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Proof that God loves Southern Decadence

Joe Kovacs of WorldNetDaily repeats a familiar argument about hurricanes and gay people:

The arrival of Hurricane Isaac exactly seven years after Hurricane Katrina blasted New Orleans has some people wondering if there’s more to it than random chance, and suggesting the popular homosexual festival Southern Decadence may be part of a judgment from God.

“A hurricane hitting a celebration of decadence … twice in seven years. What are the odds?” asks Robin Cox, a lifelong Gulf Coast resident.

“Does it seem God has it in for New Orleans?” adds Mary Starkey. “Just contemplating why this has happened twice in seven years at exact same time of year.”

Southern Decadence has been a yearly event since its inception in 1972. Over the past 40 years, it’s been delayed or canceled twice because of hurricanes. That’s 2 years out of 40. The other 38 times, it was not affected by hurricanes. So, if we can leap all the way to concluding that God has twice thrown a hurricane at New Orleans because of a popular homosexual festival, can’t we also conclude that for the other 38 years, God has intentionally been moving tropical storms away from New Orleans so that this festival can proceed unhindered? Why is it that a 2-in-40 occurrence is taken as indicative of God’s stance on Southern Decadence, but something that’s happened 38 out of 40 times means nothing? Sure, the central assumption is bullshit, but even if we do accept it, reality still doesn’t seem to agree with WorldNetDaily’s conclusions. As usual.

Comments

  1. DaveL says

    “A hurricane hitting a celebration of decadence … twice in seven years. What are the odds?” asks Robin Cox, a lifelong Gulf Coast resident.

    Er… What does that imply about the Republican National Convention? It was disrupted twice in two years by hurricanes.

  2. pipenta says

    Nah, it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that the Gulf of Mexico is made of (deep warm water currents) hurricane fuel.

  3. Snowshoe the Canuck says

    Yeah, watch the science stuff. Us True Republicans(tm) don’t hold with that science stuff. Hurricanes aren’t real because they ain’t in the babble.

  4. pshannan says

    Are you kidding me? Southern Decadence is held during the height of hurricane season. The probability of a hurricane NOT hitting is greater.

  5. says

    All you guys are miserable inside and you know it. You know what you do is wrong and against nature. It is no worse than the many other sins that man commits. The plain and simple truth is that we pay for our sins here on earth as well as at judgement. 90% of gays are substance abusers.
    Why? To dull the realization of their addiction they truly wished never happen to them. That addiction is not substance abuse, but the burning desire for another man. It is a sad thing but just another ploy by satan to steal away all the wonderful things God had in store for all of us. It is not hereditary nor a disease it is a choice. Many have been abused as children and became addicted to the act, many just defiled themselves with women and group sex to the point they found themselves with something foreign in their mouth or anus, usually under the influence of alcohol,xtasy,and or cocaine. Then they cant stop. It is a sin like every other sin maybe no worse than a man cheating on his wife, but non the less a sin.

    • (e)m says

      Well Jack,

      First, Prove your god exists. Second, Prove that your god cares about who I fuck. Third, Prove that your god disrupts physics, chemistry, and biology to send consequences to people here on earth for who they want to fuck.

      Do you believe in free will? If you do are you saying that your god overrides free will in order to punish them for the way ze made them.

      You want to know why I’m miserable Jack? People like you. People like you, Jack, who make my life a living hell. Your hate spewing believers in God Almighty make it so that I can be Legally fired, harrassed, or discriminated against at work for my sexual orientation, and until recently, Gender Identity. Even now that I have legal protection for gender non-conformity, that doesn’t mean jackshit in the real world. Do you want to know why? People like you, Jack.

      People like you, Jack, who will beat me mercilessly.

      People like you, Jack.

    • says

      All you polyester wearers are miserable inside and you know it. You know what you do is wrong and against nature. It is no worse than the many other sins that man commits. The plain and simple truth is that we pay for our sins here on earth as well as at judgement. 90% of fashionable people are substance abusers.
      Why? To dull the realization of their addiction they truly wished never happen to them. That addiction is not substance abuse, but the burning desire for another jacket or pair of pants from the local mall. It is a sad thing but just another ploy by satin to steal away all the wonderful things gawd had in store for all of us. It is not hereditary nor a disease it is a choice. Many have been abused as children and became addicted to inappropriate fashion styles, many just defiled themselves with crablegs and tasty shrimp to the point they found themselves with something unclean in their mouth or anus, usually under the influence of alcohol,xtasy,and or cocaine. Then they cant stop. It is a sin like every other sin maybe no worse than a man picking up sticks on Saturdays, but non the less a sin.

