How you can respond to news of natural disasters

A spirituality.com commentary

The wording of insurance policies and other contracts often refers to "acts of God" when designating disastrous events over which humans have no control—hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and the like—in contrast with the havoc caused by people, such as wars or environmental damage.

Certainly, insurance companies aren't making theological pronouncements when they use the term, "act of God." They're simply acceding to a general assumption that God is in charge of nature and people are in charge of their own decisions. But this still leaves the conclusion that when the forces of nature impact negatively on human lives, God is responsible.

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