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Crazy Iranian “boobquake” cleric still crazy

Posted in Skepdude by Skepdude on May 17, 2010

And getting worse! Following the worldwide mocking he got for his idiotic earthquake “theory”, he has defended himself and reinforced his position that immodesty and immorality (by his standards) lead to natural disasters.

TEHRAN, Iran – A prominent hard-line Iranian cleric elaborated on his claim that promiscuity and immodest dress cause earthquakes, saying Friday that God may be holding off on natural disasters in the West in order to let people sin more and doom themselves to hell.

Sure, because that is what a loving god does you see?

“Some ask why (more) earthquakes and storms don’t occur in the Western world, which suffers from the slime of homosexuality, the slime of promiscuity and has plunged up to the neck” in immorality, he said.

“Who says they don’t occur? Storms take place in the U.S. and other parts of the world. We don’t say committing sin is the entire reason but it’s one of the reasons,” he said.

Ooh, so only some of these disasters are due to sin, I get it. Thank’s for clarifying that.

But, he said, “sometimes, God tests a nation. … (God says) if believers sin, We slap them because We love them and give them calamity in order to stop their bad deeds.”

“And those who have provoked God’s wrath, He allows them (to commit sins) so that they go to the bottom of hell,” Sedighi said.

Are you feeling the peace? Unfortunately, even by his crazy theories, Iran must be swimming in the “slime of homosexuality, the slime of promiscuity” too, because this is what happened (emphasis added):

Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate. Tehran straddles scores of fault lines, though it has not suffered a major quake since 1830.

Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, another prominent hard-line cleric, urged Iranians last month to give alms and pray for forgiveness to prevent earthquakes. Hours later, four small earthquakes struck different corners of Iran.

I’m sure it’s really the sins of the westerners that somehow are to be blamed for the earthquakes the “pure of heart” are suffering in Iran. Bad, bad ….Wild Wild West!

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