As New York City and much of the United States’ eastern seaboard continues to pick up the pieces left behind by Superstorm Sandy, interesting theories (not related to debatable climate change) continue to crop up about the storm’s origins.
God, albeit different religious versions of The Almighty, is a popular target of blame with a handful of Christians and Muslims alike; and His reasons, by their reckoning, are political.
First, radical evangelical preacher John McTernan said that the hurricane was a direct result of lagging American support for Israel, gay sex and President Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s political views.
McTernan writes in a recent article:
Hurricane Sandy is hitting 21 years to the day of the Perfect Storm of October 30, 1991. I write about this in my book as America Has Done to Israel. This was the day that President George Bush Sr. initiated the Madrid Peace Process to divide the land of Israel, including Jerusalem. America has been under God’s judgment since this event. Both of these hurricanes were cause by freakish weather patterns that came together to create.
Twenty-one years breaks down to 7 x 3, which is a significant number with God. Three is perfection as the Godhead is three in one while seven is perfection.
It appears that God gave America 21 years to repent of interfering with His prophetic plan for Israel; however, it has gotten worse under all the presidents and especially Obama. Obama is 100 percent behind the Muslim Brotherhood which has vowed to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem. Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!
Muslim clerics on the other side of the planet in Egypt also believe that God has unleashed punishment on the United States in the form of Hurricane Sandy, but for reasons different from — some directly contradictory to — McTernan’s. They think it is because of the mocking of the Prophet Muhammad in the childish film upon which the Obama Administration attempted to blame the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
“Some people wonder about the hurricane in America and its causes,” Egyptian hardline cleric Wagdi Ghoneim tweeted twice this week in the aftermath of the storm.
“In my opinion, it is revenge from God for the beloved prophet,” he added.
Following the cleric’s tweet, Muslim commenters doubled down.
“God, shake the earth under their feet,” read one comment.
“We ask God to destroy the U.N. building for its injustice, corruption, tyranny … with Sandy,” read another.
Meanwhile, according to The Associated Press, Iranian leaders have been mum on linking Sandy to God. The news agency writes in an article: “In Iran, prominent clerics often avoid drawing parallels between natural disasters and divine intervention because their own country has faced devastating earthquakes, such as one in 2003 that killed 26,000 when it hit the ancient city of Bam.”