Is God in Charge of the Weather?

Is God in Charge of the Weather?

With yet another storm (Dennis) due to hit the UK this weekend, let’s challenge the secular wisdom, reinforced by Pope Francis that humans are causing extreme weather because we insist  on using plastic bags and drive petrol cars.  IS this erratic and often treacherous weather due to human behaviour, or is God telling us something about the way we are living – and I don’t mean that He wants us to start buying electric cars…   

There is no shortage of biblical evidence that God controls the weather, although there is a manifest shortage of Catholic websites and videos reflecting that truth.  God  has established what we think of as scientific laws and principles governing the weather but He remains in charge.  God can dispense with His laws for His own purposes, when He sees fit.  Is that what is happening now, with professional weather forecasters struggling to explain what is going on these days?  

Is “Storm Dennis” on its way because God wants to remind  us of something?  If so, what?  

Comments (47)

  • Faith of Our Fathers

    For my 2 bits for what it’s worth ad say No but Yes . What I mean by that is God Created this Beautiful World of Ours for us and for us to take care of it which We do not . Most of the Terrible Australian Bush Fires were caused by the Greta Worshippers. The Green mob said that Bush Nature was just that so wouldn’t clear the potential fire danger . Plus the fact Many Fires according to the Australian Fire Chiefs were caused deliberately. The same applies in the 3rd World State Now because of Crackpot Democrats in California. Trees and Bush that would have been cleared years ago were left to grow because of the Climate Change Mob . Then we go to the Horrible Greta ,sponsored by the Satanic George Soros to tell us not to put on Our Heating. Yet not ONCE at the Useless United Nations did the Horrible Greta mention China or India the 2 worst polluters of Planet Earth by far . In fact the United Nations giave the Chinese a By and Boy their taking it . At the moment they hav 6 Super Coal Fired Power Stations being built with at Least another 200 in The Pipeline. There is noway that the Chinese are going to depend on Wind to keep their Millions of Machines running 365 days of the year . Yet in this Rich Coal Country of ours we haven’t got even one Coal Pit . The last one being closed with Billions of Tons of Great Quality Coal just waiting to be taken out . To make it worse there was over £100 Million of Equipment destroyed underground . Cameron’s last parting gift to the Useless United Nations. Also am sure that lots of Money Wasted to see if their are Ants on Mars Etc Etc which amount to £ Billions should be used to clean up our Oceans.

    February 14, 2020 at 1:25 pm
    • westminsterfly

      The BBC have apparently commissioned St Greta to make a series on . . . guess what? Climate change. Quelle surprise. Another good reason why we should campaign to have the TV licence abolished.

      February 14, 2020 at 3:47 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        I personally didn’t pay mine as the only thing I practically watched on TV was Columbo. My Licence was up in September and I Phoned them up said I wasn’t paying as I didn’t watch Live TV . They called me up about a Month ago and I said I watched Columbo. They the Licence lot said that was Live TV and if I didn’t renew then and there I was being taken to Court. Of course I paid. So Little Greta, a Child that cannot seem to smile no matter how she’s fetted. Is getting paid by me . Even if it’s only a Penny of my Licence Fee going to Her it’s too much.

        February 14, 2020 at 7:16 pm
      • editor


        The fact is, if we didn’t pay for all the things that we do pay for which are damaging the world / people, in some way at some level, to our way of thinking and believing, we’d have to build a house (or live in a tent) on a far off island somewhere – ? Orkney ? 😀

        And even there, they’d find some way to persecute us, so don’t give it a second thought. Just watch Columbo and offer it up – if you get my drift. As a Columbo fan myself, I know that you will know what I mean and I DON’T mean that Columbo is something to offer up in the Lenten sense. The Government, on the other hand, IS something to offer up in the Lenten sense. Which reminds me, I had a thrilling moment yesterday when I clicked on a link (can’t remember what it was about – seems years ago!) but the message appeared on the screen that I did not live in a country that is a member of the European Union so I could not access that site. Yippeeeee! I couldn’t believe it. Dear old Brexit. Just proves, the Government isn’t all bad 😀

        My computer is irritating me, making a terrible whirring noise which I’m told is the fan crying for attention so I will need to attend to that soon. For now, though, I’m switching off

        February 14, 2020 at 7:49 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        As a retired Electrical Man if your PC is expensive which for all the Work you do i suppose it is get someone to renew the Fan ASAP. If you know someone Handy it shouldn’t be a Particularly hard Job . The Fan of course as you probably know is too protect the Electronic and stop them overheating. Were I close to you I would do it myself. As a sort of Penance of course.
        If your desperate and cannot get it replaced for a reasonable Price you know my Email get in touch.

