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Nearly four in ten U.S. residents blame weather on “end times”
Reuters ^ | Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:06pm GMT | Mary Wisniewski

Posted on 12/15/2012 2:36:33 AM PST by Olog-hai

Nearly four in ten U.S. residents say the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in ten blame it on climate change, according to a poll released on Thursday.

The survey by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service found political and religious disagreement on what is behind severe weather, which this year has included extreme heat and drought.

Most Catholics (60 percent) and white non-evangelical Protestants (65 percent) say they believe disasters like hurricanes and floods are the result of climate change. But nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of white evangelical Protestants say they think the storms are evidence of the “end times” as predicted by the Bible. Overall, 36 percent point to end times and 63 percent to climate change. …

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Religion; Science; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechangehoax; endtimes; globalwarminhoax; godlessness

1 posted on 12/15/2012 2:36:49 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

The weather fine.


2 posted on 12/15/2012 2:44:19 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Olog-hai
All this poll tells me is that 4 in 10 people in this country are poorly educated in science and/or are easily swayed by the popular media.

Both of which I was already aware.

3 posted on 12/15/2012 2:51:49 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Olog-hai

The world may very well be in the end times....
It may come from a celestial event or a cataclysmic geological event, but more likely from the stupidity of the population, as in the Obots.


4 posted on 12/15/2012 3:04:26 AM PST by AlexW
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To: Olog-hai
That's an extremely large percentage of mentally deranged people, but a very small percentage of Americans that have no clue what "end times" really is.
5 posted on 12/15/2012 3:06:50 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%203:3-10&version=KJV

2 Peter 3:3-10

King James Version (KJV)

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:

6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.


6 posted on 12/15/2012 3:09:06 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Pontiac
You don't think that the problem might be that the poll only had two responses?

If only given two choices to answer the question, I think 'end times' might be a better choice then 'global warming'. Global warming has no place in science.

7 posted on 12/15/2012 3:11:03 AM PST by Wingy
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To: Olog-hai

For what it’s worth, I read many years ago that when the world was approaching the year 1,000 the calendar makers refused to make any new calendars because it would be the end of the world.

More to the point, the darned “fossil fuel” complainers will go to any end to ignore weather history and go on making money off of people’s fear.


8 posted on 12/15/2012 3:27:19 AM PST by kitkat
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To: Olog-hai

The reign of Obumbo represents the end times, at least for the USA, now USSA.


9 posted on 12/15/2012 3:29:09 AM PST by AlexW
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To: F15Eagle
Thanks, F15.

Funny, isn't it? The deniers are themselves a fulfillment of prophetic Scriptures.

10 posted on 12/15/2012 4:22:32 AM PST by GiovannaNicoletta (In the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: AlexW

I believe Climate change is natural and good.
I fear “Climate Stasis”.


11 posted on 12/15/2012 4:38:52 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: Olog-hai

If the weather can be blamed on “Global Warming” then why could one not blame it on something more substantial such as “End Times”?


12 posted on 12/15/2012 4:52:57 AM PST by jafojeffsurf (Return to the Constitution)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m occasionally puzzled to find people who believe we’re living in the End Times, and have a 401K.


13 posted on 12/15/2012 4:53:21 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Olog-hai

I blame the weather on the weather.

I blame our ills on totalitarians and communist infiltration of American society and government.


14 posted on 12/15/2012 4:57:05 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Olog-hai

Whether you believe its 10,000 years or 4.5 billion years. The end is taking a long time because we’ve had weather for a long time.


15 posted on 12/15/2012 5:06:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Olog-hai

No word in the piece about ass/hole in the ground correlation.

It is widely believed that there is high correlation who believe the weather/end times also can’t differentiate their ass from a hole in the ground


16 posted on 12/15/2012 5:44:48 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Olog-hai

They probably didn’t include a choice for “The weather isn’t getting worse, you idiots”.

What is getting worse is the amount of damage caused by weather — because we have more people, and more expensive homes, and keep building more in places where bad weather can do damage.

Sandy was a category 1 hurricane. If it hit florida, it would have been just a late-season storm. Instead, it hit a place that was ill-suited for such a thing. Not that it was impossible for a cat-1 hurricane to hit New Jersy, they go by there all the time, it’s just that most of the time, we get lucky and there is some high pressure to steer it away, instead of this time, when the weather patterns steered it toward us.


17 posted on 12/15/2012 5:57:41 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: tacticalogic

The End Times for those who believe the Bible is the time just before the return of the Messiah. He rules for 1000 yrs and establishes true peace on earth as was promised on His birthday. End times being the end of this time, or the end of this age.


18 posted on 12/15/2012 6:10:02 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

So, why would you need money? Especially money issued by an obsolete government.


