Kirk Cameron: God sent the hurricanes to teach you ‘humility’

A favorite pastime of the Religious Right is to disseminate the idea that natural disasters are simply reminders sent by God that an increasingly gay-friendly world is not on his agenda. Actor-turned creationist Kirk Cameron decided to add his take while at an airport in Orlando, Florida this Thursday. According to him, the suffering caused by the megastorms over the Atlantic are because God doesn’t think you’re humble enough.

“One thing we know about hurricanes — and all weather — is that this is not Mother Nature in a bad mood,” Cameron said in the 4-minute video uploaded to his Facebook page. “This is a spectacular display of God’s immense power, and when he puts his power on display, it’s never without reason. There’s a purpose, and we may not always understand what that purpose is, but we know it’s not random. And we know that weather is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance.”

For some reason, the notion of an all-loving god raining down destruction just to satisfy his neediness isn’t all that convincing, especially to the Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta:

God wanted us to be humble, so he killed dozens of people in Houston, decimated an entire island, and is still creating chaos in the Caribbean.

Even if that were true, that’s not a God worth worshipping.

If God wanted us to be in awe of or inspired by him, here’s an idea: Spare us the senseless deaths. Just say hello. Don’t send a hurricane (or Kirk Cameron) to do it on Your behalf.

Watch the video below:

Featured image via screen grab

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.