Sunday, June 15, 2008


"Natural" Disasters

by Reb Akiva at Mystical Paths

We live in a natural world. It used to be said there is no such thing as an atheist farmer. But now we believe that it's not G-d who is controlling the weather, it's MAN. Not by direct choice, but by accidental impact a.k.a. global warming. We don't bother to correlate disasters with communal deeds, but rather with the size of communal SUV's.

Every time the US State Department speaks against Israel, there's a US natural disaster. Every time they speak against Jerusalem, there's a MAJOR US natural disaster. I know, I know, can't be true, and if it is, must be coincidence. And its getting worse (graphic 2 - number of natural disasters by year since 1900).

Whether global warming is true or not (seems at the moment the theory is falling apart, even while every media and political organization jumps on board), global environmental change is a fact. But friends, we simply don't know why. We do know a lot about how the environment was in the past, and we do know many factors that clearly play a part. But we don't know how it's being orchestrated. (Graphic 3 shows a current sun picture, noted for having NO sunspots. The sun almost always has sunspots, sometimes many, sometimes few, but none? Solar scientists don't know why.)

The question is, in ancient Egypt, how many plagues occurred before they called it from G-d instead of just natural disasters?

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Keli Ata said...

Very well and concisely written. You hit the nail on the head.

As the saying goes, "How many coincidences does it take to make a fact?"

There are a lot of people today who like the Egyptians before them attribute plagues to mere coincidences while ignoring the fact of the matter.

All of these floods and everything are an important wake-up call for humanity.

Anonymous said...

Any way you take it, this is still a case of man caused disasters either through environmental polution or through spiritual polution.

Or both....

Anonymous said...

the problem lies in interpretation. what are we going to do if people all interpret this degradation of Israel= disaster as "Jews are to blame" - you know. I live in Eretz Hakadosh- but in the US, Obama's going to win and I worry about the antisemitism that will arise. They are already blaming policy makers who are Jewish for many things...

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to note that this disaster occurred subsequent to the federal raid at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa.

saboe.web said...

Bravo Akiva!

It's about time someone made some of these correlations.

I recall similar observations concerning the British Empire as it prospered during its times of Jewish support, and suffered and declined during its times of Jewish/Israel betrayal. (i.e. Chaim Weizmann, etc.)

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it….

Keli Ata said...

I understand your concern that the latent anti-Semitism of some ignorant Americans might be intensified if people starting seeing the disasters as retribution for the US betraying Israel but there will come a point when even these people will have to see the truth and turn to G-d.

Really, that's the only defense.

Obama as president will be a nightmare for both the US and Israel.

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