I'm not a big fan of the idea that death and destruction is "all part of God's plan." Earthquakes, disease, famine, not really on the Supreme Being's "To Do" list. The Flying Spaghetti Monster does not communicate directly to me, but perhaps his noodly appendages are long enough to contact Michele Bachmann.
"I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?"' Of course, we are reminded, she said these things in jest. Kind of like when Pat "God's Little Elf" Robertson announced that Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for legalized abortion. ROFL indeed.
This is a lady who previously revealed that while serving as a state senator, she asked God for guidance "and just through prayer I knew that I was to introduce the marriage amendment in Minnesota" that defined marriage as between one man and one woman. She also has said that God gave her and her husband visions of marrying one another prior to their first meeting, and that God called her to run for Congress. All of these comments were made, we assume, in jest. Like her humorous mix-up of John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy. And there's the amusing tale of how she wished Elvis Presley a Happy Birthday on the anniversary of his death.
Am I picking on Michele? Probably. But it's all part of God's plan.