Didja read Michael Moore's letter to God, which was written in response to the Focus on the Family suggestion that good Christians should pray for rain on Obama's speech? This is not Michael Moore at his very best, but it is an understandable reaction to such a suggestion which was outrageous, even if you consider the wackos who were its original source. Their defense that it was "joke" is ludicrous. Has anyone ever seen any evidence that those people have any sense of humor at all?
Anyway, God didn't answer James Dobson's prayers to bring rain to the DNC, and Senator Obama had a brief moment of glory.
God also did not answer Moore's plea for Gustav to die out at sea and the Gulf Coast is getting pounded even as I write this.
While it is kind of fun to fantasize for a minute that God has just totally had it with W and all his ilk and decided to lob a few hurricanes just to let everybody know how pissed off God is, timing them perfectly to disrupt the GOP convention this week. It would be fun to stand up and say, "Thank, Dear Lord, for preventing at least one Republican love fest in honor of Dub, Dub-ish and, now, Dub-ette."
It was fun for a minute to do that.
It was also pure fantasy and as ridiculous, wrong and sinful as Dobson's original suggestion/joke/stupid remark ...
It would be all that because.....
LISTEN UP,MICHAEL MOORE, JAMES DOBSON, PAT BUCHANAN AND ANY OTHER PERSON WHO BELIEVES IN A GOD WHO WOULD DO SUCH A THING:
God does not work in that manner. God does not bring suffering on God's people (no matter how pissed off God might be at us -- and there are PLENTY reasons for the Deity to be pissed off these days). Nor, unfortunately, does God reach down and stop the course of natural events, even if they do bring suffering on God's people. God does not turn hurricanes at us no matter how sinful we are and God does not turn hurricanes aside no matter how many poor, innocent people may be in their path.
We need to get this straight: God is not responsible for our suffering nor is God likely to do anything that violates the laws of nature to alleviate it.
God will only be present to suffer with us.
Deal with it.