19 April 2010

Women cause earthquakes -- wouldn't you know it

With the excess of faux pas coming out of the Vatican these days, it's time to give another religion a chance to display its ignorance. Enter senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi. According to Sedighi,  "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which increases earthquakes." So there you go, seismologists, put your silly instruments away and dress your wives and daughters up in burqas. You will be way ahead of predicting earthquakes, you will be preventing them.

I'm curious, though, Mr. Sedighi. Why is it just the women? Don't men ever lead young women astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society? And what about all the wars men start? Doesn't that shake the Earth a little?

And why is Iran so much more earthquake-prone than Canada? We've got a lot more women "who do not dress modestly" than Iran does. The walls in Canadian cities ought to be tumbling down.

So homosexuality causes Catholic priests to diddle little boys, and women in short skirts cause earthquakes in Iran. Ah religion. The wisdom of the ages.

1 comment:

  1. And don't forget Rush Limbaugh blaming the Icelandic volcano on Obamacare! Yes, I wish I was kidding...I'm really not... that old coot actually said that God was punishing us for Obama passing health care.