Right-Wingers Claim Texas Flooding Caused Not by Climate Change but Witchcraft and Sodomy

God's wrathiness on full display
God’s wrathiness on full display

Oh yes. Those Texas Republicans are outraged at the idea that global warming could be responsible for the devastating floods experienced by their state, which have forced them to sell their immortal souls as they go begging to federal dollars.

The good news is that it is not global warming that is to blame! It is witchcraft and sodomy! Yay!

(Ironically, this post was delayed because of those floods – did God not want this story to see the light of day? If so, he failed in the face of technology)

“Rebecca in College Station, Texas” shared this theory with Bryan Fischer the other day during his radio show. She said that “the places that are underwater [are] are overrun with witchcraft and sodomy. If you go into those areas, you can just see it.”

Houston, she complains, “has a whole area that is like Sodom and Gomorrah.” Houston, she says, even has a “sodomite mayor”!

Right then! Enough of that! After all, God smote Texas with wildfires a few years back. Why not a little flooding?

Well, there is the little issue that in Genesis 9:11 God said, “I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

But I suppose it could be argued that God didn’t promise to not to destroy Texas by flooding.

Loophole? Rebecca seems to think so:

“If God is judging Texas, it’s because of the witchcraft and sodomy that we’ve allowed to run rampant,” Rebecca opined.

Fischer, always quick to agree to anything that doesn’t make sense in favor of the science right in front of his nose, said,

If you’re going to attribute the flooding in Texas to some kind of supernatural cause, you can make a geographical connection between the flooding and the practice of the occult and witchcraft and the embrace of homosexuality. That’s where the disaster is being felt the worse.

What, do these people have access to some kind of sodomite map that shows where sodomites live? Is there some kind of NSA sodomite satellite filter? And witches? Do the holy walk the streets sniffing for incense in the wind, trail the scent to houses and mark them with little crosses to be counted by the holy accountants?

This is not far-fetched. There was a pastor a few years ago who wanted to start a national registry of atheists, to keep track of those nasty little buggers. You know, instead of tracking little Duggars:

Now , many (especially the atheists ) , may ask “Why do this , what’s the purpose ?” Duhhh , Mr. Atheist , for the same purpose many States put the names and photos of convicted sex offenders and other ex-felons on the I-Net – to INFORM the public ! I mean , in the City of Miramar , Florida , where I live , the population is approx. 109,000 . My family and I would sure like to know how many of those 109,000 are ADMITTED atheists !

Don’t pause to think though (last thing that’s going to happen here), because Fischer then showed his continued ignorance of his own Bible as he said of Sodom and Gomorrah,

[God] just wiped out those two cities where homosexuality had been embraced [so] if you’re going to make a case that there is some supernatural origin to this natural disaster, that would probably be the place to look.

If you actually READ the Bible, unlike Fischer and probably Rebecca, you will find that the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah were not Sodomy and Gomorrahry but, according to Ezekiel the cities were destroyed apparently because of rampant Republicanism:

This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her sisters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but they did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me. (Ezekiel 16:49-50).

Now sure, Genesis 19 relates a story where a couple of visiting angels disguised as men are besieged in Lot’s house by “the men of Sodom, both young and old, all the people to the last man,” who wanted to get to “know” the strangers.

The interesting part is that Christian sites like GotQuestions? relay the story as evidence that god hates homosexuality. Sure, GotQuestions? mentions the lack of hospitality from Ezekiel’s account, but they point out, helpfully, “There is probably nothing more inhospitable than homosexual gang rape.”

Well, okay look, so Sodom and Gomorrah were worse than New Jersey. “Welcome to New Jersey – Now Go Home” is certainly less unfriendly than “Welcome to Sodom – Now Assume the Position” but aren’t you a little offended by the suggestion that homosexual gang rape is somehow worse than heterosexual gang rape?

I mean, isn’t rape just plain bad in and of itself?

Well, apparently, in both Jewish and Christian eyes, Surprise Butt Sex should be limited to women.

In this regard, GotQuestions? curiously fails to mention the unhappy fact that Lot offered the rapists his two virgin daughters for their pleasure in place of the two strangers:

“Look, I have two daughters who have not known a man; let me bring them out to you, and you can do to them as you please.”

Now THAT is family values!

I don’t know how people can read the Bible and not cringe and flee for the hills. I’m sure my Viking ancestors engaged in some promiscuous surprise butt sex of their own, but it wasn’t codified, for crying out loud.

