South Africa Flag logo

South African Skeptics

December 06, 2019, 15:28:27 PM
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
Go to mobile page.
News: Please read the posting guidelines before posting.
   
   Skeptic Forum Board Index   Help Forum Rules Search GoogleTagged Login Register Chat Blogroll  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic:

God at it in Christchurch

 (Read 1880 times)
Description: Miracles abound
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Hermes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +18/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137



« on: February 23, 2011, 10:44:21 AM »

We expected this of course, but the newspapers abound with stories about God going around, performing miracles in Christchurch - proof that he loves us and gives us hope.  And the bible has warned us about earthquakes, not so?

It seems to me God loves the Kiwis in Auckland more, considering that they did not have an earthquake.
Logged
cyghost
Skeptically yours
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +12/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 1410


Carpe diem


« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 11:09:47 AM »

I have heard (from Oz peeps) that the Aussies aren't that religious - are the Kiwis?
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Online Online

Posts: 3128



« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 11:21:47 AM »

Tis true, God is the origin of everything. He creates suffering then helps (some of) those who are suffering to show how cool he is. It's like a magician setting something on fire then going "HAH! look I fixed (some of) it! TADA!"
Logged
GCG
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +8/-4
Offline Offline

Posts: 1829


skeptical mantis is skeptical


adele horn
WWW
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 11:23:39 AM »

so god hates them enough to flatten their houses and kill them at random, in horrific ways.  but loves a few enough, to trap them in rubble, mangle them, and then help them survive the insane claustrophobia, crushed limbs, thirst and hunger, so that he can get a hard-on for the 'miracle'?  this god guy is really a douche.
Logged
Hermes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +18/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 1137



« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 11:24:41 AM »

I have heard (from Oz peeps) that the Aussies aren't that religious - are the Kiwis?
I don't have information on the religiosity of Kiwis.  Whatever it may be is not going to deter our local papers.
Logged
Faerie
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 2114



« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2011, 12:21:55 PM »

I suppose when you live in a place named christ-church, then miracles are to be expected, I havent come across any doom and gloom tales of why the earthquakes hit them - so it would appear the religious are holding the stance that its the devil's work this time around (as opposed to god punishing the sinners as the usual story goes)
Logged
Faerie
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-2
Offline Offline

Posts: 2114



« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2011, 12:26:27 PM »

Quote
SuperCal - 2 hours ago Report comment Hardus, imagine what the world would be like if God intervened in Nature every time. We would have no remorse or fear. Life would be just dandy and anarchy would prevail. God gave New Zealand the best trained ERT specialists in the world. Whats the miracles that come out of this disaster. Have you been in an Earthquake lately...Dont worry God was so busy protecting you that he forgot for a second about New Zealand...Dont be a plonker all your life...for every action there is a consequence.

Great Pandora, but I do at times enjoy the comments more than the actual report.

I mean HUH?Huh??
Logged
st0nes
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +10/-1
Offline Offline

Posts: 942



mark.widdicombe1
WWW
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011, 13:02:31 PM »

We expected this of course, but the newspapers abound with stories about God going around, performing miracles in Christchurch - proof that he loves us and gives us hope.
This is one of the more entertaining manifestations of His love.
Logged
BoogieMonster
NP complete
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +19/-1
Online Online

Posts: 3128



« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2011, 13:26:26 PM »

Quote from: Faerie
so it would appear the religious are holding the stance that its the devil's work this time around (as opposed to god punishing the sinners as the usual story goes)

Give them time, they'll start proclaiming retribution and end times any minute now...
Logged
Mefiante
Defollyant Iconoclast
Hero Member
*****

Skeptical ability: +61/-9
Online Online

Posts: 3757


In solidarity with rwenzori: Κοπρος φανεται


WWW
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2011, 13:31:29 PM »

Religion in New Zealand.


A steady year-on-year decrease in the relative frequency of Christians, and a corresponding increase in those reporting no religious affiliation.  The curmudgeons and pagans remain stable at a low level.  It’s clear that the worrying increase in heresy and apostasy persuaded this god that some instruction in the finer points of loyalty are in order.

'Luthon64
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  


 
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.423 seconds with 23 sceptic queries.
Google visited last this page February 26, 2019, 12:20:38 PM
Privacy Policy