USA: Christian apologist claims God sends hurricanes to make sinners repent.

Texas Congressman Tells Flood Victims: ‘God Is Telling You To Move’

Christian compassion: GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling doesn’t want to subsidize flood victims because floods are God’s way of telling people to relocate.

The Texas congressman claimed taxpayers should not have to pay for at-risk homes that are susceptible to flooding while appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” earlier this week.

Complaining about the fact that the U.S. government keeps paying to repair homes that are repeatedly damaged by floods, Rep. Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said:

We have these repetitive loss properties. So for example, we have one property outside of Baton Rouge [Louisiana] that has a modest home worth about $60,000 that’s flooded over 40 times. The taxpayers have paid almost half a million dollars for it.

Hensarling added:

At some point, God is telling you to move.

Hensarling continued:

If all we do is force federal taxpayers to build the same home in the same fashion in the same location and expect a different result, we all know that is the classic definition of insanity.

I’m not sure a factory worker in Kansas ought to be subsidising a millionaire’s beach condo in Florida.

Commenting on the story, Raw Story notes:

Hensarling did not mention the role of climate change in making hurricanes more intense and destructive, and instead placed the burden for dealing with the aftermath of hurricanes solely on individual homeowners.

Rep. Hensarling is not the only religious extremist who believes God uses natural disasters to somehow communicate with people. Former child star and Christian apologist Kirk Cameron recently justified the death and destruction hurricanes cause by claiming that God sends hurricanes to make sinners repent.

In a video posted to his Facebook page, a glib Kirk Cameron tells his followers that God has “a purpose” by sending destructive hurricanes to terrorize and harm people, and that purpose is “to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance.”

Bottom line: Both Cameron and Rep. Hensarling offer glib explanations and justifications for their imaginary God’s cruelty and immorality in the face of immense human suffering. And both are equally moronic.

https://player.cnbc.com/p/gZWlPC/cnbc_global?playertype=synd&byGuid=3000655941&size=530_298

Rep. Hensarling: Three fundamental problems with National Flood Insurance Program from CNBC.

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GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Tells Flood Victims: "God Is Telling You To Move" (Image via Screen Grab)

GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling Tells Flood Victims: “God Is Telling You To Move” (Image via Screen Grab)

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6 replies

  1. “Christian compassion: GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling doesn’t want to subsidize flood victims because floods are God’s way of telling people to relocate.

    Somehow, I share with Jeb. People should move to save place.

  2. My view:
    the purpose that Allah sent Natural disaster is to remind people that Allah can do anything, Allah has power to destroy this world, so do not reject Allah.

    The purpose of conflict disaster such as: Syria, Yamen , Rohingyas etc etc. are that Allah curse and punish millions Muslims because they are turning away from Allah to their masters or Clerics. Refer to 9:31. Q. 7:2-5.

    Allah say in Al Quran; “They have taken their rabbis and their monks as gods beside Allah, and Tourah (Q. 9:31). They become Musryiqun ( Syrick)

    This is) a book sent down to you. Therefore, your heart must not be straitened because of it. 2 (It is revealed to you) so that you may warn through it, and it may be an advice for the believers. (2) O humankind,) follow what has been sent down to you from your Lord, and do not follow any masters other than Him. 3 Little you heed to advice! (3) How many a town We have destroyed! Our punishment came upon them at night or when they were having a nap at midday. (4) So, when Our punishment came upon them, they could say nothing but cry, “We were wrongdoers indeed.”Quran 7:2-5.

    Muslims should believev in Al Quran itself not Hadith.

  3. Cameron recently justified the death and destruction hurricanes cause by claiming that God sends hurricanes to make sinners repent.-///

    My question: I agree Gid sends natural disaster to make sinners repent… why God include innocent children become victim of disaster?

    • God punished the wicked but he tests his tire submissive servants as well. He does not need your permission somi, he is all knowing and think about it… without sorrow would happiness have any meaning at all? Without night would day have it’s value, without bad would we know the good.

  4. I recall as a child being taught that God caused disasters as punishment to the people for wrong-doings, that we should repent and follow the right path. Fundamentally the same as the Muslim version.

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