Monday, April 19, 2010

Women, Promiscuity and Earthquakes

According to Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a senior Iranian cleric, said in Friday prayers that promiscuous women are responsible for earthquakes:
Many women who do not dress modestly . . . lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.

What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble? There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam's moral codes.

This is one of the nuttier pronouncements from a religious leader, here a Muslim, supposedly with direct communication to God, not unlike the equally silly Christian Pat Robertson's declaration that the earthquake that ravaged Haiti resulted from the nation's pact with Satan.

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