Sunday, 1 July 2007

Did you think this kind of thing only happened in America?

From here;
Floods are judgement on society, say bishops

The floods that have devastated swathes of the country are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of modern society, according to senior Church of England bishops.

One diocesan bishop has even claimed that laws that have undermined marriage, including the introduction of pro-gay legislation, have provoked God to act by sending the storms that have left thousands of people homeless.

While those who have been affected by the storms are innocent victims, the bishops argue controversially that the flooding is a result of Western civilisation's decision to ignore biblical teaching.

The Rt Rev Graham Dow, Bishop of Carlisle, argued that the floods are not just a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also a judgment on society's moral decadence.
Love thy neighbour?


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  2. The Christianity Lite (TM) version of our profligate use of resources causing global warming which includes more stormy weather is a reasonable statement... although you could debate whether or not leading a Christian life has any special beneficial impact on global warming.

    The Evangelical (Christianity My Way or Else(TM)) version is bollocks. I am fed up with being accused of Original Sin because of some old set of myths, and to say that god is visiting retribution on Sheffield on account of everyone elses sinfulness is hardly an encouragement to mend your ways (especially if you get zapped for your neighbour's sins). Didn't York Minster get struck by lightning recently?

    Too many Bishops and not enough reason if you ask me.

  3. Yes York Minster was struck by lightning - and nearly burned down - I don't like to mention it but I do frequent York and so my evil atheist miasma my have muddled the almighty's aim.

    This story clearly only supports the theists.