Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Or if you don't get to heaven, that would explain it too

Weather Undercuts Turnout And Events at DC Festival
Thousands Attend Evangelical Program on Mall
By Caryle Murphy and Sudarsan Raghavan
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, October 9, 2005

The opening day of DC Festival, a Christian evangelical gathering on the Mall two years in the planning, was undercut by bad weather yesterday as heavy rain forced organizers to cancel many events and truncate their spiritual outreach.

The $3.4 million, two-day festival, which represents the Washington debut of evangelical preacher Luis Palau, drew a fraction of the 100,000 that organizers had hoped to attract. Early in the evening, festival officials estimated the crowd at 5,000 but increased the figure to nearer 10,000 by the time the festival ended about 8:30.

"I'm not discouraged. I'm perplexed that the Lord would allow this rain to come and despite all our prayers -- it's still coming," Palau, 70, said in a midafternoon phone interview from the Mall. "I do not doubt the goodness of God. When we get to heaven . . . we'll find out why this happened."


  • At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sounds like he's challenging God to explain Himself. Isn't this base arrogance?

  • At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Palau overlooks the obvious answer: God DOES answer prayer.

    Now on your way, Palau and pack up your poseur carnival!


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