Look, all this talk of inhospitality has got me thinking, and I’ve come up with a solution:

The secret is apparently for witches and sodomites to spread out over the general population and mingle, so that no single city can be targeted as a modern-day Sodom. Rebecca’s own conservative haven, nestled in an abortion-free valley, passed God’s judgment and she was high and dry.

A witch moving there would be safe then, unless God wants to kill people like Rebecca to get to the witch.

After all, God did tell Abraham that if even 10 righteous could be found in Sodom, that he would not destroy the city with his divine wrathiness (Genesis 18:32). Now we don’t know how many people there were in Sodom, but many ancient cities were very small, a few thousand at most.

You could easily have a city then that was almost entirely filled with witches and Sodomites and God would not smite it, which I think seems to disprove Rebecca’s thesis.

The beauty of my thought processes here is that they are entirely biblical. You could even argue that the place that ought to have been flooded out was Rebecca’s inhospitable valley.

Here’s the thing: If Sodom had 5,000 people, then 10 people is only .002 percent of the population.

Thus, an area could be 99 percent given over to sodomy and witchcraft and still safe. We can safely conclude then that the floods are not caused by sin, but by global warming.

I think I’ve done my work here today. Texas, you can thank me later. My bill will be in the mail.

118 Replies to “Right-Wingers Claim Texas Flooding Caused Not by Climate Change but Witchcraft and Sodomy”

  1. Wowzers!

    Who’da thunk that Texas was so full of Witches and Sodomites!?

    Because you know- why would Gahd wanna punish innocents?

    I’d say we shouldn’t be funding all of them there witches and sodomites, don’t ya know!

  2. Whew Boy I tell ya’! it’s a good thing it’s not climate change that’s causing all of this havoc and death! All we have to do is snuff all “the gay” and cancel Halloween and were safe from all disasters!

  3. Head hits desk. This Rebecca in College Station should be shamed to the point of having no future prospects in life for the crime of idiocy

  4. Of course it’s witchcraft and sodimites… We all know that oil drilling and refining are in no way related to climate change, not to mention cow farts and a bazillion gas guzzling pickup trucks.

  5. Ah, Spectral Evidence! The favorite proof of Inquisitors and ignorant peasants. It’s been out of favor in America since that nasty little embarrassment in Salem.

    King James, who personally edited the 17th century translation of the bible, changed the traditional meme of executing poisoners to an authority to execute anyone who might be a ‘witch.’ Misogynist extraordinaire. Not that people weren’t being slaughtered for witchcraft, but this put the imprimatur on it.

    There’s a monument to the victims of his serial killings outside his castle in Edinburgh.

  6. IMHO, as far as Texas goes, God is not doing a good enough job of ridding it of witches like this Teahadist.

  7. I dunno… fire… flood…

    wasn’t it Rick ‘the Dick’ Perry that tried to pray the drought away? nice answer god….

    when do the locusts and flies attack?

    maybe instead of trying to blame witches and Sodomites the righteous people of Texas should take a closer look at the ‘values’ they pretend to hold and stop trying to force them on others of they really think god is punishing them…

  8. It’s strange that so many innocents are suffering from punishment by an “all-knowing” & “all-powerful” deity.

    With attribution to Epicurus

    Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.

    Is he both able and willing. Then whence Cometh Evil?

    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

  9. She’s basing her premise on a book that says Adam & Eve and their 2 sons populated the world, and Noah and his immediate family repopulated it after the flood. Incest anyone?

  10. But, but… We can’t persecute those christians by not believing their authority to divine god’s intentions! That is intolerance! They, and they only, know the TRUTH. Those who scoff beware. You’re next.

    That christian religion is on a slow decline in this country can be directly attributed to the lack of anything sane coming from the religious right.

  11. While your math at the end is out by two orders of magnitude, the rest of this article is pretty much perfect. Why does adherence to conservative Christianity seem to be Inversely Correlated to actual knowledge of the Bible?

  12. I thought this stuff wasn’t man-made. According to these folks it is humans are causing it by their behavior

  13. My son and his family live near Houston. They are not sodomites, nor atheists, but they are also not crazed Bible-thumping Republicans. That would be my brother in Austin, which also got flooded. Methinks Rebecca has too much time on her hands to listen to Beck, Rush, and read history by that crackpot (or just the history books in Texas schools.) Come on, if there is a God, why would he cause suffering? And why are you Republicans so damned judgmental of everyone but yourselves? Rebecca, how do you feel about Josh Duggar?

