Or ... maybe it was just another earthquake.
We need to set a new scientific standard: it's the smallest possible measurable increment of time known to science. It's defined as the almost-infinitesimal interval between when an earthquake ends and some religious ass declares it part of God's divine prophecies in the Holy Bible. Since the Japan earthquake, millions of blogs linking Japan and Biblical prophecy have popped up. It's disgusting.
Here's one of the worst, brought to you by the professional jerk known as Glenn Beck:
You can't see the connections here. I'm not saying God is causing earthquakes. I'm not not saying that either. What God does is God's business. ... But I'll tell you this. Whether you call it Gaia, or whether you call it Jesus, there's a message being sent! And that is, "Hey, you know that stuff we're doing? It's not really working out. Maybe we should stop doing some of it. *laughs* I'm just saying. ... Buckel up! Buckel up 'cause it's going to be a bumpy ride.Beck ought to be ashamed of himself for capitalizing on the plight of the Japanese.
And so should everyone else who thinks this is Biblical prophecy. It's utter nonsense. Don't they know the sad and comical history of Armageddon prophecies? It seems like every year since the birth of Jesus someone has predicted doom. Two thousand failures, and we're supposed to believe this one? On top of that, Beck and his ilk show a stunning ignorance of history and geology. There is nothing unusual going on. This earthquake fits a historical pattern and is perfectly normal for that part of the world. Earthquakes like this have happened before and they'll happen again.
Why doesn't Beck use his fame to get donations? Instead of spouting drivel about Biblical prophecy, why isn't he giving out the donation line for the International Red Cross?
Beck and his fellow doomsdayers are taking attention away from the real issue: Our friends in Japan need our help.
So forget these nutjobs. Go to the American Red Cross 90999 web page, and give your donation now! All you have to do is text REDCROSS to 90999, and they'll get your $10 donation immediately. Or if you can afford more, you can donate any amount.