INDIANAPOLIS (CBS/AP)—The 15-month-old girl who was found alive in an Indiana field 10 miles from her home after violent storms ripped through the Midwest has died from traumatic brain injuries.

Angel Babcock of New Pekin, Ind., was found after her family’s mobile home was destroyed in the storms that ravaged the Midwest and South.

She had been in critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel made the announcement about her death.

Her grandfather, Jack Brough, had told the Courier-Journal of Louisville earlier that she had suffered head injuries and that the weekend was a critical time for her.

The girl’s death brings the overall toll from the storms to 39 across five states.

She had been in critical condition at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Chief nursing officer Cis Gruebbel made the announcement about her death.

Her grandfather, Jack Brough, had told the Courier-Journal of Louisville earlier that she had suffered head injuries and that the weekend was a critical time for her.

The girl’s death brings the overall toll from the storms to 39 across five states.

Massive thunderstorms, predicted by forecasters for days, threw off dozens of tornadoes as they raced Friday from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Twisters crushed blocks of homes, knocked out cellphones and landlines, ripped power lines from broken poles and tossed cars, school buses and tractor-trailers onto roads made impassable by debris.

In Kentucky, at least 21 people were killed from the devastating tornadoes. In Indiana, authorities searched dark county roads connecting rural communities that officials said “are completely gone.”

In Henryville, the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders, volunteers pushed shopping carts full of water and food down littered streets, handing supplies to anyone in need. Hundreds of firefighters and police zipped around town, where few recognizable structures remained; all of Henryville’s schools were destroyed. Wind had blown out the windows of the Henryville Community Presbyterian Church and gutted the building.

“It’s all gone,” said Andy Bell, who was guarding a friend’s demolished service garage, not far from where a school bus stuck out from the side of a restaurant and a parking lot where a small classroom chair jutted from a car window.

“It was beautiful,” he said, looking around at the town of about 2,000 north of Louisville, Ky. “And now it’s just gone. I mean, gone.”

Susie Renner, 54, said she saw two tornadoes barreling down on Henryville within minutes of each other. The first was brown from being filled with debris; the second was black.

“I’m a storm chaser,” Renner said, “and I have never been this frightened before.”

Friday’s tornado outbreak came two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South, and forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center had said the day would be one of a handful this year that warranted its highest risk level. By 10 p.m., the weather service had issued 269 tornado warnings. Only 189 warnings were issued in all of February.

“We knew this was coming. We were watching the weather like everyone else,” said Clark County, Ind., Sheriff Danny Rodden. “This was the worst case scenario. There’s no way you can prepare for something like this.”

Thirteen people were reported killed in Indiana, including four in Chelsea, where a man, woman and their 4-year-old great-grandchild died in one house. Tony Williams, owner of the Chelsea General Store, said the child and mother were huddled in a basement when the storm hit and sucked the 4-year-old out her hands. The mother survived, but her 70-year-old grandparents were upstairs; both died.

“They found them in the field, back behind the house,” Williams said.

Two people died further north in Holton, where it appeared a tornado cut a diagonal swath down the town’s tiny main drag, demolishing a cinderblock gas station but leaving a tiny white church intact down the road.

“We are going to continue to hit every county road that we know of that there are homes on and search those homes,” said Indiana State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin. “We have whole communities and whole neighborhoods that are completely gone. We’ve had a terrible, terrible tragedy here.”

The death toll rose to at least 14 in Kentucky, where National Guard troops and Kentucky State Police troopers were dispatched along with a rescue team to counties east and south of Lexington.

In West Liberty, Ky., Stephen Burton heard the twister coming and pulled his 23-year-old daughter to safety, just before the tornado destroyed the second story of the family’s home.

“I held onto her and made it to the center of the house, next to a closet,” Burton said. “I just held onto her, and I felt like I was getting sand-blasted on my back.”

Endre Samu, public affairs officer for the Kentucky State Police in Morehead, said three people died in West Liberty and at least 75 were injured. With the hospital damaged in the storm, some patients were being transferred to area hospitals, he said.

“All of the downtown area was just devastated,” Samu said.

Tornadoes were reported in at least six Ohio cities and towns, including the village of Moscow, where a council member found dead in her home was one of at least three people killed in the state. Several dozen homes were damaged, some stripped down to their foundations, and the Clermont County commissioners called a state of emergency for the first time in 15 years.

One person was reported dead Saturday in Alabama. Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Yasamie August said an apparent tornado that hit Jackson Gap injured two others as well. She didn’t have more details.

Emergency officials in Lee County, Va., said damage from a possible tornado left a two- to three-mile path of destruction that may reach far into Tennessee, and damage reports were expected to increase with daylight.

“We don’t know. We can’t get down there,” Emergency Management Director Jason Crabtree said of areas stretching south of the Virginia line. “This thing may be eight to 10 miles long.”

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Comments (377)
  1. andrew says:

    when a large f4 rolled through my neighborhood in 09′ it was really interesting to see how it didn’t necessarily spread debris out in a wide range. for example 4 broken ceiling fan blades all landed within a few inches of each other, there were about 10 rolls of toilet paper pretty much in a pile. these things don’t just pick you up and drop you, you are truly at the mercy of the wind. hope this kid makes it through.

    1. COG says:

      I really don’t understand why everyone bashes God for the tornado,its weather people.And lets say God points his finger and that’s how this person dies or that’s how i die or whatever, can you imagine a world of no pain no suffering everyone lived forever,oh yes that’s haven. if nobody died since the beaging of time don’t you think that this place would be over crowded?we all have too die of something,but don’t blame God,that’s just how things are.

      1. kinetik138 says:

        Blame the weather people. I know you meant it in a slightly different way but it sure made me chuckle for a bit.

      2. don strader says:

        God exists.
        God is omnipotent, omniscient, and perfectly good.
        A perfectly good being would want to prevent all evils.
        An omniscient being knows every way in which evils can come into existence.
        An omnipotent being, who knows every way in which an evil can come into existence, has the power to prevent that evil from coming into existence.
        A being who knows every way in which an evil can come into existence, who is able to prevent that evil from coming into existence, and who wants to do so, would prevent the existence of that evil.
        If there exists an omnipotent, omniscient, and perfectly good being, then no evil exists.
        Evil exists (logical contradiction).

      3. TC says:

        God is not Man. “Good Dog” and “Good Person” have very different definitions. “Good God” even more so.

        Besides the folly of applying logic to faith, (faith is not predicated on logic); your premises is wrong. The God of Abraham (Christian, Jewish, and Islam) told Abraham him to kill is own son. The same God flooded the earth killing more than just Man for the sins of Man. Evil and God are both defined by the same text. So evil, by it’s very definition, has to allow of this, (and more). You bring your own egocentric and modern cultural definitions of evil of man and apply them to God in a manner that was never stipulated.

        What I believe isn’t relevant any more than what you believe. What I’m trying to point out is that it’s all belief. There is a temptation to sidestep that with faulty logic, but it’s not that easy.

        Maybe chaos and such events are a necessary part of a Universe that provides us free will. If all our Universe, all our thoughts, were perfect – how could be we individuals, (differently perfect). Denying us free will would be a terrible evil.

      4. Drew says:


        Tornadoes are not evil, but people do evil things. God does not control people. We have our own souls and free will. We make our own decisions, like the decision to build a tornado shelter and when to hustle our family into it.

      5. Tom says:

        This life is temporary, but there is a life that is eternal. We die because we (as humans) are sinners, we violated Gods Holiness. We are redeemed ONLY because God provided Away for us to enter HIS eternal life. You are FREE to reject it, many do…so dont complain about God, this is HIS creation not YOURS. If you want in HEAR and OBEY, Jesus Christ is the WAY, the TRUTH , and The LIFE. PERIOD.

      6. Linda Palermo says:

        Just another made up story after the coup and cover up.

        Some things the media cannot report on, like the truth. Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

      7. Hammer says:

        This is such a sad story. Hopefully she is at peace with her relatives now. Makes you wonder what is gonna happen on December 21st 2012. I am prepared for anything are you?

      8. Pyschotic Palin Hater says:

        Another made up story to take attention away from the coup and cover up.

        The next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running?

        Because my mother is a crack ho, and she stole the tires off thebus to buy crack.

        Know what leaked out? My mother has a leaky bladder, and our whole house smells like a urinal.

        Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. They both have leaky bladders.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history….

        That I commit homosexual and unnatural acts on small animals and goats.

        Remember me each time I post my idiotic babble on each blog I can find on the ‘net.

        Because I think that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, actually gives a damn about my retarded SPAM, and read it.

        I’m a little tea pot,

        Short and stout,

        If I can’t go down on you,

        I’ll throw a little pout…

      9. Troy says:

        @Don, that really old argument from a very old, if somewhat forgotten philosopher doesn’t take into account that God allows choice in order to let people (created with free will apart from God’s perfection) choose whether to worship or not.

        A person whom God doesn’t allow choice, e.g., good or evil, is a tool, not a free willed being capable of worship. Thus God, who desires love and free willed worship, allows choice to allow free willed creations the decision to love God or not love God.

        Descartes created the original straw man argument by only pointing out that perfection in itself wouldn’t allow evil. This is a distraction from the reason why God created us, e.g., to worship. As smart as Descartes was, he either chose to ignore the obvious or he deliberately misled in his one sided logic argument concerning a perfect God.

        But either way, he was wrong.

      10. TT Eres says:

        God might exists. But he is not the God of the Bible. The Bible is false.

        Study the Bible. Study all 3 Abrahamic religions. You’ll see. It’s false.

        I’m sad.

      11. Doug Biddle says:

        May just God Bless the little girl who lost her life. The politics and “others” just go to hell!

      12. The Sage Waitress says:

        Is it too late to be Bush’s fault. I see the Palin Troll has posted again…yawwwn,

      13. ric says:

        What about “He/she’s in a better place [where virtually nobody wants to go} as solace to the bereaved?

