Wolf Blitzer Asks Tornado Survivor if She Thanked the Lord; Replies She's an Atheist

A moment of levity in Oklahoma Tuesday when Wolf Blitzer, concluding an interview with a woman who survived the devastating tornado, asked her if she had tha...

Comment by archaeopteryx on May 22, 2013 at 1:03pm

Holo - I may have misjudged you - let's put that up for everyone to see:

http://www.weareatheism.com/donate/atheist-giving-aid-oklahoma-torn...

Comment by archaeopteryx on May 22, 2013 at 1:46pm

I'm thinking a simple mass email would do it - surely I'm listed in the Lamb's Book of URL's --

Comment by Dr. Bob on May 22, 2013 at 2:35pm

Aw, shucks.  I was just logging in to share this one with folks here and you beat me to it!

I knew the group would appreciate it.  I confess I did.  I really dislike people pushing for public declarations of religiosity, even as a theist.   The atheist comments I thought were both respectful and classy.

Comment by Mabel on May 22, 2013 at 3:35pm

I don't believe it! I think I'm going to faint.

Comment by archaeopteryx on May 22, 2013 at 3:51pm

Can I watch? I haven't heard of a woman fainting since the 1890's when fainting was a fad, and I'd hate to miss it! Does your cell phone take video?

Comment by Strega on May 22, 2013 at 3:55pm

Comment by Mabel on May 22, 2013 at 3:56pm

Ha ha yeah! Just like that.

Comment by Dale Headley on May 22, 2013 at 6:00pm

This woman is my heroine!  She dared to imply that God has nothing to do with all the terrible natural disasters that wreak such havoc and loss of life.  In fact, these catastrophes clearly demonstrate that there IS no God; at least not one who is both omnipotent and omnibenevolent.

So, Xians, just what was God's point in sending the tornado?  What did He have aginst the children who died in the Plaza Towers School?  Why haven't any Christians asked God why He chose to crush to death the mother who futilely covered her baby's body to protect it from the storm?

God must have had SOME point in mind.  After all, according to the hate-filled loons at Westboro Baptist, and some Tea Party Republicans in Congress, God sent the tornado to express His anger over Obama praising Jason Collins for coming out as gay, and for not standing up for the saintly Tim Tebow.  It does beg a pair of questions, though: why didn't He send the tornado to the White House?  And was Tebow cut because he didn't pray hard enough to save his job?

Comment by Dr. Bob on May 22, 2013 at 10:53pm

So, Xians, just what was God's point in sending the tornado?  What did He have aginst the children who died in the Plaza Towers School?  Why haven't any Christians asked God why He chose to crush to death the mother who futilely covered her baby's body to protect it from the storm?

Do you really want God to be constantly re-jiggering the laws of the universe to make sure that there are never any environmental consequences to sentients?  We Christians believe these things are sad, or tragic, but we're not expecting God to be directing the weather so that no rain ever falls in anyone's life.  That would be the sort of silly version of God that some atheist would make up!

Comment by archaeopteryx on May 23, 2013 at 12:29am

RE: "Do you really want God to be constantly re-jiggering the laws of the universe to make sure that there are never any environmental consequences to sentients?" - if he plans to keep wearing the title, "omnipotent," Bob, yeah. If he's going to claim he created the universe, and can't control the weather on one little, insignificant planet, to protect those he so loved that he "gave his only begotten son," then why do we need him?

Simple answer - we don't.

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