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The Oklahoma Earthquakes: Are they a sign of the End?

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by Orogeny, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Davian

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    Are examples of what God can do restricted to bible stories?
     
  2. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Supporter

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    No:
     
  3. Nostromo

    Nostromo Brian Blessed can take a hike

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    I decided it was the weather.
     
  4. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Supporter

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    Was it the weather that turned the Sea of Galilee to ice so Jesus could walk on water?

    I have a feeling you guys would blame a lot of stuff on the weather.

    Thus confirming what I've always said about you guys, should God actually speak audibly from Heaven:

    John 12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.

    Can you spot the scientists in the above passage?
     
  5. Nostromo

    Nostromo Brian Blessed can take a hike

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    Did that event actually happen?
    No. I can spot some Jews arguing over religion though.
     
  6. sandwiches

    sandwiches Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

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    Better yet: Why not one of the other 30 earthquakes around the globe this past week alone?
     
  7. sandwiches

    sandwiches Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

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    So, short answer is "no."
     
  8. Davian

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    Decide what? By these examples, you are portraying a deity that is restricted to doing what nature is capable of.

    Do we have examples of where God caused a hurricane outside of hurricane season?

    Do we have examples of where God caused an earthquake where there are no faults in the Earth's crust?
     
  9. Orogeny

    Orogeny Trilobite me!

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    Because Oklahoma is the belt buckle. Duh.
     
  10. Davian

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    So it would appear.
     
  11. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Supporter

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    1. You asked me what God can do -- I showed you a list of what God can do.

    2. God is not restricted to what nature is capable of. He can do everything on that list, even if nature says otherwise.

    Jonah was swallowed by a whale. So what? A whale can swallow anyone.

    But to swallow Jonah and take him on a submarine ride to his destination is a miracle.
     
  12. Nostromo

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    Come on AV, let's see your rain dance.
     
  13. jayem

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    I'd like to know why my insurance goes up so much. I live in the New Madrid fault zone, and have an earthquake rider on my homeowner's policy. We have little tremors now and then, but I'm unaware of any major increase in seismic activity. Yet over the last 10 years, that premium has gone up a lot more than the other coverage. Which tells me there's something other than just general inflation and increased building costs.
     
  14. pgp_protector

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    only 30?
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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  15. Davian

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    No, I asked "Have there been any examples of God sending a drought/earthquake/tornado where nature couldn't?" and you provided a list that required no deity for explanation. Now, if that is your definitive list, then your deity appears to be indistinguishable from typical naturalistic forces. Nothing extraordinary.
    That was my point. Where on that list did 'nature say otherwise'?
    Or it was just a bible story. Allegory. Metaphor.
     
  16. Cute Tink

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    It could be they've been paying out more money for earthquakes and are trying to make up for the payouts.

    Or they are trying to build a larger buffer in case they have to pay out.
     
  17. AV1611VET

    AV1611VET BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Supporter

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    Not that I know of.

    What would that matter?

    What's the difference in God sending a tornado across Tornado Alley, and God sending a tornado across the North Pole?

    Either way, God sent it.
     
  18. sandwiches

    sandwiches Mas sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo.

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    I thought you said nature created some. Now all are sent by God?
     
  19. pgp_protector

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    No, Only the ones God allows ;)
     
  20. Geologist

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    The focus of the earthquake was about 3 miles down. Unlikely that the drought triggered the quake. Having said that, water can and does act as a lubricant along fault lines so perhaps a better (though highly unlikely) reason would be if the area were suddenly 'relubricated' with a lot of water that was able to reach the depths necessary to trigger this event.
     
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