Television and radio evangelist Pastor John Hagee believes the recent eruption of the volcano in Iceland stems from Britain breaking God's covenant.

The day after Britain's Advertising Standards Authority said the Western Wall in Jerusalem could not be used in Israeli tourism ads in Britain because it is considered occupied territory, Hagee said, the volcano erupted, shutting down Britain's economy in one day.
"That's coincidence, like the flood was a coincidence. That's coincidence, like the Red Sea was coincidence. That's coincidence, like the earthquake and the Resurrection was coincidence," Hagee told about 3,200 people at Lancaster County Convention Center on Thursday night as part of John Hagee Ministries' Rally and Prophecy Seminar.

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  1. What we need now is a debate between this guy and that Muslim cleric who thinks earthquakes are caused by scantily dressed women.

    Nice cartoon, MP.

    wv – reptizar – that’s weird.

  2. I haven’t heard anything from Pat Robertson yet, ..perhaps he’s learned a lesson, or his wife threatened to cut him off!!

  3. I would think that the folks at the “Lancaster County (PA?) Convention Center” would say that it was God’s Judgment on airlines (of the sort that fly John Hagee around to his next “Ministries’ Rally and Prophecy Seminar” }-X). {*}

    {*} FYI: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is home to one of the USA’s highest concentrations of low-tech Anabaptists (Amish & Mennonites).

  4. “…That’s coincidence, like the earthquake and the Resurrection was coincidence,”

    (polite laughter)

    “O.K. Not so funny! Moving right along. Three men walk into a bar…”

  5. It seems pretty clear that conservatives are people whose sense of time is off. That’s probably why they have a hard time, or are unable, to tell the difference between cause and effect relationships and connections in sequence. That is, whether one event prompts another, or merely happens in a temporal relationship.
    Perhaps it’s simply a matter of the brain not tracking sequence and not remembering it. Instead, experiences are stored randomly and recalled as in a dream.
    It seems there are people who are not aware of ever dreaming, although we can be pretty certain that everybody does, including dogs.
    It’s self-awareness that’s not universal and that may be connected to a sequential memory deficit.
    These differences in mental function show up in all populations. That’s why eastern and western fundamentalists are so similar.

  6. Another very thought provoking comment, Hannah. I’m going to have to think about that one a while. I guess I’ve just assumed for a long time that these people, through simple ignorance, have never been taught the difference between parallel occurances and the cause and effect relationship. I do think, however, that current brain science is turning out to be very illuminating on many fronts and I’d be interested to see what the latest is regarding sequential thinking.

    Then, more superficially, my thought was that these people act as if Jesus never came and taught and modeled mercy and compassion the way he actually did. It’s really sad.

  7. Hagee is an idiot. He’s never heard of plate tectonics or if he has doesn’t accept it as real and he can’t get off his Christian’s United for Israel kick for blaming British Tourist Ads for causing the eruption. According to Episcopal Cafe he’s part of a crown that includes Rush Limbaugh, the Association of Russian Orthodox Experts, and a Shiite cleric who blame: health care reform, gay rights and neopaganism and immodestly dressed women. Quite a group!