If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earthquake Guilt Trip

  I read this article the other day from bbc news about a cleric claiming "promiscuous women" relatedness caused an earthquake which killed 25,000 people.

  I'll admit there are some rationals that do not quite fit from Middle East to US, but really, women can cause such devastation?

  I've enclosed a link to the article so that those who read this blog can look at what I'm talking about.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8631775.stm

  After reading such an article I pondered the idea that the cleric portrayed and I quote "Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes"
                He also talks about not disappointing God...

  Be that as it may- I have to admit my wondering mind first went to anger at such a thing as a woman dressing differently or even scandalous being the cause of a natural disaster. 

  But then I realized- WOW! Women have power! and not just any kind of power, but according to this cleric, the earth shattering kind of power, and the power to cause a reaction in a higher power such as God.

  Is he really saying that women have control over men, control over the earth, and control over a higher being?
And if that be the case, then I guess I could see in all the greed how someone might want to harness that power and use it to their own advantage.

  I believe there is a God, but I would never believe for half a second that the way anyone dressed could be the cause of something horrific as a natural disaster killing so many- 
                                  what a guilt trip. 
  I cannot even fathom the kind of emotional abusive pain this kind of accusation could cause women in the Middle East.

1 comment:

Haddock said...

If one reads the book "The Kite Runner" one will know how these people's mind work.
"Blasphemy" is another one on the same subject.

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