God and The Phillipines
The recent disaster in The Philippines - which may be the result of man made global climate change on some deeper level - is also a nail in the coffin of an interventionist God. My Catholic theology has wavered, and it now is blown over by yet another assault on my sensibilities. No God I know would massacre thousands in a windstorm. But then, I do not know God. I can only know what he is not, so feeble is my human ken. At any rate, the universe moves in remote, strange and often cruel ways. All we can do as mortals is try to pick up the pieces when nature, in its broad brutal swathes of dumb action negates us. We must gesture towards what a kind presence overbearing all would do. We must try to be God in the curious absence of one. Those poor people!