        February 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm
      • editor


        You’re very kind. I had a professional (like yourself) come a while back but because my computer is in one piece, within the screen, I didn’t want him to take it away and he couldn’t fix it here, but I will organise something soon. I know it is well overdue fixing. Thanks for your kind offer of help.

        February 15, 2020 at 9:52 am
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        It’s a pity it’s not a tower PC with screen seperate as I have to old ones . Pcs are done but Fans in them are Perfectly OK am a Hoarder and don’t Throw Anything that can be of use at anytime away if you could pass that message on to St Greta that WE waste NOTHING ad appreichiate it .🖕

        February 15, 2020 at 3:15 pm
      • editor


        I’ll pass on that message to St Greta without delay! That’s a promise! 😀

        February 15, 2020 at 10:43 pm
      • John Rayner

        I find it strange now to consider paying for a TV licence (directly). We don’t have such an impost in Australia. The taxpayer pays for our Public TV and the ABC is trying to get the Government to give it more funding. The taxpayer pays for two TV producers, the ABC and another one called SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) which was set up to provide shows in foreign languages as well as English. And so we can switch on to the news in almost every language on earth. This was a sop to provide for all those migrants who come from non-English backgrounds. I think that they should be obliged to learn to speak English if they want to live here.

        February 15, 2020 at 10:05 pm
  • RCAVictor

    As one of our priests is fond of reminding us, physical catastrophes often follow moral catastrophes. And if we aren’t in the midst of the worst moral catastrophe in the history of Western Civilization, then my name isn’t RCARadiator….

    I don’t usually follow the weather in the UK, but am I understanding this correctly, that there have been an unusual number of storms (hurricanes?) this winter?

    Just out of curiosity, I looked up the meaning of the name “Dennis.” What do you know, it means “”follower of Dionysius (god of wine).” So perhaps God’s storm message has something to do with his earth being taken over by madmen drunk with their own lust for power.

    February 14, 2020 at 3:37 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      Yes, we’ve had a lot of dreadful storms – but I don’t think quite as bad as in your part of the world…

      February 14, 2020 at 7:39 pm
      • Margaret USA

        CBS in Scotland? 😱

        February 15, 2020 at 4:36 am
      • editor

        Very funny – nope! I posted it in response to RCA Victor’s question about increased number of hurricanes.

        February 15, 2020 at 9:54 am
  • westminsterfly

    All natural disasters are part and parcel of living in a fallen world. God does permit such things in order to bring people back to Him, or punish them for sinfulness. It’s not just the weather right now – look at what’s happening around the world – epidemics like COVID-19, a massive plague of locusts in Africa, earthquakes – you name it.

    February 14, 2020 at 3:43 pm
    • editor


      Well said. There are plenty of people who see government/big business conspiracies to manipulate the weather but very few who see the message from Sacred Scripture – that God does use the weather to remind us of just Who is in charge. And there’s no mention of Greta Thunberg…

      February 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        O just as a little Tip Ed if you Haven’t already done so . The Fan creates lots of Dust and Stoor which when on the Blades makes them different weights. If you haven’t done so already a clean out with a Mild Strength Vacuum Cleaner can work wonders.

        February 14, 2020 at 9:17 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Ed if you Haven’t already done so try and clean out your PC at the back with a Mild Strength Vacuum Cleaner. Lots of times Dust and Stoor gather on it and a Little cleaning does wonders. Also if you can take off the cover ( or get someone to do it and apply some WD40 to The Fan Rotor Arm . But make sure None goes onto the PC parts .

        February 14, 2020 at 9:23 pm
      • editor


        Thanks for your tips – I’m too nervous to try them out (aware of my lack of technical skills – takes me all my time to remember how to switch the thing on!) But worry not, I will get the fan fixed as soon as possible.

