Wrath of God

It is said that when a region crosses a certain threshold of sinners, God sends natural disasters to that area, like earthquakes, and it effects even the pious ones. Scary, isnt it? It’s about time we should seek forgiveness for our ill deeds. Dear God, we are the sinners! Please forgive us and keep protecting this city. Amin!

28 Comments so far

  1. dude (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 12:15 am

    screw you dude , nothing even happened to karachi


  2. bluer (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 1:15 am

    these are the explanations my friends came up with for God sending His Wrath On Us By Earthquakes.

    1.) the gay marriage in Khyber Agency

    2.) people not fasting

    3.) women being of loose morals

    4.) to test Muslim’s faith during the Holy month of Ramzan

    if thats ACTUALLY true, Gods a bit of an idiot, and im glad i dont believe in Him ;)


  3. sami shah (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 2:21 am

    Ofcourse Earthquakes never happen because Tectonic Plates shifted. According to the “God’s Judgement” theory, the people in the Margalla Towers must have been real sinners.

    I swear, my biggest problem with religion will always be religious people.


  4. Omer (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 4:19 am

    Umer : Don’t worry about these blind jokers who don’t see the clear signs from Allah. Even though in this day and age we can get into details like the location of the EPIcenter, shifting of tectonic plates, geoligical activity and finally we will find our selves surrounded by secularistic fools who still want to lick the excretion of monkey worshippers like darwin. But the fact remains that the CREATOR has created boundaries in which we have to operate. And today Pakistanis among others are really close to these boundaries and sometimes even crossing them. Allah has only sent a warning because the loss is still limited. Allah says in the Quran in many places and one instance is Surah Yaseen ” Then there came a scream and thunder that took them and they were loosers.”
    Oh Allah protect us and forgive us for don’t punish us for the unwise and transgressors amongst us (ameen)!!
    Open your eyes fools or are your like the the ones described in Surah Baqarah – “Allah has sealed there hearts, ears and eyes for they cannot perceive!”


  5. Danial (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 4:27 am

    And I thought that this “wrath of God” thinking is limited to the religious machoists only and I thought they use it for disasters happening in Kafir Countries, but guess I was wrong. Dear Umer may be you should consider deleting this post. It is offensive to the victims of the disaster and it offended my feelings aswell.


  6. Faraz (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 5:04 am

    I like the message from this post. It’s never too late to pray for forgiveness and safety of our friends and family.

    Even if someone does not believe in religion, ridiculing other’s views in public is not the best way to be understood.


  7. Kashif (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 8:12 am

    We have already got few jolts in karachi so beware and repent.


  8. dublodum (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 11:21 am

    Whether religious or not,its my personal opinion shared by many others that natural calamities are a time to realign ourselves with the reference, and to think and reflect what went wrong where. In this day and age we can give many scientific reasons why something happened, but at present many people lost their lives, it could have been me too, if it were my time to go! and if I am still here, I will make sure that I learn lesson from what I see, because if I don’t I will not live up to my position as a human being !


  9. samishah (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 3:11 pm

    So according to this theory, if the earthquake was God’s judgement, then surely helping earthquake victims is against his will. After all, we are helping those condemned by God.

    See? Your whole cheaply built scaffolding of farcical beliefs falls apart when help up to scrutiny.


  10. mcent (unregistered) on October 9th, 2005 @ 6:39 pm

    Natural disasters can be God’s way of testing men, who knows (and will ever know). However, it is the same God that gave men intellect and mind, to have us use these gifts to pass these tests.
    Instead of losing time trying to interpret the earthquake and blaming each other, took it as a warning to improve buildings, cities etc!

    My prayers and condolences to the earthquake victims and their families.


  11. heema (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 4:39 pm

    And of course only poor suffers in the end by the Wrath of God. Please keep the religion out of this, there is already enough misery.


  12. Emmad (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

    I was just watching TV and saw the aftermath of the earthquake its terrible … God’s Wrath you say.. thousands of childern have died is not Allah supposed to be mercifull is it all just a big game for him ? a test for mankind? toying with humans just for his amusement ? we beleive watever happens , happens because of God’s will fine he wanted those people dead.. what about those thousands of innocent childern still traped in the rubble why torment them ? forgive me friends for my faith is weak .. and these incedents are not helping making it any stronger :(


  13. the crossfader (unregistered) on October 10th, 2005 @ 11:54 pm

    if it is God’s wrath then helping the survivor would be sinful. maybe sometimes there are earthquakes and people die, full stop. why does God hate poor people? why does God put them in poor buildings that always fall down and kill their children? God never hurts rich people. Their houses are always strong.


  14. kenneth barnes (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 12:48 am

    Yes, the sin is- there are many training camps for terrorists in the area


  15. dfasdf (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 1:54 am

    there`s no natural forces that causes the earthquakes. Its the red commie in china that had did the underground nuke testing near pak border so that if somethin went wrong it wouldn`t affect their people on massive scale. The chinese are using you dumb ass to sell their weapons use you as a puppet to start their world war three. The biggest threat to world peace is those fuckin red commin in CHINA….think deeper and you`ll see what iam talkin bout


  16. Faisal Siddiqui (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 3:51 am

    Maybe its not a test but Gods way of uniting a nation of divided people. Yeah Maybe.. Lets pray for that.


