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(BBC)   God targets England with floods and storms as punishment for gay marriage. Apparently just causing the storms or lightning to just hit the gay weddings is too much for God to handle   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2014-01-19 02:06:14 PM  
The councillor raises a reasonable question: has any nation that has legalized same-sex marriage not, at some later date, experienced severe weather of some fashion at some location within it? If not, then ascribing that severe weather to same-sex marriage seems entirely reasonable.

/Will be back later, need to renew the power of my tiger-repelling rock.
 
2014-01-19 02:14:46 PM  
God believes in group blame.
 
2014-01-19 03:04:02 PM  
Maybe it's that it's England and it gets a fark-ton of rain. It's a damp nation.
 
2014-01-19 03:20:35 PM  
I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.
 
2014-01-19 04:10:23 PM  
God also causes free rides, regardless of whether or not you've already paid.
 
2014-01-19 04:19:32 PM  

miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.




No, just good old fashion brainwashing and using "feels" for answers than logic.
 
2014-01-19 04:32:06 PM  
when 1 person sins, god punishes everyone!!!
that's why we need to KILL ALL THE NON-believers!!!!!

anyone who has not made a burnt offering to Zeus today, please kill yourself and save the rest of us from the work?

seriously
kill yourself
 
2014-01-19 04:40:12 PM  

miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.


I'm now wondering what the Venn diagram of people who buy into this line of reasoning and people who believe climate change is a massive hoax would look like.

Meh, way I reckon it religious authorities of all stripes have been pointing to bad weather and the like and attributing it to the wrath of an unhappy deity since before beer was invented.

Gotta admit, it is getting a little old at this point.
 
2014-01-19 04:41:09 PM  

namatad: when 1 person sins, god punishes everyone!!!
that's why we need to KILL ALL THE NON-believers!!!!!

anyone who has not made a burnt offering to Zeus today, please kill yourself and save the rest of us from the work?

seriously
kill yourself


Zeus?!?  Blasphemer!! It is to Odin that we should all give our allegiance!
 
2014-01-19 04:52:26 PM  
I'm sure god has slightly more important things than worrying about who wants to get married.

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2014-01-19 04:53:17 PM  
God's actually punishing the British for failing to bestow a knighthood to Benny Hill.
 
2014-01-19 04:54:30 PM  
Oh and also, God wants more Cassie Ainsworth TV movies. I know this cos he told me.
 
2014-01-19 05:05:01 PM  

miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.


Such individuals have simply done basic research. Have floods and severe storms ever struck a nation that had not legalized same-sex marriage? Study it out.
 
2014-01-19 05:05:40 PM  

serial_crusher: God also causes free rides, regardless of whether or not you've already paid.


That is some good advice.

/That I just did not take.
 
2014-01-19 05:12:47 PM  
This is an adult making this claim?

Wouldn't it be a rather impotent God who would say, "Waa! My creations that I created are getting married according to the unholy instincts that I created them with! I'm going to send them some inclement weather!" ?
 
2014-01-19 05:13:56 PM  
Ah UKIP, along with BNP they are the closest thing the UK has to the Republican Party. Unfortunately, nobody gives them any real power like they do the Republicans.
 
2014-01-19 05:15:55 PM  

Dimensio: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

Such individuals have simply done basic research. Have floods and severe storms ever struck a nation that had not legalized same-sex marriage? Study it out.


After considerable study I've determined the one common factor present in every single major disaster in recorded human history:

Humans.

/DUN DUN DUN
 
2014-01-19 05:16:47 PM  
gay sex sets off natural disasters? must be one hell of an orgasm
 
2014-01-19 05:19:00 PM  

bbfreak: Ah UKIP, along with BNP they are the closest thing the UK has to the Republican Party. Unfortunately, nobody gives them any real power like they do the Republicans.


Based on this specimen, I'm going to say that them not having any real power is a fortunate thing.
 
2014-01-19 05:19:58 PM  
the government should make an app for that and make gay people send out a message just before they cum, let the rest of us get upstairs and hide under the bed
 
2014-01-19 05:20:20 PM  

miss diminutive: bbfreak: Ah UKIP, along with BNP they are the closest thing the UK has to the Republican Party. Unfortunately, nobody gives them any real power like they do the Republicans.

