Got power?

Southern US is once more bracing for another torrent of ‘nature.’ I say nature carefully because that’s a word we use when we don’t want to face the inevitable. ‘Nature’ is a wondrous and beautiful thing, while at the same time being awful and terrible, that is, full of terror.

Plain unadulterated terror, showing no mercy or favoritism, its power is equally immune to the rich or poor voices of they who cry: ‘leave us alone.’  But the ‘whirlwind,’ that slow and fast-moving monster that listens to no one, always reveals something greater, for a tree is known by its own fruit.

Indeed, the hurricane fruit is a spin-off He who upholds all things, such as the rain, the glistening snow, and of course the winds themselves. Who has not seen a tornado and just gulped at the glory of the funnel? Who has not been left dizzy by nature’s display of power? Perhaps a fool doesn’t care to notice, but sane minds at least consider.

But the hurricanes are a collection of those greater winds, yet we don’t think of the bigger picture because we are not affected. We enjoy that ‘car crash’ from a distance, as we slow down, but it is never personal, UNLESS we or someone we know gets caught in the trauma. So what is the bigger picture? I thought you may ask that.

POWER

Not as in men’s frenzied desires to control others, but is the pure display of Nature’s fury and awe, awe which laughs at global warming, and earthquakes which have mocked pseudo scientists and madmen alarmists long before rubber, plastic, or the gasoline engine was ever invented.

Yes indeed, the whirlwinds, the quakes, the tsunamis, went about their worldly circuits being oblivious to the foul mouths of they who curse God at every turn, and refuse to recognize that ALL power abides in Him. It is He who sends forth lightning, it is He who whispers the thunder, it is He who sends to earth rain, hail, and that wonderful blanket of snow. That be some power.

You and I? Ha! We can’t as much  create a fingernail, yet we lift those fingers in disdain as we curse He who is altogether good. We see the hurricane coming, but we test him by not heeding the warning to flee, then blame Him for taking our lives. Not too smart.

But I do love seeing the God of nature in all its ways, I love seeing how the testimony of scripture affirms nature’s obedience to One greater, and am struck at how callous the heart must be to not see that all power belongs to God. And btw, God is good to both the just, and the unjust, and He is no respecter of persons when it comes to nature either.

I certainly do not want to see one lost life, and take no pleasure in saying some will not pay attention, as if they can go into a boxing ring against the wind, and expect to win, but c’mon people, wake up, for in all this, the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

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44 Responses to Got power?

  1. Amen! I love the power of a good storm. I don’t want anyone to ever get hurt and yet I find myself offended sometimes when we are praying that it goes away or fizzles out. Come on, there is opportunity here to see the glory of God, to loose our power and perhaps our phones, to actually have to talk to our families. Ha! I’m telling you, that is often the hardest part, having to be kind our neighbors and forced to talk to our families. Such a shame it often takes a crisis to bring out that community spirit and sense of unity.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Color storms are a tad safer………. lol

      But yeah msb, the seemingly random path’s of storms are nothing but guided, and agreed, the glory of God can be seen just about anywhere.

      (btw, the google meisters have been found to ‘hide’ url’s of they who are not promoting ‘good speech.’ Grrrrrr, have long known the sinister plots of the ‘elite,’ seems I too may be on their hit list, after all, not ashamed here to speak of the things of God. Maybe you are on the hit list too. 😉

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  2. Wally Fry says:

    Yessir. Being a denizen of the South, I get this. There is nothing like watching the trees lay down around you and heading for the shelter to make one realize both the majesty of God, and the fact that tomorrow is promised to none of us….and that today is the day of salvation.

    James 4:14  Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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  3. sklyjd says:

    FYI, climate change has made a huge impact on Earth through environmental changes weather patterns and the intensity of the delivery. Scientists are not lying when they tell you how and why the weather and nature takes its course.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      . There is nothing like watching the trees lay down around you and heading for the shelter to make one realize both the majesty of God, and the fact that tomorrow is promised to none of us….and that today is the day of salvation.

      James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Say what u will regarding change, but it would behoove u to recognize He who created dirt and water in the first place.

      Also, as was mentioned, there have been quakes and upheavals in the earth having nothing to do with men’s dirty doings.

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  4. sklyjd says:

    “Not as in men’s frenzied desires to control others, but is the pure display of Nature’s fury and awe, awe which laughs at global warming, and earthquakes which have mocked pseudo scientists and madmen alarmists long before rubber, plastic, or the gasoline engine was ever invented.”