        February 15, 2020 at 9:55 am
    • Patrick Healy


      Strange you should mention locusts. You, as a biblical scholar may recall one of the plagues visited upon the Pharaohs. Apart from that, this whole nonsense about weather (or as other non scientists name it : climate change/global warming/climate disruption/climate crisis) – take your pick – is just that – weather.

      For instance in this tropical part of Scotland our temperature went from + 1 to + 9 degrees centigrade in a matter of 5 hours today. Then we were visited by 40mph winds and rain causing us to abandon our Saturday morning 4 ball.

      Yet the so called experts tell me that a rise of global temperature of 2 degrees will cause civilisation to cease.

      Whilst there has not been one forecast of global warming Armageddon in the last 50 years proven correct, the gullible ‘sheeple’ are still being fed this nonsense by an illiterate school drop out from Sweden and an aged icon with no scientific qualifications – Attenborough.

      Unfortunately we are burdened with a pontiff whose science on the subject is subject to the University of George Soros, who has pledged (is it?) 10 billion dollars to the subject.

      Btw Rca Victor, I thought I had copyright on “Radiator” ?

      February 15, 2020 at 6:55 pm
      • RCAVictor


        That was a hat tip in your direction!

        February 15, 2020 at 7:26 pm
  • Frankier

    I wonder if the coronavirus is God’s way of putting a halt to the demolition of churches which has been in full swing recently in China.

    I feel they may have more important things to do at the moment.

    February 15, 2020 at 1:31 am
    • editor


      Cardinal Zen is reported today as reminding us all that the schism in China is now officially sanctioned by the Vatican, so if I were an inmate of the Vatican, I’d be very nervous indeed…

      February 15, 2020 at 9:57 am
      • Frankier


        I was in Ireland when the Eucharistic congress was held in Dublin a few years ago and I was at a Mass in the Basilica at Knock when I first saw Cardinal Zen. He spent the whole Mass rocking back and forward on his chair. I found it very strange. Possibly caused by his prison torture. He seemed to be the only dignitary to have bothered to take the trip to Knock from Dublin.

        I didn’t know at the time who he was so I turned to Wikipaedia for information on him and he became a favourite right away.

        What a Pope he would be!

        February 15, 2020 at 3:45 pm
      • editor


        I agree – Cardinal Zen would, more likely than not, be a first rate pope. But at this point in the Church’s history, I can’t see any “first-rate pope” being the subject that famous white smoke. We can live in hope, nevertheless.

        February 15, 2020 at 10:41 pm
      • Frankier

        Pope Pius X111 would suit him fine.

        February 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm
    • RCAVictor


      Knowing the devious malice of the Communists, I would bet on the opposite: they will use the virus as an excuse to clamp down even tighter on Catholic churches.

      February 15, 2020 at 7:25 pm
      • Frankier


        What I was hinting at is the fact that, I may be wrong, the Chinese won’t be pulling down many churches at the moment with other things on their minds.

        That is not to say they have stopped though.

        Mind you, if God is using the virus as a form of retribution I would think He will know what He is doing.

        February 15, 2020 at 11:52 pm
      • Frankier

        And by the way, it isn’t just Catholic churches that are being demolished, other religions are getting the same treatment.

        February 15, 2020 at 11:55 pm
      • Margaret Mary


        That’s correct. The Chinese government won’t tolerate religion in any shape or form. Tyrannical Communism Rules!

        February 16, 2020 at 8:33 pm
  • Theresa Rose

    funny thing is that Chris Ferrara has written an article over in the Fatima website and is titled –
    “The Problem of “Conservative” Catholic Mythologizers: Part 2 The Flood. If God was in charge of the weather at the time of Noah – Why should God not be in charge of nowadays, in the early 21st century?

    February 15, 2020 at 11:45 am
    • editor

      Theresa Rose,

      I’ve had a quick skim through all three articles in that link and it looks like a must-read. Will return to it asap.

      February 15, 2020 at 10:39 pm
  • John Rayner

    For some time now I have been coming to the opinion that the last days of Earth’s existence might well come in my lifetime. I am sure that God is very upset by the way that human beings are behaving in our days..

    February 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm
    • editor


      “Upset” is to put it mildly. We can see this “upset” at work in the world today, not just in the erratic, extreme weather but also in the dramatic increase in sexually transmitted infections; the various other diseases plaguing the planet today together with that other dramatic increase – suicides. God’s wrath, I would wager, is what we are witnessing in the world today – with no sign of abating.