Based on this specimen, I'm going to say that them not having any real power is a fortunate thing.


Er, right. o.o Fortunately is what I meant. Ahem. Honestly!
 
2014-01-19 05:20:54 PM  

miss diminutive: Dimensio: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

Such individuals have simply done basic research. Have floods and severe storms ever struck a nation that had not legalized same-sex marriage? Study it out.

After considerable study I've determined the one common factor present in every single major disaster in recorded human history:

Humans.

/DUN DUN DUN




Oh yea? What about Dinosaurs extinction? That's recorded in our history, and we had nuthin' to do with it!
 
2014-01-19 05:23:41 PM  
In fairness, Great Brtiain could be targeted by Yahweh for a number of reasons: what the abominations that they've subjected to the food that the Great Creator has bestowed upon them, the amount of sheep buggery, the state of their dental hygiene, and, of course, all the Socialized Medicine that they practice. The ghey marriage thing is just part of a long laundry list. Perhaps the British could just move their population somewhere else? Somewhere warmer, perhaps? Have they tried that one?
 
2014-01-19 05:24:21 PM  
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2014-01-19 05:24:59 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: miss diminutive: Dimensio: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

Such individuals have simply done basic research. Have floods and severe storms ever struck a nation that had not legalized same-sex marriage? Study it out.

After considerable study I've determined the one common factor present in every single major disaster in recorded human history:

Humans.

/DUN DUN DUN

Oh yea? What about Dinosaurs extinction? That's recorded in our history, and we had nuthin' to do with it!


DAMN OBAMA AND HIS TIME MACHINE!
 
2014-01-19 05:25:52 PM  
If the Gulf Stream reversed direction overnight I might believe it was of divine providence.
 
2014-01-19 05:30:12 PM  
www.juancole.com

What a gay wedding may look like.
 
2014-01-19 05:30:20 PM  

bbfreak: miss diminutive: bbfreak: Ah UKIP, along with BNP they are the closest thing the UK has to the Republican Party. Unfortunately, nobody gives them any real power like they do the Republicans.

Based on this specimen, I'm going to say that them not having any real power is a fortunate thing.

Er, right. o.o Fortunately is what I meant. Ahem. Honestly!


www.shadowlocked.com

Darth_Lukecash: Oh yea? What about Dinosaurs extinction? That's recorded in our history, and we had nuthin' to do with it!


It's been well documented that Jesus caused the dinosaur extinction after getting a bad case of saddle sores from his pack-raptor.
 
2014-01-19 05:32:22 PM  
I re-read the article, and I must agree that the councillor's assignment of blame of same-sex marriage for the current state of inclement weather in the country is somewhat premature. However, I can sympathise with his sentiment. Perhaps the flooding in the nation is a result of some other cause, such as nationalized healthcare, but as a scientist I cannot rule out the hypothesis that God's wrath has been incurred due to homosexuals entering legal agreements that establish the same rights and benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

Consider, for a smaller-scale example, that I have decided to quit my current job and instead grow a garden of potatoes for sustenance and for income. I plant my crops, but nothing comes up. Now, I know that a same-sex couple lives next door to me. I must therefore consider the possibility that their presence has angered God and caused my soil to become barren.

Yes, you may try to argue that another cause is responsible, and you may be correct. Perhaps the problem is that I did not properly water my plants, or that I did not feed them. Maybe you are correct in claiming that I cannot reasonably expect potatoes to grow simply by burying bags of Ore-Ida brand frozen french fries in the dirt. But if I am expected to take your suggestions into consideration, then you must at least be willing to listen to mine, and to allow me to drive off that same-sex couple and to lobby for criminal penalties to be applied to their relationship, just in case that will appease God and let my potatoes grow. Give that I count on those potatoes, it is not too much to ask.
 
2014-01-19 05:40:56 PM  

Dimensio: I re-read the article, and I must agree that the councillor's assignment of blame of same-sex marriage for the current state of inclement weather in the country is somewhat premature. However, I can sympathise with his sentiment. Perhaps the flooding in the nation is a result of some other cause, such as nationalized healthcare, but as a scientist I cannot rule out the hypothesis that God's wrath has been incurred due to homosexuals entering legal agreements that establish the same rights and benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

Consider, for a smaller-scale example, that I have decided to quit my current job and instead grow a garden of potatoes for sustenance and for income. I plant my crops, but nothing comes up. Now, I know that a same-sex couple lives next door to me. I must therefore consider the possibility that their presence has angered God and caused my soil to become barren.

