Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sunday Sermonette: listening to the Big Guy

Next Friday (September 16) has been declared "a national day of prayer and remembrance for the victims of Hurricane Katrina" by President Bush. He should have called for a Day of Atonement, but of course he didn't. If you are going to take time to speak to the Deity instead of prayer, you might try complaining. Hurricanes are called Acts of God, aren't they?

Before the storm hit, Bush was giving a speech on social security and he took a couple of sentences to say he was praying for the folks in the Gulf. What do they say about the definition of insanity? Repeating the same behavior and expecting different results? Maybe September 16 should be called a National Day of Insanity instead.

Here is an excerpt from the bilge discharged from Bush's ballast tank:
To honor the memory of those who lost their lives, to provide comfort and strength to the families of the victims, and to help ease the burden of the survivors, I call upon all Americans to pray to Almighty God and to perform acts of service.

As we observe a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina, we pledge our support for those who have been injured and for the communities that are struggling to rebuild. We offer thanks to God for the goodness and generosity of so many Americans who have come together to provide relief and bring hope to fellow citizens in need. (via Majikthise)
Not only won't Bush assume any responsibility for the debacle, he won't even give credit to the tens of thousands of people who are giving their all to repair the damage, people who went there to help their fellow human beings, not because God told them to do it. This is as true of those that went their under the auspices of some church as the many more wh didn't.

But Bush gives God the credit, not the blame. Not because God told him to, but because Karl Rove told him to.