From a Facebook exchange today. You need to read the initial link for the rest to make sense.
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Sonya posted a link.
The Tornado, the Lutherans, and Homosexuality
“What do you all think?”
WOW! I’m sure they’ll miss the overtones of this.
Proclaiming truth and extending grace. It made me think of the verse in Proverbs 24:26 that states “an honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.”
sound thinking. it is a very serious problem for the church to feel she has the right to decide whether or not something is sin when God’s Word very clearly states that it is sin.
A gay man is stranded in a sailboat, and a wind comes up and he reaches shore; does that mean God loves gays?
Jason, I think the question for me goes back to the probability issue – what the heck is the probability of this just happening. The meteorologists happened to be clueless. That is where this differs to me a bit from an event such as a tsunami which is the result of an earthquake that was predicted and noticed, or a hurricane that was tracked for days. This sort of came out of nowhere and left to go nowhere…
And, yes, the answer is God does love gays. He loves us all. He just cannot be with sin.
Thank you also, for reading my page. I am grateful for your friendship!
I’m a big fan of Occam’s Razor. In this case, is it more likely that a meteorological event happened, or that an incorporeal invisible entity made a political statement by making the wind blow?
Plus, how do you know it wasn’t Zeus telling the world that he dislikes Lutherans? Or Vishnu declaring hatred for the Minnesota Twins? There is exactly as much evidence to support both those positions as there is to support a Christian reading.
And if logic isn’t enough: How does God loving everyone mesh with creating a potentially deadly tornado near a densely populated area?
The thing that I find hurtful is that it’s OK to demonize gay people, but not to criticize the frankly crazy notion that an invisible being decides where tornadoes go based on conversations about individual sexuality.
Your comment under the article is “What do you all think?” If by “you all” you meant “you all who think the same way I do,” then you should be more specific about inviting only certain types of comment.