  14. Using Occams razor and COMMON SENSE it is safe and SANE to assume and assert that God does not exist! Never HAS Never Will!

  15. I blame it on Rick Perry and all his prayers to end the drought. I know it took a number of years for the Deity to respond, but respond he has!

  16. ”I’m mad as HELL and I’m not going to take it anymore!” a famous line from a legendary movie, the republican party is the number thing destroying this country!! forget about WALL STREET, forget about foreign terrorists, forget about some virulent disease like ebola! NO! the number ONE threat is the GOP ! and especially it SICK, TWISTED, IGNORANT spawn, THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT! These lunatics want to drag us back to 1615! listen TEXASS! its not “DA GAYS” or Penn & Teller performing MAGIC, it’s global climate change! the polar caps aren’t melting because of marriage equality or Criss Angel pulling a rabbit out his A$S! BTW for our resident STORMFRONT blogger @jimmyk, it’s not because of BLACK on BLACK crime either, it’s because MAN is destroying the only home we have!

  17. Um, pretty sure there are more Sodomites in a two-block radius on any street in San Francisco. Why mess with the relative small-fry, when the whale is so nearby?

  18. IF those idiots in TEXASSSSSSS believe it then let them pray to their god to have it fixed and see how that works out for them…. they can leave the taxpayers alone … maybe they are being punished for being BIGOTED IDIOTS…. keep on praying you teahadists IT WONT WORK…

  19. Ezekiel 16:49 “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.”

  20. Well, it wasn’t Pat Robertson, but I knew it was coming and said so in other articles. Dangerously stupid is my first thought. These are the people who a lot of Republican politicians pander to, incite and scare into a frenzy so that they get their votes. People like Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Steve King eat this up.

  21. Since the Texas GOP does not wants federal Government, let’s star practicing now.
    Don’t ask for Fed $$$ since TX does not want to be part or pay to help anyone else

    Send them the same help, at the same pace that BUSH sent to Louisiana after Katrina…
    small and very slowly…

  22. Moongrim, I have been asked by bible heads how I know so much of the Buy-Bull and WHY I would read it and the gnostic gospels which they hate so badly. Also they seem totally aghast that I would have read the Torah and to their minds “evil” Koran? I explain to them that in order to defeat your ENEMY soundly and quickly you must first KNOW YOUR ENEMY!! Religion and Belief in entities that CANNOT EXIST ARE the enemies of humanity and peace. I pity believers because they are so clueless and dismissive of the reality that stares them in the face daily. Atheist’s truly are the ONLY humans to have their poop in a group!

  23. I knew it would be said, but I was waiting for Pat Robertson to say it. These are the fools that Repulicans like Ted Cruz feeds off of. Like ghouls they incite and scare people like this into a frenzy and have them believe that by voting for them, they can save them from all these evil horrors. The Republican Party is now full of these ghouls feeding off of stupid people’s fears that they themselves instill. Pathetic and immoral.


    I am amazed at just HOW LITTLE these supposed “Christians” ACTUALLY KNOW the Bible… the VERY book which they say is the law of the WORLD!
    Because RIGHT THERE, in black and white (unless you have the color version and a set of crayons) in Genesis (the FIRST book of the Bible) 9:11 God said, “I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

    So what I am wondering is just HOW they can reconcile their STUPIDITY, their hatred and bigotry, with the VERY BOOK they CLAIM to follow?

  25. Seriously, you couldn’t get me to register as a Republican, even for a $1 billion! These people are crazier than crazy! If they think witchcraft and sodomy are responding, then Texas doesn’t qualify for federal aide.

    Federal aide is not provided for states that have natural disasters that are the result of sorcery and sodomy. As a matter of fact, Texas isn’t deserving of aide. Let them use buckets, shovels, and their hands. Anti government people don’t deserve federal $$$$

  26. The wrath of Gawd is after the FAKE CHRISTIANS….HAHAHAHAHA

    It serves those HYPOCRITES right.

    I have in-laws in Dallas and Austin and they are in the line of fire. The one in Dallas and is a DEACON in the catholic church and is horrified at the FAKE christians.

  27. they go hand and hand with STUPIDITY.

    This BLUE Californian is tired of my taxes paying for their BIGOTRY and IGNORANCE.

