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Wed May 27, 2015, 09:13 PM

Al Sharpton asks if Texas flooding was result of ‘God’s rebuke’

On Wednesday, civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton posed a provocative question to his 459,000 Twitter followers about the deadly floods sweeping Texas, including in Austin, San Marcos, Wimberley and surrounding cities.

Reverend Al Sharpton
‏@TheRevAl

#KeepingItReal QOTD: Do you think the #TexasFlooding is related to climate control or God's rebuke?Call 8775325797 or tweet me your thoughts


As was to be expected after asking if this week’s floods were either a result of “climate control” or “God’s rebuke” and not leaving any room for alternate explanations, Sharpton riled many on Twitter.

Read more: http://austin.blog.statesman.com/2015/05/27/al-sharpton-asks-if-texas-flooding-was-result-of-gods-rebuke/

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Reply Al Sharpton asks if Texas flooding was result of ‘God’s rebuke’ (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2015 OP
bravenak May 2015 #1
kentauros May 2015 #7
AuntPatsy May 2015 #2
merrily May 2015 #3
NRaleighLiberal May 2015 #4
KeepItReal May 2015 #5
underthematrix May 2015 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:15 PM

1. Did he mean climate change?

 

I don't believe in god so I can't attest to the God's rebuke stuff, except to say .
Goodness, Al Sharpton was trippin, imo.

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Response to bravenak (Reply #1)

Wed May 27, 2015, 10:05 PM

7. Maybe he had just been listening to Firesign Theater:




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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:18 PM

2. A bit of payback but it's disheartening that we do such at the expense of our own

Morals...

Why do people have to minimize others pains in order to get a message heard, it's a guilt we all carry..

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:31 PM

3. The Book of Job tells us that we should not be purporting to explain God to our fellow humans,

specifically, why God visits tragedy upon our fellow humans.

Several places in the Bible tell us God's ways are not our ways.

When asked during an interview why God visits troubles on humans, Billy Graham replied simply, "I don't know. I wish I did."

I once saw a minister preach a sermon on Job. The minister said to practice saying "I don't know."

Whether or not anyone believes in God, all of the above seems reasonable to me.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:39 PM

4. Wow.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:40 PM

5. All we had to do this whole time was adjust the climate control, Rev?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 09:42 PM

6. i loved it because who has

invoked God more than those racist hating christian conservatives. Rev Al is a genius

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