One of the Religious Right’s favorite past-times is to keep repeating the idea that natural disasters and destructive world events are simply God’s way of reminding us that an increasingly gay-friendly, liberal and critical thinking world is not on his agenda…
Kirk Cameron, the actor- turned creationist decided to put his opinions forward in a Facebook video (below) at an airport in Orlando, Florida this Thursday.
The suffering caused by the megastorms over the Atlantic, he says, are because God doesn’t think you’re quite humble enough for him.
Cameron explained in the 4-minute video uploaded to his Facebook page:
“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.”
I don’t know about you, but the notion of an all-loving, all-seeing, humble god, wreaking havoc and destruction just to satisfy his own narcissistic needs isn’t all that convincing…
The Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta aptly suggested:
“God wanted us to be humble, so he killed dozens of people in Houston, decimated an entire island, and is still creating chaos in the Caribbean.”
“Even if that were true, that’s not a God worth worshipping.”
“If God wanted us to be in awe of or inspired by him, here’s an idea: Spare us the senseless deaths. Just say hello. Don’t send a hurricane (or Kirk Cameron) to do it on Your behalf.”
Watch the video below: