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  1. Funny that. I thought the Bible says that the rainbow is God’s symbol that he will never use floods to destroy the world again.

    1. burningworm 1 Nov 2012, 5:03pm

      God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time !

  2. theotherone 31 Oct 2012, 9:55pm

    double rainbows are not that rare – i’ve saw several round here in the last year.

    god must love this village.

  3. This is why I am an anti-theist. I am so sick of their gods being used as an excuse to hate.

  4. Another that just does not realise how stupid he sounds.

    If there was a God I am damn sure that he would not send these kinds of things to kill innocent people or to kill at all.

    What a moronic man!

  5. de Villiers 31 Oct 2012, 10:01pm

    As I said on the other page, it was raining here in France today. Perhaps it is linked.

    Goodness knows what the dinosaurs must have been doing to have deserved their fate.

    1. I think these persons may well believe humans killed off the dinosaur by over-hunting.

  6. casparthegood 31 Oct 2012, 10:14pm

    Ok Looney Xtrians, tick, orthodox jews, tick, Next? – But form an orderly queue please

  7. I wonder who he thinks is to blame for the Great Depression, the Holocaust, the price of gas, and why eggs come in dozens. in other words why does this guy get print. why do any of them get print. we waste such a lot of time on people who dont matter. lets care more about humans.

    1. You know, if he was a Kardashian, British royal, philandering athlete, etc., I would agree with you, but it’s important to know who this liar is, what he believes, and who he lies and panders to, so that we can shadow them and monitor their reprehensible behavior.
      It’s unwise to ignore the existence of a bigoted, hateful homunculus.

  8. Strange that the hurricane swept through the Caribbean then …. some of those islands are very homophobic. Think God must have been a bit confused ….

  9. Isn’t a rainbow the symbol of LGBT unity?

  10. Pathetic. This god creation doesn’t seem to be able to control itself: in addition to the devastation in New York, hundreds of people have been killed and millions have lost their homes and livelihoods in:
    Haiti
    Dominican Republic
    Jamaica
    Cuba
    Bahamas
    Canada (Ontario)
    and the US states of:
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachessetts
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    Virginia
    West Virginia
    How does this dimwit explain that?

  11. Religion is all the proof you’ll ever need that God does not exist.

  12. The visor for my bike helmet got a bit wet and clouded up when coming home from the city today. I almost hit the back of a car at a roundabout for lack of vision.
    I guess that mean God wants to kill me. Or perhaps it was some other road user nearby that he was aiming for.

    1. Spanner1960 1 Nov 2012, 3:10am

      It was God’s day off. It was probably Allah.

    2. Thank Praxiteles you were unharmed.

  13. Religious derangement syndrome.

  14. Okay. That’s two reported so far.

    Funny. I was about to blame the j… uhh, nevermind.

  15. Tall Stacey 1 Nov 2012, 12:29am

    I was of the impression that lower Manhattan, Wall St., waqs one of the most Jewish spots on earth.

    I also find it interesting that after NJ, the storm travelled across half of Pennsylvania and made a 90 degree right turn to go up through “Central Pennsylvania”, the very area that the earlier mentioned Pastor McTernan lists as his home……

  16. Spanner1960 1 Nov 2012, 3:09am

    It was only a matter of time before some god-bother raised his head above the sandbags and blamed us.

    Personally, I think it’s all those mixed race marriages they started with. And all that messing around with aliens in Area 51.
    Probably.

  17. Isn’t it time these glorified snake oil salesmen were a thing of the past? Haven’t they had their day?

    Off to read some Sam Harris for a sanity fix.

    1. Snake oil would be a great name for a lubricant though wouldn’t it!

      1. Copyrighted!

  18. GingerlyColors 1 Nov 2012, 6:58am

    I knew it would not be long before they started blaming Hurricane Sandy on gay people! The depths that some of these religious zealots will sink to! I take it that all those countries that still criminalize homosexuality are immune from natural disasters such as hurricanes, famine and earthquakes.
    It is worth noting that the part of Indonesia that was most affected by the Boxing Day Tsunami eight years ago was Aceh Provence which occupies the northern third of the island of Sumatra. Aceh Provence is the only part of Indonesia where homosexuality is criminalized (amongst Muslims). Please explain.

