That’s what Wolf Blitzer said to a woman who survived the tornado in Oklahoma: “You have to thank the lord, right? Do you thank the lord?” The woman informed him that she is an atheist. And no, you don’t. If you’re going to thank God for one person remaining safe, don’t you also have to blame God for all the people who died? I just don’t understand why anyone takes comfort in the idea that God is deciding who lives and who dies during natural disasters. That’s not comforting, it’s horrifying. It’s also completely nonsensical.
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