Monday, March 1, 2010

Earthquakes and Wrath of God

I have heard from several people now, that the earthquake in Chile and Haiti are signs from God. What is that sign? They don't say, but they always add that it is due to our sins, whether several hundred years ago (like Pat Robertson asserts) or recently, such as the election of Obama. How do they know this? Well, they answer they just know. And if you push them for how they know, they don't have an answer other than they just know. Interestingly, however, Pat Robertson has been not heard from with the Chilean disaster. Earthquakes are not God's wrath, but movement of the tectonic plates on the surface of the earths molten mantle, nothing more. We cannot predict them with the science we have now, but that doesn't mean that they are due to divine movement. The good news is that Chile was better prepared than Haiti to handle this one. Better building codes and emergency services existed there. Was the better building codes and emergency services due to God also? No they were due to people thinking ahead and planning in that earthquake prone country. Also, some go on to say that this is the beginning of the end, 2012 and all that implies. No, the Mayan calander just ends. It may be based on climate changes that the Mayan were attuned to, as I just saw on a National Geographic show about the Mayan Calander. However, the evidence is pretty good that we are undergoing climate change and that again is man made, not Gods or Mayan Gods. People have a tendency to attribute anything to God or divine or whatever, just based on nothing more than a tendency in there own minds to a mystical answer to everything. It is to them a better answer than trying to figure out what is really going on, because that take too much work and thinking!

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