Monday, October 10, 2005

God Is Mad At All Of Us

Christians World Simplicity Makes For Good Fiction

Some Christians claim the back-to-back hurricanes that hit the Gulf last month was proof that the Almighty was peeved with the perceived immorality and gluttony of New Orleans.

If you take that sort of convoluted thinking and apply it the massive earthquake that hit Southern Asia this weekend you'll get an odd, but exciting worldview.

Maybe God is mad at everyone. The United States, the Pakistani-Indian border; where the two countries flirted with nuclear disaster or, just maybe, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes happen because of logical scientific reasoning.

Alas, reading a science textbook is so difficult. Here, in San Leandro, CA, it's so difficult that they only teach it half of the year in middle school.

Instead, the parables of angry Gods firing their wrath at mere mortals is as old as the ancient Greeks and far more easily comprehensible, I guess.

I say let's make a movie about it and then license it out to a video game company.


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Pops said...

To blame God for all bad or good that happens is an excuse for not taking action or explaining away actions we do take.

Pakistan is one matter- but I heard way too many people down south who lost everything and everyone in their lives, blame the almighty, or at least what they view the almighty as being.

I recall strong warnings the week before Katrina from local authorities.

Then stronger ones from state authorities.

Then commands from those same authorities- all before the biggie hit.

Could these authorities have done more? Been better prepared? Of course. But they also could have done more for fewer if those that could have left would have left.

These same people- who lost everything and blamed first God then the government for not doing enough, stayed put and said "this is my home- I will not leave" They fought with those attempting to help- then when forced with physical eviction and mandatory evacuation hid themselves and barricaded themselves inside their precious homes.

They then cried foul when all was lost.

I have heard numerous accounts from friends and relatives who were or knew of those who lived there. They all listened and left before it was too late. They said it's only rock and wood and things that can be replaced. “My life and the lives of those that I love are more important than brick and mortar” was what they believed.

They got out- and thanked God for giving them enough sense to listen.

It’s like those people who stayed on the Titanic and drank away the night listening to music- they lost out when the ship sank- others lost out when their city sank.

Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. » »