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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.


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.



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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  1. Oh dear. It is very sad to learn of these disasters and I feel pity for those who happen to be in the midst of it all. There seems to be more to come too. They say the resulting Tsunamis might be higher than some of the Pacific islands. That would wipe out whole communities. The ironic thing is ‘Pacific’ means calm and peaceful. When the first Europeans saw the Ocean they noted how calm it was, like a mill pond. There does seem to be a lot of activity regarding earthquakes lately. It proves one thing Tina. It proves just how weak we are as beings, how vulnerable we are in Nature and how little we can do about it.

    Shirley Anne xxx

    Comment by Shirley Anne | March 11, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Shirley Anne

      Religion does have a lot of capacity for argument doesn’t it, which is why for the most part I avoid writing or commenting publicly about it. Let’s leave it there. We have a shared sadness about those that suffer within it.

      Hugs Tina x

      Comment by TinaCortina | March 11, 2011 | Reply

  2. Yes, let’s leave it there Tina but may I just say one thing? How do events and revelations about this planet get into the Bible (there are many) when those who wrote them would have had absolutely no idea of the scientific truth they contain? Now I’ll say no more. Love

    Shirley Anne xxx

    Comment by Shirley Anne | March 11, 2011 | Reply

  3. I offer no smart answers, Tina. If the earth didn’t have a molten core, if tectonic forces didn’t exist, the Earth would probably be uninhabitable. If you pressed me to say where I thought God was in it all, I’d probably say with the grieving, distraught and suffering in northern Japan.

    Comment by Angela Davis | March 11, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi Angie, no smart answers required. I think we are all in this together. At times like this, I just feel lucky to be on the side of the world. Hugs Tina x

      Comment by TinaCortina | March 11, 2011 | Reply

  4. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones or anything else. We all need to stop and think what would happen if we faced this and try to be as prepared as we can for disasters and hope they never happen and there is always hope.
    Take care and be safe

    Comment by susanmiller64 | March 20, 2011 | Reply

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