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    • ColorStorm says:

      My words. Every one true.

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      • sklyjd says:

        It does not matter who or what created dirt and water, if you deny what industrialisation has created for the future of the planet you had better take another look at the facts provided by the lying cheating dirty pseudo scientists you condemn.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Why must you always try to take a post into the weeds? There are obviously many fine scientists, and many who come to different conclusions using the same information.

          I’m sorry that you are of the utmost disadvantage for thinking WHO made dirt and water does not matter. It most certainly matters.

          The essence of true science will always agree with verifiable truth.

          God’s word is verifiably truthful. Read all about it, but rest assured I have no interest in a thousand comment thread with u being equally stubborn.

          The power of nature is small potatoes compared to Almighty God.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          “It does not matter who or what created dirt and water”

          Keep worshipping at the altar of science my friend

          Again nobody here discounts science after all God gave us that too. But as much as you would like then to your sad railings do not make God cease to exist

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          Here is where you are at a disadvantage. When Obama won, Conservatives took their defeat sadly, but calmly. We know we are in God’s hands. When Trump won, many Liberal Democrats saw it as some sort of existential crisis. So most rage, and many have started forming into mobs. Meanwhile, even though these qualities are completely lacking their behavior, fear crazed Liberal Democrats pompously clothe themselves in science and reason.

          Has industrialization created problems for our planet? It would be stupid to argue otherwise. What we disagree about is what those problems are and what to do about those problems. When I look at what Liberal Democrats propose I don’t see solutions. I just see people grasping for power. Greedy people don’t solve problems; they create more problems.

          Consider how Liberal Democrats debate. They start calling people climate deniers and threatening their opponents with legal sanctions. That’s suppose to convince us of what? Reassure us that Liberal Democrats have a reasoned approach? By bullying their opponents?

          Anyway, hurricanes are nothing new. What is new is that we can see them coming and get out of the way. Thank God! Trying to use weather disasters to prove anything scientific about global warming is ignorant. All such desperation proves is an absence of actual evidence.

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        • sklyjd says:

          I cannot recall that I suggested anything about your American political ideologies. Americans equate everything on the planet from a political standpoint and this is seen as a most detrimental attitude in such important issues.

          You can argue until your political tongues fall out because most concerned people do not care much about that, but they do care that while this BS is flung about nothing is being done.

          You said “Anyway, hurricanes are nothing new. What is new is that we can see them coming and get out of the way. Thank God! Trying to use weather disasters to prove anything scientific about global warming is ignorant. All such desperation proves is an absence of actual evidence.”

          From a UK media website “Researchers from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, a non-profit organisation analysed 59 studies which looked at climate change and extreme weather and they concluded that 41 of the studies demonstrated climate change had made extreme weather events more intense and more long lived.”

          This is just a taste of online information and believe it or not. However you decide, chew this over for a while, because you and I may be around long enough to witness massive devastation and loss of life from natural disasters that never have been witnessed before.

          You may scoff and claim it will never happen, however observable change due to climate change of the environment is generally accepted as undeniable to rational people, so think about your children and their children’s futures, do we just take the risk and ignore the science and call the scientists desperadoes, tell them they have no evidence and we can just get out of the way of hurricanes when they come and do nothing simply because you believe your God will look after us? What do you say to the children if you are wrong?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Who cares about ‘online information’ steve to make your points? This is where you are out to lunch, and refuse to use your God given brain without the weak crutches of others.

          I do not need one so called scientist, whether he be christian, mus-lim, jew, greek, atheist, fool, or whoever else to tell me that all POWER belongs to the Creator.

          Nice job once more in avoiding the gist of the post. I have no interest in your ten thousand comments of irrelevance and smokescreens. Maybe CT does, as he is a bit more patient.

          The idea of ‘climate change’ is not the point. It is HE who commands life’s cycles by His very word.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          Global warming is not political?😂

          We have not been collecting weather data very long. Given the fact the weather cycles, and we don’t know all the cycles, even if we believe hurricanes are getting worse, we don’t know why. We have not shown the planet is getting noticeably warmer.

          In addition, if we believe there have been globally warm and cool periods in the past, we don’t have a baseline. So we cannot separate natural from manmade changes.

          Do you know there is so little carbon dioxide in the air? When carbon dioxide gets into seawater, it forms limestone. We don’t know how much carbon dioxide we would have to produce to overwhelm that process.

          I am 66 years old. I have seen several times what hurricanes can do. That includes Hurricane Camille (1969). That storm landed with 190 mph. So if I believed the nonsense you are peddling, I understand quite well why it would be a problem. But it is not science. It is about money and politics.

