Sunday, August 28, 2005

II Peter 2:6

I don't know how many people would admit this, but I have been hoping (and I'm sure many are PRAYING) that Katrina breaks left, toward Texas. If she would just nudge toward the far side of New Orleans, I think we might be able to dodge this bullet.

But it must be bad karma to ask God to send a hurricane somewhere other than your backyard because every unspoken prayer appears to be dragging Katrina further east. Either we're getting punished for our hubris, or Texas has a hotline to Jehovah and they're pesting him more than we are. That damn "cone of probability" on The Weather Channel (I think they should call it The Swath Of Possible Death, though that isn't likely to calm anyone's concerns) keeps pulling to the right. Moving closer to us with each hour. With the wind and the skies and the non-stop news coverage it is like watching the slow approach of a hooded, axe-wielding executioner.

One thing is certain: New Orleans is going to see destruction on a biblical scale. The levees are not going to hold. The streets are going to fill with water and shit and bloating dead bodies. And it won't be long before those folks get pissed. Then the looting. And maybe some rioting. Chaos will sweep across that ancient city. And nothing short of a invasion force is going to keep it in check. Biblical scale, I says.

In Aunt Judy's bible, I find this: "Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly" II Peter 2:6
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