      14. CR says:

        @Don Strader Your logic breaks down in just the third line. That is an assumption on your part. How about this: “A perfectly good being would want more than perfectly programmed robot toys with which to amuse itself. And to the extent that its created beings chose correctly on their own, they reflect well on their creator, thereby increasing his glory. But to the extent that some of its created beings made self-destructive choices, that perfectly good being would weep at their loss.”

        As a parent, do you force your children to always do the right thing until they leave home, thereby preventing them from developing the ability to think for themselves and thereby succeed in the world? Or do you gradually allow them to make more and more substantial choices until they are mature enough to be safely out on their own? If they fail, it does not necessarily reflect poorly on your parenting, but if they succeed, that generally reflects well on both the children as well as the parents.

        Why should a God want to sit in solitude playing with perfectly predictable toys with an already known perfectly good outcome? It’s a lot like government control vs. personal liberty. Government control becomes a police state with subjects more and more likely to rebel, since they at least can think for themselves. Personal liberty, despite its likelihood that some would take advantage of it, produces the most potential for motivated success, as opposed to the disgruntled mediocrity of government controlled existence.

        A wise man once said, “Teach them correct principles and they govern themselves.”

      15. Donnie says:

        Hey Don, I hate to break it you but if God doesn’t exist then there is no such thing as real objective moral evil. All you can say is that I PERSONALLY THINK that some act is evil which boils it down to personal likes and dislikes. And since, according to you, God doesn’t exist, then neither can objective absolute moral law. And since there is no absolute moral law, there really is no such thing as real evil. Hence your entire argument against the existence of God is predicated on the belief that God must exist to account for evil. And that argument also fails in that it assumes that there is no free will in the world and that we are controlled like automatons, which we are not.

    2. naomi says:

      She died. 😦

      1. lisette says:

        how old was she what was her name ….. i what give my heart out to the family that lost there child

    3. gholton says:

      It is unusual for a body that heavy to travel such a long distance. I believe it would be a record- most likely a body would only travel 1/4mi, and then be directly along the tornado’s path.

  2. Just Me says:

    Incredible…Keep her in your prayers!

    1. Greg says:

      Reguarding not releasing her name. How might they even know it? From her drivers liscence?

    2. jesse marcel says:

      I was in more than one situation in Iraq that if things had gone a trace differently I would not be here to write this note. I find it very easy to believe in God who felt that this was not the time to take me. OIF vet

      1. Donatello says:

        Thanks for defending my my freedom Jesse Marcel! GOD BLESS YOU, and prayers to the familys affected by these storms… Give what you can to the Red cross. I’m sure thier boots are already on the ground.

      2. Timbo says:

        Thank you for your service. You are America’s finest.

        God bless this child.

      3. Julie says:

        Jesse Marcel, thank you for your service to our country! Thank you for helping to keep our country safe, and for making it a place where my husband and I have been able to successfully raise two Christian young adults who have their eyes WIDE OPEN about what is happening in our country today (and who will both be voting in their first presidential election in November). I pray that God continues to work in your life to bring others to Him.

      4. Jean says:

        Wonderful that you did survive it all and were able to return home Jesse. Thank you for defending our country; and a most sincere thank you for your service..

      5. StopMakingUpStories says:

        Unelected officials have taken over Washington and are orchestrating the daily news. Most of the comments and replies you’re reading online are government created too. With many stories the COMMENTS ARE CREATED BEFORE THE STORY IS REPORTED. They are designed to generate a response to engage “dangerous people” in real time.

        The oldest, first, highest, best, and most popular rated comments are almost all government propaganda. They are conducting Psy-ops (psychological operations) for domestic spying. They have 1000s of user names and are determined to bury the truth or ATTACK anyone leaking it.

        With the media in on the last election, it’s why Sarah Palin was added to the McCain ticket. They had no intention of winning. Why do you think Republicans gained so many seats in the last midterm? Sarah and McCain were part of a coup. Obama was turned after he won the election to take down those who make up the “organized community” that he spoke about.

        Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret and learn what no one in the media can cover, only cover up.

    3. Sneakers says:

      Atheists are 100000 times worse than the most persistent jehovahs witness or morman. They shove their weird belief system down everyones throat constantly.

      Typically they are ugly looking, overweight, lower middle class goons who have nothing really going on in their lives. Their college degree was non science and pays less than 80k a yr. They are basically nobodies looking for attention.

      It is all about getting some kind of attention because most people overlook them due to their plain jane looks and limited science knowledge. It’s funny.

      1. Obama goin' DOWN says:

        Sneakers, you’re absolutely right.

        Do you remember the greasebag in California (where else?) that filed suit to remove the word “God” from the Pledge of Allegiance? He didn’t want his daughter have to say it because he was a worthless loser.

        What was even more ridiculous was that she didn’t MIND saying the Pledge with the word “God” because SHE BELIEVES in God.

        Bottom line: this slimey, worthless greasy dork was using his daughter as an excuse to jam his atheism down the country’s throat.

        A baseball bat across his face would be sooooo much easier than this legal travesty….

      2. John says:

        Wait… Atheists took the NON-science classes?

        Are you sure that’s what you meant to write?

      3. Boomer says:

        I’m guessing you flunked your Dale Carnegie course on How To Win Friends and Influence People?

      4. Nick says:

        At least I bet they can spell Mormon. Let me see: Here’s just a few ugly, lower middle class goons with non-science college:

        Albert Einstein
        Francis Krik & James D. Watson (co-discoverers of the DNA molecule)
        Thomas Edison
        Sigmund Freud
        Steven Hawking (probably the brainiest person alive)
        Peter Higgs (discoverer of the boson particle)
        Sir Julian Huxley
        Richard Leakey (paleontologist)
        Frederick Joliot-Curie (radium, X-rays)
        Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize)
        Ivan Pavlov
        Carl Sagan
        Alan Turing (father of modern computer science)

        On the contrary, where ignorance is predominant (as in 3rd-world countries) religious faith is also universal.

      5. Nick says:

        Some famous atheists:

        Bela Bartok
        Hector Berlioz
        Sergei Prokofiev
        Maurice Ravel
        Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
        Richard Rogers
        Ralph Vaughan-Williams

        Kingsley Amis
        Isaac Asimov
        Sir Arthur C. Clarke
        George Eliot
        John Forsythe
        E.M. Forster
        Graham Greene
        A.E. Houseman
        W. Somerset Maugham
        Arthur Miller
        George Orwell
        Ayn Rand
        Percy Bisshe Shelly
        Robert Louis Stevenson
        Kurt Vonnegut
        H.G. Wells
        Tom Wolf
        Ernest Hemingway
        Salman Rushdie
        Gore Vidal

        Actors/Directors/TV Personalities:
        Woody Allen
        Kevin Bacon
        Charlie Chaplin
        Jeremy Clarkson
        George Clooney
        Sir Noel Coward
        Rodney Dangerfield
        Jodie Foster
        Katharine Hepburn
        John Houston
        Gene Kelly
        Larry King
        Stanley Kubrick
        Burt Lancaster
        Diane Keaton
        Hugh Laurie (“House”)
        Elsa Lanchester
        Charles Laughton
        Bruce Lee
        Ingmar Bergman
        John Malkovitch
        Sir Ian McKellen
        Butterfly McQueen (Gone With the Wind)
        Dame Helen Mirren
        Jack Nicholson
        Keanu Reeves
        Andy Rooney
        Adam Savage (co-host of Mythbusters)
        Gene Wilder
        Robin Williams

        John Stuart Mill
        Friedrich Nietzsche
        Sir Bertrand Russell
        George Santayana
        Jean-Paul Sartre

        Look for my next post with famous atheist scientists

      6. RT says:

        Sneakers, you genuinely need to get a life.

    4. Tim says:

      God has dominion over all that exists. He is not to be blamed for the sin on this earth. I do pray for this child and everyone that went through this.

    5. packleaderofpittbulls says:

      If anyone has any information on where Angel is at ie: what hospital and the address, could you please kindly post it for me. I am in SC and am disabled, I was hit by a truck six years ago and heard about this little girl this morning getting ready for church and I have one son who is adopted and for some reason I just felt like I needed to do something for this girl. PLEASE if anyone has any information please post so I may contact this family and help if I can. Thank you so much.

      1. RT says:

        The name of the hospital has been in the news now for several days. If you had any initiative, you could have discovered it for yourself. Anyway, the horse has left the barn. This hunt is over. Call off the dogs. Time to go home. BTW, I don’t believe your story. Not sure what your game is, but suspect it would not stand a bright light.

    6. Nick says:

      Gee, looks like the prayers didn’t work! Either God ignores prayers, or he doesn’t exist.

      Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
      Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
      Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
      Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
      — Epicurus, philosopher (c. 341-270 BCE)

      1. RT says:

        Thanks. That is an argument I came to myself many years ago without knowing about Epicurus. I appreciate knowing the source. Perhaps god does exist, but if so, it, he, she, whatever, is something far different from what we were taught as children.

      2. Lisa says:

        I grew up thinking of God as a parent. Parents do not rush out and make bad things happen (usually). A parent does not always stop from bad things happening. Sometimes the experience holds a lesson that must be learned. I don’t know what the lesson is in a tornado, I am not an expert.
        This child who has been taken from this earth. In many ways has been blessed. With all the struggles they would have had to endure in this life, They are better off in another place (Heaven, I call it.)
        So I do not blame God. Trials come about to make us stronger. Tornadoes do not make sense to me, but maybe there is a lesson learned. Instead of arguing the point, those who can help, please do so. Those who cannot, either post supportive comments or plug yourselves backing into whatever TV program you are addicted to and let these people get on with their lives without your garbage talk.

    7. Eric says:

      Did you read the article? She died.

      1. Johnny Boy says:

        Maybe she wants to reach her beyond the grave. Perhaps she communes with the dead.

  3. Repent Amarillo says:

    Will be praying for this child and her family.

    1. RT says:

      What would be the point of that now?

  4. Rick O'Shea says:

    If she survives she is blessed.

    1. Daisy says:

      All due respect, Rick,I hope she lives and thrives in this life on earth – and- she will be blessed either way – living or dying. This part of life we are living here on earth is not the be all and end all. And God does not remove his blessings from those who die. This is something true that all bereaved parents of faith know and that I share w/you for your kind consideration.

