Earthquake exploitation site.:

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As some of you may know and some of you may not, New Zealand- my home country- has recently been hit with a fairly massive earthquake. Given that this is New Zealand, where we can't wake up unless a fairly solid shake comes through, this is nothing much, really.

The problem is that it happened in Christchurch, which, JUST THREE MONTHS PRIOR, had been hit by an EVEN MORE massive quake. That one hit at four in the morning and didn't kill anyone, but the second one did. Many people. To quote Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, "This is just unfair." And he was talking about the quake.

So New Zealand is now in a combination of mourning and full-on rescue mode, the death toll is mounting, everyone knows someone who knows someone who either died or lost someone, and then...


Now, I know, this is just someone getting their jollies off by claiming that this was an 'act of god' caused by, as usual, acceptance of homosexuals. In the past, I would have just shrugged and thought, "Oh, internet, you predictable whore you." I probably would have chuckled self-righteously to myself and read through everything. But right now? When you have to deal with the event personally?

It's been three fucking days. There are still people trapped, a lot of the city has no water, some of it has no power, everyone's either panic-buying or mourning. A lot of people are going hungry. Some of the oldest and most iconic buildings in the city have been thoroughly destroyed, including the spire of the church that is in every tourist promo for the city that has ever been shot. One person I work with just found out her old house was destroyed. My dad, luckily enough, survived the shake without injury and is now home.

And these people have the nerve to blame it ON US.

edited 24th Feb '11 2:11:35 PM by Somfin

2 Cojuanco24th Feb 2011 02:18:45 PM from Irvine, CA, US
Some people would rather die justified than live unjustified.
Sadly, this is unsurprising. Every time something bad on a large scale happens, there will be the religious vultures. sad
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4 Cojuanco24th Feb 2011 02:23:15 PM from Irvine, CA, US
[up]It's not just religious people of course. Some people will do anything to advance their ideology (coughCarvillecough).
[up] Fair enough. In any case, using somebody's misery to one's advantage is pretty low.
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6 Cojuanco24th Feb 2011 02:26:05 PM from Irvine, CA, US
[up]It is. It is also a good way to get into or hold on to power. And there are people in this world for whom power is a drug. Not money, not fame, but power.c I admit I have those tendencies, though I keep it bounded by a moral code. Take that away and honestly I would not be different from these people.

edited 24th Feb '11 2:27:17 PM by Cojuanco

7 pvtnum1124th Feb 2011 02:29:05 PM from Kerbin low orbit , Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
I heard stuff like this after Katrina put New Orleans underwater. I rolled my eyes. Yes, if God wanted to, He certainly could've done it that way. But to emphatically claim that it's FACT that He did, well, that strikes me as ignorant at a minimum, and smacks of self-righteousness.

Wonder how they'll be feeling if their location gets walloped by a natural disaster.

edited 24th Feb '11 2:29:52 PM by pvtnum11

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8 Cojuanco24th Feb 2011 02:33:04 PM from Irvine, CA, US
Isn't that the case in the OP?
9 pvtnum1124th Feb 2011 03:08:51 PM from Kerbin low orbit , Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Well, considering they also bash on the mine disaster that left 23 orphaned children over one little girl's abuse at the hand of organized labor as an Act of God...? (or some such wackery, my brain hurt from reading it.)

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