  19. Andrew Soule 1 Nov 2012, 8:47am

    Like the gays would ever call a hurricane “sandy”

  20. What extraordinary superstitious nonsense.

  21. Wow, imagine the power that us gay men and women have over the elements! Let’s direct it towards the wind farms and we’ll stop global warming yet!

  22. He must be pimping himself as a bit of a cocksman for the ladies I guess, nobody will ever suspect he could ever be gay now he’s publicly condemned the homo’s.

  23. Interesting that he claims same sex marriages occurred before Noah’s flood indeed were the cause of the flood itself, anyway it’s a change to the usual claim that there have never been same sex marriages in the past.
    It’s still hard to tell the really way-out bonkers religious types from the run-of-the-mill bonkers religious types though and I wonder if it is even worthwhile attempting to differentiate between levels of religious bonkers-ness at all.

  24. In the vain hope this guy isn’t an irredeemable moron, I offer this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow
    “A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection of light in water droplets in the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured arc.
    Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun.”
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane
    “A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low-pressure center surrounded by a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain.
    Tropical cyclones strengthen when water evaporated from the ocean is released as the saturated air rises, resulting in condensation of water vapor contained in the moist air.”
    No divine intervention required.
    If he still doesn’t believe weather has no divine agenda:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/16/touchdown-jesus-statue-burns-down

  25. The Great Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1666 were Divine Punishment for:
    1 – England’s abandonment of the One True Church (said the Catholics);
    2 – England’s failure to crush Catholics and Dissenters (said the Anglicans);
    3 – England’s persecution of Dissenters (said the Dissenters).
    Reading natural events as confirmation of your own self-referential bunkum is as old as the human race.

    1. Amen to that.

  26. Well, to look on the bright side (of the rainbow, one of them anyway), at least this fellow has demostrated that bottomless stupidity isn’t limited to Christian extremists and Islamists.

    But heavens (appropriately enough), how depressing to think there are still people who think rainbows are a sign of their god. Nothing so stupid as wilful stupidity, I suppose.

  27. Steven Wesler 1 Nov 2012, 1:28pm

    Here is living proof that religion isn’t based on truth but control and stupidity.

  28. It seems if anybody knows God divine justice it is the Jewish people. It appears he thinks that the Jewish people need to be punished down through out history. Maybe it is things like this that cause God to punish the Jews?

  29. Christopher in Canada 1 Nov 2012, 8:47pm

    How come none of these Orthodox boys are hunks? Too much inbreeding?

    (part of me is ashamed I wrote that – another is not…)

  30. He’s the Jewish Mel Gibson. If their God sent that storm it was surely to punish Hassidic women for those bad wigs. Their God allowed the holocaust. Was that about Gays too?

  31. That There Other David 3 Nov 2012, 9:30am

    Considering the worst devastation happened in New Jersey, which doesn’t have equal marriage, yet full equality Canada just had a few trees knocked over I fail to see any connection.

    However, next time a hurricane hits one of the deeply prejudiced Southern states maybe we should similarly point out how their attitudes to LGBT people have brought on God’s wrath?

  32. Keith in SALFORD 6 Nov 2012, 1:08am

    Have you ever heard such utter nonsense in all your born days…!
    Isn’t religion the greatest load of toss ‘n’ tosh, from the barmy Taliban to these cracked pan-lids and the camp-as-Fanny’s Catholics.
    Stuff it.
    There is not a living being who can have the slightest inkling of the nature of God.
    To have such would require one to be God Himself; only God can know God.
    All the rest is human conjecture and as such, is therefore subject to fallacy and error.
    And this, from a once devout Roman Catholic who, having the seen the light for the darkness that it was, now walks in the light which he once called darkness.
    Religion; mind control; people control all of it.

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