Today thousands of people will die as a result of famine, preventable disease, and war. Suffering abounds everywhere.
Yet, we are suppose to think that God gives a shit about BP, the US government, and the State of Louisiana causing the largest environmental disaster in US history.
Mortals have failed to stop the oil and now it is time to call in the A-Team, also known as God.
The Louisiana legislature is calling on all people of faith to pray.
While cleanup crews and technical teams continue efforts to stop crude gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a different approach: prayer.
State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God’s help dealing with the oil disaster.
“Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail,” state Sen. Robert Adley said in a statement released after last week’s unanimous vote for the day of prayer. “It is clearly time for a miracle for us.”
The resolution names Sunday as a statewide day of prayer in Louisiana and calls on people of all religions throughout the Gulf Coast “to pray for an end to this environmental emergency, sparing us all from the destruction of both culture and livelihood.”
While people of faith pray, non-theists ask………….Why should God care?
Perhaps God will say “Your mess, Your problem,You clean it up.”
Perhaps God might rebuke the Louisiana legislature, who, even as they are praying for divine favor, are fighting attempts to strengthen oil drilling regulations. Perhaps God might say “if you are unwilling to do the right thing, why should I?”
Memo to the Louisiana legislature, the US government and BP:
God ain’t coming to fix this problem.