Crystal: "Women who do not dress modestly... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, increases (consequently) earthquakes." - Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi
Really? That quote is going to show up on some comic strip somewhere down the line...if it hasn't yet already.
I remember reading the inital quote when it was first said...and I remember actually laughing at how silly it sounded...I don't want to step on anyone else's beliefs...but it just seems like such a far stretch to somehow hold someone accountable for natural disasters...and women at that.
Then I saw this event on the news the other day: http://news.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/World/Story/A1Story20100428-213019.html
"Cleavage for Science"
Basically a bunch of women standing around and flaunting their cleavage to prove that it doesn't cause earthquakes.
I find this all a little smile-worthy...although interesting as the article points out there was a large earthquake in Taiwan around this same time that the protest was going on.
Besides, if this was all true, wouldn't Las Vegas be riddled with earthquakes on a daily basis? Just sayin'.... :)
Jen: It reminds me of a conversation I had with someone recently who insisted that the Haitians brought their quake upon themselves by practicing voodoo. I mean, seriously? And you know what their argument was?! "Well, look at the name of their country! Haiti, as in Hell."
No, sir. Haiti is NOT the same as Hades.
Crystal: That conversation actually happened with someone you know??? Wow...that's a far fetch. And seriously... Haiti/Hades??...probably a good idea to actually know what you're talking about when you make such bold statements.
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