    Texas is a MOOCHER state:

    The citizens of Texas certainly pay into the federal government, but multiple studies have found that they get even more in return. Over a 25 year period, Texans have, on average, received more in federal money than they have paid into the system. In 2009, for example, the people of Texas paid $163 billion in federal taxes, and in return they received $224 billion from the federal government in the form block grants, Medicare and Medicaid aid, and retirement and disability assistance. In other words, the state of Texas made a $61 billion profit off the federal government in 2009. If they really did secede, the state of Texas would either have to stop giving their elderly citizens health care, or raise taxes to make up for the billions they would lose in federal citizens.

  28. will the BLUE states have to clean up Texas????

    Who in their right mind would want to move to a FILTHY state
    Texas has the worst environmental record in the United States and they want to make it WORSE:

    Texas eased pollution rules on coal plants, environmentalists say

  29. Texas is a MOOCHER state who is DEPENDENT on government $$$$$.
    I’m tired of my BLUE state $$$$ going to fund BIGOTRY and IGNORANCE.

    The citizens of Texas certainly pay into the federal government, but multiple studies have found that they get even more in return. Over a 25 year period, Texans have, on average, received more in federal money than they have paid into the system. In 2009, for example, the people of Texas paid $163 billion in federal taxes, and in return they received $224 billion from the federal government in the form block grants, Medicare and Medicaid aid, and retirement and disability assistance. In other words, the state of Texas made a $61 billion profit off the federal government in 2009. If they really did secede, the state of Texas would either have to stop giving their elderly citizens health care, or raise taxes to make up for the billions they would lose in federal citizens.

  30. If you took the time to explore, you’d discover that Texas and Oklahoma have tons of anonymous gay sex sites, and bars.

  31. Rick, yes we all know that the bible heads would blame this on the non-existent satan or his alleged influence but I’m waiting for one of these morons to blame it on Obama. It will happen we all know this.

  32. Well you know the weather here in Massachusetts is just grand. Home of the first same-sex marriages in America and home of Salem, Witch City U.S.A. I remember when marriage became legal here, the group Focus on the Family came from Florida to fight the law in court. After they lost and went back to their home state, Florida was hit by 2 hurricanes.
    Seems to me nature doesn’t like bigots.

  33. After watching a lot of news reports about Texas, I am wondering, has the crazy governor gone into hiding? Usually when something like this happens the governor of the state is high profile, visiting the place, looking at the damage, consoling the victims etc, I did hear one snippet saying some of the army troops were helping out so I guess he is with the national guard spying on the army!

  34. But wait I am a lesbian Pagan woman who lives in Austin in a house with 2 gay Pagan men…Oh and I am pro-choice. Flooded all over, but all we got was a small puddle. I guess God missed us…lol How is it I have 3 strikes against me and I am still at bat?!….LMAO!

  35. Really? Because I was thinking it was more about Jesus punishing them for bastardizing his teachings so badly.

  36. Holy fuck people. Pick your knuckles up off the ground, swallow or spit out that last booger you stuck in your mouth, turn off fox news, and try to find a GED program to enroll in.

  37. Funny; just yesterday I posted a link to an article about Texas flooding with the comment, “I never realized there were so many homosexuals in Texas.” But I meant it as a joke. Sometimes I forget Poe’s Law.

    However, you’d think God would know better than to try to destroy witches with floods; witches can’t drown, as we all know. That’s one way they proved that a person was a witch a couple hundred years ago.

  38. BUT … now that they’ve divined the cause of all that rain, the solution is simple: all the Christians in Texas can simply Pray Away the Stormy Day. Fight supernatural disasters with supernatural remedies, I say.

  39. hey, Rebecca: your god isn’t punishing Texas for having people who worship or pursue happiness differently than you, both being freedoms he/she/it granted when he/she/it wrote Amerikka’s Gawdgiven Constitution (fyi – being called the SECOND Amendment is your clue that there’s more than one).

    Ezekiel explains the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah was the result of greed, gluttony, sloth, averice & pride. the wrath on Texas – floods, fires, tornadoes – is due to its overabundance of dick moves.

  40. Apparently your post only gets approved if you agree with the writer. It’s no wonder the comments section is so overly left populated. Of course it’s doubtful this post makes it either since it’s not leftist approved.

  41. LOL, but yet HOUSTON had to take on ALL the Katrina victims and in return we are STILL dealing with a HUGE crime spike. Yea, we more then paid our dues in rape, murders and theft.

  42. Oh my God… It’s the 21st fucking century.

    This is so ridiculous that it’s just unbelievable.
    It’s like these people are a bunch of children….

