When we experience devastating natural disasters, people often ask, “Why”? Some blame or give credit to God. Others make political statements, like Jennifer Lawrence who said, “You’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard … not to feel Mother Nature’s rage or wrath.” There is no such thing as Mother Nature. Nature is a thing, not […]
Yerba Buena was a tiny village of sand dunes and small oaks populated with fleas that tormented the few people who lived there. The Gold Rush transformed the sleepy town into the booming city of San Francisco. This cosmopolitan center was jolted awake on the morning of April 18, 1906 as an earthquake hit the […]
Liberals are suggesting that government support in Haiti is the best support to be found. On the contrary, tens of millions of dollars have been raised by private organizations that go far beyond the help the government is able to offer. Along with answering this misconception, Joel sets shallow Christians straight about God’s involvement in the events of Haiti.
Capitalism—generating the incentive and means to build stronger, sturdier buildings, even some with technologically advanced seismic-design (earthquake-proof) features—would have prevented tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of deaths in Haiti. Jonah Goldberg writes, “If a similarly powerful earthquake were to hit much more densely populated San Francisco or Los Angeles, the death toll would be much […]