Posted by: Ticktock | May 6, 2010

National Day of Reason for Nashville

There’s no grand purpose behind the flood that has turned the city of Nashville, Tennessee into an urban lake. It’s not an act of god – no arks or animals this time around. The devil didn’t do it, either. It’s just one of those random weather occurrences that happened to strike Nashville.

There are people who will wonder why god saturated “music city” but ignored other locations. Thankfully John Stuart hasn’t lost his sense of humor, even when the world is falling apart at the seams. I’m surprised that an evangelical minister or muslim cleric hasn’t declared it punishment against the cheerleaders for the Titans. I was looking forward to BOOBFLOOD activism.

Some flood victims will thank god for inspiring the community to come together to help each other, and they’ll also thank the city’s ability to persevere through this hardship. You know, that’s fine, but I submit that there’s just as much evidence for the fact that humans are resilient and that they would come together to help each other anyway. Or, at least I would hope that the only thing keeping us from helping each other post-disaster wouldn’t be an invisible sky deity.

And millions will pray for god to help the flood victims. Especially since today is the (unconstitutional) national day of prayer. But, prayers don’t do anything. They are an empty gesture. It’s nice to say that you will appeal to god, the same god that caused the flood in some people’s eyes, but those appeals don’t actually help.

So, on this National Day of Prayer Reason, do something that will actually make a difference.Text ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief.

This is my brother’s house. His property has minimal damage compared to others. His family is safe. But there are many people there who were not as lucky.

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