After multiple tornados ripped through Oklahoma and other states over the weekend, one of the survivors Paul Lord predictably said, “We are truly blessed. God saved us, and that’s what it’s about.”
No, its not. What it’s about is that god did not save five other people, three of them children.
They include Frank Hobbie, who died along with two girls — presumed to be his 5- and 7-year-old daughters — according to state medical examiner’s spokesman Amy Elliot.
Elliot identified one of the other dead as Derrin Juul. A 10-year-old girl who was found with him is thought to be Juul’s daughter. Hill had said that two people died when the car they were in rolled over several times.
What is the matter with people like Lord? Why can’t they simply acknowledge their good luck at surviving a disaster without implying that it was because god was looking out just for them? Even if they truly believe that, don’t they realize how hurtful this must be to those who lost their loved ones, that god could not be bothered with them or, even worse, wanted them to die?
These people who ignore the deaths of others and praise god because he seems to care only for them make me sick. When you are the beneficiary of good luck for whatever reason, you should be considerate about the feelings of those not so fortunate.