Misleading People

What would you think if someone told you that extra-marital sex leads to earthquakes? Or a "pact with the devil" leads to an earthquake?

Any sane person would tell that such statements are misleading people!!

But as with all news, this news makes it to the headlines - for all the wrong reasons!! And they gain attention - when they shouldn't.

As you all know - earthquakes are commonly caused by physical movements of fault lines, or volcanoes, or mine explosions, or nuclear explosions and so on.

But this one particular cleric in Iran has some silly ideas on the cause of earthquakes.
This is what he had to say during Friday's prayers on 16th April 2010.

"Many women who dress inappropriately ... cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes," Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi told worshippers at Tehran on Friday prayer.

It's high time guys like these stopped misleading people. I just wonder how local people reacted to this preaching!!

And if you think he is the only one setting up these crazy theories, have a look at this theory from Pat Robertson.
This is what Mr. Robertson  - an American Christian Televangelist - had to say after the devastating earthquake in Haiti this year.

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about," Robertson said.

"They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.' True story. And so the devil said, 'Ok it's a deal.' And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got something themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another," Robertson said.

I strongly hope that people are intelligent enough to look through such such silly misleading statements!!
Misleading People Misleading People Reviewed by Vyankatesh on Monday, April 19, 2010 Rating: 5

1 comment:

  1. The poor, the uneducated, the oppressed -- they have nothing else going for them except looking up to these so-called "messengers of God." These folks become their conduits to the almighty -- so, anything they say becomes the word of God. Brainwashing these people is fairly easy -- they stop looking for answers, and simply believe. They are caught in their bubble leading to more oppression of women, continued racial tensions and unnecessary conflicts. Unfortunate, indeed.