Hurricane Jeanne, Sunday, September 26, 2004, Associated Press/NOAA
Democrats are trying really, really hard to make God into their own image. All religious damage aside — what a thing to have to write, and on Sunday morning, at that — but God doesn’t inflict hurricanes and take lives and wreck landmasses and slosh about the oceans just because Democrats are embittered about their history.
Where the state of Florida is concerned, it’s a landmass that’s between North America and where hurricanes want to go, and do go, for as long as the sand bar that became a state has seen twenty-four hours of fresh air. Any air.
I noticed a few days ago on BLOGDEX that a schematic indicating the paths of the latest bouts of hurricanes upward toward and across the state of Florida has been linked to frequently and all those links, when visited, were by Liberals and Liberal sites and otherwise Democrats looking for another hook with fear any undecided voter swimming by. Certainly to net anyone with questionable “religious” beliefs, and that’d be the beliefs that God zaps your enemies just because you want Him to.
Blaming “God” for “getting Bush” because there is a heightened hurricane season this year that is impacting Florida, among other places, well, why not blame Africa for the weather conditions that bring about increased hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean? Why not the Caribbean because people die there? Why not blame the ocean because it’s wet and makes these really, really big waves when the wind — that you can also blame for blowing really, really hard — crashes into land masses? Blame the boats for blowing into other boats, blame the houses for collapsing in a high wind, blame North America for being beside the Atlantic Ocean, blame the Democrats for blaming God…the list, as you can see, once you start blaming like that, grows infinitely. Point is, it is ungodly to “blame God” for misfortune. But Democrats appear to be doing that, perceiving President Bush as their misfortune, so, “hey, God’s getting everyone else because of that! God’s taking lives because we lost the election!”
No, rather, thank God that He continues to love even those who do not love Him. And care for us, for all of us: the Earth suspended in a vast space that is beyond measure, all these long years, still spinning, unsmashed, not knocked to blithereens by uncountable travelling objects. If that is not enough, alone, to make anyone believe in a goodly God of immense capability, I don’t know what is.
God isn’t a political party. But, certainly, the Democratic Party is not godly, nor is it God. Many of us wonder just what the concept means to most Democrats, church or no church, because these Democrat memes — such as is this “God is getting Florida because Bush won the election”, among many others similar, just listen to Kerry if you want to hear more, or Ted Kennedy, or Al Gore or the Clintons or read any Democrat message board — these Democrat memes really do evidence a craven concept of the Divine. Maybe Democrats should more rightly just blurt out that their god is a satanic force who harms, maims, kills, revenges and exacts punishment on those that liberals give the old evil eye.
Florida has no retributions to “pay” God, owes nothing to God — the land mass is loved by Him as are the trees and plants and animals, and, yes, humans upon that landmass, among which are many Republicans and misguided liberals who voted irregularly or couldn’t understand their ballots last Presidential election, or otherwise, all humans, even ungodly humans. God loves what He has created, and Florida — a sandbar that God brought about when He was making everything else, through whatever process you understand Creation as being, is not some area of our country and world nor God’s creation that God is inflicting harm upon.
Storms happen. They’ve been happening since the Earth had an atmosphere, and happen on worlds elsewhere with atmospheres different than that on Earth. The point is, no storm or hardship is thrown about by God because He’s decided to smite the enemies of Democrats. If you’re sick, God didn’t do it. Best to learn about Him while you can, if that’s who you’ve resolved God to be.
I was home tonight, corresponding with another writer about his book in the works, and FOX News broadcast remained fixed, for hours, upon a row of Palmettos on the Florida coast, being battered by the winds.
Most of those Palmettos stood straight despite the 110 m.p.h. lashing, a feat very few plants, certainly no humans, could withstand for even a few minutes of the hours that those Palmettos remained, but, slightly, over time, the second tree from the forefront began to tip backward, moreso, backward more…I reached out toward the screen and visually held the beautiful, brave Palmetto upright, hoping it not to topple over, to perish.
My moment to do what I feel God would want. And I prayed for the Palmetto, and the humans and the plants all over the state, and the many animals, that God would not let them perish. And for those who have perished in this and the previous storms.
The storms are not from God, the harm isn’t from Him, and God isn’t summoning a statement of harm against a state that Democrats find contestable and unpleasant, for whatever reasons.
Be safe and be well. My best wishes for everyone and everything this morning: the humans, the animals, the plants, the fishes. And that Palmetto tree.
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.