Skip to comments.Morning Joe Meteorologist: Tornado Averted 'By The Grace of Whatever'
Posted on 05/20/2013 6:17:25 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
Let me preface by saying that I'm not criticizing Bill Karins for his choice of words. Thank, uh, goodness, we live in a country where we're free to believe in any God or no God at all.
But I do see Karins' construction as a sign of the cultural times. The Morning Joe meteorologist today aired dramatic footage of the weatherman at the NBC affiliate in Wichita, Kansas ordering his colleagues to take shelter because a tornado was headed right at the station. Said Karins: "By the grace of whatever, God or whatever else, it lifted the second it got right to the TV station." You'll hear Karins hesitate and change course when he realizes he's put himself on a path to say "by the grace of God."
View the video here.
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He did mention God.
God forbid he should say ‘God.’ Ping to Today show list.
He was just afraid of getting an IRS audit, or being visited by the FBI, the FCC, or Justice Department, or whatever else.
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The ungodly obviously run the American media, so God can’t be mentioned except in cursing or when a newly remodeled room is revealed on HGTV.
Boy, is this Joe ever a SCHMOE!
Joe Schmoe from Kokomo.
Don't get used to it...
Actually, I find this very sad. Here’s a guy who is most probably a Christian, about to say by the grace of God, but because he works for politically correct NBC, he is afraid to say it, and catches himself midstream to try to modify his words so as to not get in trouble with the higher ups. This is pathetic, and yet another example of PC intimidation. This has got to stop.
That definition is the one held by most people today.
However, the word "sin" in the original language was an archery term meaning "to miss the target".
This leads to that most important of questions, "What is the target"?
"Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?
Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
That is just the nature of those beasts. One cannot predict what those storms will do.
The 3 supercells that hit the Shawnee, OK, area merged as they moved just south of Tulsa. Then, they just sort of dissipated.
We may have another opportunity to view them later today. Weatherpersons are expecting tornadic outbreaks again today.
Several years ago, in the aftermath of another super-tornado, rescue personnel found a little cabinet with a coffee maker and a nearly-full decanter of warm coffee. The cabinet seem to be sitting out in the middle of nowhere — the house it was in was completely gone, down to the foundation.
More likely he realized the absurdity of what he was about to say, which would have ended up implying that God likes his TV station more than He liked that trailer park east of Oklahoma City.
In addition to his not wanting to offend “the atheist vote”, or whatever, truthfully I think that most religions don’t favor the overuse of expressions such as “By the grace of God”, or “An act of God”.
The reason for this is that asserting heavenly intervention, one way or another, is pretty much “Taking the name of the Lord in vain”. Yes, vanity, the king of sins.
In one case, it confuses the acts of God with luck or statistics; and in the opposite case, that God is malevolent and fickle. In either case, God is shortchanged, reduced and anthropomorphized in ways that pagans used to reduce their gods to little more than powerful, bratty children.
This is not to say it is the *intent* of the person who cites God to do this; just that this is how the expression by that person may be seen by others.
the Obama administration
the Communist Manifesto
Moochelle’s latest luxury vacation
There is a promo on MSNBC featuring the “Reverend” Al Sharpton. Near the end he says “...One Nation, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all...” Here is a supposed man of God who leaves out “under God” in his recitation of a portion of the Pledge of Allegiance.
I wonder if this was an MSNBC edit...
Trust in Whatever.
Whatever loves you.
Man proposes, Whatever disposes.
Whatever, Family, Country.
This is Whatevers country.
I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me Whatever.
Everyone should be familiarized with Hussein’s cheap suit double talk and New Age gobbled-gook form the Falsani interview.
What do you believe?
I am a Christian.
So, I have a deep faith. So I draw from the Christian faith.
On the other hand, I was born in Hawaii where obviously there are a lot of Eastern influences.
I lived in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, between the ages of six and 10.
My father was from Kenya, and although he was probably most accurately labeled an agnostic, his father was Muslim.
And I’d say, probably, intellectually I’ve drawn as much from Judaism as any other faith.