    This is exactly why we need more science classes.

  43. Ah, I remember these folks yelling that Louisiana & Mississippi should have been able to handle Hurricane Katrina entirely by their own. Even though that killed many times more American citizens, made millions more homeless and caused many more times the economic devastation as this flooding.

    Accountability for words and actions does not seem to be a part of right wing Christians’ vocabulary.

    Paul Harris
    Author, “Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina”

  44. I’m want to believe these ‘callers’ staged their contributions in sarcasm just to see if whacked haters like you guys would immediately tag someone to hate.

    Not ONE of them can be known to be of a specific religious or political side.

    Junk pundits cranking up junk hate.

    Foxtrot Uniform!

  45. ha, I scoff, belch and fart in the general direction of those Christians.

    I look forward to the possibility being struck by lighting, inundated with pestilence or threatened with going to hell.

    Couldn’t be any worse then mosquito season in the northern regions of Alaska.

  46. Might want to look up the definition of troll reynardine. Someone expecting an open and non-biasedly moderated discussion is about as far from a troll as one can get.

  47. Whew,had me worried there for a sec that witches were being blamed for causing the floods. No self respecting witch would waste the energy to do that.

  48. Your math is off. 10 of 5,000 is .2% or .002. Nevertheless, I agree with your article. These people are just crazy.

  49. I got this, rey.

    OK, Payton. Since you asked…

    Troll: One who posts a deliberately provocative message to a newsgroup or message board with the intention of causing maximum disruption and argument

    What you said beforehand would make you a ‘Troll’ since you posted a provocative message with the intent of causing disruption and creating an argument.

    Any hope of a open discussion was thrown out the door when you said that your post only gets approved if you agree with the writer.

  50. If indeed witches, warlocks and sodomy caused the Texas flooding they picked the correct state to punish as it is full of wicked people.

    Gawd hates Texas.

  51. Interesting that TX, where these ultra-right fringe religious fanatics are trying everything in their power to ban equal marriage and general equality, floods at the same time that Ireland votes in equal marriage and gets a rainbow…

    These fringe nuts forget that most heterosexuals engage in one heck of a LOT of sodomy as well.

    Also, of course they have it wrong about Sodom. In their own book it says: “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.” (Ezekiel 16:49-50)

    It seems according to their own book, being punished for Sodomy has more to do with being a right-wing conservative, than it does with having sex.

    When you can read one of these flaky anti-LGBT rants and have read the transcripts of the Salem trials of 1692-1693 and the 1692 versions seem less dastardly, it has to make you wonder.

  52. HMMM- Strange indeed. I have been a witch since I was 11 and been interested in my own Gay sexuality for quite some time YET NOT ONE SINGLE FLOOD !! Oh wait maybe your god smote Texas because of Gay politicians ??? Nope I’m a Boston Boy and was proudly represented by Barney Frank… AND STILL NOT ONE SINGLE FLOOD !!!I’ve also lived in South Florida for some time and AGAIN NEVER BEEN IN A FLOOD !!!
    If you are going to take flooding as a “sign ” I fear you will just have to come to terms that TEXAS HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN SMOTE BY YOUR GOD BECAUSE OF SOMETHING TEXAS HAS BEEN DOING THAT I HAVEN’T!

    . I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,
    43 A stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’
    5 He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’

  53. Dustin, there was absolutely nothing trollish in my comment. It was a valid comment based on an original post that had no valid reason for non-approval. I’m sorry if stating the truth in your mind is somehow trying cause disruption or initiate an argument. You act as though this is a closed discussion amongst those who agree and dissenters are not allowed and labeled trolls.

  54. Ireland passed a law allowing same sex marriage, they got a rainbow in the sky… Texas banned it, and they got a flood….of course there is a God!

  55. Considering what she’s railing against, I’d imagine she lost the last guy willing to put up with her to a Gay Witch.

  56. I hope this doesn’t come off as childish or derivative, but it *is* awfully telling that the hurricanes and flooding only seem to happen in heavily fundamentalist areas, and California only gets hit by a drought after a bill is introduced to the state senate to execute all gays in the state.

    The Lord Jesus commands us to love our neighbor, and does not make a parenthetical note that it’s okay to despise them if they’re gay, liberal, Muslim, drive a Chevy instead of a Ford, or even if they consider a Hi-Point to be a high-quality firearm.

    God Bless, and if you don’t believe in God, then peace-out!