    2. Psycho Nurse says:

      And if not is she cursed

      1. Daisy says:

        Are you terribly proud to be such a hard-hearted ignoramus?

    3. RT says:

      Did you read the story? She did not survive. Does that then mean she is cursed?

      1. John says:

        The story is edited. The original article everyone was posting about a few days ago was written when the little girl was still alive. Instead of writing a new story, they simply rewrote the one here on this page.

  5. JimboNC says:

    Don’t blame God, things happen. He created the world and what goes with it, not to be mean, it’s the way it is.

      1. Johnny Boy says:

        A couple points worth mentioning. I’ve never met anyone named Daisy who was intelligent. That name is reserved for morons who have only a nodding acquaintance with logic and reason.

        The other point is that if God is everywhere, that means he’s even in my poop. I could never believe in a God who inhabits my doody.

    1. kmandew says:

      Yeah leave the all mighty alone. Like he leaves us alone. Like he’s not even there.

    2. kmandew says:

      I don’t blame something that’s not real. I don’t blame zeus either. I do blame the follower’s of this tripe for causing me emotional and physical problems. I was fine until you assholes came into my life.

      1. Common sense says:

        To make a remark like that in a story about a little girl that has now passed is just beyond me. How the hell could you even come up with the gall to make this about you? Better yet…WHY would you try to make this about you? I see plenty of folks here trying to do good things for all the folks affected and then…you. I pity you and the shame you must feel every day. A man is judged by his actions, not his words they say…but your choice to make this story about you and your contradicting beliefs is beyond disgusting. All things even out friend. Let your bitterness go. You aren’t going to MAKE anyone an atheist just as Christian can’t MAKE anyone a Christian…its a choice. Regardless of belief…you are WAY out of bounds here. Shame on you.

    3. Johnny Boy says:

      God is a fictional creation like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy. Grow up and learn to stand on your own two, you fool.

      1. Lisa says:

        How sad to have no real hope. I do hope that you have some kind of belief that allows you to check in with your morals and such. I hope that you believe in something enough that you do not feel that after this, this is just it.

        I wish you well in all you do for the good in this world.

  6. L A Lynch says:

    GOD does not WILL bad things; He allows things to happen, but sometimes for other than obviated reassons. In terrible weather, sometimes it brings people closer together, we do not know the interior workings of the human condition. If these people have insurance, they can rebuild. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. WAR is also terrible and so are hurricanes and grasas fires on the plains. GOD does not just say:”I want people to die” but in the wake of Chrit;s love and wonders, the Evil one also lurks to undo what was previously done. Rejoice in the good, and praise not the bad. This little girl was spared and hopefully she will be ok, after tteatment. I hope all are going to be better physically and emotionally and spiriually after this is over.

    1. Marikya says:

      Could it be that after we as a nation have wandered from the moorings that made us great (God centered living to self centered living and allowing shameful things in our national life that defy and rebel against all that is truly good and upright) that the One who has blessed us beyond our deserving, is lifting His hand of protection from us to let us experience what we have asked for????? And have we opened the door to the devastation the evil one has designed and then listen to words that further malign our eternal Benefactor? Think deeply about these things without feeling you must sweep it under the rug.

      1. John says:

        Please explain the Civil War, World War I, World War II The Great Depression, the small pox epidemic and everything that took place before we as a nation wandered from the moorings that made us great.

        Or do you think bad things only happened after you were born?

      2. Eric says:

        That’s true, Marikya: There were no tornadoes in the first century U.S. history.


        People get killed in tornadoes because they live in places that are prone to tornadoes. Nature doesn’t care about people at all.

      3. JINTEXAS says:

        Here’s the problem with that logic, Marikya…this “Once again God devastates many through violent weather to teach the subordinates a lesson” story is literally as old as the bible. Many of us are just not accepting that your God has this power to punish via weather today, yet saves a pocket full of heathens tomorrow. What lesson is supposed to be learned? Why do so many devout believers die in these horrific events when “sinners” survive? I’ve heard it all – for example, the sinners are spared so they will learn of God’s love. BUT – that is hard to accept since sometimes the sinners are destroyed too, or little children are sucked out of their GOD LOVING parent’s arms and drowned or crushed. What lesson is God teaching in that case? The answer is generally “God does not control everything” . So God controls SOME – MOST – NONE? Look, if this religious belief gives you comfort – so be it, but don’t place the blame for these things on those of us who don’t share your beliefs.

      4. RT says:

        Marikya, you sound like a nice person, but I do think your head is lost somewhere in the nether realms. Please, get real, Our nation has been blessed, but not due to any supernatural force. We have been fortunate to have had abundant naural resources and easily defensible borders with no truly malign or aggressive proximate enemies. No need to think deeply, the answers are right in front of you.

    2. Jim Ratliff says:

      What a stretch… who willed Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? Who created Noah’s flood? Who killed many unbelievers in the Old Testament? Who parted the Red Sea and then killed the Egyptians? Not to mention all the people God has promised to kill in the future. He allows bad things to happen because He causes them to happen… if you believe the bible. Thank God people are getting past that. (Pun intended)

    3. kmandew says:

      Your logic sucks. God does not do bad things? Really? We arrest people that sit back and watch others get robbed, so god is complicit because he does nothing. If he can stop it and doesn’t, then it’s as if he did it.

      I would love to see all these religious nut jobs experience God’s do nothingness. Maybe one of their kids can die a slow painful death from cancer, and they can say it was a blessing and god’s will. Assholes.

      1. John says:

        I know a born again Christian who blew his brains out back in December. His other born again friends actually said, “But the devil didn’t win because he was saved.”

        Really if you believe in god an the devil how did the devil not win? God didn’t do a thing to help the poor guy out. He died next to his bible and his gun.

  7. Carol says:

    Not one word from the current POTUS. Guess they’re all Republicans.

    1. Bogus1 says:

      Not sure if the news media has been selective, or whether it’s even relevant to the underwhelming response of the White House, but it certainly did seem that the majority of those I saw on the news appeared to be lower to middle-class Americans of European descent. Just sayin….

      1. RT says:

        So, how exactly does your comment relate to the story?

  8. doc says:

    Who are ANY of YOU to QUESTION God’s will?

    Are you people for real. You’re going to question GOD’S will?

    You can’t even BEGIN to comprehend the HOLY SPIRIT yet you have the gall to question it?

    Do you realize how ignorant you all look when you mock things like this?

    1. John says:

      And you dare say you know God’s will? Do you realize how ignorant you look when you defend your imaginary friend?

      1. Smashicus says:

        God needs no defense against fools.

      2. Bombtech says:

        John…I have to ask. Are you attempting to sway peoples opinion of religion? I suspect you realize that you are not going to change anyone’s mind with your posts. If that is true, then you are only posting to be argumentative with a group of people you don’t even know. Surely an intellect like you has something better to do.

      3. John says:

        Bombtech It’s a slow day.Besides, there’s nothing wrong with me pointing out a lack of logic or a plethora of ignorance.

        And who’s to say no one will come away with questions about their own belief system?

        “Hmm… God loves us, and bad things come from Satan, but God not only created Satan, but can see into the future so he knew what Satan was going to do if he created him and then God created him anyway… God loves us? I believe this?”

      4. Daisy says:

        John, are you so filled w/false pride that you simply refuse to recognize what doc wrote?

        Not for a moment did doc claim to know God’s will. What doc said – and said quite clearly – was that it’s not for any one of us to question God’s will.

        Nevertheless, dreadfully confused you likes to pretend that you are God, and in doing so, defy reality. Best of luck with that ill begotten plan of yours. When it gets too miserable for you, you will find God. It’s worked that way for many of us.

      5. Chimom says:

        Wow, I never thought of that! I wonder how there could be a God who lets bad things happen! Thankfully we have you to point out our ignorance because people have not struggled with this question since THE DAWN OF HUMAN LIFE on Eatrh. Thanks for opening our eyes to this very new concept because we were just swimming in ignorance before then. News flash: hope is biologically necessary for success and survival. You lose hope you lose everything. There may be a “god gene” that protects us from the psychological damage that comes from traumatic experiences but all philosophers since the beginning of time have agreed that you cannot disprove God’s existence. You are neither unique or particularily informed. You could be having the same conversation with believers about 2000 years ago- there is literally nothing new you can add on the subject. You really think people who believe in God do so because they don’t know that it could all be a fairy tale designed to keep us going in tough times ? How on Earth did we get here? Are you really that ignorant? You truly believe that nobody could’ve struggled with these questions? The future does not bode well for you my friend, if you misjudge people you disagree with like that- to assume that the reason they think differently than you is because they just don’t have the intelligence to think about these questiod more critically. My God.

      6. John says:

        Daisy I think I am god because I don’t believe in your imaginary friend? How many hoops did you have to jump through to get to that one.

        Now, onto your other point… If someone is surprised that I question God’s will then they must think they know what it is otherwise they would question it themselves.

        “Hey, why are you doing that?”
        “Wait you killed a bunch of people, but you didn’t because Satan is the god of this world, but you created satan, so you made somethign to kill us, but you’re love, and you saved that baby, but you,.. I mean, Satan who you created knowing he would do this killed a bunch of people.”

        Honestly, for people not to question this is insane. Maybe there is a God and that book called the bible isn’t actually his word since it was the Catholic church a few centuries ago who decided what should and should not be in it based on what made them comfortable. And what is the Catholic church? The remains of the Pagan Roman Empire.

        People really should step back and question what they believe, especially when it’s something they can’t see, taste, smell feel, or hear or even detect with scientific equipment. Do you know what a legally recognized religion is? It’s a cult that was once looked at as having crazy ideas that now has a LOT of people.

      7. kmandew says:

        You can’t reason with God’s brain washed nuts and assholes.

    2. Eric says:

      From my point of view, doc, you are ignorant for believing in invisible spacemen who sit on clouds and watch everything you do.

