Friday, May 2, 2008

Skeptical of Term "Mother Nature"

I just heard commentators on Fox News suggest that "Mother Nature" was selective in that it (she) picked some houses to destroy with a tornado while it left others.

While it's one thing to speak of a storm affecting some houses and not others, to go beyond this to speak of "Mother Nature" is to enter the level of motive and purpose behind the storm. While I do not disagree that motive and purpose is found in or behind storms, I point out there's much greater evidence pointing to the Christian God than to "Mother Nature".

While references to "Mother Nature" might reasonably be expected among popular culture, is it too much to expect more of professional news reporters?

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