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Hurricane Sandy as a reminder of human mortality

October 30, 2012

Walter Russell Mead remarks that Hurricane Sandy, which disrupted the lives of millions of Americans this week, is “a reminder of what the world really is like.” While affluent people can usually insulate themselves from the ordinary effects of nature, he reminds readers, we are all ultimately vulnerable:

Somewhere in the future, each of us has an inescapable appointment with irresistible force. For each one of us, the waters will someday rise, the winds spin out of control, the roof will come off the house and the power will go out for good.


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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Nov. 01, 2012 3:00 PM ET USA

    Many of the Fathers sa that the way the world is today with it's raging wildfires, floods and hurricianes are because of the Fall of man; all of Creation fell along with him. Man's first sin made all of this possible and only with the restoration of all things in Christ when He returns will there be no more so called "natural disasters".