Let us hope that God has not decided to punish the crew, like you said he might have punished the other victims of that same hurricane!
God decided to punish those in the El Faro for the crimes of those in SC.
That is, God decided that those in SC who chose some type of "American" or "quasi-American" or separatist or non-separatist flag over another type, needed punishment for their crimes against Him. And He decided that those on the El Faro must be punished as well.
Yep, got it now.
The Ways of God are Inscrutable: http://www.eachnewday.com/BibleStudies/the_ways_of_God_are_inscrutable.html
And so are James' ways.
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If someone who was perfectly safe from it, suddenly decides to head into it, then it's not God doing something to him, but that person who is being foolish and doing it to himself. "Tempt not the Lord thy God". Remember that when Satan quoted a passage and told Jesus to toss himself off the high place?
Your attempt at an explanation sounds like mumbo jumbo to me.
Frankly I don't get why God would bother himself with anyone in some minor area of a land humans call America who chooses the USof A's national flag over some quasi-American or separatist or non-separatist flag.
Are you saying that the USA is evil?
Are you saying that the confederate flag represents people who are good and just and God's chosen?
Blimey, obviously I am no expert in religious matters, but if that is what you are saying then isn't that blasphemous?
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...you don't want to send a prayer up for them. That's your perogative. As for how people die, is it unusual that some die for mistakes, incompetence, their own negligence? Have you lived so long and not yet figured that out yet? You have not YET given a reason why God would want to punish them. It's incumbent upon you first to do so.
Who do you think I am? Christ?!
As for your silly quote,
I know He didn't make it, LOL.
God's take on who is blind.
John 9:39 - And Jesus said, For judgement I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.
2 Corinthians 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
As for contradiction, there is none except in the minds of those who are self deluded. We are all responsible for our actions and when we do something stupid and end up suffering for it, can we blame God for that? The captain made a mistake in trying to take on a hurricane. If you deliberately head into destruction, then don't blame God.
Remember Lot and his family, how they took the messenger's advice and fled Sodom from the destruction that was about to come? His wife had second thoughts and decided to return, she didn't even seem to have a "blind faith" in the warning, nor to keep following her husband. Maybe she decided Lot and those messengers were all acting the fool. For whatever reason, even though she'd been warned, she turned around and went back and the heat of God's punishment of the gays turned her into a pillar of salt or pile of ashes, depending on the translation.
Who do you want people to think you are?
One of these?