Yes, you may try to argue that another cause is responsible, and you may be correct. Perhaps the problem is that I did not properly water my plants, or that I did not feed them. Maybe you are correct in claiming that I cannot reasonably expect potatoes to grow simply by burying bags of Ore-Ida brand frozen french fries in the dirt. But if I am expected to take your suggestions into consideration, then you must at least be willing to listen to mine, and to allow me to drive off that same-sex couple and to lobby for criminal penalties to be applied to their relationship, just in case that will appease God and let my potatoes grow. Give that I count on those potatoes, it is not too much to ask.


i168.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-19 05:49:23 PM  

Dimensio: I re-read the article, and I must agree that the councillor's assignment of blame of same-sex marriage for the current state of inclement weather in the country is somewhat premature. However, I can sympathise with his sentiment. Perhaps the flooding in the nation is a result of some other cause, such as nationalized healthcare, but as a scientist I cannot rule out the hypothesis that God's wrath has been incurred due to homosexuals entering legal agreements that establish the same rights and benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.

Consider, for a smaller-scale example, that I have decided to quit my current job and instead grow a garden of potatoes for sustenance and for income. I plant my crops, but nothing comes up. Now, I know that a same-sex couple lives next door to me. I must therefore consider the possibility that their presence has angered God and caused my soil to become barren.

Yes, you may try to argue that another cause is responsible, and you may be correct. Perhaps the problem is that I did not properly water my plants, or that I did not feed them. Maybe you are correct in claiming that I cannot reasonably expect potatoes to grow simply by burying bags of Ore-Ida brand frozen french fries in the dirt. But if I am expected to take your suggestions into consideration, then you must at least be willing to listen to mine, and to allow me to drive off that same-sex couple and to lobby for criminal penalties to be applied to their relationship, just in case that will appease God and let my potatoes grow. Give that I count on those potatoes, it is not too much to ask.




Will you gay marry me? That was beautiful!
 
2014-01-19 05:51:14 PM  

Dimensio: The councillor raises a reasonable question: has any nation that has legalized same-sex marriage not, at some later date, experienced severe weather of some fashion at some location within it? If not, then ascribing that severe weather to same-sex marriage seems entirely reasonable.

/Will be back later, need to renew the power of my tiger-repelling rock.


I'll buy that rock.
 
2014-01-19 07:38:49 PM  

Dimensio: Yes, you may try to argue that another cause is responsible, and you may be correct.


In another life, my gf and I spent a summer in Toulouse. In the youth hostel we met Adelle, who bathed once or twice a week, didn't shave her legs, could make an omelet out of anything, and knew just enough English. Her blonde hair and brown eyes always smiled. Julie and Adelle became a couple, and I was clearly the 3rd wheel. Perhaps I should have interjected myself more. But I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom, and watching them explore one another's curiosities and boundaries. Another cause? Perhaps. But I would argue that we are more complicated than that.
 
2014-01-19 07:40:19 PM  
Even if I were to choose to believe in the kind of deity who would do that then why would I also go one further and choose to worship it? That god would be an evil god. Why would I want to worship the bad guy? That's like the elves rooting for Sauron or Morgoth.
 
2014-01-19 07:41:08 PM  
It's because God gates tolerance more than anything else.
 
2014-01-19 07:43:00 PM  

miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.


For real. Here in Alabama I think about 12+ years ago a church got hit but a morning tornado and killed/injured a bunch of people and I heard so often afterwards in all seriousness that it was because there was a woman preacher.

/ Nice god some people have.
 
2014-01-19 07:46:44 PM  
Everyone in the UK is quite giddy about this, because we don't have the US tradition of fire-and-brimstone fruitcakes in our politics, so it's very exciting.

So *do* have a tradition of satirical high art fruitcakes in our politics, of course.

Take for example, Tony Blair's rivals for his seat.

www.theage.com.au
 
2014-01-19 07:49:05 PM  
God's pissed that Sherlock's "season" is three episodes long.
 
