Thoughts on culture and events by author and illustrator Christopher R Taylor
Monday, March 21, 2011
WRATH OF GOD UPDATE
After I finished the Wrath of God post, Glenn Beck chimed in with a comment on his radio show:
I’m not saying God is, you know, causing earthquakes, I’m not not saying that either.
What God does is God’s business. But I’ll tell you this, whether you call it Gaia or whether you call it Jesus, there’s a message being sent; ‘Hey, you know that stuff we’re doing. It’s not really working out. Maybe we should stop doing some of it.’ I’m just saying.
Here's the problem I have with this kind of post. It isn't impossible that God might have some statement or message in disaster its that aside from a prophet standing up and declaring the message clearly, we can't know exactly why it happened. And our first response should always be to want to try to help those in need - and to repent ourselves, not condemn others.
*Another update, the Firefighters in Wisconsin are not happy with the Union leader who sent out extortion letters to supporters of Governor Walker. WKBT reports that "Many local members of the WPPA say they were left in the dark about the letter warning of a possible boycott."
The blog Springola, about and by cops, notes that "The consensus amongst several of SF’s readers is that James Palmer, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Officers Association (WPPA), is a man whose tactics have disgraced that organization’s rank-and-file members."
The one who sent it out is a lawyer who apparently acted without the knowledge of at least the police rank and file and perhaps even the union leadership. He's certainly not getting the support of the fire fighters, from what I can tell.