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Old Sep 1, '05, 7:45 am
puzzleannie puzzleannie is offline
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Default Re: Why would god allow the hurracaine to hit?

hurricanes, like blizzards, are part of the natural climate cycle and are necessary to bring rain to those parts of the world, for example here in SoTex we get most of our rainfall for the year during hurricane season. the weather operates according to natural law, unless interventions by humans and their activities upset the balance of nature. People build cities, businesses and homes in areas prone to hurricanes - or volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, tornadoes etc. - at their own risk. Everybody who lives on the Gulf or Atlantic coast knows what the risk is. there is no lack of historical documentation on the effects of hurricanes. They willingly chose to take that risk, and odds are will pay the price at one time or another. They balanced the risks with the benefits and made a free will choice.

one thing we have certainly learned is that our technology, knowledge, even our wills are powerless against such forces of nature, and as the psalm says, we must put our trust in God, not in horses, chariots, kings, or eartly powers.
Whatever the Lord pleases He does, on heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Ps. 135