January 06, 2005

Christians to Blame for Tsunami

Maybe you have heard the latest theory about the earthquake and resulting Tsunami that has claimed well over 100,000 men, women and children. Certainly that’s not news but what may be is that according to Muslim cleric Manajiid, the tsunami was due to the presence of westerners—which in the mind of this Muslim holy man equates to Christians--on the beaches of these pristine vacation resorts.

I’m inclined to say, “What a numbskull,” but I realize that “reality” and “fact” are not words readily familiar to many of the spiritual leaders of Islam.

What we know to be fact is that somewhere around 150,000 lives have been lost thus far and the W.H.O. believes this could double in the next few days. We also know that of this staggering number, so far there have only been 20 confirmed American deaths. You don’t have to be a math major to know that this is a scant fraction of the total and of that total, mind-boggling number, most of the lives lost were Hindu or Muslim.

So either Allah is so taken with the hatred of Christians that he thinks nothing of murdering tens of thousands of his own devotees just to get one infidel, or Allah’s wrath is really indiscriminate. Either way, he is a pretty lousy deity and object of worship.

What truly perplexes me is why anyone would be attracted to Islam. Their god is a deity who at best is capricious, mean, and ruthless, who delights in sowing hatred, violence and death to the most defenseless and innocent of humanity.

So when I think of Allah causing a natural disaster to kill people because they worship another god, I am awestruck at the thought of how Jesus, instead of killing others who worship other deities, allowed himself to be killed that they might see that he is the real God; a God of love, a God of mercy, and a God who longs to be with them in eternity.
I am also perplexed why anyone would reject that kind of God for another. I guess I’ll just have to be content with being baffled.

2 Comments:

Blogger Adam Austin said...

Do you think God could use a natural disater as judgment against a wicked people? Do you think God could use a disaster to save a nation, namely America. At this point in history I can think of a billion ways we will be wiped out and only one way to save us.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Pastor Bill said...

Adam if you're asking if I think God "can" use a natural disaster to bring judgment, the anwer is "of course." That's a different question from "DID" God use this natural disaster to mete out justice? That is the question I was dealing with, not the other. Thanks for reading!

3:28 PM  

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