As I’m sure most of you know, an earthquake hit Washington, DC this past Tuesday. And now, as I write this, Hurricane Irene is bearing down on the US capital city.

Earthquakes are virtually unknown in Washington, where I lived for many years before moving to Wyoming. Tuesday’s quake did considerable damage. Though, as far as I know, there were no serious human injuries or deaths. The quake rumbled through nearly one-third of the entire United States.

And now with Irene approaching, the meteorologists are predicting widespread, unprecedented devastation for much of the US east coast, including New York City and other heavily populated urban areas.

Former Fox News show host Glen Beck said “I’ve been telling you, ‘Don’t be in a panic situation.’ If you’ve waited, this hurricane is a blessing. It is a blessing. It is God reminding you — as was the earthquake last week — it’s God reminding you you’re not in control.”

Preacher Pat Robertson has a history of blaming natural disasters on pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays and lesbians. He said Tuesday’s earthquake “means that we’re closer to the coming of the Lord.” I suppose he means the end of the world.

By the way, yesterday one of my spirit guides humorously remarked to me, “Washington probably needs some shaking up. But it took Mother Nature to do it.”

What do you think about all this? Please comment below.

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