Monday, January 10, 2011

Australian Flood

Flash floods swept through a region of Australian last week, killing at least four people, trapping others in cars and leaving some clinging to trees as torrential rains brought more misery to a region battling its worst flooding in decades.

People have been describing the flooding in australia as "biblical". Isn't that like saying that your hangnail is worse than the holocaust? A modern day flood of biblical proportions would have taken out ~5,999,999,992 people.

Inherent in such a description is man's inborn tendency to reductionism when it relates to God. We are prone to live our lives as though we are the universe's sovereign and we interpret life and its vicissitudes through that flawed lens.

Lord have mercy.

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