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Be careful if you reject the idea of an earthquake as God’s judgment for sin

God in Judgment Yesterday’s Strib has a letter to the editor by Northfielder and frequent LoGroNo commenter, John George, on “how earthquakes can be God’s judgment for sin.” (See full text below.) I’m hoping John will chime in here with a longer explanation. 

As an atheist, it makes no sense to me, of course, and I last blogged about God’s role in natural disasters back in 2007.

But for those of you who do believe in God and who might quickly dismiss John’s assertions, consider how often you pray or participate in prayers that ask God to intercede in some way in your physical world or the physical world of others. 

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Haiti earthquake: How you can help

MPR has a page listing “aid organizations accepting donations for earthquake relief for Haiti.” Two of them have a Northfield connection:

Also, Jane McWilliams has a Haitian Relief blog post on Northfield.org. Northfielder Paul Miller recommends donations to Partners in Health, as does book author Tracy Kidder whose op-ed piece in today’s New York Times is titled Country Without a Net:

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