I came across a right wing site totally by accident. I tend to skip the Way right of centre Christian Blogsphere my doctor says its bad for my blood pressure. On this site was an article that claimed a minor Earth quake in Chicago was some sort of wake up call for the city. I struggled for a moment with the concept that a minor earth quake was some massage from God and then noticed all the other right-wing info around the site. My question to the author who I invited here to answer it is, why is God always angry why does he hate his creation so much that he has to send earthquakes and pestilence to “wake us up.” Are you saying that he made some kind of error when he made us?
I guess God sent the Haitian Earthquake ? Pat Robertson said so don’t you know. Why do we as Christians send relief money and aide to Countries like Haiti or the areas like Asia after earth quakes and tsunamis if these are Gods workings? Aren’t we counter acting his message by working against it? What did the poorest nation in the America’s Haiti do to piss him off? Personally I believe in God and Christ and I Go to church on Sunday, but I don’t worship your God, my God claims “1John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. ” Anyone that thinks God is hate knows not God. I don’t think God punishes the innocent in such a way.
With out fail most right wing Christians will here drag out the story of Sodom and Gomorrah. In the story of Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham pleads with God for the lives of the innocent in the city (Genesis chapter 18), and each time Abraham says will you spare the city for X number of innocents God says yes. He finally gets down to ten and God sends Angels to warn the innocent to leave the city. God proved to Abraham that he was not willing to kill the innocent with the guilty (as Abraham had asked). As I know of many innocents in Haiti many destroyed Christian Churches then I have serious doubts that God made this happen as vengeance. God even in the bible does not kill innocents to make a point.
Why does the right always claim to know the mind of God when they specialise in hate and as the bible says in 1 john 4; 7 and 8 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Oh and in votingfemale’s website (the woman that thinks a hatefull God is sending earth quakes as messages) she advertises Wafa Sultan’s book “A God Who hates” This book criticises Islam saying Allah as radical Islam sees him is The God Who Hates and wants the world to understand the danger posed by A God Who Hates. I think that votingfemale is setting up a rather nice glass house, and hasn’t had the sense to clear away the rocks.