      February 15, 2020 at 10:38 pm
    • Margaret Mary

      John Rayner,

      That’s what Sr Lucy of Fatima said, that although Our Lady didn’t exactly say were are living in the end times, she led Lucy to understand that.

      February 16, 2020 at 8:34 pm
  • RCAVictor

    The lunatics continue to run the German asylum. Four German dioceses are going to fast during Lent to save the planet from “climate change.” I suggest they fast to save themselves from their apostate hierarchy instead.

    February 15, 2020 at 11:07 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      I know it’s getting repetitive but it is truly diabolical how these evil things spread – the campaign to save the planet (instead of souls) is now beyond ridiculous.

      I mean, a Lenten FAST? To “save the planet”? How does that work?

      February 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Here’s how it works:

        You put your right foot in,
        You put your right foot out….

        February 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm
      • Margaret Mary

        RCA Victor,

        Brilliant! LOL!

        February 16, 2020 at 8:29 pm
  • Lily

    I watched a channel 5 documentary about Extinction Rebellion – they really are a bunch of crazy people. I went to Google to see if I could find out who funds them but got this Sky News clip instead and it shows, IMHO, that it is emotionalism and irrationalism that drives these extremists: I still don’t know who funds them, though LOL! In the documentary, it was clear that they are well funded, they had offices and computers, mobile phones with text messages coming in all the time directing their protest operations. What a huge waste of time and energy (not to mention emotion, LOL!)

    February 16, 2020 at 10:47 pm
    • RCAVictor February 16, 2020 at 11:45 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Well, who can be surprised to see George Soros on the list of those funding this ridiculous group of extremists. And reading that link it is clear that they are more about anarchy than “saving the planet” – crackpot concept.

        February 17, 2020 at 12:26 am
      • Lily

        RCA Victor,

        Yes, “what a shock – NOT!”

        He seems to have no end of money to fling around. Is he out to cause anarchy across the western world? I suppose that’s a stupid question – so don’t bother answering, LOL!

        February 17, 2020 at 5:51 pm
  • Josephine

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that God is controlling the weather and manipulating his own laws to bring us the extremes of weather, all sometimes in the same day! He’s definitely sending us a message.

    February 17, 2020 at 11:15 am
  • Patrick Healy

    Relax young lady.
    “Extremes” of weather just deed. Have you been watching the lying BBC by any chance.
    I am now 78 and I can assure you weather changes all the time. Certainly during my lifetime.
    But then George Soros and his Pope (he really did say on tv he owned him) can control the weather. If you pay enough dangelg to our great Leader Blundering Boris he can do it for you by banning grown up cars, banning gas heating and cooking and spending 200 billion on unaffordable railways.
    That should fix the “extreme” weather.
    Keep warm.

    February 18, 2020 at 7:49 am
    • Laura

      Patrick Healy,

      I think we’ve discussed before the way there is technology which can manipulate the weather up to a point.

      You seem to be saying that God doesn’t control the weather because there may be some scientific manipulation of it, I disagree. God is in control of the weather as he is in control of our bodies even if we abuse them and end up with diseases. Certain deadly diseases are the consequences of our misuse of our bodies and the floods, for example, where whole towns are disappearing are the consequences of the extreme weather, whatever is causing the weather. God is above it all.

      February 18, 2020 at 9:57 am
  • Patrick Healy

    Thank you for your comment.

    If you believe that I am not a complete committed believer in the fact that God, and only God, controls the weather and all creation, I can only apologise for being obtuse, or perhaps omitting the sarcasm tag when I said Soros and our present Pope think they can.
    The very idea that puny man can alter the climate by restricting that most essential of traces gasses – Carbon Dioxide- which is plant fertiliser, is akin to those builders of the tower of Babel or fashioning the golden calf.
    Anyone with a most basic science knowledge must know that the big red ball in the sky is what keeps us alive.
    Sure, we have a God given duty to nurture this wonderful garden we have been given by God, but we may as well start sacrificing virgin’s to appease the weather goddess Gaia in order to control the weather, as trying to reduce CO2 to do the same.
    What I am saying that commentators should look at the history of weather in these islands where our present little windy days bear no comparison to past storms which killed thousands.
    Long before global warming was invented.

    February 18, 2020 at 7:02 pm

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