Hurricane Wilma is heading towards Florida in what seems like an extra underline to this year’s horrible “act of God” season:
Tropical Storm Wilma is the 21st named storm of the 2005 season and is expected to become a hurricane before heading to Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula and possibly the battered U.S. Gulf coast by the end of the week.
The last time this many storms formed since record-keeping began 154 years ago was in 1933.
Am I the only one who finds it a bit anachronistic that insurance companies still refer to “acts of God” in those words in their policies?
Still, I bet the religious nuts – the ones who believe that the end of the world is imminent – are having a field day this year. Hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes, tsunamis… it’s all way too biblical for my taste.