      I’m an honest person who devotes his life to the service of others because I want to be, not because I think I’ll get to strum a harp on a cloud forever,or because I think I’ll be stuck in an oven with pitchforks being stuck in me if I fail to do so. I don’t require coercion to make the right choices, or promises of reward.

      1. Geezzz says:

        Eric you are so right…..

      2. Truth Hurts says:

        Where did you get the idea that devoting your life to others was something you should do with your life?

      3. Sneakers says:

        BUt do you oogle your noodle nutting nooting?

      4. Obama goin' DOWN says:

        Eric drooled “I don’t require coercion to make the right choices, or promises of reward”.


        When are you going to start?

    3. Psycho Nurse says:

      If god didn’t intend us to question, SHE would not have given US a will. It is YOU who appear ignorant.

    4. RT says:

      Mock what? A little girl and her entire family who died? And this was God’s will? Who is this god that you worship?

    5. Johnny Boy says:

      Yes, and how dare they question the method or madness of The Tooth Fairy! I’m as outraged as you are, Doc, you idiotic moron, but for entirely different reasons. In fact, you have no reason at all to your outrage; you’re just an insane man who believes in boogeymen.

      BOOOO!!!!! Does that frighten you, Doc, you pathetic wretch?

  9. tom says:

    You need to remember that adam and even gave up this world. They said, by what that they did, that they did not want their dominion over the world, give it to someone else. God did just that.

    1. Susan says:

      Right, because it made perfect sense for God to punish Adam and Eve for doing the wrong thing before they had the understanding of right and wrong (which they could only get by eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil). As far as I’m concerned Eve was a hero for taking humankind towards wisdom and knowledge. That snake was right, God lied when he said she’d die if she ate the fruit. And she advanced us forward by testing it out for herself and learning. I don’t believe it literally happened (it’s not a literal history, it’s a metaphorical story, duh) but I do believe humans gaining consciousness was necessary for us to be able to even have these conversations, and if you think it’s sinful we rose above the animals by learning, you’re just setting us back. Keep learning. Learning is not a sin. It’s necessary for us to grow and survive. Go Eves of the world!

      1. George taylor says:

        Adam and Eve were told not to eat the fruit from this tree, They knew what was expected from them and they chose to go another route. God did give us “Free Will”. Unlike muhamed who said it’s my way or you die..

      2. Nick says:

        There were only Adam, Eve, and their kids, right. Cain slew his brother Abel, then went and married a girl in the next valley. Uh, wait a minute. Do you mean there was another Eden just over the hill? If not, whom did Cain marry?

        And why do paintings and statues of Adam and Eve show them with navels?

        And why do millions of apparently rational people believe these bronze-age fairy tales, and what Founding Father Thomas Paine called “These wretched tales” (the bible)?

  10. Bob says:

    Imagine the story she will have. I got thrown 10 miles from a Tornado when I was a baby!

    1. RT says:

      Read the article. She died. She has no story/.

      1. name says:

        read more than local news… it wasn’t 10 miles; that has been discredited by the hospital.

  11. taskeinc says:

    Natural disasters are not a product of God nor are they from God .. but simply a by-product of this Earthly terrain that we inhabit, and are part of the spiritual terrain of our existence on earth, and part of the bigger picture. The bigger picture has to do with learning, growing, and Karmic issues …. Earthly disasters have nothing to do with punishment, or God’s wrath, or any of the other man-made mumbo-jumbo, because God does not punish .. Our responsibility is to pray for those who were affected, thus sending strong/positive energy their way, allowing them to learn from the experience.. Everything that occurs in this life, good or bad, is all about learning, spiritual growth, and the earthly experience that ultimate adds to the overall maturation of the Soul.

    1. Eric says:

      So…they were killed because of bad Karma?


    2. Decimal says:

      God does not punish? So what is hell? A reward?

      1. Eric says:

        Hell is an invention of human imagination.

    3. RT says:

      After all the religious nonsense I have so far been reading this is starting to at least make a little sense.

  12. Pete says:

    Any left wingers out there who want to try to m ake a case for “there is no God???”

    1. Eric says:

      There is. He’s just a very insecure God who needs to wipe out communities and kill people so that he can set up one “baby in a cornfield” to make Himself look good.

      I suspect He got picked on a lot in school.

      The child is very light. That’s why she could be carried so far, and set down gently enough that she’s still alive.

      Tell me, Pete: What if it turns out she’s permanently paralyzed and brain-damaged, and doomed to spend the next 80 years drooling on herself and making “goo goo” sounds? THAT happens, too, you know.

      There is nothing miraculous here. Just luck. I suppose she deserved a little good luck after she, out of 5 BILLION humans, got sucked up into a tornado.

      1. Rob says:

        How sad that you see God in such a horrible light. Those that have died are free from this life. Those that have survived will need compassion and understanding. They don’t need a debate on the existence of God, they need people, people that can respond to their needs and help provide those needs. These angles will bring food, tools and most of all, hope. Hope that things will get better, that, over time, things will return to a sense of normalcy.
        Life for those affected by this tragic event is in total chaos right now. They are dazed by this and the loss of life. God has no hand to help these people but he has angels here on earth that will see this suffering and will answer His call to go and help them. So don’t sit there and debate what God has or hasn’t done, you need to do something to help them! Too far away to be part of the “feet on the ground” crew? Contact the Red Cross or other relief agencies to see what you can do to help them.
        In the past we have been a nation of compassionate and caring people. Has the gone away now and replace with “What is the Government going to do?” attitude? Well, the government lacks heart and soul to offer what these people need.
        Now, do what you can to help. That is what you have to do.

      2. Obama goin' DOWN says:

        I agree. Just luck.

        Just like when your mother decided at the very last second NOT to have an abortion.

        Oh, well. Can’t be right all the time….

  13. George taylor says:

    It’s obamas fault, he said he would wave his arms and stop global warming and that would stop the tornados…he didn’t keep that promise either…….Satan/obama/Satan……makes since to me…hows that hopy/changy working out for yall….

    1. Dan says:

      Maybe he could use the $750K for the soocer field at Gitmo to help these people instead. Or is that too logical?

      1. Dan says:

        OOPS, soccer field

  14. Susan says:

    Massive storms therefore God? What about massive storms therefore climate change wrought by us ourselves? As the climate changes rapidly we’re possibly going to experience more extreme weather events like this. Yet we refuse to change our ways. How many more deaths will have to result , both of humans and animals, before we do?

    1. Decimal says:

      You climate changers are just as bad as the bible thumpers, how about it’s just nature, the end. For every climate model you can produce that says humans are trashing the planet, I can show you just as many that say our impact is negligible. Massive super earthquakes, volcano eruptions, hurricanes, meteor strikes, tornadoes ect. occured long before man, they will continue to occur during and after our exsistence. There is nothing to learn here hippie, it was just a terrible tragedy.

    2. Eric says:

      Oh for crying out loud, Susan. There have always been tornadoes.

      Do you understand that the U.S. has been in an extremely LOW period for hurricanes since the late 1950s? It’s a periodic cycle. When things return to NORMAL (and they will, soon) it’s going to look like Armageddon every year because there are tens of millions more people living in vulnerable areas than there were a half century ago. But YOU will choose to blame it on Soccer Moms and SUVs and Republicans.

      Tornadoes have always happened. Always will. They are no more frequent or severe than usual. There are just more people in their way.

      Oh, by the way: The climate is ALWAYS changing. The Vikings had fishing villages and raised BARLEY in parts of coastal Greenland that, today, are covered by glaciers. North America became inhabited in part because the climate was so much colder that people WALKED here from Siberia. The Romans raised grapes and made wine in England where, for the past 1500 years, the climate has been FAR too cold. The Anasazi Indians in the Southwest saw their culture become extinct within a few short years because the climate suddenly warmed up. The climate changes all the time, it changes drastically, and it change suddenly. Just because it’s not convenient for humans doesn’t mean we have to blame ourselves.

      Carbon Dioxide levels are still a tiny fraction of 1% of the Earth’s atmosphere, About 3 1/00ths of 1% by volume, to be exact. Even combined with methane, “greenhouse gases” are a negligible factor. By contrast, the atmosphere of Venus is 99% Carbon Dioxide. Burning fossil fuels has had no measurable effect on the climate. It’s doing what it’s always done for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with humans.

    3. SirGareth says:

      Ditto, you people are worse than the bible thumpers and you stole their entire catechism. Lets see, how does it go:

      1) Man lived in a state of grace and all was happy-clappy, no stress, no strife; just pick fruit off the trees and crap on the ground and it will be miraculously disappear.

      Are we talking about Adam and Eve here or pre-industrial stone-age Indians?

      2) Then man studied the ways of nature (ate of the tree of knowledge) and learned of the power of God (nature) The he made clothes built windmiills, steam engines, steam turbines, and nuclear plants in his fall from grace

      Is this the biblical fall from grace or the green weenie (really communist) fall from grace. Hard to tell the difference.

      3) We can seek redemption only by believing in the scriptures of the prophets or the prophets of the IPPC – just have faith and believe.

      Anyone see a pattern here?

      1. Obama goin' DOWN says:


        You’ve DEFINITELY established yourself to be a four star assh*le.

    4. RT says:

      I think you estimate humans too highly. Where in your playbook did they become so powerful? Have they somehow replaced your primitive, childhood conception of a malevolent, avenging god?

  15. GozieBoy says:

    Obama is as much to blame for this as Bush was for Katrina…

    1. George taylor says:

      Now we all know that Bush has a “weather machine” and sent Katrina to New Orleans because it was a “Black” city. I know because McKinney got on the congressional floor and said so.

      1. Eric says:

        LOL! I remember that. And blacks continue to elect her.

        The Democrats would be sunk if they didn’t keep minorities poor and ignorant.

  16. Babyshaker001 says:

    I believe in joy and that that little kid is alive after an incredible ordeal gives me joy. You all were born with the ability to recieve and bestow joy. Luck,Fate, Destiny and Beliefs are all inventions of the human mind. Joy is existential.

    1. Eric says:

      Now THAT I believe.

