How cold is it?

Just a bit of whimsy to help facilitate the arrival of spring. Of course there must be a recognition of He who brings the cold.

Top ten reasons it is so cold:

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10.  It is so cold the Maytag refrigerator spokesman was fired (because people are keeping their food  outside)

  9.  It is so cold that the Post Office is considering changing the slogan from ‘Neither sleet nor hail…’

  8.  It is so cold Al Gore admitted global warming is a fraud (ok maybe I dreamt that)

  7.  It is so cold the president cannot find a golf course that is not covered in ice.

  6.   It is so cold the polar bears went south for the winter.

  5.  It is so cold that the outside thermometer is crying.

  4.  It is so cold that you can play ice hockey in Hawaii.

  3.  It is so cold that Jack Frost has retired.

  2.  It is so cold that FL oranges are blue.

             Hooray, you hung on for no. 1:

 

1. It is so cold that my neighbor takes showers with his coat, hat, and gloves on.

And when we are finished smiling, and have added to this list ten more reasons why ‘it’s so cold,’ we can still give glory to God for:

The Creator made the seasons.

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

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45 Responses to How cold is it?

  1. Wally Fry says:

    As I wade through the slush and mud today I realize the Spring plants need this standing water now to survive the brutal summer. ..stocking up reserves. That’s no accident of evolution.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Indeed W, if people would just use the old brain.

      God is perfect, (but it’s still freezin) lol

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    • tildeb says:

      You might be interested to know it was the warmest January on record.

      (Edit- if you want to resend vid without web page feel free)

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Who you talkin to? Its cold here. And my particular comment stands as is.

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      • Citizen Tom says:

        So the average is no change. Neither global warming or cooling. At least nothing we have anything to do with.

        You realize that sun nearest us is also the source of our weather. Without it, we would be trying to evolve to eat ice.

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        • tildeb says:

          Don’t even go there. Denying human caused climate change is denying basic chemistry and physics and how it operates. You can try, but trying reveals your intellectual capacity to be equivalent to a stump.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          Compared to our maker we are all stumps, but God is kind. He has the courtesy to call me one of His sheep.

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        • tildeb says:

          Sheep you may proudly be, but why does this mean you have to be so anti-science? Don’t you find that price a little too steep?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Also Tildeb , did you happen to read the very last sentence of the post?

          Cold and heat, summer and winter…….shall not cease……… It does appear the Creator is not surprised by His own climate.

          Evolution, or anything else, can make no claim to the continuance of seasons, sorry.

          God and His word have never lost an argument.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Cold and heat, summer and winter…….shall not cease……… ” – Actually, CS, that isn’t true either – there’s no Winter at the equator, and no Summer at the poles. In the Middle-East, however, where these………..

          (EDITORS NOTE: 42 punks were mauled for behavior that was just deleted; and God is still gracious; I would run to such a God arch)

          saw Winter and Summer all of their lives, and knew of no other lands and no other climates, that was a reasonably safe prediction.

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        • tildeb says:

          CS, reread archeo’s explanation. It’s physics and chemistry of impersonal directionless unguided material mechanisms due to the effects of gravity. If it were directed, then we’d have a different universe. But be consistent for crying out loud and sing your praises for childhood cancers and ebola and an entire biosphere based on predation or starvation as the penultimate loving gift of your creator god. Your bias is so tedious.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Pleonasm. An army of words accompanying a corporal of thought.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @ arch

          ‘Shun profane and vain babblings.’

          ‘From such, turn away.’

          ‘Whose mouths must be stopped.’

          If you believed the scriptures, you would agree with my removal of your mockeries of God.

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        • tildeb says:

          Still so deeply challenged by a single paragraph, are you, Wally? Four very short sentences and one longer one? That’s your definition of a word army? Yet you don’t seem particularly challenged by a believer’s use of words greater than monosyllables without pictures. Funny, that.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @ tildeb

          I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure the issue on the table is cold and hot, winter and summer, and not childhood cancer.