2014-01-19 07:55:22 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

For real. Here in Alabama I think about 12+ years ago a church got hit but a morning tornado and killed/injured a bunch of people and I heard so often afterwards in all seriousness that it was because there was a woman preacher.

/ Nice god some people have.


Maybe, I guess. But sometimes I think His aim is just off. That whole transubstantiation thing. I'll bet that if random parishioners are turned to pillars of salt, or laid low with lightening and fire, or turned into frogs or something, I'll bet that God just has a good wine buzz tied on and is smiting out because He's tired of everybody's whining.
 
2014-01-19 07:57:47 PM  
Hey subby, this was pretty much what I just posted on FB, WTF?

Seriously though, I did just point out that God seems pretty inefficient when doling out his retribution here. There's no way to get every offender, and way too many of the "good Christians" are going to get hit by this. What purpose would it serve to do it this way, rather than directly target the sinners? And what about the morons who believe this happy horseshiat? You believe in God, that's fine, but do you really believe that he can't deal with an issue like this more directly?
 
2014-01-19 07:58:11 PM  
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25802437

Looks like he got fired for saying it.
 
2014-01-19 07:58:46 PM  

quatchi: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

I'm now wondering what the Venn diagram of people who buy into this line of reasoning and people who believe climate change is a massive hoax would look like.

Meh, way I reckon it religious authorities of all stripes have been pointing to bad weather and the like and attributing it to the wrath of an unhappy deity since before beer was invented.

Gotta admit, it is getting a little old at this point.


Well, a couple thousand years without a new trick? God sure is a boring old git.
 
2014-01-19 08:00:10 PM  
Why did it have rain today?
I . . . I'd really like to know
This country's cursed with stormy weather, and it's always cold
This country's cursed with stormy weather, and it's always cold
 
2014-01-19 08:00:16 PM  
For anyone who doesn't know UK geography, the floods have been in almost entirely true-blue conservative counties, which is about as close to anti-gay as you get in the UK.

Odd place for God to chose if angry about the gays.
 
2014-01-19 08:02:31 PM  

Bloody William: Maybe it's that it's England and it gets a fark-ton of rain. It's a damp nation.


Nonsense!   England has always been known for its warm, dry weather.  And its tasty, exotic cuisine. . .
 
2014-01-19 08:04:17 PM  

Notabunny: Dimensio: Yes, you may try to argue that another cause is responsible, and you may be correct.

In another life, my gf and I spent a summer in Toulouse. In the youth hostel we met Adelle, who bathed once or twice a week, didn't shave her legs, could make an omelet out of anything, and knew just enough English. Her blonde hair and brown eyes always smiled. Julie and Adelle became a couple, and I was clearly the 3rd wheel. Perhaps I should have interjected myself more. But I enjoyed watching their relationship blossom, and watching them explore one another's curiosities and boundaries. Another cause? Perhaps. But I would argue that we are more complicated than that.


Who's Julie?
 
2014-01-19 08:05:20 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

For real. Here in Alabama I think about 12+ years ago a church got hit but a morning tornado and killed/injured a bunch of people and I heard so often afterwards in all seriousness that it was because there was a woman preacher.

/ Nice god some people have.


See, when I was in Northampton, the Unitarian Society the ex-wife and I were members of had issue with the new female minister. She was far too theist for their taste...
 
2014-01-19 08:06:02 PM  
So, when God was here for coffee last week I hit him up. "Hey! Dafuque was up with that flu crap. I do something to piss you off?"
"Nah. It's those queers in your neighborhood."
What's that got to do with me?"
"They're in your neighborhood."
"So are churches and grade schools"
"They're not queer."
"Neither am I."
"I know."
"You're an asshole"
 
2014-01-19 08:07:24 PM  
Nigel, please.
 
2014-01-19 08:10:26 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: I'm starting to wonder if people who believe this line of reasoning were dropped on their heads as infants.

For real. Here in Alabama I think about 12+ years ago a church got hit but a morning tornado and killed/injured a bunch of people and I heard so often afterwards in all seriousness that it was because there was a woman preacher.

/ Nice god some people have.


If something bad happens to someone I don't like, it's because they deserve it. God makes the world just like that.
 
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