Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from Minnesota is infamous amongst secular individuals for injecting theology into politics or otherwise offering comments which are theological in nature. She is now back in the news because she said, at a recent conservative rally, “We are looking at a spiritual hurricane in our land.”
These comments from Bachmann come on the eve of Hurricane Issac touching Florida and disrupting the Republican National Convention as I have previously noted. Bachmann, referring to the Hurricane Issac, said, “At this moment in time we’re quite literally looking at a hurricane here in Florida” and “We’re looking at a political hurricane in this country.”
Further commenting on the ‘spiritual hurricane,’ Bachmann said, presumably referring to Jesus or God, “…it is time for each one of us to show up and stand up and realize that in this time and in this day we pour it out for Him.”
Last year, Bachmann offered similar comments directly suggesting that God was attempting to get the attention of politicians by sending earthquakes and hurricanes.
One can only wonder why, if the Republican party is consistent with God’s laws and plan for America, God — if he exists — would send a hurricane to interrupt the Republican National Convention.
While Christians may claim that God works in mysterious ways or has a plan that is beyond our comprehension, atheists understand a simpler explanation – that hurricanes serve as a defeater to belief in an all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing god.
Instead of looking to God for help in this ‘political hurricane,’ perhaps it would be more proper for politicians — as the Freedom From Religion Foundation would say — to get off their knees and get to work.