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        • tildeb says:

          You keep insisting that your god is responsible for everything like the seasons so I’m just pointing out a lack of consistency on your part: sing the praises of other not-so-pleasant stuff… stuff that kills and causes tremendous suffering. If you’re going to attribute all these natural processes you find pleasant and appealing to your creator god, then what’s the problem you have with being consistent? How are YOU able to attribute which natural process belongs to what? (This is a methodological question, CS, and I am truly interested in your ability to determine which is which.)

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          (This is a methodological question, CS, and I am truly interested in your ability to determine which is which.)” – Surely you’ve learned by now, Tildeb, that if you’re expecting a straight answer, you’re looking in the wrong place.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I repeat, the post is a whimsical look at record breaking cold. Methodology? Yea, how about paying attention to context, in which you are clearly hitting foul balls.

          I am never surprised at the lengths folks will go to push an agenda.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          CS, reread archeo’s explanation” – It’s funny, Tildeb, in a sadly pathetic sort of way, that CS will reject the tilt of Earth’s axis and its orbit around the Sun, as being the cause of the seasons, while totally accepting that it was magically accomplished by his god. How can a grown man be so superstitious and scientifically-ignorant? Why he could almost be a Bible author! (Except that he doesn’t write well enough –)

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  2. tellthetruth1 says:

    Made I laugh! Hope it warms up for you soon 🙂

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  3. LOL! Brrrr…

    I kid you not, last fall I prayed, (which actually means collapsed in hysterics,) and explained to God that I simply cannot take another winter, as mild as they often are. I simply cannot bear scraping ice off the windows, trying to drive in the snow, paying outrageous electric bills. Coincidence, perhaps, but I am the little green dot on the map way up North that has not been touched by winter once this year. Not one flake of snow, no massive windstorms, hardly a day that hasn’t been far above average. It’s February and the cherry trees are blooming. I’ve got flowers in my yard.

    Did God hear me? I don’t know, but I’ll take it. God is good when the snow is falling and He is good when it is not.

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  4. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Of course there must be a recognition of He who brings the cold.” – The cold is “brought” because the planet is tilted 23.5 degrees from a true horizontal axis (often known as the obliquity of the ecliptic), perpendicular to it’s orbit of the sun. As the planet orbits, the Northern hemisphere is more directly exposed to rays of energy from the sun as it moves away from the sun in its orbit. The rays more directly bathe the equator at it’s full aphelion (the point at which it begins to turn back toward the sun). And the Southern hemisphere is more fully bathed by rays as the planet once again begins to approach the sun, and yet again, the equator is favored as it reaches its perihelion (closest point of orbit), and begins once again to move away.

    And before you say that the tilt of the earth is because “goddidit”, the truth is that it’s tilted because it was smacked by a collision with another planet, named Theia, about the size of Mars, that also caused ejecta that ultimately coalesced to form Earth’s moon. So no, it happened naturally, and purely by accident. Uranus, for example – due also to collisions, is turned entirely on it’s side, again, by accident.

    Read more than the one book, CS – you might accidentally learn something.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      This is sooooooooooo painful to read.

      Maybe a friend will relieve me of this punishment and address this comment; then again, I wouldn’t blame you for turning the other cheek.

      The hoops that people make so they may jump through to avoid a Creator is mind numbing.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Arch…how you know that? Did you see it? In that case I think it must take a great deal of FAITH to believe it…just sayin.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        It’s simple Wally, everything about it can be demonstrated by science. How do you know your god created the universe, did you see it? Just sayin’ —

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Hmm…ok demonstrated. So, there is some verifiable account of this? And all scientists, every single one agree that this is why the cold exists? Lot’s of faith there, Arch. These models were, after all, written by men. Fallible men. You have to trust they knew what they were doing, that they are telling you the truth; you have to have LOTs of faith to go with that.