  17. kachukuma (unregistered) on October 11th, 2005 @ 12:10 pm

    On the whole: ‘Why does god allow things like this to happen’ debate… here’s a quoted paragraph from Dan Brown’s ‘Angels & Demons’…

    [QUOTE]

    ìFather,î Chartrand said, ìmay I ask you a strange question?î
    The camerlegno smiled. ìOnly if I may give you a strange answer.î
    Chartrand laughed. ìI have asked every priest I know, and I still donít understand.î
    ìWhat troubles you?î The camerlegno led the way in short, quick strides, his frock kicking
    out in front of him as he walked. His black, crepe-sole shoess seemed befitting, Chartrand
    thought, like reflections of the manís essence . . . modern but humble, and showing signs of
    wear.
    Chartrand took a deep breath. ìI donít understand this omnipotent-benevolent thing.î
    The camerlegno smiled. ìYouíve been reading Scripture.î
    ìI try.î
    ìYou are confused because the Bible describes God as an omnipotent and benevolent deity.î
    ìExactly.î
    ìOmnipotent-benevolent simply means that God is all-powerful and well-meaning.î
    ìI understand the concept. Itís just . . . there seems to be a contradiction.î
    ìYes. The contradiction is pain. Manís starvation, war, sickness . . .î
    ìExactly!î Chartrand knew the camerlegno would understand. ìTerrible things happen in
    this world. Human tragedy seems like proof that God could not possibly be both all-powerful
    and well-meaning. If He loves us and has the power to change our situation, He would prevent
    our pain, wouldnít He?î
    The camerlegno frowned. ìWould He?î
    Chartrand felt uneasy. Had he overstepped his bounds? Was this one of those religious
    questions you just didnít ask? ìWell . . . if God loves us, and He can protect us, He would
    have to. It seems He is either omnipotent and uncaring, or benevolent and powerless to help.î
    ìDo you have children, Lieutenant?î
    Chartrand flushed. ìNo, signore.î
    ìImagine you had an eight-year-old son . . . would you love him?î
    ìOf course.î
    ìWould you do everything in your power to prevent pain in his life?î
    ìOf course.î
    ìWould you let him skateboard?î
    Chartrand did a double take. The camerlegno always seemed oddly ìin touchî for a
    clergyman. ìYeah, I guess,î Chartrand said. ìSure, Iíd let him skateboard, but Iíd tell him to
    be careful.î
    ìSo as this childís father, you would give him some basic, good advice and then let him go
    off and make his own mistakes?î
    ìI wouldnít run behind him and mollycoddle him if thatís what you mean.î
    ìBut what if he fell and skinned his knee?î
    ìHe would learn to be more careful.î
    The camerlegno smiled. ìSo although you have the power to interfere and prevent your
    childís pain, you would choose to show your love by letting him learn his own lessons?î
    ìOf course. Pain is part of growing up. Itís how we learn.î
    The camerlegno nodded. ìExactly.î

    [UNQUOTE]

    :) I for one have always believed in this explanation only. Its a personal choice to believe in this or not… Just thought it was relevant.


  18. wajiha (unregistered) on October 15th, 2005 @ 10:44 am

    the only thing i would like to add here is that
    God wants you to know that He can do whatever he wills and that we are all dependent on him.
    God gave us this life and all the happiness attached to it, and it is all his blessing and he can take it away whenever he wills. He can test u whenever he wants becuz he is not dependent on us for approval of whether he is doing something wrong or right. Maybe we cant see the reasons too clearly and finally
    God knows why it all happened and everything happens under his authority and plan. We should always let God decide on things and we cannot impose our will on Him. I leave everything on God. Life and death is in his hands. I give myself to him and let him decide on my fate. He gave me birth and he showed me the pleasures of life, when he wills to show me the pain, I am supposed to still be thankful and patient and that shows how much I believe in Him, and God doesnt do cruelty and injustice to anyone. He gives rewards too after the test is over.


  19. Natasha D'souza (unregistered) on October 16th, 2005 @ 4:23 am

    If this is God then he’s surely angry on the entire world at the moment. Last years tsunami was his wrath, the hurricanes in America were his wrath, the devastating rains in India were his wrath. God’s on a rampage. Right, but what about what we’ve done to this earth, we’ve abused it, we’ve polluted our oceans, we’ve nuked our lands for experimental reasons, scientists are creating new killer chemicals every year…we’ve killed most of the earth’s rainforest….in short we’ve killed our PLANET….. so now the PLANET will react and KILL US ! The only difference is, we cant mess with the balance of NATURE….. OR as some would like to say GOD.
    Karachi has been feeling some tremors lately. SOme people in churches have had visions of a tidal wave about to hit…
    For those who believe that God will punish in such a way, He must then be a very mean God!
    In times of disaster its only human nature to fear for your life, and beg for forgiveness or at least make peace with yourself and those around you, and try to be a better person while your still around.


