Whose God is it Anyway?

“Obviously 120,000+ getting killed isn’t even worth a mention. get back to the toys now. bye.”

Anonymous thinks that I should be writing about more important things than Civilization, ie the Indian Ocean disaster. Well I have written comments elsewhere. The reason I haven’t mentioned it here is because, frankly, what more is there to say? Other than that everyone should get their hands in their pockets pronto like I’ve done.

Nothing I can add will change what has happened nor ease the suffering of those so badly affected. We can only keep our fingers crossed that the aid agencies can get their collective act together and get some help on the ground. My only fear is that it is an awfully big area to cover.

The one comment I would make is about the insurance companies who were quick to point out that most people there on holiday would not be compensated because their policies didn’t covers “acts of God.” And which God would that be then? Christian? Moslem? Jewish? Hindu? A tsunami seems a pretty indiscriminate beast to me.

Anyway, apparently they will now get their insurance payouts and as all they’ve lost is nothing more than a holiday, let’s hope they give it to the relief fund.

And on a religious note, it has been little reported here in the UK is that one of the first countries to react with practical aid in the shape of disaster teams, doctors, food, tents, blankets etc was Israel. A largely Jewish state helping out largely Moslem ones. There’s hope for us all yet.

So I will go on writing as usual, just as I hope people will keep on taking their holidays over there as usual. Their economies are going to need it.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Jennyta 30th December 2004

    I agree absolutely. The important thing now is that they need help over there, not fine words.

  • Mosher 31st December 2004

    There's only so much you can say and I think it's all been said. Despite the seriousness of what's been happening overseas, you can't let it take over yours and everyone else's blog and life. Other things happen. Life goes on.

    One thing I've not seen mentioned is the chance of a second earthquake. Often after one, there's a second not too long afterwards; sometimes a few days. I assume the scientific bods have thought of this, but it's just not been mentioned anywhere.

  • Shooting Parrots 31st December 2004

    Thnaks Jen and Mosh,
    The really spooky thing was the bit about the whole world wobbling a little more. Apparently we're are now spinning a millionth of a second quicker. You can tell, can't you?

    And when the whole thing goes belly-up, that's you in Wales having a whale of a time in Indo-China!


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