I was very saddened to read about the death and destruction that was visited upon our Southern states yesterday. The short story is:
"The victims included 24 people in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas, and seven in Kentucky, emergency officials said. Among those killed were Arkansas parents who died with their 11-year-old in Atkins, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Hundreds more were injured."
I can't help but think though, are we going to hear the inevitable proclamations by the likes of Pat Robertson and others of his ilk that this was all due to God expressing his anger at America? If so, why would these tornadoes cut through the Bible Belt states, where all of the supposedly gawd-fearin' people live? I'm an avowed atheist. Where is the tornado to destroy my house? After all, if God is supposed to be all powerful, then you would think that this allegedly divine being would be able to target its displays of anger with the precision of a skilled surgeon. Instead, the supposed wrath of God is more like a bull in a china shop.
And, given the amount of damage caused by the tornadoes, couldn't this guy have found a better use for the generous sum of money he donated?