In his Open Letter to God, Moore points out:
The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.
I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson’s prayers — except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.
I have to admit that the same thoughts have crossed my mind (despite being an Atheist). I still hope, though, that Gustav will not destroy New Orleans again… I think they’ve gotten plenty of that from Katrina… So, I also agree with Moore’s plea:
Don’t do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven’t sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time — they are already patrolling the city streets.
It sounds like just in case there is not god, people are preparing for the worst. Let’s hope that this time, we won’t let people down again!
Update: I think a lot of us just can’t resist writing about this whole irony of a right-winger praying for rain during the Democrats’ convention only to get a hurricane during the Republicans’… Here’s more from the Regressive Antidote…