Thursday, September 23, 2010

Who controls the weather?

It has often been a source of bemusement to me that fundies think God controls the weather, and uses extreme weather events to smite unbelievers, gays and liberals.

When it suits them, they claim that God was responsible for the Haiti earthquake (smiting the Vodouisants), the flooding of New Orleans (smiting the city for being nice to gays), and so on.

On the other hand, when the Boscastle flood destroyed the Christian bookshop but spared the Witchcraft Museum, they claimed the Devil was controlling the weather.

So which is it, fundies? You can't have it both ways.

I think you'll find that the weather is not controlled by a supernatural being, but is an emergent chaotic system.

As the Bible points out: the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike (Matthew 5:45).


Stephen said...

It's obvious that Zeus/Jupiter controls the weather. Google "Touchdown Jesus" for evidence. It was a huge statue of Jesus in Ohio that was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Praise the Gods! LOL

Yewtree said...

Oh I reckon that Jesus himself smote down the awful "Touchdown Jesus" statue on the grounds that it was in really bad taste (but he had to borrow a couple of lightning bolts from Zeus, of course).