  57. 100% agreed. We really can’t pick and choose what we want to follow and what we don’t want to follow. Either we accept Christ’s new covenant, or we burn grain offerings every time we have a strangely colored boil. No mullets, no 60-40 poly-cotton twill trousers, no crabs or shrimp, children get executed for arguing with their parents, mullets are out, incest and slavery are perfectly fine, and women aren’t allowed to sit *anywhere* when they’re menstruating.

    That’s why we have Christ. To argue that His sacrifice wasn’t enough is blasphemy and saying that earthly punishment from God is happening, nullifies the new covenant by stating that God’s new rules simply don’t apply.

    I, personally, blame the prosperity doctrine for contaminating faith with the love of money, which has made money the primary voice in driving faith in low-education demographics.

    God bless!

  58. OK, listen to me here.

    I’m pretty sure that dissenting opinions are allowed here as long as it’s reasonable.

    By saying that any post can only be allowed as long as you agree with the writer, it’s not seen as reasonable. Not to mention that you haven’t given your opinion. If it’s reasonable, then why are you worried if people like it or not?

  59. This article is satire, right? There is no way it can be a serious writing, written by a sane person. I am a right-winger and I know lots of right-wingers. None of us think the floods in Texas are caused by global warming, and how in H E double L could sodomy cause any flood (or even an overflowing bathtub)? And witches? Does anyone still believe in witches? I thought that day passed hundreds of years ago.

    As far as the floods in Texas go, or the wildfires in California, or hurricanes on the east coast, …. all I have to say is: There is NO safe place on this earth. PERIOD.

    PS: If anyone DOES believe all the rigamarole in this article, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.

  60. maybe they are right maybe it is god sending a message to texas to stop being bigeted morons live your live the way you see fit and keep your nose out of other ppls

  61. According to this map http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?id=flood&sid=w__gmap&r=tx the greater flooding is actually occurring in areas with high concentrations for conservative Xians, like East Texas. (I lived in TX for 11 years.) SO, perhaps they need to rethink their 2+2=872 theories. BUt, they have a get out nonsense free card in that according to other silly people at the opposite end of the spectrum, those places are being bombarded with weather manufactured by Obama to punish the righteous Xians! I would also like to note that on this map, Houston, what with it’s out lesbian mayor, doesn’t even merit a triangle. I don’t know why I spend so much mental energy on this when they clearly don’t. They just say words that barely make sense even in a sentence let alone in a string of them that express an ill-formed thought. I just get so frustrated with how arrogant and confident they are in their willful ignorance and delusions.

  62. Good thoughts Old Guy. Here’s another take.

    Taking the story of Adam & Eve with 2 sons at on its face the only female is Eve. By the time her sons are old enough she would be at the age of menopause. Childbirth during menopause is one – dangerous, two – childbirth period during those ages was dangerous (Lucky that she survived their births), three – getting pregnant during menopause is iffy at best. And, that isn’t even addressing the issue of incest.

    Now consider the fact if Eve is the only woman and she only had two sons, in which one killed the other – Cain slew Able – Thus, Cain went to Nod and found a woman – where oh where did that woman come from?

    Proof no one should take the Bible literally. It is all metaphor and myth but don’t tell the Religious RW’s – It will make their brains explode.

  63. Texas & Midland Flooding Not Climate – The Real Story: Local governments and business must assume this political posturing for insurance companies will soon wakeup to redlining policies in these areas as losses and casualties make record repeats for years to come.

  64. It seems to me that using the Scientific method that even Bill Nye the “non-scientist” Science Guy can grok:

    We have the perfect example of how to end any drought.

    Just do the Santorum Ritual.

  65. well, i reckon we should have not spent extra time at that ritual !. garsh darn it, i knew those incantation would prove a problem (snaps fingers)…. and here I thought most of our focus as Witches was just self-development, communing with Nature, you know, that “hippie thing”?…… tsk tsk . back to the cauldron [WINK]

  66. I must have missed the part where all the right wingers agreed with Rebecca. Did you add that yourself? I’m not right wing, but I do seek truth and fairness in the media. This is neither of this things. You’ve completely discredited an interesting article with your narrow-minded, eye-catching, hate-spewing title.

    But again, maybe I missed the part where they all agreed with Rebecca. Let me know if I did.

