I read comments like these all too often — when a tornado tears the roof off of a church, or a manaic opens fire on schoolchildren — but it never fails to stick in my craw:

As Riza was drifting, she saw her neighbors, two girls — twins — and their mother.
Riza, who can swim, managed to help the girls. She saw that their mother was badly injured.
“The mother shouted, ‘please help save my children. Let me be, but please save my children,'” Riza recounted, in tears.
As she struggled for her own life and that of the twins, she said a large snake as long as a telephone pole approached her. She and the nine-year-olds rested on the reptile, which was drifting along with the current.
“Thank God, we landed on higher ground where the water level was only about a meter deep. The twins, who were badly injured, were safe.” Riza then slapped her face to make sure she wasn’t dreaming.
Riza, who is currently taking refuge in the Bandar Blang Bintang area, plans to go to her relatives’ house in Medan, North Sumatra.
“God still loves me,” she said, adding that she would never forget the tragedy.

It’s the same reaction I have when I hear the expression, ‘there but for the grace of God go I.’ The sentiment suggests that those who suffer deserve what they get because they’re not holy enough.
It’s a good thing for Riza that god still loves her and only hates those miserable SOBs who died. Like the mother of those twins. She really must have done something to lose god’s love. Perhaps it was selfless concern for her children?
While this may often be a careless statement without deep religious significance, there are unfortunately many out there who think that people suffer because they’re being punished by ‘God.’