Check out this blog, which is a rebuttal to the philosophically-shallow and factually-challenged David Brooks ("conservative" oped writer for NY Times), who bemoans the fact that the tsunami has apparently created a philosophical "opening" for atheism.
Brooks writes in his oped: "This is a moment to feel deeply bad, for the dead and for those of us who have no explanation [for why the tsunami happened]."
And DeLong rebuts: "No. This is not a moment to feel bad for those of us who have no explanation for the tsunami and so wallow in existential despair. This is not a moment for that at all."
Conversation ends with a good passage by Richard Dawkins on the rational lessons that should be derived from the tsunami.