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Wind and rain delivered in judgement
10:05am Friday 21st February 2014 in Your Views
Paul Donovan (Guardianm, February 13) has, in great detail, told us how this country's great crisis with extraordinary storm damage is attributable to climate change. He also implies that anyone not holding this view is irresponsible and illogical.
My own understanding is vastly different, and I expect that there are plenty of people who feel similarly. Over the decades, this country has moved away from having a good proportion believing in God to having many believing anything except what the Bible says. The results can be seen in a number of ways.
Following the influence of Charles Darwin, each generation is taught in schools that we have merely evolved from animals. In addition, abortion is available easily, the occult is popular in this area, murderers do not face the death penalty, and the Judeo-Christian view of marriage has been marginalised.
Not long ago, just a few miles away in Stratford, the Olympic Games of 2012 closed with an appeal to the underworld spirits: "I call upon the spirit of autumn. The spirit of water, of the ebb and flow of emotion, of open seas and running streams, of cleansing rain; spirit of the evening sun, of twilight and of autumn.
I call upon the spirit of winter. The spirit of earth, of the womb of creation; of the night and the snows of winter, deep roots and ancient stones."
Although I am appalled at the damage and deaths this country has had to suffer, I am not surprised. If believers in Jesus are offended at this country's abandonment of God and the desire for pagan alternatives, why be surprised that God - who commands the wind and waves - in judgement, allows what the pagans asked for?
Rev Robert Weissman, Peel Road, South Woodford