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        • sklyjd says:

          “We have not been collecting weather data very long.”

          Scientists mark the start of modern global record-keeping at roughly 137 years ago, in 1880. That’s because earlier available climate data doesn’t cover enough of the planet to get an accurate reading, according to NASA. So, 2016 wasn’t just the hottest year in 137 years—it’s truly the hottest year on record.

          (EDIT: PLEASE STOP SENDING LINKS. I WROTE A POST CALLED ‘Link Pong.’ TOO MAY ISSUES AFFECTING MALWARE, CODE, POSSIBLE VIRUSES, NOT TO MENTION THE OBVIOUS ETERNAL GAME OF BACK AND FORTH TO SUPPORT A VIEW. TO BE FAIR, I HAVE DELETED CHRISTIAN LINKS AS WELL)

          Of course, there are global warming lies and scandals created by some agencies whose agendas involve power, money and politics. Naturally, many of the diverse issues of such a large global phenomenon have made it the most controversial issue for many decades.

          My earlier comment was that you will unequivocally and positively take your stance on this issue regardless of the evidence, facts and beliefs identified by your supporters or the opposing side, therefore are you willing to take the huge risk knowing what would happen if your stance was wrong?

          I am your age and I hate pollution, I have seen it increase dramatically over my lifetime. Diesel fumes for example aggravate asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and/or cause coughing and difficult or painful breathing, decreased lung function, weakening of the heart, heart attacks and/or premature death.

          The largest motivation for me is eliminating dirty fuels and chemicals that can harm humans and animals, destroy our food supplies and pollute our oceans and ruin our children’s futures. This is a well documented fact, and if climate change initiatives help drive this pollution into the past tense I do not see there is an issue.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          If we want accurate global weather data, we have to satellites to collect the data. That does not go back 137 years.

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        • sklyjd says:

          I apologise CS for sending the link that I was quoting.

          The alcohol thermometer was invented in 1709, and the mercury thermometer in 1714 by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit a German physicist, therefore temperature monitoring was available.

          Evidently the weather information they have going back further than 1880 has still not been processed, such as efforts to digitize 18 million pages of hydrometeorological data from as far back as 1867 are well under way and Millions of weather records are sitting in old weather offices and in ships’ logs around the world, including The British East India Company, which travelled extensively between 1789 and 1834, collected an enormous amount of weather data.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          All good, but surely you can understand my reluctance. One never knows what is attached to an otherwise innocuous link.

          Besides, for every link, there are a thousand others to disagree.

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        • sklyjd says:

          No problem, I do understand and I do not blame you CS.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @Sklyjd

          All a thermometer does is give us the temperature of the air or water immediately around the thermometer. If the environment around that thermometer includes human habitations or ships made of wood or steel, that will affect the reading.

          Recently, in the historical sense, meteorologists discovered the el Nino – la Nina oscillation.

          The Southern Oscillation was detected, and named, in 1923 by Sir Gilbert Walker. Walker was the director of observatories in India, and was trying to understand the variations in the summer monsoons (rainy seasons) of India by studying the way atmospheric pressure changed over the Pacific Ocean. Based on meteorologists’ previous pressure observations from many stations in the southern Pacific and Indian oceans, Walker established that, over the years, atmospheric pressure seesawed back and forth across the ocean. (El Niño and La Niña – Discovery And Study Of The El Niño Southern Oscillation – Ocean, Pressure, Strong, and Pacific – JRank Articles)

          Note the use of air pressure data, which is less sensitive to the immediate surroundings.

          Because it affects their catch, fishermen living in Peru actually noted the phenomenon first. However, until we had remote sensing data from satellites, we did not know what was going on or appreciate the magnitude of that oscillation’s importance.

          Anyway, I am not especially happy about the burning of fossils fuels. I don’t like burning up stuff we can’t replace. Instead of taxing income and sales, I think it would be better to tax the production of pollution, unrecyled waste, and the burning of fossil fuels.

          Unfortunately, our politicians want to use their lofty environmentalism as a cover for crony capitalism. That’s a problem worse than they propose to fix.

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        • sklyjd says:

          I agree that the early years were basic scientific equipment, however Google says early meteorologists and weather stations in the mid-15th century had the rain gauge, the anemometer, and the hygrometer. The 17th century saw the development of the barometer and the Galileo thermometer while the 18th century saw the development of the thermometer with the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. More advanced than I thought.

