Something seems to be absent. The blazing rhetoric of televangelists and others proclaiming the wrath of God on New Orleans when Katrina blew ashore are strangely silent as a massive outbreak of tornadoes has ripped through the Bible Belt... I do not make light of this disaster... There is, however, a lack of continuity.I'm not sure whether Meredith, Flurry or Pack will feel any such constraint, but time will tell. More interesting will be whether fundagelical pin-up boy John Piper finds the hand of his punative god in these events - considering what he wrote, for example, a couple of years ago.
Steve's whole entry appears on Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.