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Lou Engle: “I Will Prove To You I’m Not Smart At All”

July 8, 2011

Thrusty McAwkward is back on stage spouting inanities while humping a podium and declaring, “I will prove to you I’m not smart at all. In fact, really the opposite. And my small version of God happens to be a giant sadistic a-hole.”

Ok. That’s not exactly what he says in this video, but by the end I think you’ll agree it’s a pretty good translation.

Joplin, MO was “a sign that God’s redemptive judgments” was falling on the nation? Typical fear-mongering from a person that thinks they can cast magic spells and doesn’t even understand the simple physical laws of the world. Yes, ‘God’ is going to keep killing people until we legislate Seven Mountains dominionism.

Unbridled idiocy.

Here Lou is a simple KID’S book that explains how tornadoes form. Read it. I know that it uses some polysyllabic words, but I hope they are not too big. These are simple concepts, but I’m not sure if you have the capacity to understand them.But please try.

Maybe, also read some of the other books in the series.

Perhaps, after reading these children’s’ books,  a good review of all aspects of Earth Science–from a more adult perspective–might slightly nuance your bitter-angry-God-of-the-Gaps fear mongering.

Once again, another terrible theodicy, in which God has the worst aim ever and supposedly ‘punishes’ innocent people for other persons’ crimes… sheesh.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 9, 2011 7:41 pm

    i shake my head…..

  2. EricW permalink
    July 10, 2011 7:24 am

    One should watch the complete video

    It’s 13 minutes long and puts the Joplin tornado remarks in a larger and more specific prophetic context.

  3. July 10, 2011 8:39 am

    There is no ‘prophetic’ context; however after watching the video there certainly is a pathetic context.

    • EricW permalink
      July 10, 2011 3:49 pm

      By “prophetic context” I meant the dreams of the pastor and the young girl that Engle described as being prophetic related to Obama’s 5/29/11 visit to Joplin. I’m not saying that these were really prophetic or simply coincidental or forced interpretations or whatever, but I think RightWingWatch distorts Engle’s statements by truncating the video as they did. If you’re going to criticize a person, at least keep their remarks/actions in their full context. It’s easy to take pot-shots based on half a video. On the other hand the whole video (and you can probably stop watching it after the lengthy amped-up music begins for the prayers, etc.) still portrays him in a less-than-positive light, IMO.

      • July 11, 2011 9:23 am


        I did watch the video, and I would guess that the interpretation is forced or that Engle is playing a little loosely with the ‘facts’, but in my opinion–whether they portray other people incorrectly or not–this particular snippet is indicative of Engle’s point: God is bringing redemptive violence on America for Abortion.

        It is that particular idea of an angry violent God, who at the same time is also incredibly incompetent and never punishes the people who commit the crime, that Engle is expressing here that I am criticizing (and have before with others in the movement like Joyner and Jacobs). For that particular point, and my criticism, the short video was more than sufficient.

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