    2. Truth Hurts says:

      Therefore hate and selfishness is an invention of the human mind as well and I can kill and rape at will since there is no reason not to obtain through force anything I want that gives me joy… now bow to your new master slaves

    3. RT says:

      Get ‘effing real. The child died. Did you not read the article?

  17. Michael says:

    As I approach my 60’s, having been a Marine that fought in two wars I have seen some harrowing stuff. Nothing like this. I hope she makes it bless her heart. As for those of you who see this thread as an opportunity to impress everyone with your existential wherewithal — just get bent! You people are just a bunch of a-holes. Seriously.

  18. rjarango says:

    a terrible tragedy for many–very sad–thank whomever the little girl survived–my thoughts are with her.

  19. stinky stew says:

    man- some of you posters are messed up. I say what ever flosts your boat. My self- I do my best to be a good person. It makes me sleep soundly. The baby is lucky indeed to be alive.

  20. Ron says:

    It’s Bush’s fault

    Since it happened on Obama’s watch……

  21. Seth Howard says:

    That’s 1 tough Baby!

    1. Facecard says:

      Maybe she should run for President!

  22. Rob says:

    It may be sad the people have died because of these storms but death is a part of life. What is the miracle of this whole event will be those that volunteer to come to the aid of those that have been so adversely affected by this event. Those that will look beyond their own pain and suffering to reach out to those that need comfort and compassion. That will be the true miracle of this tragedy.
    They will grieve with those that grieve, lift those that cannot lift themselves, and to give hope those that feel hopeless.
    Those that have died are free from the worries of this event. The survivors will be the ones that need these miracles and those that will reach out to them.

  23. Facecard says:


    In all seriousness though I am glad she is OK!

  24. Toto says:


  25. jimbo says:

    I really hope she makes it.

  26. Scott says:

    Seriously? a region is devastated and a baby’s life hangs in the balance and all of you secular/progressive/atheist/intellectual types who always claim to be the tolerant, enlightened segment of society have nothing to say other than bash God and believers?

    1. SirGareth says:

      We do not bash God, we bash people who presume to know his ways. Maybe God wanted everyone to live but the devil is more powerful and that’s why all these people died. Lots of Devil worshipers lived and Lots of God worshipers died. Maybe the devil has a nocer place to stay in heaven too – up in the high rent district.

      If this sounds foolish to you stop talking about Gods and Devils when bad sh!t happens – it just does.

      1. Obama goin' DOWN says:


        YOU were born.

  27. Jean says:

    Eric is sooo right.. Money is being made by the likes of Al Gore who is making a hell of alot money in trying to get expensive green technology up and running.. Just read the history books on earth’s geological upheavals thru time.. we are insignificant in the grand scheme of this earth. It’s just human nature to want to think that we make such huge differences. Rememeber dino’s and how hot it used to be and what happened after?? Explain that away ..I dare you,,

  28. jimheath says:

    I used to think I was just a grain of sand on the beach, then when I started to look at the enomous comos realised I was an atom of the grain of sand on the beach. We are very unimportant in the scheme of things.

  29. jimbo says:

    How old is the universe? How old is the Sun? How old is the planet Earth? How old is the species of “Man”? I hope the little girl comes through.

  30. David says:

    How sad is it that in light of a story like this, idiots decide to argue about the specifics of whether or not God sent the storm? Anyone engaged in this argument is closed minded, period. If you’re a supposed “enlightened” atheist… then accept others beliefs and stop being so stupid. It you’re a Christian, then do what the Bible says and stop engaging in petty arguments with people who will not listen.

    How about making this about the people who lost their lives… and not about your stupid opinions?

  31. KYLE THE JEW says:


    1. TheRealKingMax says:


      South Park!

  32. DisplacedMic says:

    And her little dog, too?

  33. Jean says:

    Nothing wrong with faith.. Religon gives order in many poeples lives from birth til death . It’s like a timeline. Doesn’t change scientific fact but it is okay to beleive in something.. I wish the little girl good luck and hope she’ll be able to tell her grandkids a great story. Never seen a tornado, and to see what it does for you folks.

  34. frjonahpriest says:

    There is also a 9 and 11 year old in critical condition here at Kosair Children’s. A mother and her 2 chldren were found in a field in the New Pekin area dead; A 4 year old in the basement with his mother, as the house was sucked into the tornado, his mother severl injured, he was sucked into it with his grandparents in the bathroom a football field away and killed – these llitle communities are all close, rural and Marysville (1900 people) is virtually gone. It is surreal. No matter our believe or whatever in God the laws of nature and gravity, wind earth are here. Just pray for the injured, deceased and now homeless. We are doing all we can to get in an just get people sheltered, roads cleared, electrical lines and gas lines safe because grief and shock is beyond belief.

  35. SPEACHLESS says:

    I am speechless these people need our PRAYERS and not people like you Eric and so many others that has DIARRHEA of the mouth…. I am not in any way judging you but I WILL pray for you and pray that you see the TRUTH before its too late!!! And this little girl God be with her ….heal her and protect her….. In JESUS name AMEN!!!!

  36. Common sense says:

    Folks…if you don’t have anything decent to say about the families or the individuals who choose to express sympathy to them…then don’t comment at all. All you do is make a fool of yourself. 14 people died. If you choose not to believe in Deity..thats your right..but to use this as a chance to express your OWN personal beliefs upon others and denegrate them is beyond classless. Instead of bellowing out nonsense on the internet, how about finding a way to help? Make a difference instead of making differences.

    1. SPEACHLESS says:

      The devil is working HARD on this thread ;(… Prayers being sent from MS!!!!!!

    2. rose says:

      agree totally. Make a difference instead of attacking either side. Belief’s are personal and don’t have to be shouted as an indictment on others.

      My personal reaction from several state’s away from this area is prayer(which is my right) and realizing I can help in a little way by donated a buck or two or many if I happen to have it to the Red Cross and others.

      the focus is those affected

      1. ANTHONY PINELLI says:


    3. Beyonder says:

      Well said, well said!

  37. Trisha says:

    “A spokeswoman for the hospital in Salem, Ind., where the girl was first taken said Saturday that authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field alone.”

    Um, maybe the tornado dropped her there???

  38. Bill says:

    Only about 30% of the world’s population believes in Christ as messiah. Most of them are not practicing, and most of those who do practice only do it out of fear.

  39. Shadowalker says:

    Thank God she is alive. The lord is watching over her.

  40. YankeeI says:

    Just remember, according to the libtards and the global warming freaks, the Ivy League elite have it all figured out. If that’s the case, let me see them control nature. Until then they need to simply STFU!

  41. hegyeg says:

    If you understand, things are just as they are; If you do not understand, things are just as they are.

  42. c51773 says:

    if you understand, things are just as they are. if you do not understand, things are just as they are.



  44. Michael says:

    Please God let her be ok she is only a baby.

  45. Dan McFarland says:

    Wow, I see a lot of people here who are angry at God. You go right ahead and insult the Lord who made you, and reject the forgiveness that he offers to you. We live in a wicked, unjust, sinful world, and yes, sometimes God allows some horrible things to occur. But He reconciles everything in eternity. When you stand before Him on judgment day, then you will know that He is the Lord and you will have to answer for your life. One of the most horrible things that happened was to Jesus, when He offered His life as a sacrifice to pay for your sins. You can ignore that and curse God, and pay for your sins yourself in hell. He offers you a gift of forgiveness, but does not require you to take it. Go ahead, live an angry life and curse God. Go ahead, deny Him and laugh at we who believe. We have experienced something that you don’t have: true peace and lasting joy in our hearts. It’s there for you too, but I can’t force you to take it. I can only tell you about it, and then it’s up to you. Eternity is a very long time. Choose wisely.

  46. Ranger1967 says:

    Christians and Atheists, you are idiots alike. While you spread your stupid arguments, our fellow Americans grieve for their loved ones. Grow up.

  47. Bart says:

    Reading these comments, I can’t believe Liberals are so stupid.

    If you truly believe God caused a tornado to be constructed and go kill people, then you must be very disgusted at your own life and worth. Why else would think or worry about such things?

    Liberals are supposedly the people so in tune and religious about science. You would think of all people Liberals would understand the true source of the creation of tornados.

  48. Marylou says:

    After reading some of these comments, I am a loss of words. So Sad.

  49. Reality says:

    If there is no G0d, then there can be no moral absolutes — and then things like murder and rape cannot be absolutely wrong. Now watch the libs twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify their beliefs, otherwise…or make fools of themselves in some way or other. This is so EASY to do to them.

    1. JINTEXAS says:

      Reality – I’m no liberal, but am an atheist, and fully reject the statement there can be no moral absolutes without GOD. The old “Do unto Others…” – or “Do as you will, harm none” and all variations does not require a belief in a god to apply. I don’t need to have a god tell you that it harms me if you steal from me. I can tell you in person. I can tell you that it it harms me if you mislead and trick me, I can tell you in person it harms me if you kill my loved ones, and my loved ones can tell you it harms them if you kill me. These are generally accepted customs in a society. Don’t hurt anyone else, don’t take their property, don’t play them as fools. No particular god belief required.

      1. Truth Hurts says:

        Where do you think those ideas came from? Another foolish dolt talking about things they know nothing about.

  50. CGILL says:

    Well, the little dear lost her whole family but survived a 10 mile trip in an EF4.

    I recommend she be named DORTHY.

  51. New York Nick says:

    Is it me, or how come I don’t see all these people standing on top of their houses waiting for George Bush I mean Obama to come and save them after the storms? Anyone wanna chime in on that one? Bueller?

    It’s rhetorical, as we all know the answer to that.

    As to the victims, God Bless and Godspeed to all , help’s on the way, and I’m sure they’ll all be back to normal as soon as possible, unless Obama sues the Catholic church and Red Cross for helping out without filing forms in triplicate a thousand times for each dollar spent on a white person.

    Freaking Jerkoff’s probably playing golf today. Bush flew over Katrina at least, when’s Obama headed there? Oh yea, he has a campaign donor dinner on Wednesday in San Fran Freakshow so he’ll wave on his way to the ‘flyover peasants’…..

