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God and Natural Disasters

Jaweed Kaleem

Christian Chaplains Bring Disaster Relief -- And Bibles -- After Hurricane Sandy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion

Listening to news reports Tuesday about the widespread destruction from Hurricane Sandy, Scott Holmquist first reacted with shock at the disaster that...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is God To Blame? Clergy Reflect On Hurricane Sandy | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2012 | Religion

NEW YORK -- When a partially-collapsed construction crane began teetering from a Manhattan high-rise a block from the home he shares with fellow Jesu...

Praying About Hurricane Sandy: Write Your Own Reflection, Prayer Or Intention

Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion

Below is a slideshow of prayers written by the HuffPost Religion community. Prayers during times of crisis reveal what we believe, what we hop...

Do Nautral Disasters Shake Up Your Faith? Readers Provide Passionate Answers

Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion

Storms shake up the physical world but not our spiritual world. That was the response that HuffPost Religion received when we asked our readers if the...

Hurricane Irene And The Wrath Of God

Shane Claiborne | Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion
Shane Claiborne

I'm happy to say, I looked into his innocent young eyes and I said, "God is love. God is not out to get the world, God is out to save it."

Pastor Probes 'Where Was God?' In Katrina

Posted 10.29.2011 | Religion

By Richard Yeakley Religion News Service (RNS) When Hurricane Katrina roared ashore six years ago, it brought in its wake untold property damage a...

Acts of God? A Jewish Perspective On Natural Disasters

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 06.02.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Was the tragedy in Japan unleashed by the earthquake and tsunami, as well as the damage to the nuclear power plants, an act of God? Of course, it depends on what kind of God you believe in.

Poll: Most Americans Don't Blame God For Disasters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service (RNS) We may never know why bad things happen to good people, but most Americans -- except evangelicals -- ...

Japan's Earthquake And The Will Of God

Adam Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Adam Hamilton

On Monday, Tokyo's governor, Shintaro Ishihara, was quoted as saying, "I think (the disaster in Japan) is tembatsu." Tembatsu is a Japanese term that means "divine punishment."

How Science Can Liberate God From Old-Time Religion

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

It's easy to shrug off responsibility when you figure God is in the driver's seat. But what if God's grant of free will to humanity includes full responsibility for what happens next? What if the evidence suggests that God isn't even aboard the bus?