The Sun's Shadow

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Sharon Stone is a Boob

Top news on yahoo this morning Sharon Stone thinks that Karma might be the reason China recently suffered a massive earthquake that has killed tens of thousands of people, the last figures I saw had the death count over 50,000 and it could still be much higher… and here is what Miss Stone had to say “And then this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you’re not nice that the bad things happen to you?” why not just say God did it, was Karma or god punishing New Orleans with Katrina? What utter nonsense is this? This was not and I repeat not a supernatural disaster, it was a natural disaster.
I am trying to wrap my mind around this warped logic and magical thinking… let me take a stab at it. The Chinese government will not allow the Tibetan people independence/freedom and so Karma to balance out the universe unleashes a massive earthquake against innocent Chinese citizens? If I was the Chinese people I would be pissed off and again to make another Katrina reference I was pissed off at the holier than thou preachers who blamed Katrina on the sinful ways of New Orleans. This is all nonsense, and perpetuating such false ideas is not only irresponsible but reprehensible. There has been a disaster and people need help, they did nothing to ask for this and to make this some how political is truly despicable on her part. If it was just an off the cuff comment (which I doubt) she needs to think before she speaks.

Just to note this is not about the Tibetan people and their struggle against the Chinese government for independence and freedom. This is about the fact that natural disasters can happen anywhere and at any time and to blame it on Karma, God, Satan, or anything other than awful things happen is just foolishness.

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May 28, 2008 - Posted by | Nature, Nonsense, Science, Superstition | , ,

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