Surely God is mad at America. He sent us hurricane after hurricane after hurricane and it's destroyed and put stress on this country. Surely He's not approving of us being in Iraq under false pretences. But surely He's upset at black America also. We're not taking care of ourselves, we're not taking care of our women, and we're not taking care of our children.
--Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans
Truly unbelievable. There are humans who still sincerely perceive the forces of nature as the work of a deity, as signs from from a cop in the sky. And this in 21st century America.
If Nagin's deity is so upset over his nation's invasion and occupation of Iraq why in tarnations did this god not raze the White House instead? (A ten-mile wide asteroid appearing out of nowhere would've been pretty convincing.) Why didn't he sock it to the administration that got Americans into the mess in the first place? Why didn't this god prevent this administration from assuming power in the first place? And why would a supposedly omnibenevolent deity smite the black community for not taking care of themselves enough? What kind of a demented, sadistic, murderous deity does Nagin subscribe to?