For the Greater Good? I Hope the Hell Not

Before I continue on with this weeks Bizarro Bible post, I’d like to extend heartfelt hugs, prayers and good wishes to those affected by the floods in Canada. After dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I still can’t imagine what the residents of Alberta and the outlying counties. If you pray, please pray for those affected. If you wish upon a star, please use your wish to help those in need. If you hope, please hope for a speedy recovery. If you love, please send your heart to Canada.

DISCLAIMER: This blog post was written in good fun. It does not reflect the views of anyone associated with this blog in anyway. In addition, it may contain some adult content and/or biblical mockery that may offend some people. If you are one of those people, read on at your own risk or don’t read on at all. Your choice. We all have choices and I choose to not take everything so seriously just as you, the reader, may choose to skip my Thursday blog posts. I am neither a heathen nor an atheist. As a matter of fact, I was raised in the Catholic Church and attended Catholic School for a number of years. Again, this is all in good fun – and laughing makes us all live a little longer. So if you’re ready to turn that frown upside down, read on.



Can’t describe this week’s post. Not Bizarro. Not snarky. Not funny. Just, not.

We’ve all heard the story of Noah’s Ark. The great flood, animals arriving two by two. We also know, if the Bible os to be believed, that the flood occurred because of God’s anger, and because he wanted a “do over.” In my opinion, his “do over” excuse was crap. Fix it, don’t erase it. Learn from your mistakes, don’t pretend they didn’t exist. What about all the innocent people that died because he told Noah to build an ark, but oh, by the way, there is only enough room for so many.


This is kind of how I feel when I see great natural disasters like the floods in Canada, Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, the earthquakes in Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, the fires in Colorado, tornadoes in Oklahoma… Are all of these things a way to eradicate the less than morally perfect? Are these disasters modern day testaments to God’s lingering wrath?








Maybe I don’t have enough faith to know these terrible things happened for an assumed greater good. Maybe I don’t have enough spirit to know something better will rise from the ashes of such events. Maybe I don’t see with my Biblical Jesus glasses. All I see are men, women and children affected by terrible tragedies. My heart breaks every single time something like this happens. It fills up and breaks apart. Maybe it’s meant to remind me to hug my kids closer, appreciate my family more, live life fuller, laugh louder, stand taller…

And it all makes me question:

Have I, have we, become a society that depends on disasters and the tragedies of others to make us se what’s in front of us?


biblical allusion cartoon


About Christine Hughes

A few things about me in no particular order: 1. I love the NY Jets (I know, I know...) 2. I love where I live. An hour to NY, Philly and the Jersey shore. 3. I have two boys and they make me laugh hard enough to blow liquids out of my nose. The hubs is funny enough to make me pee my pants. Not that it's ever happened. Of course not. 4. Being a writer is the best job on the planet, and not just because I can wear jammies to work, drink coffee by the gallonful, randomly catch up on my DVR'd shows, troll YouTube, flip on E! News and browse iTunes - all in the name of research. 5. I have some of the best friends in the world - they put up with my inappropriate jokes, foul mouth, strange musings and don't judge me if I drink too much wine on a Tuesday. Just sayin' - a girl needs her friends. 6. Represented by the most fabulous Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency. I fell into it with her - she is perfectly amazeballs. LOVE!

Posted on June 28, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Spike Cordiner

    I think I’ve said before that I’m not what most people would call religious. However maybe events like this, or like Sandy, or like last year’s bushfires were down here (and we were on standby to evacuate the house at a minute’s notice) do at least serve a purpose.

    They can show us what we can be like when we put aside our own petty day to day concerns and just try to look after each other. Take what Nola and others are doing to help ad an example.

    • I would never in a million years diminish the actions of such wonderful people like Nola and many others who’ve opened their homes and hearts to those in need, regardless of the situation. I’ve just been kind of feeling like we’ve not been able to get a reprieve from tragedies lately. It breaks my heart.

      • Spike Cordiner

        I didn’t think you were diminishing anyone’s efforts, sorry if it came across that way! These kind of events have much the same effect on me, which is why I try to focus on what good things I can see.

        I wonder whether there really are more of the these events happening if late or its simply that it’s easier for them to come to our attention. Either way I could think of better ways to make people appreciate each other more.

  2. I can’t believe I missed last weeks post. Not sure how that happened.Deep.

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