Over the Christmas break, while the strong El Nino brought us unseasonably warm weather, parts of the US bore the brunt of massive tornadoes and floods that created a wide swathe of death and destruction.
These natural disasters also spawn their share of delusional people who think that they themselves were spared because of supernatural forces. Most such people think that god especially looked out for them but Travis Gettys writes of Sabrina Lowe of Rowlett, Texas who went well beyond that says that she and her family were saved because they, like Moses, have god-like power over the wind and used that power to redirect the tornado and avoid getting hit.
“We actually went outside and started commanding the winds, because God had given us authority over the winds, the airways,” Lowe said. “And we just began to command this storm not to hit our area. We spoke to the storm and said, ‘Go to unpopulated places.’ It did exactly what we said to do, because God gave us the authority to do that.”
While no one was killed in Rowlett, 450 buildings were damaged. But eight people were killed and 600 buildings were damaged in the nearby town of Garland. Maybe the people of Garland should extend an offer to Lowe to move to their town so that the next time a tornado looms, it will spare them and wreak its fury on a town that does not have as a resident a person who can order tornadoes about.
Here’s Heston doing his Moses thing and commanding the wind.