19 posted on 12/15/2012 6:19:32 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Olog-hai

Every day the world ends for some poor bastard.


20 posted on 12/15/2012 6:20:40 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: kitkat

“... the calendar makers refused to make any new calendars...”

What ‘calendar makers’?

Wood block printing did not show up in Europe until the 1300’s or so. Johannes Gutenberg did not invent the printing press until 1439.I doubt that a scribe would spend the time writing a calendar unless he had a contract.

The Chinese & Arabs used different calendars, neither having dates anywhere near 1000.


21 posted on 12/15/2012 6:24:26 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: tacticalogic

The End Times last for a long time...


22 posted on 12/15/2012 8:30:37 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

How long?


23 posted on 12/15/2012 8:39:16 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nearly four in ten U.S. residents say the severity of recent weather is the reason the didn’t win the lottery.
Logic always works huh.


24 posted on 12/15/2012 9:38:39 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Pontiac
read it again: "six in ten blame it on climate change" or are politically pushed around by the media. Not 4 in 10.
25 posted on 12/15/2012 11:08:40 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
"I blame the weather on the weather.

I blame our ills on totalitarians and communist infiltration of American society and government.

Yeah but we are conspiracy theorists. According to the flat earthers or the rest of the population we are right wing loons

26 posted on 12/15/2012 11:12:53 AM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: tacticalogic

Read the Bible and you will get a good idea...


27 posted on 12/15/2012 11:41:56 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Bill Whittle's new Trifecta video gets it: PJTV: A Debt that Will Live In Infamy: America's Ticking Debt Bomb. Maybe we are becoming more mainstreamed and less right wing conspiracy kooks.
28 posted on 12/15/2012 11:59:02 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Yep


29 posted on 12/15/2012 1:01:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Wpin

Do you know how long?


30 posted on 12/15/2012 2:49:16 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Conservative thinking is main stream polls show most Americans call themselves conservatives yet we have a total of two people in the house and senate representing us. When i was a child both parties comprised of mostly conservatives.

The media has whipped the shit out of us

31 posted on 12/15/2012 3:52:26 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
...evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than six in ten blame it on climate change...
Well, looks like "third way" people were not given the courtesy of a phone call. That, or, this "poll" is complete horse@@@@.


32 posted on 12/15/2012 6:12:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tacticalogic

Why do you care if I know and what makes you think I care if you want to know if I know? You seemed to express an interest...I gave you a good answer, accept it and move on or state what it is you want to state.


33 posted on 12/16/2012 6:42:08 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“I blame the weather on the weather.

I blame our ills on totalitarians and communist infiltration of American society and government.”

Then you miss the boat...


34 posted on 12/16/2012 6:43:50 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Olog-hai

36% end times and 63% gorebull warming. Bullsnot

I guess I’m a 1%er without the wealth. I have seen weather that would make the idiots head spin. Weather happens regardless of politics or religion.


35 posted on 12/16/2012 6:48:29 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Wpin

Please explain which boat I missed. You are cryptic.


36 posted on 12/16/2012 8:31:44 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Wpin
I gave you a good answer, accept it and move on.

OK.

37 posted on 12/16/2012 10:39:42 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Sorry, don’t mean to be cryptic...was fishing...

You leave out God in your analysis of what is occuring. When we do that we truly miss the boat. We are in a fight of evil vs good and it will probably be getting much worse (soon perhaps). We need to return to God and appreciate his creation (the immense entirety of it) and His influence with all things. We also need to recognize that Satan (evil) exists and is a force in this world. When we analyze things through this perspective we come up with different answers, and more importantly we see things through reality.


38 posted on 12/17/2012 6:25:39 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: eyedigress

“I guess I’m a 1%er without the wealth. I have seen weather that would make the idiots head spin. Weather happens regardless of politics or religion.”

Nothing happens without God, God is reality...indeed, he created reality just as he created literally everything else. Have you considered that there has never been anything truly new created since His creation? We see adaptation, evolution, discoveries, but nothing new has been created...except perhaps in thoughts. This has been intriguing me for some time. Can you come up with anything truly created (from nothing) in the history of the world...after God’s creation that is?


39 posted on 12/17/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Wpin

You are right, of course. That’s where it all starts. Liberalism and communism are Godless. And look what happens when God is removed from the Public Square.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 7:16:31 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Wpin

GOD is not religion. He is the creator of all things. Religion is politics.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 7:53:24 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Olog-hai

These people are the liberals that history starts every morning they wake up.


42 posted on 12/17/2012 8:05:04 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: eyedigress

I guess I am jaded, there is only one God...consequently, there is only one religion that is true. To me that religion is not politics, it is the description of that system and belief by which we worship God. The attack on religion is rooted in evil...think about it.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 8:44:16 AM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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