Sunday, April 18, 2010


What I mean is: When was the last time all of the cars in the world, all of the factory smoke stacks in the world, all of the aircraft in the world, all of the aerosol cans in the world and all of the burning of the forests in South America and elsewhere disrupted this much of peoples' lives?

Air travel across much of Europe was paralysed for a fourth day on Sunday as the cloud of volcanic ash drifted from Iceland and hung over the continent.

Peoples' homes were covered in ash which then got rained on and turned into a sort of cement.

Where is Algore in all of this?

Why have we not heard from the stupidly inane global warming crowd?

Don't they know that this is bound to have an effect for centuries to come?

How much carbon dioxide has been pumped into the atmosphere from this phenomenon?

(Hint: More than all of the factories, vehicles, fires and aircraft in the history of the industrial era.)

We should sue "mother nature," that non-existent "force" that all news reporters, scientists, and sociologists lean on in their never-ceasing attempt to deny the existence of God, while maintaining that faith is foolish.

Now don't go off half-cocked. I'm not implying that God caused the volcano to erupt, or that He is somehow getting even with someone for some evil they've done.

We live in a fallen world, and as a result, its forces do what they do without reference to God.

Jesus, Himself, said, "In this world you will have tribulation...," and we do. He was right. He told the truth.

Nevertheless, those of us with any more than an iota of sense are humbled, awed and amazed at the raw power of the forces in nature.

In light of this demonstration of what it really means to disrupt the atmosphere, why don't we get off of our environmental high horses, quit railing against one another and set about the business of solving the interpersonal relationship issues we grapple with constantly (for which, by the way, there is only one answer)?

You go first.


Anonymous said...

Excellent post. I find myself hoping to see Yellowstone blow a big one before I die.

Quite Rightly said...

@ cliff. No thanks on the Yellowstone. I have a hard enough time getting my tomatoes to grow without volcanic ash falling on them. :->

@ Joe. The global alarmists started in on this some time ago. Their worry is that when glaciers sitting on top of volcanoes thin, they have less of a deterrent effect on the volcano erupting.

There's no way for me to know whether that's a fact--it could be--but I sure am sick of being required to bear moral and financial responsibility for whatever glacial melt has been going on in God's scheme of things since the beginning of time. The alarmists are still hoping we haven't found out that the Himalayan glaciers aren't going to melt by 2035. Or that the glaciers in Greenland are thickening. Etc.

shoprat said...

This is bad enough. We don't need Yellowstone going off in our lifetime.

I guess natural pollution is ok even if it's thousands of times worse. Must bow to Kali er Mother Earth and let her kill us if she wants to.

ablur said...

The ring around the sun is sorta neat. It is a visual thrill that makes a great object lesson for kids and adults alike.
The liberals in the Northwest are shocked to learn that a volcano in Iceland is the source. When I reference it against global warming and man-made events, it blows their mind. The Algore talking points don't seem to work.

Joe said...

cliff: Thank you. Yellowstone would certainly be interesting!

Quite Right: Hawaii grows stuff really well in volcanic ash...but I get your point.

From a logic standpoint, I can't see how something as fragil as thick ice could deter a volcano's erupting. They are pretty powerful.

shoprat: Of course, if it's natural it's not polution. (???)

ablur: "The liberals in the Northwest are shocked to learn that a volcano in Iceland is the source." Their minds have been clouded by all that rain.

Leticia said... Cliff I would prefer not to see Yellowstone's volcano erupt. It would mean our irradication.

As for Iceland's volcano, I am not brave enough to type or recite the name, is quite fascinating to me. Why now? What caused it to finally erupt?

I am fully aware of the havoc it is causing the airline industry They are losing $2 million a day? However, this is just great incentive to find alternate means of travel.

Joe said...

Leticia: Today the other volcano in Iceland erupted! A double whammy! (Must be caused by global warming.)

Tapline said...

Sure saving a lot of gas and think of all the CO2 emissions that these aircraft are not emitting..Of course the CO2 is there but it's not man made????or is it....We'll have to ask congress, maybe they have the answer, by the way who is going to be charged for the Carbon tax and who is going to get the carbon credits????just joshing.....stay well

Ginsu said...

I was under the impression from Isaiah 65:17 that all the glaciers would be gone anyway so what's the worry.
Alfred E Newman's paraphase of Matt.6:33 is "What me worry?"

Joe said...

Tapline: I kid you not, there are global warming numbskulls claiming that as the cause of the eruptions!

Ginsu: One thing is certain, we live any longer by our worry. (Matt. 6:27)

Z said...

Hi, Joe, thought about you this morning and hope all's going well!

As for the volcano....i'm getting ready for 'pestilence', if you know what I mean and I think you do..YIKES! And, yes, I had exactly the same thought...where's Al Gore on this? Will he be arresting all of Iceland for their enormous carbon footprint!? Charging a HUGE TAX? Like a VAT!...Volcano Added Tax?

Joe said...

Z: I like that: VAT...

Leticia said...

Joe, are you serious? Looks like I need to do some googling. Wow!

Joe said...

Leticia: Turns out the report got it wrong. It was the same volcano getting back up to speed. It seems to have calmed a little now, but "scientists" say the other one may be soon.

Susannah said...

Amen, Brotha!!!

"It seems to have calmed a little now, but 'scientists' say the other one may be soon."
Must be Bush's fault.

Joe said...

Susannah: Do they have bushes in Iceland?

Susannah said...


Apparently not anymore...