Paul Musgrave has written a response to some of the same statements I commented on in my recent post that has gotten so much controversy. Though Musgrave is himself a Christian, he has some of the same problems with those responses that I do:
One Christian website writes that the tsunami affected worst those countries that persecute Christians the most; some Indians think the wave was punishment for the arrest of a Hindu religious leader; and one rabbi writes:
This is an expression of God’s great ire with the world. The world is being punished for wrongdoing — be it people’s needless hatred of each other, lack of charity, moral turpitude.
I have to say, if these are the best explanations that theology can come up with, maybe we should leave the explanation of geological events to the geologists.
Indeed. I wonder if Musgrave will also be accused of insensitivity rather than those to whom he is responding.
Hat Tip to Jason at Positive Liberty.