Tuesday, April 20, 2010
THEM & US
In this morning's newpaper I read an 'In Brief' article, the headline of which said "Immodest women blamed for quakes." Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has predicted a major earthquake is going to hit Tehran and that many of its residents should relocate. Now that is a very strange pronouncement to make, even if you are as knowledgeable as Dr. Lucy, but apparently it was in response to one of the major Clerics of the country stating the increase in earthquakes is caused by women not dressing modestly, which leads young men astray and spreads adultery.
When I read this I laughed and read it to Jerry. He had already heard it on the news, but he did remind me that our religious prognosticators did the same thing when Hurricane Katrina hit. Hagee and others said that this hurricane was punishment for .... all kinds of moral issues but mainly gays and lesbians took the brunt of the blame.
We scoff at others...but we really don't have to look any farther than our own back yards to find that same narrow-minded, supercilious attitude!