  52. Mom23 says:

    For everything there is a time. A time to be born and a time to die. It wasn’t this baby’s time to die! No matter where you are or what you are doing, when it is your time…….you will go! Believer in God or Non Believer. Sad this familys fate sparked such hatred! Prayers, Well Wishes…….whatever you want to label them, it’s good to Pray for or give Well Wishes to the hurting! God Bless, Fate Bless, Luck Bless, whatever, from a caring person to this family and child who lost all!

  53. Bibi says:

    IF someone wants to thank God or Jesus, why does anybody else care? If you don’t believe in God or Jesus or a higher power, let someone else who does express it. Just say something else, why come here on this thread to bash religious people? This thread is about human suffering, if you have a comment about that and you don’t want to include God, just do it and shut the rest up, it’s so disgusting for people to use these tragedies to bash religion. As a non-religious person who happens to believe in a higher power, atheists and religion haters make themselves look like garbage doing this on these threads, hounding religious people who simply express sympathy through religion. leave them alone and let them practice their own beliefs and you practice your lack of religious beliefs without persecuting others please. My deepest sympathies to all the people affected by these storms.. I hope more people are saved that haven’t been found yet underneath the rubble.

  54. desperado49 says:

    In Holton the tornado “leaved a tiny white church intact” hmmm, could be a message. Same thing happened in Calif. in a forest fire which burned uphill where everything around was totally burned out, but a church at the top of the hill was not even charred.
    You can believe what you want, but when godless people start mocking and calling believers names, they have lost any argument.

  55. Michael says:

    Listen you God fearing people, this is all Bush’s fault. He created profligate environmental destruction and global warming, or, is it global cooling?

    The solution is to re-distribute wealth from people who don’t need it, to people who do. Only then wil these tornado outbreaks be squelched.

  56. mssmsry says:

    I will be donating to Red Cross immediatley. When I suffered through Hurricane Ike, people in the mid-west came our aid, now is the time to reciprocate. Bless you.

  57. Aileen says:

    Please look at it this way; the child survived a calamity; who is this child? Who will this child be, in the future? there may very well be a reason this child survived. ANyone who wants to rationalize, criticize, or counter what has happened to this child; watch; and watch closely, as to the future of this lost child. We may all be counting on him/her one day. I beleive this child survived, for a reason. As my husband has always said, ” everything in life happens for a reason. Nothing is chance, there is no such thing as coincindence. this happend for a reason; her/his survival.

  58. Jehad Stomper says:

    Like Katrina, this is Bush’s Fault! Right Obama fans?

  59. Neal says:

    Psalm 45:7 (NAV) The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

  60. Proud Californian says:

    I can’t believe how so many of you can take a story about a young childs survival in the midst of devastation and turn it into a religious or political rant. God, no God, Christ, no Christ, atheists, agnostics, believers, Obama bashers, Bush bashers, liberals, conservatives. The whole lot of you are crazy. I’ll bet God looks down from above, shakes his head and says to himself, “what have I done”, putting his hands up in frustration.

  61. Donald Ward says:

    It is interesting to observethat the religious people are, in general, inarticulate and poor spellers. There is a word to describe them: STUPID. The morons who likened atheists to obama voters illustrated a fundamental lack of understanding of capitalism and its philosophical roots. In short, the obama voters are those who believe in nfairy tales like “HOPE and CHANGE”. People who reject supernaturalism don’t vote for socialists!

  62. sailordude says:

    “authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field alone”

    I bet it was because of the tornado duh.

  63. Erm… how did this weather discussion immediately become a religion flame fest? Ah well, don’t they all.

    It’s interesting to note that if this distance of 10 miles is confirmed, this will be by far the furthest verified distance that a person has been carried in a tornado and survived. The previous record was a quarter mile. It’s sad but incredible.

  64. Ivan Yurkenov says:

    You of Faith, ignore the ignorant and deny them their satisfaction. Their goal is to diminish you and your faith, and to bring you down to the depths of their depravity. So avoid any dialog with them, dis-acknowledge them as though they were a nuisance flea, unworthy flicking off one’s arm, and deny them their delight in taunting you.

    Pray for those in need of care and comfort, and waste nothing on those who are willing to mock, forsake, deny and spit in the face of all promise for salvation – and accept and allow dispensation unto them the damnation which they have CHOSEN!

    REMEMBER: There is but ONE SIN which God will not forgive. Can you guess which one that might be?

    1. Bob in St. Paul, MN says:

      Hi Ivan! The sin you refer to is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Thanks for being there, and have a good day, sir.

  65. Michael says:

    It’s all Bush’s fault. I believe tornaodes cause global warming, or is it global cooling? Anyway the real reason is because if we just gave .more money to people who needed it from people who didn’t, we could all hold hands.

  66. WPW says:

    I’m an atheist and I like to go around and shove it down everyones throat. I am 100 times worse than any Jehovahs witness or morman when it comes to shoving it down peoples throats.

    Ever notice that athetists are out of shape, homely looking, lower middle class dolts either in college or in some liberal arts boring non science job making less than 80k/ yr?

    They typically spend about 20 yrs trying to get some useless masters degree to brag on themselves about. If they have a doctorate degree, they brag about how they are a “doctor” but turn red and embarassed when forced to tell what it is in. They themselves know they are not a real doctor and no one considers them one.

    Anyway, they are here posting because they are fugly, bored and the gay porn they were looking at spend their 1 inch weener too soon. So they are now typing gay,butt stimulating stuff on here.


    They would have more credibility if they were actually

  67. WPW says:

    Atheists are 10000 times worse than Jehovahs witness and Mormans by far. At least these two groups dont bother you when you are grieving… The athists come around and shove their BS down your throat when You least need to hear it, ie this disaster.

    THey are really irritating and should get beat up if they do this during these times.

    A good a@@ whomping would shut their dungeons and dragons playing mouths.

  68. Snow says:

    I guarantee that any atheists that went to these areas spewing their anti god crap would quickly get their @ss beat down bad.

    This would be a great lesson for them I think, It would be hillarious to watch them crap their pants and cry like female dogs in heat. HAHA.

  69. Will says:

    ALL this death and Destruction. . .and OBAMA and FEMA no where to bee seen. . unless you count the Campaign trail?

    1. TheRealKingMax says:

      “Will” the IMBECILE babbled the following: “ALL this death and Destruction. . .and OBAMA and FEMA no where to bee seen. . unless you count the Campaign trail?”.

      “Will”, you just demonstrated to everyone here what an idiot you are:

      1) FEMA was already in at least three of the affected states, still working on damage-related work from last year’s tornadoes.

      2) FEMA is already working with the emergency management and government officials of each affected state performing preliminary damage assessments, providing that information and recommendations to each governor of that state, and it is the decision of EACH governor to determine if Federal disaster assistance is needed.

      3) If a governor decides that they require assistance, the request goes through FEMA and to the President. The President decides whether to grant that assistance, and to what level.

      Then, and ONLY then, can FEMA provide disaster assistance to a state.

      4) This process is usually faster than people realize (exception – Louisiana for Katrina, where the idiot governor and senator screwed around on requesting federal assistance for political and incompetence reasons). When they finally requested the assistance (at the pleading and insistence of the White House), the situation was out of control, and the Democrats blamed Bush. Hemce, the now famous phrase, “It’s Bush’s fault”.

      GOT IT now, “Will”?

      Look- if you want to bash Obama and FEMA, have at it. But I suggest you get your head out of your southern repository, and KNOW what you’re talking about before you make idiotic statements like your’s.

  70. Will says:

    all this death and destruction. . .where are OBAMA and FEMA? Nowhere to be found. . . .unless you count the Campaign Trail/

  71. David says:

    “Officials at the hospital where the girl was first taken said Saturday that authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field alone”
    It’s going to be a while since authorities are still trying to figure out how many licks it takes to get to the center of their Tootsie Pop

  72. manbearpig says:

    It was global warming.

  73. Richard says:

    Question: Who is stupider? A person who believes something that the wisest people throughout history have also believed (that God exists) or the person who can ‘t shut the hell up and stop arguing about something he thinks is too stupid for anyone to believe? Most of these self-proclaimed intellectuals who make fun of religious people haven’t given 5 hours of honest consideration to the subject so who honestly cares what they think? Atheism is the easiest thing in the world: no responsibility for your actions except those you choose for yourself.

    1. Proud Californian says:

      Actually, all sound pretty much the same, their way is the only way. Love, compassion, acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness is nowhere in your posting.. Wisedom doesn’t make right, It’s a wise idea that this little girl will grow up special. Religiousness didn’t make me think that but life experiences did. Perhaps you need to go back and re-establish the true meaning of Christ like.

  74. Lucas says:

    THE child was found NEAR her home 10 miles AWAY? Is that the new jounalism?

  75. John says:

    This little child is in need of a family. Our family would be willing to bring her in and give her a loving home.

  76. Lisa says:

    Wow, it is amazing that a tragedy such as this brings out such stupidity and hate when only love, concern and help should be the out pour for these people who have experienced and lost so much.

    I am so sorry for all the victims. May all the help and then some come your way.

  77. Beyonder says:

    I have read most of these posts and I am terribly disturbed by a lot of them! A horribly tragedy has occurred and a child’s life hangs in the balance, not to mention countless human beings homes being destroyed, their lives and livelihoods in turmoil and an as yet an uncertain number of deaths as a result of the storms. Still not to mention those who are in serious or critical condition. Some many of these posts are about what caused this to occur and who is to blame, instead of asking oneself what can I do to be of assistance and to help those who are hurting from this terrible tragedy. The fact remains that this has in fact happened and there is nothing left to do now except lend comfort and assistance to those who were effected by it in whatever way you are able to, instead of wasting precious time that some may not have discussing it. None of us are perfect and no one is to bless or blame. All any of us can do is to live or lives by example and by our actions, not our words but rather our actions. I hope that the child will be fine and will go on to live a happy and productive life and that any other person who has been effected by this will find the love, understanding and help that they need during this dark and troublesome time in their lives. That they will be comforted and find the strength to carry on if they have lost a loved one. A prayer is a song of the heart and it seems to me that everyone who has been effected by this needs for the rest of us to join the choir and to sing as loudly as we can, not bicker about the causes but rather lend a helping hand in whatever way that we can!

