Monday, December 27, 2004

Earthquakes and Eschatalogical Speculation

On December 26, 2003 the world witnessed a horrific earthquake in the city of Bam, Iran. At that time I had posted some musings on "theodicy and the scandal of physical evil". This year, Amy Welborn and company carry on the discussion of "tsunamis and moral anthropology".

How little has changed -- was it a simple coincidence that the world would bear witness to yet another earthquake on December 26, 2004 ? A cruel twist of fate? Or an event of cosmic implications, as SpiritDaily would have us believe? -- It's sad to see how every natural disaster that occurs sets certain hearts aflutter with eschatalogical speculation about the "last days."

On a more practical note:

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