I was just pondering things a little while ago and my brain went to the insanity of those who blame hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes and other natural disasters on the perceived sins of human beings. Religious people have not (apparently) advanced much beyond the superstitions from many millennia ago, from a time when people had no clue about weather and the nature of the how things work in the natural world. Even just as recently as last week here were religious idiots and fools blaming homosexuality and other perceived immorality for Hurricane Sandy.
Ignorant and superstitious people actually believe humans can not only influence but directly cause natural disasters.
But these self-appointed moral monitors of society are among the same bunch of science-deniers who say (1) there is no global warming or climate change, and (2) it is impossible for the actions and life-choices of humans to influence the weather because (to their minds) on God controls the weather.
So, apparently, if they want to control other people’s lives, they use guilt and coercion from their holy books to connect human behavior to natural phenomenon. But when evidence-based science requires they themselves to change behavior (i.e., give up fossil fuels, stop polluting, conserve natural resources) suddenly our environment is beyond our influence or ability to control.
Obviously, most rational minds can see the bullshit: homosexuality does not cause hurricanes, and human behavior DOES affect our natural environment.