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  Since I live here, this is all anyone is talking about and it's difficult for me to ignore the "please pray for those affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma."  I've already replied to a few FB posts to pray for no tornadoes instead and trying to keep my thoughts to myself.  I don't want to go on the attack, but their lack of reason and continued "free passes" they give to God anger me. 

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It's a no win situation.  I'm sure you will see hundreds of con artists pastors try to take advantage of this situation by incorporating it into their money drive.  But somehow they are nice when they take advantage of the poor and any way you slice it you are not nice if you try to set the poor free.

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Glenn Beck was having a field day with this on AM radio.

He talked with the governor of Oklahoma, who stated that Oklahoma had the best people and was a "God-fearing" state full of churches and the highest morals for helping others, along with a great economy.

In other words, "we're the best".

She then told everyone to pray to the Almighty for a fast recovery.

Beck of course, used all of this to pump Christianity and how important it is to worship the Almighty and do his will.

Truly disgusting.

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Glenn Beck was having a field day with this on AM radio.

He talked with the governor of Oklahoma, who stated that Oklahoma had the best people and was a "God-fearing" state full of churches and the highest morals for helping others, along with a great economy.

In other words, "we're the best".

She then told everyone to pray to the Almighty for a fast recovery.

Beck of course, used all of this to pump Christianity and how important it is to worship the Almighty and do his will.

Truly disgusting.

 

That's the Okie attitude. I've lived here all my life. When these disasters strike everyone pats themselves on the back and admires how much we help each other. As if people wouldn't help out their fellow man anywhere else on Earth but Oklahoma. It's great that people are helping out but that's what people do everywhere and it has nothing to do with the number of churches in the state. We certainly are a "God-fearing" state with backwards laws and 19th century attitude to prove it.

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I'll pray for you because that's the nicest way of saying I'll do nothing.

Yup!  I did something, I prayed! 

 

Taking action > Prayer

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

 

It will be interesting to see what Pat Robertson thinks god is punishing us for since this state is considered the poster child for family values and conservative politics. Maybe god is smiting us for our casinos.

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I've got no problem with praying for people. What I have a problem with is Christian prayers. Do Christians realize that in their belief system, every person killed in the tornado who didn't believe in Jesus is now burning in hell? They act as if Jesus is some sort of consolation. What kind of consolation is Jesus to the non-Christian whose family just died. I would very much like to hear an evangelical talk about that.

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

 

It will be interesting to see what Pat Robertson thinks god is punishing us for since this state is considered the poster child for family values and conservative politics. Maybe god is smiting us for our casinos.

 

 

 

I'm sure Robertson and his clones in Christian leadership will blame political views that most of the tornado victims opposed.

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

 

It will be interesting to see what Pat Robertson thinks god is punishing us for since this state is considered the poster child for family values and conservative politics. Maybe god is smiting us for our casinos.

 

 

Maybe it's not a punishment at all. It might be a test of faith for all of the believers that live in the areas the tornadoes touched down. In the Bible, he has been known to torture and kill obedient humans just to test the faith... Or, if it is a punishment, maybe it is a punishment for the few heretics who have rejected him, that live in Oklahoma, but he's got to be thorough and make sure that even the most devout believers suffer the effects of the punishment on the non-Christian heretics living among the believers. It's just how Gawd works. Punish the majority for the actions and beliefs of the minority...

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Given Pat's recent advice, I'd predict him to say it's god's punishment on the women of Oklahoma for getting too fat and ugly for their husbands to stay faithful to them.

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If the tornado had hit an atheist HQ building, a Buddhist temple, a strip joint, or some such, it would have been god's judgment and vengeance. As it is, it was just a tragedy or a test of faith. What double-think!!

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

 

It will be interesting to see what Pat Robertson thinks god is punishing us for since this state is considered the poster child for family values and conservative politics. Maybe god is smiting us for our casinos.

 

 

Maybe it's not a punishment at all. It might be a test of faith for all of the believers that live in the areas the tornadoes touched down. In the Bible, he has been known to torture and kill obedient humans just to test the faith... Or, if it is a punishment, maybe it is a punishment for the few heretics who have rejected him, that live in Oklahoma, but he's got to be thorough and make sure that even the most devout believers suffer the effects of the punishment on the non-Christian heretics living among the believers. It's just how Gawd works. Punish the majority for the actions and beliefs of the minority...

 

 

God does work in mysterious ways.

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I'll pray for you because that's the nicest way of saying I'll do nothing.

 

Exactly.  Most probably even mean well when they say it, but perhaps it wouldn't hurt if they got smacked up side the head with a dose of reality including the reality that their good intentions are really just easy answers and a way to make themselves feel better about not offering anything to the victims. 

 

If not the cycle repeats and no one is better for it. 

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I get a little weary of all this wearing God on your sleeve on the part of Southern evangelicals at times like this. I also keep remembering that so many of the victims probably attend churches where things like climate change are debunked as the work of the devil.

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Sometimes I think we should jump in earlier on this stuff and announce that we know in our hearts that this is retribution for the WBC, homophobia, and the actions of the GOP over the last decade. After all, it's just the Christians' word against ours.zDuivel7.gif

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Has anyone noticed that Tornado Alley and the Bible Belt are almost the same areas? I'm going to assume that Tornado Alley is the cause of the Bible Belt. You'd think they'd get a clue that praying isn't doing much to stop shit from happening.

 

Sorta like when Ben Franklin invented the lightning rod. Everyone started using them except for churches that wanted to trust in "God" to protect them. After a while it was only churches that were being struck. Dumb shits.

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I'll pray for you because that's the nicest way of saying I'll do nothing.

and I'll make a post on fb with a verse in script letters on a pretty pic of clouds, asking everyone to pray at the bottom.

 

cuz chanting magic words  is easier than getting my ass out of the front of the puter and driving there to join a work crew.

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At what point can we hold God accountable?  Why do Christians never seem to think this?  Hello! You're praying to a god who has just proven to allow tragedy to occur, despite the prayers.  Why the fuck are your prayers to comfort those affected by HIS INACTION anymore powerful than those who prayed to be spared or have their children spared yet he ignored? 

 

When will you be angry at your god?  Obviously our lives are meaningless to him.  Christians, are you paying attention?!!!

 

Amen, brother!  I SOOOO agree.  I've spent the past week watching my cousin praising gawd at every corner because her husband survived the heard attack that gawd didn't prevent him from having.

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I'm waiting to hear the first "god's punishment for....." Yeah, those sinful grade school kids needed punishing. Like to kick god and his "mouthpieces" in their holy nuts.

 

It will be interesting to see what Pat Robertson thinks god is punishing us for since this state is considered the poster child for family values and conservative politics. Maybe god is smiting us for our casinos.

 

 

 

I'm sure Robertson and his clones in Christian leadership will blame political views that most of the tornado victims opposed.

 

 

There are no doubt some bad apples in Oklahoma who voted for Obama. This is why god sent the tornado there.

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