How do we know that guy wasn't just making shite up?
10/30/2008 8:44:30 PM
Hindsight is a great thing.
After something has happened it is easy to say that you (or someone else) has prophesied this and that it is therefore a punishment by god ;)
It takes however much more skill to prophesy a very improbable event beforehand and be right ;)
10/30/2008 8:45:55 PM
I would be more prone to believe this if the god had burned down Florida in the middle of a category 5 hurricane.
Wildfires burn in California every year, you can set you watch after them, so why is this a 'sign from god"? He can not do anything that is not indistinguishable from what happens on annual basis?
10/30/2008 8:50:32 PM
Predicting wildfires in California? Wow, way to go with something that would never, ever happen without divine intervention.
10/30/2008 8:53:44 PM
"To prove that this word is true you tell the people that I will send a huge fire into Southern California into the Southwest of the United States. You will see great fires."
So, your deity "proves" he's no longer blessing the nation by creating a fire where fires normally occur, is that it? I might be impressed if it were in the north west or in the swamps of Florida, but certainly it's not impressive to have a fire in a dry, windy environment.
10/30/2008 8:55:43 PM
What are ye smoking?
10/30/2008 8:56:34 PM
Besides all the points taken up, why is God always only interested in America?
Gay marriage and other "sins" are legal in some countries, but God generally seems to miss smiting them. Funny that.
10/30/2008 9:10:29 PM
Wildfires in California? Well, as the guy said when told that Lou Gehrig died of Lou Gehrig's disease, "Geez, what are the odds?"
10/30/2008 9:12:20 PM
Wow. Fire in California during fire season? You're shittin me right? Who could have ever guessed that one was going to happen?
So far, your Prophet ranks up there with Ralph Wiggum saying his cat's breath smells like cat food.
I predict.... snow in Canada.
If I'm right, then I'm a prophet. Bathe Jennifer Love Hewitt and bring her to me.
10/30/2008 9:14:23 PM
You will see great fires. A few months later SB777 passed and within a few days a large wildfire burned people's home, put people homeless and out into the streets.
Just like it did the year before. And the year before that. And the year before that.
Ooooh! I just had a vision! Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise. However, in the evening it will set.
You mark my words...
10/30/2008 9:19:54 PM
merciful mother! these idiots really believe, in their obsession, that homosexuality is the WORST thing ever.
Rape, murder, child abuse: neh...
genocide, holocaust: one of those things...
mass starvation, desease, pandemic: no worries...
teh ghey: the obomination, a fart from hell, the cause of the fall of man, etc, etc.....
10/30/2008 9:24:04 PM
So this god burned peoples homes that had absolutely NOTHING to do with the gay people? Why didnt he do this JUST to the gay peoples homes.
Honestly..its either a coincidence or your god is a fucking ass.
10/30/2008 9:24:28 PM
I forsee that this winter, Buffalo NY will have a great snowstorm! In Arizona, the heat of summer shall arise greater than 100 degees. And in autumn, the leaves of New England shall change color!
Yeah, and praise unto me my prophesies!
10/30/2008 9:39:22 PM
God likes gays...
He hates the gay adjacent...
10/30/2008 9:43:46 PM
IF God were trying to threaten us with fire to make us afraid so that we'd change our policies to what he wanted, wouldn't that be ... TERRORISM?
@FMG: "The Gay Adjacent" would be a great name for a rock band.[/davebarry]
10/30/2008 9:50:54 PM
Here's a specific prediction:
Tonight for dinner, I shall have a Swanson Chicken Pot Pie.
I'll let you know how it turns out.
10/30/2008 9:59:49 PM
Yeah, right. If downtown Los Angeles gets buried under six feet of snow, then I might think the hand of God could be involved. Till then, piss off.
10/30/2008 10:02:22 PM
Um, Santa Ana winds make fires every year... not much of a prediction there.
10/30/2008 10:03:40 PM
Predicting wild fires in California is like predicting tornadoes in the Tennessee.
10/30/2008 10:56:48 PM
well that is good, I am glad that you finally realize that god plays no part in US politics.
10/30/2008 10:57:00 PM
If God wants to be negligent and/or destructive based on something as trivial as the lovelives of (at most) ten percent of the population, then fuck him. We don't need whiny assholes like him to begin with.
10/30/2008 11:08:56 PM
I'm convinced. How many prophets would have the balls to predict annually recurring events?
10/30/2008 11:24:00 PM
So, "my hand is off this nation", so he sent some fires...
Make up your mind, is he gonna leave us alone or is he gonna smite us?
I am on a diet...ooh, cake!
10/30/2008 11:24:41 PM
Nice telling us this after the fact. Try telling us these things BEFORE they happen multiple times in a row without fail, then I will start to belive you.
10/30/2008 11:30:03 PM
From the same OP further in the thread:
The African American and female population is getting angry at perversion trying to equate itself with their JUST cause.
I have to laugh, seeing as it was the same Christian retards who opposed emancipation and civil rights for African-Americans, and still oppose equal rights for women.
10/30/2008 11:33:40 PM