God Sends Earthquakes

In response to the Oklahoma earthquake (and pastor Paul Begley’s religious interpretation of it) I thought it appropriate to offer an adapted version of an image I’ve shared before:

That is of course the impression of God that Pat Robertson and others like him give all the time when they offer similar comments. Rather than glorifying God, they end up identifying God with nature, so that God disappears into the closing gaps of our understanding of the natural world for those who understand weather patterns and plate tectonics. They also give the impression of a God who is of limited power, using a blunt instrument with imprecise aim to vent his wrath.

  • Brad Matthies

    Related: Due to better technology, our ability to detect earthquakes has improved. This gives the impression that earthquakes are on the rise. However, it’s more complicated than that.

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/increase_in_earthquakes.php

    -B

  • Chris

    Interesting point – “They also give the impression of a God who is of limited power, using a blunt instrument with imprecise aim to vent his wrath.” 

    I find myself hanging my head with leaders such as them, say what they do about natural disasters.

    If God’s final judgement is coming, then why would God do ANY judging now?

    Anyway, I feel they do more harm than good when they speak as if they can answer for God.

    (I was going to insert something here about helping rather than hurting, but of course I would have to include myself in that category as obviously I’m sitting here typing and not helping those hurt by the quake….)

     

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