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Sorry to the millions of people displaced and otherwise affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma—as it turns out, these disasters are just God punishing you for your sins. At least, that’s according to Growing Pains actor and evangelical Christian Kirk Cameron.
From the safety of a Florida airport, from which he was flying to Arkansas, Cameron went on Facebook Live on Thursday and asked people to consider the following: Perhaps this recent slew of hurricanes and tropical storms wasn’t a coincidence, or mother nature on the rag, but instead a sign from God that he’s pissed at all of us sinners.
“How should we look at to giant hurricanes coming back to back like this? Do we just write them off as coincidence, do we write it off as a statistical anomaly? Is it just mother nature in a bad mood?” Cameron said, before proceeding to read the Bible passage of Job 37.
“He causes this to happen for punishment or to water his land and demonstrate his faithful love,” Cameron read from the Good Book.
“…This is a spectacular display of God’s immense power,” Cameron continued. “[God’s power is] never without reason, there’s a purpose…We know that whether is sent to cause us to respond to God in humility, awe, and repentance.”
Cameron then reminded parents to tell their kids that God just wants his people to cower in fear and servitude if they ask why all these natural disasters are happening.
Or, you know, parents could mention climate change instead.
H/T the Daily Beast
Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.