According to an article from Reuters, window cleaner Julio Iglesia plans to remain in his home only one block from the Mississippi River, convinced that his god will protect him. Neither his previous experience of Hurricane Katrina nor the official evacuation order are sufficient for Mr. Iglesia. "Katrina was here, but God won't let that happen again."
This raises a few questions for me:
- Why exactly did your god let Hurricane Katrina happen?
- By defying the evacuation order, are you relieving rescue personnel of the danger you are placing them in should your situation deteriorate such that you need rescue? Can they simply skip you and let your god deal with you?
- If your god didn't want to let bad things happen to New Orleans again, why send the storm your way?
- If you survive the storm, you will credit your god. If you do not survive, you will not be here to criticize your god. But what if you survive while others perish? Do you then celebrate that your god has killed others but not you? What sort of person does this make you?
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