There’s nothing like blaming God for the failures, stupidity, or irresponsibility of human beings.
The following comes from a left wing site. Though I am a right winger, I follow or visit liberal sites.
I am a tad more sympathetic towards the right wing side, since I am right wing, but occasionally, other conservatives say or do some very stupid things, and the liberal sites will let you know about it, while the conservative sites generally remain “mum” about this sort of lunacy:
I think several people died in that derailment, did they not? And here Baker is using that tragedy to advocate for his own weird views.
In the future, should I compose a post on this blog explaining a bit as to why I have been thinking of leaving the Christian faith (after having accepted Christ as my Savior when I was a kid), this Jim Bakker post is one of the things I will link to as another reason.
And no, I do not “follow” or “worship” Jim Bakker, but I’m thinking, if this is the sort of nuttiness Christianity produces, I’d like to be counted out.
By Kyle Mantyla | January 3, 2018 10:31 am
“What do you think that train going off the tracks in Washington state was?” he asked, rhetorically. “What is the spiritual side? Why is it right now, at this time of the year?”
Noting that the train was on its maiden voyage on a new stretch of track, Bakker likened the derailment to the sinking of the Titanic, which apparently made it spiritually significant.
“The great preachers of all times have said the Titanic is God’s warning,” Bakker said, “and I believe—here again, one of the fast new trains, brand new, crashed off the tracks on its maiden voyage—people, you had better listen to what is going on.”
Jim Bakker: The Amtrak Derailment Was a Sign from God of Something Something– from Patheos blog “The Friendly Atheist”
Televangelist Jim Bakker isn’t waiting for the investigation to be completed. He knows this crash was a sign from God, just like when God allowed all those people on the Titanic to die.
…So, to summarize, God killed three people and injured many others a week before Christmas because… something.
Was God trying to warn us against infrastructure spending? Were there awful people on that train? Was God really pissy about marriage equality being legal? Was God trying to send a message to those West Coast liberal elites?