I think it is kind of ironic that this storm should be coming in right as the United Nations announced that they now have sixty member states who have agreed on the climate change proposals that this left-leaning, America bashing body has pushed for years. Here in America, the decision was made independently by our President who doesn't think it necessary to get the advice and consent of the Senate as is required by treaties so this really isn't a legal decision, regardless of what it results in. One commentator who was ecstatic went so far as to say that this agreement will end storms like Matthew in the future. Really? What hogwash.
Certainly the climate is always changing, the question is what is the cause. Science is not settled because science is not subject to a consensus, it's based upon good empirical facts, not computer models that can be designed to support anything a particular viewpoint would like. Hurricanes, however, have been around since the beginning of times. You can read in history about the horrible storms during the American colonial times or more recently the great storms of the 1800s on the East Coast which carved out inlets where beaches once were found. Hurricanes are a fact of nature and if you choose to live in a locale like Florida you can expect them and you will never know where they will actually go. That's nature's determination and only God knows why and for what reason nature acts as she does.
Living in North Florida but not on the coast, I pray for my human brethren on the coast who are in line for the worst of the storm, possibly the worst storm they will ever experience. Even here we could lose power for weeks with significant damage. I expect this will be my last posting on my blog for a few or possibly many more days, but I think it's important for all of us to realize that we aren't so smart, that we don't have all the answers and that nature is going to do what nature is going to do.
As a boy I was taught in Sunday school not to build a house on sand yet today the Florida coastline is highly populated. Could it be that God just might be teaching us a lesson? I guess we'll never get the answer to this question for sure in this life but it's something to think about. But I do know we are fooling ourselves if we think we know the answers to nature by way of computer programs. We can't even accurately predict a storm so how can we predict what will happen one hundred years from now?
God bless you all. Be safe and pray for your friends in harm's way. And I hope to be back with another blog entry sooner than I think but, well, I guess I'll find out in the next twenty four hours. Thanks for reading my work and I hope to be back with you soon.