Professional con artist and Trump fellatrix Rick Joyner has a handy explanation for hurricanes, earthquakes and other disasters. You see, God can’t intervene to prevent them because we up and kicked God out of the whole country. Funny thing to happen to an omnipotent, omnipresent being, don’t you think?
So this is slightly different from the claim from many others that God sends those disasters intentionally as a warning or a punishment. Joyner seems to be saying that God doesn’t want them to happen, but he’s sitting there helplessly because he isn’t allowed to stop them since we kicked him out of the country. Still stupid, just stupid in a mildly different way.
Joyner said that America has “actually fallen to the ultimate depravity of nations” as countless citizens embrace “perversions and delusions and separations from God.”
He claimed that “you could measure the meltdown of morality, integrity, the increasing dysfunction of our governments and just about so many other things that are going on now to the time when we basically started saying, ‘God, get out of our life. We don’t want you mentioned in our books, in our histories, we don’t want anyone to use your name or pray in your name, we just want you out of here.’”
“It’s amazing, hurricanes strike us, earthquakes, everything else, and everyone’s first response is, ‘Where is God when this happens?’” Joyner added. “Well, we told him to leave. That’s where he is.”
But I have some questions. For instance, does he think that natural disasters didn’t start until, say, 1962 when mandatory Bible reading was no longer allowed in schools? Or that they didn’t happen when we were still an overwhelmingly Christian nation? The truth is quite the opposite. How about the Cat 4 hurricane that destroyed Galveston, Texas in 1900, killing thousands of people? Was that because the people of Galveston had kicked God out of the city?
How about the Dust Bowl of the 1930s? Was God kicked out of the Great Plains? Half a million people were left homeless from that disaster. The 1906 earthquake in San Francisco? 3000 people died and more than 200,000 were left homeless. The Johnstown flood of 1889? It killed 2200 people. Had the good people of Johnstown kicked God out, rendering him unable to help them? Logic! It’s your friend.