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Japanese Quake & God stuff


It’s happened again, earthquake measuring 8.4 on the Richter scale (some reports 8.9) just off Japan & tsunami affecting practically all countries in the Pacific, with the one already hitting Japan over 4 metres (13 feet).  If it is 8.9, that puts it as one of the top six worst quakes in the last one hundred years.  Let us pray that the Tsunami is not as bad as the one that struck over Christmas 2004.

www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0763403.html

I don’t like the Daily Mail, but it appears to have a good summary of what is happening, with maps of the affected areas.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365229/Japan-earthquake-Tsunami-washes-away-buildings-massive-8-9-quake.html

 

What a world we live in?  The people of Christchurch, New Zealand are just recovering from their second quake of the year.  We’ve had the flooding and the fires in Australia.

We’ve had some flooding in the UK, but nothing on the scale that appears to be commonplace elsewhere and we have a lot to be thankful for.

 

I just cannot imagine what it must be like to be hit by a tsunami.  A wall of water coming towards you that knocks down buildings, picks up boats and cars, trees…………I am not a religious person but terms like putting the fear of God into you spring to mind.  But then chances are if you see it, then you are not afraid for long.

I was writing to a Jehovah’s Witness for a while and of course she would point to this as more evidence that  the ‘end of the world is nigh’, quoting me that the number of wars and natural disasters has magnified over the last hundred or so years.  Of course you can always interpret things in different ways but Japan has had more quakes than any other country.  It seems it just happens to be on a very volatile faultline.  If it can be explained by science that is enough for me.

I can understand the need for religion in past centuries with ignorant people that had no way to explain such things, but all I can say is, if God does exist, then WHY?  What is the point of causing such calimity, death and destruction…………..

 

If a God does exist, he, she or it has a lot to answer for.


My thoughts to all who are suffering.

Hugs, Tina

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March 11, 2011 Posted by | other/ family | , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments