[ExI] resend: Re: Is this really the case?

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Jul 4 17:32:03 UTC 2007

At 02:00 PM 6/29/2007 -0400, Josh wrote:

>In answer to Anne's original query. IMHO, the answer is yes for much of
>the U.S.

And elsewhere. Consider this depraved lunacy:


Floods are judgment on society, say bishops

By Jonathan Wynne-Jones, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 11:50pm BST 30/06/2007

The summer floods are God's judgment on the immorality and greed of 
modern society, claim senior Church of England bishops.

One, the Bishop of Carlisle, even said that the introduction of 
pro-gay laws had provoked God to send the storms that have left 
thousands homeless.

The bishops argued that while those affected are innocent victims, 
the flooding was a result of western civilisation's decision to 
ignore biblical teaching. The Rt Rev Graham Dow, said that the floods 
were not only a result of a lack of respect for the planet, but also 
a judgment for decadence.

"This is a strong and definite judgment because the world has been 
arrogant in going its own way," he said. "We are reaping the 
consequences of our moral degradation, as well as the environmental 
damage that we have caused."

The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev James Jones, previously seen as a 
future Archbishop of Canterbury or York, said: "People no longer see 
natural disasters as an act of God. However, we are now reaping what 
we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to 
be consequences." God is exposing us to the truth of what we have done."

The Bishops spoke as flood-hit communities were warned to expect up 
to two inches of rain - this weekend.

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