          “Anyway, I am not especially happy about the burning of fossils fuels. I don’t like burning up stuff we can’t replace. Instead of taxing income and sales, I think it would be better to tax the production of pollution, unrecyled waste, and the burning of fossil fuels.”

          “Unfortunately, our politicians want to use their lofty environmentalism as a cover for crony capitalism. That’s a problem worse than they propose to fix.”

          Agree with this totally, our politicians are no better, they are only playing lip service to the environmental situation as earlier this year they were looking to open another mine to export more coal, and if the coral reef was not already half dead this mine would have been close enough to totally destroy it. I think the deal has fallen apart now thanks to people power.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          This is not a debate about when the thermometer was invented. Look up the heat island effect.

          Over time the environment around thermometers has changed. We have built cities around some. We have moved some from wooden to metal ships. Hence we know of factors that would skew the results. When it was not even collected for the purposes for which we want to use it, we don’t have much reason to trust the data.

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        • sklyjd says:

          “we don’t have much reason to trust the data.”

          Maybe not, however it is data and with thousands of readings from many places I expect they will be able to find something they can use through the law of averages etc.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          Think this through.

          Assuming global warming is real, we cannot measure its contribution because we don’t know what the temperature should be.
          We have accurate temperature data for our globe that spans several decades. The time between ice ages spans 1000’s of year’s.
          Dubious and relatively incomplete data from ship logs and land-based weather records add about a hundred years to the time we have recorded the earth’s temperature.
          We have only just begun to model the earth’s weather. Just to predict the weather a couple of days out requires powerful computers. Our models are not good enough (ocean currents, for example) — we don’t have sufficient data — to do better.
          You still seem to believe in global warming.

          Yet you still have trouble believing in God?

          When it comes down to the final analysis, why do Christians believe the Bible? Can I give you good and logical reasons? Yes, but that is not what persuades people.

          John 10:1-5 English Standard Version (ESV)

          10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”

          People believe the Bible because they hear in it the voice of the Shepherd, their Shepherd.

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        • sklyjd says:

          “You still seem to believe in global warming.”
          “Yet you still have trouble believing in God?”

          Tom, I believe our planet is being polluted, even you will have to agree with that. If global warming is an issue so be it and it is the issue that leads to the clean-up of our planet so be it. The consensus of the scientific communities does favour the climate change model and even if they have not exactly got all the details exactly right I do think they are on the right track. I cannot think any motivation in this direction is detrimental for our planets health.

          The temperature recordings that you find suspect to accuracy 150 years ago are only a part of the climate story, paleoclimatology is the study of changes in climate taken on the scale of the entire history of Earth. It uses a variety of proxy methods from the Earth and life sciences to obtain data previously preserved within things such as rocks, sediments, ice sheets, tree rings, corals, shells, and microfossils. (Wikipedia)

          The believing in God issue. You have categorically denied any such global warming or climate change exists due to your various reasoning, but you do however claim the Christian God does exist.

          Climate change obviously has some scientific problems; however, it carries some real evidence to support many of its claims, but your God has no real evidence to support any existence claims at all.

          Details of man’s religious dependency, traditions and worship are discovered through ancient writings, monuments, paintings and artefacts from what were superstitious and primitive peoples from many parts of the world over many thousands of years and this is undoubtedly a historic and scientific fact.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          I have not denied global warming exists. I have stated the evidence for it does not withstand any serious examination. I cannot prove global warming is not real. However, without evidence that it is real, it makes no sense to implement draconian policies that would almost certainly lead to the loss of many lives.

          The people “believe” global warming don’t believe it. Their “solutions” don’t solve the problem. What they want is power, not a solution.

          So what you have is the consensus of a bunch of less than serious people. Don’t you know that consensus is a bunch of people sticking their finger up in the air? Of course you do. If consensus were good enough, wouldn’t you believe in God? Don’t we have a consensus He exists?

          Do we have evidence Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead? Yes, but no one can make you believe it. Yet read the last paragraph you just wrote. The Bible is the best preserved of any of the ancient documents from the past.

          The Bible is not proxy data. It includes a record of the testimony of men who gave their lives to the purpose for which God created us. With their lives these men glorified God.

          The Bible focuses on Jesus. Through it we can hear His voice. I pray that one day you will listen.

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        • sklyjd says:

          An IPCC special report has been released recently and evidently the report involved 90 scientists and review editors from 40 countries and hundreds of reports, technical papers and documents to complete.

