Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Katrina Was God's Punishment for... name it. Ray Nagin is not in the prophecy game along with Pat Robertson. Nagin offered that Katrina was God's retribution for our invasion of Iraq. Then he also made the not at all racist comment that he wants New Orleans to be "chocolate" again.

And I'll grant him all of that. But if he can get into the prophecy game, so can I.

I think that the aftermath of Katrina...people not being able to be rescued from the Superdome, the Convention Center, and various flooded structures...was God's wrath against the people of New Orleans for electing two blitheringly incompetent fools to run their state and local government. Or was it perhaps just the natural consequence of having leaders who have not the slightest clue as to how to do their jobs or manage a crisis?

Katrina was also God's punishment against environmentalists for making it impossible to develop demostic energy production. He (er, Katrina) destroyed our petroleum production facilities to make it clear that we needed to change the laws to permit newer and more efficient means of refining, you see. He was also trying to encourage the use of cheaper, more efficient nuclear power.

It was also God's means of bringing another football team to Texas. Given that the Superdome was trashed, God favored the much more red state of Texas by giving them the Saints (which wasn't much of a gift, given that the Saints had a lousy record--probably punishment to the new Texas fans for something they did)

See how easy it is to be a complete idiot?

Perhaps God may be using nature to very visibly and violently intervene in our circumstances, but it is not ours to judge why. Because when we do that, as I did here, rather than glorifying Him, we use him to validate our political beliefs. And that's not prophecy. That's pandering.

Congratulations to Ray Nagin for missing that lesson too.


Blogger ELAshley said...

Is it really so far-fetched to think God just may be punishing America?

Is America really the God-fearing nation many like to believe?

To attach His retribution to specific "partisan" talking points is way off, I grant you that. But God's standards are far higher than ours. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Katrina, 9/11, and the laundry list in between, is in fact God trying to get our attention.

And it has nothing to do with whether America is leaning Left or Right.

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