    • Tony •King of the Hellmouth• says

      All you guys are miserable inside and you know it.

      I’m miserable right now because I’m jobless, not because I suck dick.

    • Traya says

      I have been to many Raves and done XTC and not once did I wake up with foreign objects or people in my cavities. I don’t what parties you have been going to or who is been telling you this BS, but sounds like the one who is miserable is you.
      PS I am Going to have some great group sex, so I hope you bought homeowners insurance.

    • hexidecima says

      Poor Jack. It seems that this “good Christian” can’t help by lie. Jack, I do need evidence for your baseless claims: “90% of gays are substance abusers.” Come on little man, tell me where you go this or is it just more false witnessing from a Christian?

      “It is a sad thing but just another ploy by satan to steal away all the wonderful things God had in store for all of us.”

      I do love how you make your god inept and incompetent. So much for those Christian claims about how “strong” their god is. it seems that you guys worship the idea of Satan more than god with how much stock you put in it.

      “It is not hereditary nor a disease it is a choice.”

      and if it is, then you even have less right to take it away from others. But according to *your own claims*, it’s not and it’s an “addiction” not a choice at all, claiming that they “can’t stop”. Poor thing, it’s hard isn’t when you lie and make things up to keep them all straight.

    • baal says

      Jack, you forgot to capitalize ‘Satan’.
      He’s a supernatural power almost the equal of God and should (or should not) be respected for the same reasons, also grammar (caps for proper names).

      • Paul says

        Also, if I may add, if the creator of the entire universe give a shit about where I put my dick, his priorities are sure fucked up!

  6. xowarsxo says

    5000 whining atheists vs the Great Prophet

    how the divine pen of Michel N. crushed the international atheist movement

    skepticforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=18660

    youtube.com/watch?v=s3lwG4MytSI

    one applicant right here…

    get the POINT, Randi….

    for lies on top of lies

    youtube.com/watch?v=bbmXpNEFipE

    do you think you can threaten my right to FREE SPEECH?

    what if I told you that I am not who you think I am….

    Not Dennis Markuze – but a FAN!

    youtube.com/watch?v=nvatDdOWcLw&lc

    you’re not the center of the universe!

    youtube.com/watch?v=3yRpSNIOwA4

    a dishonest liar

    • hexidecima says

      well, I’ll agree that xowarsxo is indeed quite the dishonest liar, nice of him to sign his post that way. so cute to see random links being put up and not one bit of actual coherence from a theist. No evidence for his claims either. for such claims of “demolishing the atheist movement” it seems that’s quite a lie too. Sorry, atheists and atheism is still here and you are reduced to insisting how “great” you are.

      the only thing that makes it better is your begging for money. So, those prayers aren’t cutting it? :)

  7. Francisco Bacopa says

    Here I am in the largest city in the world that has ever had an openly gay mayor and no hurricane has come to Houston since Parker was elected and re-elected. Seems like Isaac should have come here to smite us for God-Taunting gayness.

    The previous mayor, the straight as hell Bill White, had to deal with the Katrina refugee crisis, the Rita debacle, and a direct hit from Ike. He kicked Perry’s ass after Rita, and we got things in place to survive Rita as well as could be expected. But Bill couldn’t beat Perry even though he was the hurricane fighter.

    Could Parker try the same move and succeed? Doubtful, but one can dream. I hope that Texas could be the first state with a gay governor. We are not as red as you might think. We are mostly urban and a minority of voters have gerrymandered our progressive districts out of existence.

    BTW, Hurricanes that plow through central Cuba rarely hit west of New Orleans. They rarely ever even get that west and burn out in Florida without doing much damage. The ones that miss Cuba or form in the Gulf itself are the bigger threats.

    And for those of you have never experienced a hurricane. They are serious. If you live where there are supercell thunderstorms, imagine the worst gusts of a supercell blowing three hours straight. Then imagine something MUCH STRONGER for four hours, and then the supercell gusts as continuous wind for four more hours. It seems like it will never stop.

  8. Kara says

    No no, see, we can still safely conclude that God hates homosexuality 1/20th of the time.

    Why that specific percentage, we may never know. The divine works in mysterious ways.

    (P.S. This post was sarcastic. I hate that I even need to include a disclaimer so blatantly, but certain… other… comments on this post have reminded me of Poe’s Law.)

  9. says

    She is poor but quite respectable.What’s new? Don’t keep the truth from me.You are just putting on a little weight.What do you think? He asked me some personal questions, but I would never answer them.He asked me some personal questions, but I would never answer them.I haven’t seen you for ages.Thank you for your advice.I am in charge of the company when the manager is out.

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