It seems there have been a lot of cataclysmic earthquakes lately. While many believe the quakes are caused by the movement of tectonic plates, I always harbored the idea that the pumping of billions of barrels of oil have somehow destabilized the earth. Hey, why not?
But it seems that both theories are wrong. According to Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a senior Iranian cleric, women who wear immodest clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame 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,” Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media. Sedighi is Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader.
Makes as much sense as anything else, I guess. After all, Eve got mankind kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Actually, the statement is just another example of why I shy away from religious fanatics of all faiths. Besides, I’m rather fond of promiscuous women.