          It is not thought as being written by a bunch of less than serious people or not based on real evidence and it is not believed that the scientists are corrupt, apart from the conspiracy merchants, many religious people including your government and mine.

          “Do we have evidence Jesus lived, died, and rose from the dead?”

          Unfortunately, the Bible has not been the book of wisdom for many documented reasons and the evidence for Jesus is not agreed upon even by Christians and Jews. The wholesale rejection of scientific evidence such as biological evolution, this climate change issue and the many other initiatives by man by religious ideologies goes further to prove all the gods are inventions of mortal man.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Steve- did u happen to notice at least ONCE that in the title of this post included ‘power.’

          Any climate is subservient to the creator of ALL POWER, which by the way, belongs not to Carl Sagan., DeGrasse, but to God.

          Period.

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        • sklyjd says:

          I think the most powerful thing ever is the expansion of the universe that is occurring at about 67 kilometres per second.

          The fastest most people will ever travel on land is when a passenger plane takes off with a runway speed of between 270–320 km/h.

          These things can be identified, observed, measured and understood as to how and why they work, but your claim of power CS, cannot.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          There are mules that are not nearly as stubborn as you Steve. 🙂

          All power in heaven and earth belongs to God, in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
          ‘And He spake to the raging seas, “ Peace be still,” and immediately there was a great calm.’

          And the people were in awe obviously and said ‘what manner of man is this, that even the winds and seas obey Him?’

          I suggest you honestly consider this. Peer reviewed. Factual. Reliable. Truthful. Such is Gid’s Word, relevant in all ages.
          The science you worship has more sense than you, as God holds all things together by His word.
          You should actually thank Him for your next breath. Bye.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          @sklyjd

          Same old same old, and still wrong.

          Does repeating nonsense decade after make it true? If some scientists attack the Bible, does that mean the Bible is anti-science? No and no. What it does suggest is that some people have an agenda.

          Before we trust anyone’s religious, political, or scientific authority, we need to be able to trust them. Since people should not be trusted any more than necessary, the best we can do is learn the truth for ourselves.

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        • sklyjd says:

          “Does repeating nonsense decade after make it true?”

          Well it will always be regarded as nonsense to those who do not follow your own advice of “the best we can do is learn the truth for ourselves”

          The scientists that spend many decades learning and plying their trade for example in the biological evolutionary fields would be justified in claiming the Bible is anti-science when half of your population claims God zapped all existence into place six thousand years ago. I cannot see how that is an agenda but simply a reaction.

          Learning the truth for ourselves includes applying rationality and common-sense, does it not?
          I apply these to everything in my life as much as possible from trading a commodity to buying a car to what I believe as real evidence or facts.

          Some people are better at investigation and finding information than others, and some will not even attempt to look any further than their current beliefs due to many reasons such as lack of interest, inability, lack of time and resources or fear of finding something they will not like.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You speak of truth Steve but neglect the OWNER of all truth?

          Perhaps your godless scientists and atheist friends were responsible for the perfect placement of the sun and moon?

          Didn’t think so. Tom’s patience to you and apt replies are more than enough. Your issue is simply a hard heart.

          Greater men than you have succumbed to the testimony of scripture based on facts, reason, logic, and nature.

          Your trollery is boring though.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          “Some people are better at investigation and finding information than others, and some will not even attempt to look any further than their current beliefs due to many reasons such as lack of interest, inability, lack of time and resources or fear of finding something they will not like.”

          Now if THATS not the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The disconnect is indeed staggering.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Comment in moderation.

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  5. Tricia says:

    While I love my mild Southern California climate I do miss a good storm like those I experienced growing up in New England. Although being a kid and not having to commute to work I’m sure made those storms much more enjoyable than they would be now.

    Something so majestic about being smack in the middle of a powerful thunderstorm or a furious N’oreaster and realizing you are at the complete mercy of the one who orchestrated it.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yes, a ‘good storm’ kinda makes us small, as it should, and respectful of He who puts the Super in Natural.

      Ha! Who says a tornado or rainbow is not supernatural.

      Fools I tell ya. But I’ll take a mild climate every so often Trish. Lol

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  6. Citizen Tom says:

    @Tricia

    Grew up mostly on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Lots of thunderstorms. When it strikes close, the crack of lightening is enough to make a fellow jump out of his pants. The rain, blinding, brings traffic to a crawl or complete stop. The hurricanes, however, are too frightening to be entertaining.

    Be happy where you are. Just remember that man-made storms of pride, greed, hate, lust,envy,….have no rivals in nature.

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