    1. Lisa says:

      Thank you for your beautiful post in such a disaster, both on this board and in this world. If all were able to express life the way you did, the people who have been touched and affected by this disaster, they would be comforted and cared for. The people would be able to recover sooner and life would never be the same, but they would be allowed to move on the best they could.

      Bless you and your heart!

      1. Beyonder says:

        Thanks Lisa for your kind words of encouragement and hope! It’s people like you who renew my faith in mankind and the endless possibilities which could be achieved if we all work together for the common good of all mankind, with love, hope and endless understanding for our fellow man. In two words, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

  78. KaineDamo says:

    What I have learned about christians from this comments section.

    When the contradiction of a baby being saved while dozens of other died is being proposed as a miracle is challenged, christians will ignore the fact that this baby’s entire family is dead altogether and insult and attack people with words like…

    Inbred morons
    And many more.

    Where is the supposed christian morality?

    1. Lisa says:

      I agree with you that people are completely of base on what should be important and where their hearts should be.

      I wanted to give you a little spark of hope for the child who has lost their immediate family.
      You stated, “…this baby’s entire family is dead altogether…”
      It was said in the article, “She says extended family members are at the hospital with the child.”
      So I am hoping that one of these family members will be able to take her in and care for her.
      The whole story is a tragedy. Thank you for being one who sees and cares.

      1. Beyonder says:

        I just heard that the toddler had died. She’s now with her family, God rest her tiny soul.

    2. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      Don’t worry yourself about it, KaineDamo.

      Cluster of slime cells like you needn’t be concerned about “morality”.

      Get of your self-guilt and insecurity about it, and slither through your meaningless life as usual.

  79. Dave says:

    If the child survives her new legal name should be “Windy” or “Stormy”……or “Miracle”……how about “Lucky”, or “Bounce”!

  80. Gidget01 says:

    I am going to pray for everyone posting comments. We are not to judge others or call people names. Be an example to others. I don’t think Jesus would have taken part in bashing one another. Unfortunately in this situation minds will most likely not be changed. I pray that the ones that lost their lives are walking with Jesus and know the answers to all these questions. I will also pray for the little girl fighting for her life, may one day whether soon or after a long life she be reunited with her family again in Heaven. My beliefs in God are my choices. God gave us this choice. For those who chose to believe differently that’s your choice.

  81. NOAPOLOGIST says:

    For a God that doesn’t exist you fools sure like to blame him for a lot of stuff. Seems to me if your god kills that you need a new god. Mine doesn’t kill, he loves…if you dont like it…tough! To the person who pointed out that the ‘thief cometh not but for to kill, steal and destroy” you laid the blame where it should be lain…those who argue against that are only protecting their ugly god! I’m thankful the little girl survived. BTW, I personally know someone who survived being taken into a tornado when he was a year and a half old, that was 31 years ago. He’ll agree that God saved him.

  82. OutLookingIN says:

    Regardless of your personal faith or lack of faith, just keep this girl in your thoughts. Can you imagine what she is going through at such a young age? I hope for the best for this young girl.

  83. DJ Alectra says:

    I just happened upon this story and read the posts. I am not going to hang around to hear what else is said. I am just going to say -I BELIEVE IN GOD and pray that the ones who dont know Him, find him before they die. God is with all who will have Him but you must first ask Him to be in your heart and a part of your life. My prayers are with the little girl and all the families that have been affected by this horrible tragedy. May God send His comforter- the Holy Spirit- to minister to all who need Him.

  84. Leslie says:

    I am a Christian and am less horrified by the atheists than by the so-called “Christians” who spew so much hatred in the name of Christ. None of us know God’s plan and whether He sent the tornadoess or saved the baby. Christians need to learn to explain the dichotomy between a loving God and one who allows tragedies rather than just simply bashing people who point it out. Is this kind of hatred and name calling something you learned from your church??? Really?? You really believe that Jesus read your post and is proud of you? Sorry but that’s not the Jesus I know.

    To the atheists yes it does seem that if God is omnipotent than he could have prevented these storms and all other tragedies. Why doesn’t He? I don’t know but I do know that miracles happen that can’t be explained by science. I’m not even going to try to pretend I understand God’s plan and why some people are saved by miracles while others are killed in freak accidents. The definition of faith is belief and trust in something we don’t understand. Faith and spirituality of any kind can be a blessing in one’s life and while you don’t share mine, I’m not going to insult you over it. All Christians share the same doubts you express. But those of us with faith realize that the doubts just make us realize that we must focus on the part of Gods plan that makes sense to us and have faith that eventually the rest will be explained.

    Jesus loves atheists too but i suspect that right now he’s not too proud of some of those Christians here who spew hatred in His name.

  85. Distant observer says:

    O.M.G! God save America from people like these!! (If there is a God 🙂

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      You’ll definitely find out…..

  86. Really says:

    Christian or atheist, who cares. Invoking God or railing against one is completely inappropriate given the tragedy. You should all be ashamed, every one of you.

  87. zetapotential says:

    A) Satan wasn’t created as evil to begin with. Read scripture.
    B) Satan is the “god of this world” This is written as well.
    C) Satan’s favorite deception is get the spiritually ignorant to believe that YHVH
    determines what nature does and what evil people perpetrate.

    1. Baldy Kirby from Atlanta says:

      You forgot “D”….

      “D) Blog trolls expounding their semi-deranged versions of good & evil normally have a severe anal rash from pounding sand up their azzes…..”

      “Babel” on that for awhile.

  88. D.Holiday says:

    I look at the destruction around me here in Salyersville Kentucky caused by a tornado on March 2,2012 and realize just how small and insignificant everyone really is, until you realize that unless that natural forces that a so destructive can cause death, it is only by GOD’s hand that He can bring the miracles where your loved one is found safe in the rubble. I have experienced myself the miracle of God’s hand on me in a vehicle accident. My car was spinning out of control on an icy downward slope toward a concrete wall, It was happening so fast and the car just stopped, by itself one foot from the concrete wall.
    I tell all the naysayers, “Don’t believe, you are fools, personally, if you all go to he** it is on your own shoulders.” Just makes more room for those of us who do believe in God and in heaven.
    Actually shouldn’t even argue with fools because some can’t tell the difference. And for those up in the previous replies that believe our loving God would keep people burning forever look up the true meaning and it actually says the are just extinguished forever or cease to exist. Why would we want trouble makers again, we have put up with all the personal anguish that these malcontents have caused throughout these two earth ages, why would we want to put up with them in the last?

  89. Watchman says:

    As I hear of the terrible calamities that from week to week are taking place, I ask myself: What do these things mean? The most awful disasters are following one another in quick succession. How frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are capricious outbreaks of seemingly disorganized, unregulated forces, but in them God’s purpose may be read. They are one of the means by which He seeks to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger.
    The coming of Christ is nearer than when we first believed. The great controversy is nearing its end. The judgments of God are in the land. They speak in solemn warning, saying: “Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24:44.
    But there are many, many in our churches who know little of the real meaning of the truth for this time. I appeal to them not to disregard the fulfilling of the signs of the times, which says so plainly that the end is near. Oh, how many who have not sought their souls’ salvation will soon make the bitter lamentation: “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved”!
    We are living in the closing scenes of this earth’s history. Prophecy is fast fulfilling. The hours of probation are fast passing. We have no time–not a moment–to lose. Let us not be found sleeping on guard. Let no one say in his heart or by his works: “My Lord delayeth His coming.” Let the message of Christ’s soon return sound forth in earnest words of warning. Let us persuade men and women everywhere to repent and flee from the wrath to come. Let us arouse them to immediate preparation, for we little know what is before us. Let ministers and lay members go forth into the ripening fields to tell the unconcerned and indifferent to seek the Lord while He may be found. The workers will find their harvest wherever they proclaim the forgotten truths of the Bible. They will find those who will accept the truth and will devote their lives to winning souls to Christ.
    The Lord is soon to come, and we must be prepared to meet Him in peace. Let us be determined to do all in our power to impart light to those around us. We are not to be sad, but cheerful, and we are to keep the Lord Jesus ever before us. He is soon coming, and we must be ready and waiting for His appearing. Oh, how glorious it will be to see Him and be welcomed as His redeemed ones! Long have we waited, but our hope is not to grow dim. If we can but see the King in His beauty we shall be forever blessed. I feel as if I must cry aloud: “Homeward bound!” We are nearing the time when Christ will come in power and great glory to take His ransomed ones to their eternal home.

    “And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:9.

    Not my words, but true.

  90. Nickel says:

    God bless this child. What a terrible tragedy for these people. It reminds us that we are all Americans and we need to help and support each other.

  91. pat says:

    i dont get it.. if god is good and you go to heaven after you die, how is dying bad? wouldnt you want to die? arent all the people who died lucky ? would it not make more sense then to say god deprived this infant of being with him? instead forcing it to live on this crappy planet with her entire family dead.. how is this blessing her?

  92. Michael says:

    You know what you never really see? Jews in a tornado. I wonder if that’s God’s will.

  93. HFAN says:

    You guys are all WRONG! It’s LEBRON’s Fault!

