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Old 12-22-2011, 06:53 AM
 
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Danne, as someone who's moving soon from Phoenix area to TN (by choice) and who's lived in the south many times before and who's lived through a few close calls with tornado activity as well as earthquakes in CA the "by choice" written above should tell you what I think of worrying about tornado threats.
TN doesn't have scorpions all over the place, tarantula's, havilinas,did I mention scorpions?, huge dust storms that sandblast everything,valley fever etc.
Are there natural disasters? Yep, just as there are in AZ. Get a weather radio, don't live in a mobile home or near a mobile home park (just kidding) and if you can get a place with a basement well, so much the better.
One more thing about tornados and AZ, if my memory serves there were a couple reported last year so that blows the no disaster theory out the window.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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I lived in Chattanooga for twelve years and never saw a single tornado! Though after I moved away, my sister once had a tornado hit a building across from where she lived, when she was not at home. No one was killed, just some property damage. That is literally the closest anyone in my Chattanooga family has come to being affected by a tornado.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:51 PM
 
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...and don't forget the Copperhead snakes and mosquitoes and tics....
Really tornadoes aren't that big of a worry here. Chattanooga itself is spared somewhat because they tend to jump over Lookout mountain to land back down in east Ridge and vicinity.
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:19 AM
 
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I just wonder why lately all these tornadoes have been devistating the Conservative heartland, rural areas, tearing everything to threads, and not just moble homes anymore...

I mean this latest round of destruction looks like what occured last year...

I'm seeing images from the heartland, of whole cities devistated, people wondering around, that I'm use to seeing from other nations like Haitti...

I remember when the earthquake hit haitti, many attached moral equivalency to it...'The earthquake hit'em cause they're immoral and turned their backs on god' end quote...

I wonder if that same line of thinking applies when destruction occurs here as well...

I mean these tornadoes just seem to be surgically seeking out small, hidden out the way towns all across the heartland...

Very odd...
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I just wonder why lately all these tornadoes have been devistating the Conservative heartland, rural areas, tearing everything to threads, and not just moble homes anymore...

I mean this latest round of destruction looks like what occured last year...

I'm seeing images from the heartland, of whole cities devistated, people wondering around, that I'm use to seeing from other nations like Haitti...

I remember when the earthquake hit haitti, many attached moral equivalency to it...'The earthquake hit'em cause they're immoral and turned their backs on god' end quote...

I wonder if that same line of thinking applies when destruction occurs here as well...

I mean these tornadoes just seem to be surgically seeking out small, hidden out the way towns all across the heartland...

Very odd...
That's the problem of saying, "Something bad happened to those people because God is mad at them." What does that mean if something bad happens to YOU next time??

And the tornadoes aren't "seeking out" small towns to destroy. There are just so many tornadoes in these outbreaks that a few scattered towns got hit. There are still thousands of small towns all over the midwest and southeast that went completely unscathed (and no, that doesn't simply mean they were praying harder).
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I just wonder why lately all these tornadoes have been devistating the Conservative heartland, rural areas, tearing everything to threads, and not just moble homes anymore...
Yeah, because before it only hit mobile homes...

Um, yikes.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Yeah, because before it only hit mobile homes...

Um, yikes.
Yes, cause now I'm seeing footage of $300,000 dollor multi story homes leveled or partially leveled...malls, gas stations, brick buildings...

The apetitie of these Tornadoes seems to be increasing...

Probably in a more primative nation, they would associate all this tornado activity with 'Tornado gods'....

Or 'Tornado demons'...or a 'Tornado entity'....



And probably erect a shrine and temple, and sacrifice a calf to appease it's anger...the sky god or something...

But now today we just have the weather channel to explain these things to us...I guess...
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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Or it's a byproduct of HAARP, chemtrails, geoengineering, peak oil.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:56 PM
 
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Pathetic fallacy: attributing human qualities and intelligence to the inanimate.

Tornadoes do not have human or any other kind of intelligence, nor do they seek out anyone for particular punishment. They are a fact of nature and form as a result of natural causes.

As for God's role in such things, I do not have the answer, but I do know that God gave us intelligence and compassion. Intelligence put to good use helps us learn sbout and prepare for such eventualities as tornadoes, while compassion helps us deal with their aftermath. I also know that God is there with those who suffer, as well as with those who act as the Hands of Christ in the World to assuage that suffering.

Rather than blaming God, or the forces of evil, or our fellow human beings, wouldn't it be far more productive to make positive use of both intelligence and compassion during times such as these? Use the energy which expresses itself as anger and blame to help those who are suffering, rather than wasting that energy in fruitlessly seeking answers and casting blame...
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Pathetic fallacy: attributing human qualities and intelligence to the inanimate.

Tornadoes do not have human or any other kind of intelligence, nor do they seek out anyone for particular punishment. They are a fact of nature and form as a result of natural causes.

As for God's role in such things, I do not have the answer, but I do know that God gave us intelligence and compassion. Intelligence put to good use helps us learn sbout and prepare for such eventualities as tornadoes, while compassion helps us deal with their aftermath. I also know that God is there with those who suffer, as well as with those who act as the Hands of Christ in the World to assuage that suffering.

Rather than blaming God, or the forces of evil, or our fellow human beings, wouldn't it be far more productive to make positive use of both intelligence and compassion during times such as these? Use the energy which expresses itself as anger and blame to help those who are suffering, rather than wasting that energy in fruitlessly seeking answers and casting blame...
I hear ya pal...

I just don't want to hear, like in the past when such things occured to other nations, or 'less desirable parts of this nation' Conservatives practically leap up and down, and do back flips, proclaiming that such occurances are 'from God'....

Obviously God or nature is no respecter of persons...

I've always known that...observed that...

But seems many have forgotten that...

Many conservatives, and those living in the bible belt swore up and down that God sent the hurricane to wipe out sin within that city...and cheered when they saw all those 'black folkes' lives ruined and wrecked by the flood...

They cheered!!

And said all sorts of ugly things...

Now what?

God, nature, is no respecture of persons...

And our motives, aims and goals, obviously aren't his or it's...
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