          Did I see God speak the universe into existence? Well, of course not. Do I see WHAT He did…of course to that as well. I see it, you see it. You desperately don’t want to see it,
          though.

          Here’s one for you Arch. Why does it matter so much to you? Seriously, if we are just delusional idiots, let us die out naturally. Why do you spend so much of your time chasing believers around in circles? You certainly don’t speed up our demise that way, heck my belief is immensely stronger as a result of all of this. What’s the point? Why, why, why?

          Because you know, no matter how much proof you say you find, or the moral shortcomings you find in God..none of those things change what is, or your accountability for it. God is the judge of man, man is not the judge of God.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Really? So this blog is the first and only Christian blog you have ever visited? Remember Home Improvement?

          I don’t think so, Tim

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Unnnnggggghh?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          These models were, after all, written by men. Fallible men. You have to trust they knew what they were doing, that they are telling you the truth; you have to have LOTs of faith to go with that.

          I can’t believe you actually said that, Wally – you condemn the “fallibility” of legitimate, modern, published scientists, while accepting the words of….

          EDITORS NOTE: More mockeries of the Prophets-sorry, straight to trash.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      archaeopteryx1 – Science does not explain anything. Science identifies and characterizes cause and effect relationships. Science does not explain the why of these relationships or how they came to be. What you call an accident is not an explanation; it is speculation. But let’s presume that somehow we can prove all those speculative “answers” you put into your last paragraph. What does this knowledge do for us? It raises more questions. What created the conditions for the collisions in the first place?

      And so our speculation goes further back into time and becomes even more hazy and uncertain.

      The irony is that the more we know the more questions we have, and such knowledge does not even bring wisdom. With science we just gain an assortment of fact. Scientific knowledge does not answer the questions most important to us. Where do we come from? What should we do? What is right, and what is wrong? What will happen when I die?

      The notion that God has given us the answer to those questions may amuse Atheists, but it is something that Atheists do not have. God is an explanation that explains everything we need to know.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Good stuff. Your last point is worth highlighting Tom. If we occupied ourselves with what God HAS revealed, that would be enough, but what do we do; we focus on the trappings of speculation or doubt, and this is the eternal dance of a mind apart from God.

        Each question draws further and further from the source of all truth, and the engine that fuels the distance is pride.

        Tks for this.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Scientific knowledge comes closer to explaining the world we see around us than any alternative. As for “right and wrong,” these are things that we humans need to work out between us. While your superstitions and magical thinking can’t even answer the question of where your god came from.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch,

          There IS no question where God came from. Remember when Moses asked who he should say sent him? God said…..I AM.

          He didn’t come from anywhere..He was…and is…and will be.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Remember when Moses asked who he should say sent him? God said…..I AM” – No, but I remember when….

          EDITORS NOTE: Nice try arch; you should know, all mockeries of God, go straight to the dump. Cry free speech all you want, not here.

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        • Citizen Tom says:

          archaeopteryx1 – You just admitted you do not have answer to the questions that matter.

          As for “right and wrong,” these are things that we humans need to work out between us.

          That has never worked.
          Without God, we revert to savagery. Our answer to the difference between right and wrong is that might makes right.

          The basic reason Western Civilization has been so remarkable has to do with the way Christian Europeans answered those four questions I mentioned. More than most Christians believe in loving their neighbors as the love themselves.

          Where did my God come? Well, my God is only mine in the sense that I consider my privilege to worship Him. We actually belong to Him.

          But where did He come from? He has always been, and He always will be. He invented time. Check out how Genesis begins and then read John 1:1-4. Consider Exodus 3:14.

          Finally.

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  5. Brrr, got cold even reading this post! Reminded me, again, why I am grateful God enabled me to move to Florida – yes we have giant, prehistoric looking bugs, alligators, intense humidity, swamps and swamp people but the high will be near 70 today – yippee, I’ll take it!
    Grateful that God filled the world with so much variety!! Thanks, CS!!

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