Kirk Cameron justifies the death and destruction caused by hurricanes by claiming God sends hurricanes to make sinners repent.
In a video posted to his Facebook page, a glib Kirk Cameron tells his followers that God has “a purpose” by sending destructive hurricanes to terrorize and harm people, and that purpose is “to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance.”
In his Facebook video, an arrogant and insensitive Cameron explains:
… One thing we know about hurricanes — and all weather — is that this is not Mother Nature in a bad mood. This is a spectacular display of God’s immense power. And when He puts His power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose. And we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random. And we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance…
Cameron is toxic. His glib explanation and justification for his imaginary God’s cruelty and immorality is moronic. If God really wanted to give us “a spectacular display” of His supposedly “immense power” one would think He could do it without all the death, destruction, and misery.
As for suggesting that hurricanes are part of God’s “purpose,” this is laughable. Cameron’s God is a misogynistic, moral monster, that lacks any moral standard, and apparently approves of rape, incest, genocide, and slavery, among many other unsavory and decidedly immoral acts.
And it goes without saying that any God that demands “humility, awe, and repentance” is a petty tyrant and not worthy of respect or affection.
In fact, as former evangelical preacher Dan Barker explains, God is The Most Unpleasant Character in All Fiction, and is not a source of moral authority.
Bottom line: Cameron’s explanation and justification for destructive hurricanes is yet another demonstration that his imaginary God’s moral standard is ultimately harmful, and morally inferior to rational, secular, humanist values.