God, Mothers Day & the Yosemite Rim Fire
At a vista point called "Rim of the World," overlooking the ghostly outlines of thousands of dead trees, we read a sign that told us how many square miles had been burned (400!) and that the cost of putting out the fire alone had been 127 million dollars -- not to mention the amount of property and natural resources that had gone up in smoke as well.
It was the blessing of approximately 5,000 firefighters risking their lives that stopped this rapacious fire, no thanks to the "Christian" wingnuts who cut our national park budgets right and left so that corporations won't have to pay taxes and the Pentagon can fight Endless Wars on our dime instead. http://www.palestiniandiaries.com/node/9
PPS: And speaking of higher powers, exactly what kind of God allows Auschwitz and Hiroshima and the Nakba to happen?