  94. Beyonder says:

    The focus in this situation should be on those who were effected by this horrible tragedy, and only on them, for they are the ones who’s live have been shattered and irrefutably changed forever. In the name of decency the egos of those who are debating these issues should be turned to and their energies focused upon those who personally went through this tragedy. If you had the opportunity to stand in the midst of all of the utter destruction caused by this event I venture to say that your comments would be quite different, and that you would have a totally different outlook and spin on the situation. If only one thing could be gleaned from this as well as all other tragedies which have befallen this planet, it should be that we are all one on this spinning blue orb in the vastness of the cosmos and that we each require understanding, compassion and love! Whether your choice and objective is to do good or not, your very words, thoughts and actions are what identify you and your character and are the very elements of which you shall be known for and evaluated by. Words are transient but actions are forever! Don’t add insult to injury, nor pour salt into already gapping open wounds for the people who have had to endure such a tragedy, by your comments which are spouted in egotistical hurt and anger. The people who have personally gone through this have after all already been through quite enough already! It has been shown conclusively, time after time, that arguments made in anger, frustration, or out of a sense of hopelessness or desperation cause grave resentment, and are never truly honored or accepted. So why waste your energies on them? Also ask yourself how you personally would like seeing many of these comments if you were grieving the loss of a loved one, you were homeless because your home was gone or damaged beyond repair with no insurance because you could not afford it, you were fighting for your life because of injuries sustained, or having to stand by helplessly as a loved one was fighting for their life. These people effected by this tragedy are fighting for their their very lives and ways of life, they are fighting for their very existence!!! This IS NOT about personal egos, it is rather about love and the opportunity to show love and understanding to your fellow man and to offer help and healing in whatever way that you can to those in psychological as well as physical hurt, injury and pain!!!!

  95. HFAN says:


  96. Beyonder says:

    I have read most of these posts and I am terribly disturbed by a lot of them! A horrible tragedy has occurred and a child’s life hangs in the balance, not to mention countless human beings homes being destroyed, their lives and livelihoods in turmoil and as yet an uncertain number of deaths as a result of the storms. Still not to mention those who are in serious or critical condition or are in emotional pain as the result of loved ones whom they have lost. So many of these posts are about what caused this to occur and who is to blame, instead of asking oneself what can I do to be of assistance and to help those who are in unimaginable distress from this terrible tragedy. The fact remains that this has in fact happened and there is nothing left to do now except lend comfort and assistance to those who were effected by it in whatever way you are able to, instead of wasting precious time that some may not have discussing it. None of us are perfect and no one is to bless or blame. All any of us can do is to live or lives by example and by our actions, not our words but rather our actions. I hope that the child will be fine and will go on to live a happy and productive life and that any other person who has been effected by this will find the love, understanding and help that they need during this dark and troublesome time in their lives. That they will be comforted and find the strength to carry on if they have lost a loved one. A prayer is a song of the heart and it seems to me that everyone who has been effected by this needs for the rest of us to join the choir and to sing as loudly as we can, not bicker about the causes but rather lend a helping hand in whatever way that we can!

  97. dajubester says:

    It’s all about choices. Choices that are inspired by the Holy Spirit of God, or choices that are as shallow as that made by atheistic common-sense-lacking soul. The wrong choice was taken by man at the onset of creation so man and creation fell into the hands of those choosing that side of the equation of good and evil. We consequently become heirs to that choice. But in God’s ultimate love, he gives us another chance to correct that choice. This he does by covering all the costs of our mistake by becoming man and restore our free choice to partake in his eternal glory. If you can’t see the logic in this Creator/creature plan, you are lacking basic spiritual sustenance from His Holy Spirit. Pray that you get it someday before his second coming.

  98. Natekyle says:

    Weather we die in the womb, or live a 100 years on earth those who choose fellowship with God through Jesus Christ will live forever in paradise. Yes, there is evil on this earth and God does allow the evil one to destroy, and hate. God wants our honest fellowship not our forced belief, and so there are trials and tribulation on this short time all of us have here.

  99. Beyonder says:

    “He who is convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” All of the slandering, name calling and back-bitting will not amount to a row of pins with all of them bent! If anything all this demonstrates and causes, because of your poor choice of words, is the reason that others will not listen to what you are attempting to convey. Until a person has had their own epiphanies and has reached their own level of understanding concerning the various stages and levels of life and wisdom, you can talk yourself blue in the face to no avail. This my friend is FREE WILL. You are only wasting your own energies and running your own blood pressure up. Negativity begets negativity, positivity begets positivity! Where there is a will there is a way and without that will there is no way.

  100. prutt says:

    “authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field alone”

    why are public servants always called “authorities”?
    anyways, if they cant figure out that this baby was obviously picked up by the storm they are complete morons . perhaps heavy fluoride in their drinking water?

  101. dajubester says:

    What came first?.the heart or the blood? If the heart evolved ahead of the blood, what did it pump for those millennia while waiting for fluid. Oh we have to wait forty million years for veins. Richard Dawkins is an agent of the Anti-Christ…but he is starting to come around. That’s the Holy Spirit at work. A little more prayer and reflection on his part and Mr Dawkins will realize how wrongly he has used his God-given intellect and will want to make a conversion and reconcile with his Creator and Redeemer. Intellect is given, but wisdom is earned.

  102. Beyonder says:

    So incredibly sad to hear that the toddler has died. She’s with her family now, God rest her tina soul.

    1. Beyonder says:

      …tiny soul… that is.

  103. Beyonder says:

    …tiny soul… that is

  104. Mark says:

    Prayers for her and her family.
    She is with God now.

  105. racist tornadoes says:

    I blame this on the blacks.

  106. William says:

    Looks like he had

    *puts on glasses*

    the ride of his life…


    lol kidding, R.I.P. That storm was a record breaker.

  107. nem says:

    This news brought me to tears while I was cooking dinner. Poor sweet baby. The power and destruction of these storms are not to be taken lightly. I was stuck in traffic Friday trying to get home like everyone else at rush hour. Trying to get home as the storm was bearing down on us at 65 mph. All of us on the interstate could have been victims as well but we lucked out and got home safely. I hear stories of children being sucked out of their mothers arms by the power of these tornadoes

  108. Munge says:

    SHE WASN’T 10 MILES FROM HOME…The field was just behind her home in New Pekin. The neighbor next door had gone over to warn Angel’s extended family that their mobile home wouldn’t take the storm, so he wanted to bring them to his double-wide (yes, both were mobile homes, but his was stronger apparently).

    In the process of walking them over during the storm, the EF-4 tornado struck them in the open, flinging the man and neighbors and Angel into the field that ran behind both homes. Couldn’t have been more than 500 yards separating all of them. The confusion about the 10 miles supposedly started when Angel was transported to Salem St. Vincent (which isn’t even 10 miles away) by someone who wasn’t familiar with the area.

    “Angel was found in critical condition in a field near her New Pekin home Friday afternoon…A spokeswoman for the Salem hospital told the Associated Press that Angel was found near her home…When Angel was brought in by helicopter from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Salem Friday evening, she had severe head and neck injuries, said Cis Gruebbel, vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer at Kosair…”

  109. Martin says:

    You gotta wonder how far the child got sucked up the vortex before it spit him back out again.
    Whata ride.

  110. Martin says:

    These tornados are brought on by Obamas stance of trying to armtwist Israel.

  111. Kelly says:

    Poor baby. She is with her family now.

  112. Jenny says:

    The little girl passed away Friday in a Louisville, KY hospital.. thoughts and prayers go out to the family

  113. Htos1 says:

    RIP.little angel,you are loved.

  114. Jenny says:

    The girl passed away Friday. hard to believe the number of people in the world who can’t even show any respect to the family! SHAME ON YOU!

  115. Jenny says:

    Little girl passed away Friday. SHAME ON YOU all who can not show the girls family a little respect in this time of loss!!!!

  116. TCS says:

    “Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:

    And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”

    ~1 Kings 19: 11-12

  117. T says:

    Poor little one lost her lofe before she could live. RIP. My heart goes out to the family.t

  118. Mike says:

    This is just sad… Just as well she passed if her brain injuries were so traumatic that they caused her passing.

    Thanks god for another job well done… jerk.

  119. Ryan says:

    She went home with her parents. It’s sad that this family was taken, but at least they are all together now. Truly a sad story.

  120. frew says:

    Does anyone think that this story may be a bit unrealistic? Are the media trying to see if they can strech the mind of the general public into believing fake stories some more ? Has anyone felt the force of flying through the air for just one mile?

  121. bo says:

    sadly Angel has passed away 😦

  122. bo says:

    why these a hole reporters love to say a person was found alive miles away, 10 miles! the girl was found 100 yards away. no tornado throws something 10 miles. hey reporter get in your car and drive 10 miles so you KNOW exactly how far that is before the next time you regurgitate more of someone elses drivel. rip angel

  123. pat says:

    so much for prayer

  124. rjarango says:

    Astounding that this thread has taken such a bizarre turn–The last surviving member of her family, a toddler, has died–Our thoughts and prayers if you are so inclined, should be with them. RIP

  125. michael says:

    It’s all Bush’s fault.

  126. John Smith says:

    God is good.
    Obongo is evil.

  127. TheTruth says:

    To all the folks trying to use deaths caused by natural disasters to prove that there is no God: you’re assuming far too much knowledge. You wrongly define natural disasters as “evil”, and say that since they occur, there cannot be such as thing as an omnipotent, holy God, because He would naturally want to prevent evil. Storms are not evil, they are benign. They are a product of living in this world. And while God hates evil, to prevent the evil that WE commit would be to make us puppets of His will with no ability to make choices. God exists, He loves us, and He has chosen to let us live lives that consist of choosing to serve Him or serve ourselves. Just because He doesn’t step in every time someone wants to commit evil doesn’t mean He won’t bring full and complete justice about in His time. He doesn’t answer to us – we answer to Him.

  128. JupiterBlue says:

    We all agreed to the events happening in the world today. Before we all came here, we agreed to fulfill a promise and return to earth to help with the changing world or leave it early to allow new souls to enter at this time. There is no shame in either choice. Free will. It just fulfills our soul’s purpose and growth. God did not create these travesties. It’s part of the earth’s changes and there are many more to come. It’s time to cleanse the earth of evil. That’s a good thing. It’s all about raising one’s vibrations. That’s why we are all still here. We believed we could save the earth and live in peace one day. Thus, no end times. Now, we are refusing to bow down to government and instead, seeing the truth behind their lies. And the lies they have told. The Catholic church is in the dirt with them. This year is a year of change. Soon, all the darkness will be exposed and dealt with. They are all scared. Stay tuned.

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