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#104907 - 06 Oct 09 18:34 Earthquake God's will
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SMS Messages Link Quakes With Koran; Some Leaders Call Quake 'Warning' From God

Text messages have been circulating since last week linking the timing of Wednesday and Thursday's earthquakes in Sumatra with verses about immorality and punishment in the Koran, prompting some Islamic leaders to call the disaster a “warning” from God.

Two days after the earthquake shook West Sumatra, The Jakarta Globe received an anonymous text message.

“Padang’s earthquake happened at 17:16 and the aftershock happened at 17:58. The next day, there was an earthquake in Jambi at 8:52. Look at the Koran!” the text message stated.

The verses corresponding with the earthquake times reference “annihilating” towns where residents and leaders have acted immorally. (Full translations of the passages are below)

Poet Taufiq Ismail told Republika newspaper that the link between the Padang earthquake and chapter 17, verse 16, in the Koran was found by a young ulema.

“It is awesome. I am stunned,” Taufiq said.

“I think the SMS has spread widely with the purpose that the nation stops doing the things that have angered God,” he said.

Abdullah Syah, chairman of North Sumatra’s Indonesian Council of Ulema (MUI), said that the earthquake was “a test and a warning for people in West Sumatra as well as in other areas.”

“Every one must open their heart and their eyes to the disaster,” he said.

The earthquake was a signal for the Indonesian government to eradicate immorality, Abdullah added.

Meanwhile, geology experts have said the powerful quake that shook Padang came from a spot near — but not inside — the Sunda Trench, a long undersea crescent of seismic energy stretching from north of Aceh to the east of East Timor.

Tectonic plates from India and Australia are grinding slowly under plates that support Indonesia and Burma at a rate of up to six centimeters per year, causing explosive releases of force.

Quake expert Sri Widiyantoro, from the Bandung Institute of Technology, said the precise cause of the jolt in Padang did not come from the seam between plates, but was triggered by a break in the middle, a type known as an intraplate quake.

Translation of Koran verses referenced in SMS message

Chapter 17, Verse 16 (Al Isra)

“And when We desire to destroy a town, We command its affluent ones, those [inhabitants] of it who enjoy the graces [of God], meaning its leaders, [We command them] to obedience, by the tongue of Our messengers; but they fall into immorality therein, rebelling against Our command, and so the Word is justified concerning it, that it should be chastised, and We destroy it utterly, We annihilate it by annihilating its inhabitants and leaving it in ruins.”

Chapter 17, Verse 58 (Al Isra)

“There is not a town — its inhabitants are the ones meant — but We shall destroy it before the Day of Resurrection, through death, or chastise it with terrible chastisement, by killing [its inhabitants] or otherwise. That has been inscribed in the Book, the Preserved Tablet.”

Chapter 8, Verse 52 (Al Anfal)

“The way of these people is like the way of Pharaoh’s folk and those before them: they disbelieved in God’s signs and so God seized them, with chastisement, because of their sins. Truly, God is strong, in what He wills, severe in retribution.”
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#104909 - 06 Oct 09 18:50 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Piss Salon]
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The earthquake was a signal for the Indonesian government to eradicate immorality, Abdullah added.

i thought the 2004 tsunami was the signal for the Indonesian government to eradicate immorality. are these kooky islamists recycling heavenly signals?
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#104912 - 06 Oct 09 21:22 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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Why doesn't god send Earthquakes to strike down England and Australia then?

Is it because he's given up?

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#104915 - 06 Oct 09 22:05 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: bishopslips]
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#104916 - 07 Oct 09 00:11 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Piss Salon]
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“I think the SMS has spread widely with the purpose that the nation stops doing the things that have angered God,” he said.


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#104926 - 07 Oct 09 11:31 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Sammy Jankis]
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Oh God Sam , take it down.

I actually spoke with the Almighty yesterday and he said it was nothing to worry about. He's not angry but just accidently pressed the wrong button on his master control console up there.
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#104929 - 07 Oct 09 13:16 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Derek Gratis]
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#104930 - 07 Oct 09 13:31 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Marmalade]
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Now, THAT's actively seeking confrontation.
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#104943 - 07 Oct 09 18:14 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Marmalade]
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Confrontation, you say?


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#104946 - 07 Oct 09 19:16 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Sammy Jankis]
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#104953 - 07 Oct 09 23:47 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Om Pong]
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Oh my god. Mental scaring.
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#104967 - 08 Oct 09 12:38 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Piss Salon]
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#104968 - 08 Oct 09 12:47 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Donna_D]
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#104981 - 08 Oct 09 17:33 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Marmalade]
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#105307 - 22 Oct 09 10:35 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Vulgarian]
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Quoting: Vulgarian

meaning??
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#105394 - 23 Oct 09 12:35 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: adelina]
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Clearly, being a Mormon is the only logical choice.

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#105396 - 23 Oct 09 15:24 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Vulgarian]
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#105397 - 23 Oct 09 15:49 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Vulgarian]
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still dont get it vulgy
why He sent muslims instead of earthquakes to strike down england and australia?
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#105400 - 23 Oct 09 15:59 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: adelina]
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Why did he send earthquakes to Indonesia and not UK/Australia more to the point. The real God must be Yahweh after all.
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#105403 - 23 Oct 09 16:36 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Om Pong]
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i think He did send earthquakes or disasters to all, om, not only indonesia
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#105408 - 23 Oct 09 17:04 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: adelina]
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True but you seem to be getting the lion's share, some poor countries like Sweden haven't had a natural disaster for years, Indonesia's hogging them all...
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#105410 - 23 Oct 09 17:29 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Om Pong]
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how bout japan? its named earthquakes country. who's getting the lion's share then?
and you're not indonesian?
Quoting: Om Pong
The real God must be Yahweh after all.

can you explain?
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#105413 - 23 Oct 09 17:35 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: adelina]
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1. No I'm not Indonesian.
2. What the fuck has that got to do with the matter in hand?
3. My reference to Yahweh was a joke Adelina because there is no God my dear, he doesn't exist.
4. My cock exists though and it's massive.
5. Over


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Edit Reason: Penis the size of Belgium
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#105416 - 23 Oct 09 17:45 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: Om Pong]
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God's angry and we know who's to blame:


who? miyabi?
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#105417 - 23 Oct 09 18:15 Re: Earthquake God's will [Re: adelina]
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Yes, the slut. She should be whipped red raw.
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