Africa starve - Done.
Appear on a toasted sandwich - Done.
Talk to Donald trump - Cancelled. Man's a maniac!
Send rain to Texas - fuck, that was four years ago! Better do something now!
Sanity adjacent.


Angel





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