  67. What most people don’t realize, is that Christianity is an offshoot or sect of Judaism.
    Jesus was of the house of David and therefore was heir to the throne of Solomon. And technically was “king of the Jews”.
    The sign on Jesus’ cross was not sarcasm but a warning to any Jews that might try to revolt against Rome. This warning went unheeded and resulted in a Jewish revolt,the destruction of the Temple and the deportation of the Jews. circa 70 A.D. [WINK] Look it up. The Jewish kabbalah was a form of magic looked upon by later Christians as Satan worship.

  68. “‘Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.” i don’t personally believe that every weather event is some crazy punishment from god, but IF IT WERE, then my suspicion would be that the above passage of scripture may offer some insight

  69. I agree with you, my comments about Jesus, being of the house of David and legal heir to the Kingship of the Jews was not posted. The sign the romans put on his cross was not sarcastic but a warning to those who might try to revolt. This warning went unheeded and resulted in the destruction of the Temple and the deportation of the Jews from their homeland.

  70. I find it amazing that this writer and most of the comments have judged a whole group of people on one stupid girl and some unnamed preacher.

  71. To clarify, Eve was mother to 3 boys. Cain, Able, and Seth. It’s from Seth that everyone else is supposedly descended from.

    Cain killed Able, Cain was banished into Nod. Neither Cain nor Able had children of their own. It was their brother Seth who was wed to a woman that quite literally appeared out of NOWHERE that everyone else is related to.

    Not that it makes any more sense than the rest of that horrific book, but if you’re going to attack it you should have your facts down. Otherwise the idiot “believers” will attack any weakness in your argument. Also, it’s so much fun to tear apart their belief with their own book.

  72. I agree that the statement is ridiculous. Of course it wasn’t sodomy and witchcraft. It was the weather. Could be global warming, I don’t know. Oh yeah by the way…I’m a Christian. We’re not all crazy. And we’re not all republicans. Mind….blown.

  73. All devastation around the world, now this floods, accidents, wars, earthquakes, landslides and violence occurs because of the curse of God upon humanity (Deut. 11:26-28, 28:58-61). We never listened to the word of God in the Holy Bible and now it´s time to face the truth behind all sufferings of humanity since Jesus brought division to this world (Luke 12:49-53) and not peace as religions falsely claim.

    Lift your heads and see the more humanity prays in the name of this God forsaken brutally killed man (Matthew 27:46) the more suffering appears and this will get really wild in no time at all when wars expand and nature cracks parts. Sad part is that Jesus already admitted he is only son of David and bright morning star in the Book of Revelation 22:16 but religions keep silent about it and only collect money into their greedy pockets from their followers without intention to ask apology from all humanity because of being angels of Satan (Rev. 12:9) and spreading his lies. What is t…

  74. If the biblical god Jehovah is judging Texas it is more likely because of their conservatism and rejection of the teachings of the liberal Jesus and the extreme leftists writings of the Apostle Paul.

    Once the 2nd century misogynist forgeries that were added to the Paul’s 1st century writings are removed, Paul sound like what conservatives would consider an extreme far-left liberal.

  75. Seems a bit ironic that they are blaming it on the sodomites, when we just elected the most conservative Christian legislature ever – Oh the irony!

  76. Gosh, our friend and his husband in Houston said that while their neighborhood flooded, their street did not. Neither did the gay nightclub our friend works in, or the major business that employees him. I guess that flooding wasn’t directed very well?

  77. It was the move to try to violate Fed laws on religious discrim,Biblical core values+1964 Civil Rights act, against the Houston 5,churches,when lesbian mayor subpoenaed their sermons on homosexuality,trying to criminalize the Bible to push Sodom and Gomorrah agenda. Yes it is a warning of more judgment to come if they don’t repent,bowls of wrath in Revelation have started.

  78. What I’m really tired is people confusing weather with climate. This is true on both sides of the climate change debate. The fact of the matter is, while climate change may be having an effect on the weather patterns around the planet, no single event, or even multiple events can be directly linked to climate change. Claiming the rainy season we’ve had this year is directly related to climate change is no less ridiculous than Senator Inhofe’s dog and pony show with a snowball on the Senate floor as proof that climate change isn’t real.

  79. Once again, Christian conservative pundits proudly demonstrate their scientific cluelessness regarding the causes of natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes.

    And what of all of the ‘proper Christian folks’ who had their lives destroyed by the floods. Divine collateral damage? Sucks to be them, eh?

    Furthermore, their perception of God continues to be one of a thin-skinned, petty, spiteful, ego-centric, malevolent, sadistically abusive, empathy-challenged, conscience-devoid, micro-managing sadist — with a regard for mankind … including innocent children … somewhat akin to how many of them treat their wives.

