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gauguin57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 11:30 AM
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Nice op-ed (from my local paper) about Katrina: the moral blame game
Lancaster County, PA, column responding to right-wing goofuses who blame hurricanes on abortion, gays and gambling.

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"... This catastrophe was, indeed, a sobering reminder of forces that are far beyond human control. And its demands on humanity have been great, forcing those whove lost and, many who havent, to take stock of all that they have to share.

"Weve seen countless numbers of people respond to the devastation with time, money, talent and compassion. Conversely, weve heard stories of victims whove freely given what little they have a piece of food, a sip of water to volunteers who are helping to rebuild lives in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

"The moral blame game is hateful and divisive. Those whove embraced victims of Hurricane Katrina know that its a lot more gratifying to pick up a shovel, write a check or cuddle a frightened child than it is to shoot off ones holier-than-thou mouth.

"Im no theologian, but I believe that God weeps and grieves with us. It just might be that Gods gift, not punishment, is the strength, hope and sustenance that can be found in the human face of understanding."

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