A month ago I wrote about an Iranian cleric who said that women who dress immodestly are the cause of earthquakes and he predicted that Iran would be hit with earthquakes if women don’t start covering up more skin. Looks like the guy was right, as two quakes hit a remote area in Northwestern Iran last weekend. The imam said:
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair. “What can we do to avoid being buried under the rubble?” Sedighi asked during a prayer sermon last week. “There is no other solution but to take refuge in religion and to adapt our lives to Islam’s moral codes.”
I find it fascinating how bad God’s aim always seems to be. Surely, if he wanted to, he could simply take out the women who are dressing immodestly. Maybe he could just have them burst into flames if any skin is showing; surely that would be a more effective deterrent to others than a natural disaster that is easily explained by purely natural forces. For that matter, these same people think that Allah is on their side in a battle against the Great Satan — America, of course. If he’s willing to send natural disasters that kill hundreds over too much ankle, surely he would simply reduce this nation to ashes if he wanted to. And yet he doesn’t. Funny, the behavior of this righteous God is indistinguishable from that of a God that doesn’t exist at all.