Latest US Tornadoes

Watching the latest news of the tornado fatalities in Missouri, I think I’m starting to get a better understanding of why the most fatalistic/eschatological forms of conservative evangelical Christianity have such a hold on so many folks in Tornado Alley. I can’t imagine living with that degree of uncertainty over whether my house and my loved ones might still be there tomorrow.

Best wishes to any readers in the danger zone, I do hope that you and yours are safe. I also hope you get better warning systems.



Categories: crisis

3 replies

  1. Best wishes to everyone affected by this huge disaster.
    People’s perspective on the scale of natural disasters is somewhat flexible: people in the US (including earthquake-prone northern California) have often expressed concern and horror when news of Australian city bushfires reach them and they learn that many people in Sydney and other cities accept a non-negligible risk of losing a home to fire in any given year. I don’t know if there’s an Australian national characteristic that corresponds to accepting the risk of fire though.

  2. I think it’s easier to prepare for a fire, avoid a fire and choose to live in an area unlikely to be in a bushfire path, though, than a tornado.

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