posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 11:47 PM
I feel compelled to reply because this happened in my town. To correct an earlier poster, it was a severe thunderstorm. A lot of bright lightning and
loud thunder. It's funny the people around here and everywhere who have attributed this to god. Once again an event that can be chalked up to
coincidence is attributed to the almighty. So is this line of thinking ... God developed a storm in the same way all storms develop a couple days in
advance, had the storm produce severe weather until it got here, made thousands of lightning strikes all around, and then sent a bolt in the midst of
all the others to hit the supersized jesus? Once again god has chosen to hide his wrath in a setting where his wrath can be considered coincidence.
Why do people who believe god can do anything demand a little more? Now if the lightning struck in in the middle of a sunny day not a cloud in the
sky, that would be odd and I could understand maybe jumping to conclusions. However, that isn't the case. It was a storm that produced a lot of
dangerous lightning. Following this line of thinking, does that mean god hates the trees he made when they get struck? The only people who think this
is an act of god are the people who already believe everything happens because of god. Didn't we all learn about lightning in elementary school? But
once again people revert to a child like mind and dismiss things they should have learned before age 10 and attribute this act as some sort of miracle
that defies their common sense.
I think the church should have to reimburse the city for the use of the services I paid for. They pay no taxes and I do, so in my eyes, they owe the
city the expenses ... and believe me, they can afford it.