  80. Kooks on the right. Kooks on the left. They’re two sides of the same rusty coin.

    Neither side has a clue.

    I no longer trust either Party nor any outlet of the legacy media. The parties are choose their arguments to gain political power and the media chooses their arguments to boost ad revenue.

    If you want to know the truth, you have to dig it our from the source and the source is not CNN, FOX, the New York Times, NewsMax, CNBC, or any other news outlet. They are only the conduits. The source is not some government agency. They are only tools of the power brokers on both the right and left and their reports change, based on who is in power. To find the real source of any story usually takes a lot of digging and sorting through contradictions. If you believe what you hear from ANY news outlet, the chances are 50% that you have been misled.

    If you want to know the truth, start by assuming that everything you’ve heard is a lie and then do your own homework.

  81. This is the dumbest crap I’ve read in a while and I’ve read some really dumb stuff. It’s not climate change or witch craft. It’s finding called weather. Texas hadn’t seen flooding of this magnitude since 1921. Which was proud to the new Ice Age, which became global warming and if now known as climate change. Although the belief in witch craft was around in 1921 but that’s just silly.

  82. This woman is probably right! Witchcraft from those living in the self-righteous, self-satisfied people living in safe areas to punish all the poor, needy sinners in flood prone areas. I wouldn’t be surprised if these same self-satisfied people didn’t CAUSE climate change on purpose!!

  83. And try mentioning that some of the old Testament stories are 28 centuries old and you can metaphorically see steam emerging from these self-righteous bigots. I’ve just been told (on another forum),in response to the fact that the good book condones slavery, that it was a misinterpretation as per Mark Twain’s comments ??? WTF. Good fun baiting them tho.

  84. No need for the ‘listen to me here’ intro to your comment Dustin. You seem to have missed the point entirely. You claim you are pretty sure dissenting opinions are allowed, but while you are pretty sure, I am positive you are wrong. I am positive of this because mine was not in fact allowed as I stated at the beginning which was the entire point. I would love to give the opinion again if I had reason to believe it would be allowed this time around. I will say this small part and hope it sticks. This article made numerous generalizations based on an ignorant comment by ONE Texas citizen. I’m fairly certain Rebecca does not speak for the rest of us, nor are all Texans somehow right wingers. Every Texan I know realizes her comments are ridiculous and takes them with humor, but posters on here instead choose to use it as some sort of soap box to falsely rail against all Texans and Republicans.

  85. [sarcasm] Everyone knows the flood was caused by the liberal media. All part of Obama’s plan to flood the state, then send in the national guard to take over and capture the state while they’re weak..

  86. So what do they have to say about the rainbow over Dublin on the day the Irish people voted decisively in favour of same-sex marriage? Surely must have been a sign of the big G’s approval, according to their “logic”.

  87. Not sure where you acquired your information Andy (www.leftylooneybin.com?). According to several sources I checked you’re off base. Check this link (since it’s a bit easier to understand) – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_taxation_and_spending_by_state

    In 2009 Texas spent 9% more than they paid in (not 37% per your numbers). In that same year California spent 7% more than they paid in. Not a huge difference and certainly not grounds for your “I’m tired of my BLUE state $$$$ going to fund BIGOTRY and IGNORANCE” BS statement. Texas ranked #5 (California ranked #11) for lowest revenue ratio, which means California had a higher ratio than Texas in the past 7 years (you spent more compared to what you paid in versus Texas spent less than what they paid in). It appears you are the ignorant bigot here.

    If you want to whine about funding states that actually spend excessively compared to contributions you may want to take a look at the bottom of the list and work your way up.

  88. Is this for real? It flood because there are witches? What about back home in Massachusetts, it is more liberal than any of the other states besides arguably California. Massachusetts even has Salem, which is a whole city full of witches and witchcraft shops. They openly celebrate Pagan holidays and rituals in the town square. People comes from all over the country just to take part in such a large gathering of people with the same beliefs… No flooding or natural disasters there. No trouble at all really. All Christians believe they worship Satan but most Worship the same god Christians do and also the the goddess which is just representative of nature and earth. Why would god choose to smite them when there beliefs are worship god himself, his creations, and hurt no one. Doesn’t add up. Plus there is this thing called logic.

  89. I guess I must have been mistaken when I heard that a babtist church had been one of the first buildigs destroyed in thismess

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