“All hurricanes are acts of God, because God controls the heavens,” John Hagee, a Texas-based evangelical pastor who leads the Christian Zionist movement in the United States, said after Katrina. “I believe that New Orleans had a level of sin that was offensive to God, and they are – were recipients of the judgment of God for that."
IT'S GEOLOGY, PEOPLE!!!
I'LL BEAT HIS AYSE!!!! I CAN'T STAND THAT SOB!!!
It's not ALL right-wing fundamentalist types, though. DON'T BLAME THEM FOR EVERYTHING!:
"During and after World War II, some Orthodox Jews attributed the murder of 6 million fellow believers to Jewish transgression. Many in that camp pointed a finger at Zionists, who they accused of trying to establish Israel too soon, before the Messiah’s return.
“There were groups that claimed this was divine punishment because there were no other theological options,” says Bernard M. Levinson, a Jewish studies professor at the University of Minnesota. “Their own piety made things difficult.”
More recently, one of Israel’s leading rabbis generated controversy for claiming that last year's devastating fire in the Jewish state - the worst in the country’s history – was divine retribution for Jews failing to observe the Sabbath."
All the above is from the article you can link to from the title. It's a real good article and short, too.
IT'S GEOLOGY, PEOPLE!!! IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU!!! KISS MY AYSE!!!