Hurricane Katrina and the Question of God’s Judgment

Do you remember the debates about whether the Katrina disaster was a judgment on New Orleans? Some on the religious right blamed the carnage on a scheduled gay rights parade. The left invoked an angry Gaia and her retributive global warming. But what if this was a judgment on something other than gays and internal combustion engines? What if it were a judgment on political corruption? Maybe it is in the very nature of reality that Providence, the normal processes and regularities of the natural Read more […]

The Pentagon & DHS: Too Big To Jail

Friday was a great day for justice. A corrupt mayor, who had been getting public money from the city he was suppose to work for, got busted. According to the ABC News: “Federal prosecutors today announced a 21-count indictment against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, accused of enriching himself as the city struggled to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Nagin is accused of using the office of mayor to steer city projects to business associates who, in turn, allegedly paid kickbacks Read more […]