‘Frankenstorm': Clearly a sign from god we should leave Israel alone, says WND

By Jessica Huseman

Sometimes, I like to read WND. It has a real knack for entertaining me, largely because it does great things like throw out unconfirmed, speculative stories about how God is either awesome or punishing us creatively for our bad behavior. Oh, and they publish articles by Chuck Norris.

Today, I decided to give it a read. And what do I find but an article saying that hurricanes these days are actually God bearing down on the United States for advocating a two state solution in Israel and Palestine? I mean, obv.

“When we put pressure on Israel to divide their land, we have enormous, record-setting events, often within 24 hours,” William Koenig told WND. “Hurricane Katrina, 9/11 – we have experienced over 90 record-setting, all-time events as we have acted against Israel. And the greater the pressure on Israel to ‘cooperate,’ the greater the catastrophe.”

WND refers to Koenig as a “journalist and White House correspondent.” To be clear, Koenig works for himself and runs a site doing Biblical commentary on national news, specifically “on world news that is biblically relevant with a focus on Israel, the Middle East and the White House.” He doesn’t actually work for anyone – making him, in my opinion, more of a well-funded blogger and less of a journalist. But, what do I know?

 

Koenig offers WND lists of examples of how major natural disasters occurred in and around the time we were making progress on a two-state solution.

  • George H.W. Bush co-sponsored the Madrid Conference from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 1991 during the first example of the “perfect storm.”
  • On the day Hurricane Katrina hit “President George W. Bush congratulated Israel for evacuating Gaza and called on the Israelis and Palestinians to move onto his two-state plan.”
  • The 1938 “Long Island Express” hurricane, the deadliest in New England history, was caused, Koenig says, because “Leading up to the 1938 event, there was tremendous persecution of the Jewish people, a build-up to the Holocaust.” (So why didn’t it hit Germany?)
  • Hurricane Isaac hit during the Republican National Convention this year. (But what about the Democratic National Convention?)

Aside from the fact that these examples are absurd, what about all of the major moves on a two-state solution that ended with no major natural disaster?

  • The United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine was signed in November 1947 – far outside the hurricane season. No earthquakes. No floods. No tornados. No blizzards.
  • During the 1978 Camp David Accords led by President Carter, there were no hurricanes anywhere near the United States, though one did strike Britain. No other natural disasters, either.
  • During the 2000 Camp David Summit in July, there were no hurricanes. In fact, there were no hurricanes that hit land in all of July that year – the first time that happened since 1987. No other major God-strikes to speak of during that time, either.
  • At the Annapolis Conference in late November 2007, which marked the first time the two-state solution became a mutually agreed upon solution for greater talks by both Israel and Palestine (probably something that should have ticked God off, right?), there were no hurricanes. And while 2007 was a year full of natural disasters, none of them correlated with the conference.

So how does this tie in with Frankenstorm, given that there have been no major moves on a two-state solution at all in the last several months and it hasn’t become a major talking point in the campaign?

“Both political parties have now accepted, specifically, a two-state solution to peace in the Mideast, dividing Israel’s land between Israel and a Palestinian state,” Koenig told WND. “And now this hurricane story is going to disrupt political campaigning and possibly affect voter turnout for both parties.”

So basically, anything that happens in the next several years is going to be justification for this man that we shouldn’t divide Israel, because both parties have agreed to it and will be actively pursuing it – one would assume – in the next several years.

If you ask me, this seems like someone should talk to Mr. Koenig about the difference between correlation and causation. All of his examples were agreements held or made during the peak of hurricane season. Obviously some of these agreements were going to take place during a hurricane.

But, who needs causation when you are doing the work of the Lord? Don’t get me wrong, Jesus and I are pretty tight, I just think God is probably more consistent than Mr. Koenig makes him out to be. Can you really “punish” a country if you’re just like, “Eh, I’ll let that one slide” half the time? What was that whole thing about “sparing the rod and spoiling the child”? Well, Mr. Koenig, as many times as God has spared the rod at this point, we’re pretty spoiled.

If you don’t want to read the article, and I’m sure you don’t, don’t miss out on WND’s one-day-only Bible sale going on today. If you are going to hunker down during Frankenstorm, shouldn’t you do it with a teal designer series Bible that is now $6 off? Sold!

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