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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    They could be. How are we to know?
    One would think that if God wanted to send a message, then God would want that message understood as meaning something. Otherwise, whats the point?

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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Okay, what do you think Japan has done that would merit punishment by your God?
    "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God."

    Catastrophes happen everywhere around the world, not just Japan.


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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    One would think that if God wanted to send a message, then God would want that message understood as meaning something. Otherwise, whats the point?
    I don't pretend to understand the mind of God. I have no idea.


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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I don't pretend to understand the mind of God. I have no idea.
    Cop-out. One aspect of Christianity is that we know that God has certain attributes. One of those attributes is reason and wisdom. Because of that, we can surmise that God probably doesn't send a message that has no chance of being understood. So, my question still stands.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Cop-out. One aspect of Christianity is that we know that God has certain attributes. One of those attributes is reason and wisdom. Because of that, we can surmise that God probably doesn't send a message that has no chance of being understood. So, my question still stands.
    I think God does many things that we won't understand until we see Him. The only reason for catastrophes on Earth (if they are from God) is sin. And we all sin. So there's your answer.


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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I think God does many things that we won't understand until we see Him. The only reason for catastrophes on Earth (if they are from God) is sin. And we all sin. So there's your answer.
    So in other words, we don't know. Which makes me doubt there was any sort of message sent (for reasons I explained) and instead it was just weather being weather.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    So in other words, we don't know. Which makes me doubt there was any sort of message sent (for reasons I explained) and instead it was just weather being weather.
    Of course we don't know. No one knows the mind of God. That's why it's called FAITH.


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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Of course we don't know. No one knows the mind of God. That's why it's called FAITH.
    Faith is far more than just trying to interpret vague signs. If it isn't we are no better than people who read the clouds or chicken entrails.

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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I think God does many things that we won't understand until we see Him. The only reason for catastrophes on Earth (if they are from God) is sin. And we all sin. So there's your answer.
    The reason for catastrophes on Earth are varied.

    Earthquakes are caused by tectonic plates shifting.
    Tornadoes are caused by warm air masses meeting cooler air masses and creating circular winds.
    Hurricanes are caused by basically the same thing, warm air meeting cooler air.
    Droughts are caused by the vagaries of prevailing winds.
    Floods are caused by too much rainfall all at once.

    If there are disasters caused by "sin", it is the human caused disasters: Wars are caused by a variety of factors, including allowing a megalomaniac to have power over an army. Depressions are caused mainly by greed (now, we've found a sin caused disaster at last.)


    But, none of the above disasters are sent by god. They all are caused by nature, or by human beings.
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    Re: Glenn Beck: Japan Earthquake Might Be A 'Message' From God (AUDIO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    They could be. How are we to know?
    Do you know what causes floods and tornados?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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