  20. Irfan (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 9:23 pm

    If anyone does not believe in Quakes as Allah’s punishment, refer to quran.
    What haappnened to Lot (PBUH) nations?
    What happened to Ad and Thamud (Prophet’s Hud and Saleh)
    What happened to Prophet Shoaib’s nations?

    What were their sins?
    Dishonesty, shirk, building high buildings, getting “bhatta” from wayfarers (travellers), homosexuality.

    Decide for yourself. No need to listen to athiestic beliefs of some of these people.


  21. xed (unregistered) on October 18th, 2005 @ 11:59 am
  22. Muhammad Ismail Eliat (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 1:54 am

    When God created universe, He pledged Himself which is written beside His throne ‘My Mercy prevails my Wrath’. Everything that happens in this world is part of His mercy and according to His universal plan. God tests every one. After all every incidents tells us that this world is not the man’s abode. He is only a traveller for a short period. Today or Tomorrow he must return to his Lord. Before God everything is a matter of time. A Katrina blows up the mightiest nations and trembles to its feet?s. a Sunami sucks up an entire continent. We are feeble creatures before His mighty. He decreed that for all His blessings, let there be two sides. If the slave is thankful, He increases it. if the slave is arrogant and thankless, He punishes.
    Any how Earthquake is a test. For the survivors and the living alike. Let us trust in Him. We have no other place to run except to take refuge in Him. We ask for all that are good of His creations. Let Him adorn us with all the blessings except pride, for that is His cloak and befits Him alone. When man go arrogant and thankless, God gives a small knock out of His Mercy before the Eternal wrath of afterlife approaches.
    Secondly, How would the final earthquake of Dooms day will be. When the whole world is shaken and men run in horror finding no place safe. God did not create us just to enjoy life and live as animals live. He sent us scriptures and prophets to guide. What was the core message of all Prohpets?. They all said ‘Belive and obey One God your Creator and Sustainer. secondly, this life is ending and there is eternity before you where death is the only curtain between.
    May God be mercy on all of us and guide all of humanity to His true path.
    Mohammad Ismail Eliat
    Jeddah.


  23. Mohammad Ismail Eliat (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 2:00 am

    The Earthquake was so


  24. Najam Saqib (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 2:19 am

    Salaam,
    In this instance let us see/read the ayahs regarding the exchange between Houd-(alaihis-salaam) and his people-(Aad), who persisted in calling on ALLAH with false-(jahilliyah) names, – this is noted in Quran-Majeed’s surah al’Aaraf, ayahs 7:70-72.

    70. They said : “Hast come unto us that we should serve ALLAH alone, and forsake what our fathers worshipped? Then bring upon us that wherewith thou threaten us if thou art of the truthful” ! 71. He (Houd) said : “Terror and wrath from your Lord have already fallen on you. Would ye wrangle with me over names which ye named, ye and your fathers, for which no sanction from ALLAH hath been revealed ? Then wait (the consequence). Lo ! I (also) am of those awaiting (it)”. 72. And WE saved him and those with him by Mercy from Us, and We cut the root of those who denied our Revelations and were not believers.

    That is the immediate punishment for wrongdoing: drowning, fire, earthquakes, destruction, famine, raging wind…. “And the torment of the hereafter is far more severe and more lasting.” (20:127)

    Therefore forget ‘god’ and ‘khuda’ which are false and foul names used by the ignorants and kafirs, so remember and call only on “ALLAAH”.
    salaam.


  25. Talal Bin Ghizal (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2005 @ 10:02 pm

    Well,
    Many men and genies are already created for Hell (7:178179)

    There are many ways to go to hell….

    One of them is to keep continue with arrogant thinkings….

    Inshallah – All Chinese, Americans (along with their Marines), Russians(killed by our Chechen Mujahideens) plus everyone on this planet who died non-muslim, will definitely go to hell….

    So, please comment worst as u can in the reply and Be the first to Enter “The Place where U’ll ask for death and Allah shall keep U Alive, forever in the pain’

    Allah-O-Akbar


  26. Michelle Marshall (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 6:24 pm

    How abou this:

    God allowed this to happen so
    I am more accountable for my moments and learn to value the time and the human beings around me and learn the art of loving, not silly mushy love, but to honour and respect those who we live among and connect with. But also to remind me, that I am no better or worse that the other, it could have been me, they were not worse sinners but above all, I am not a better person, I simply have a special place in purpose and I need to know that purpose and seek to fulfil it in the way He guides me to. It His grace that kept me alive, not my goodness- there is always tomorrow- I need to walk in humility and I need to reach out to minister to and value the lives that are still around. When I was 8 I read in the paper there would be an earthquake in some 16 years that would devastate Pakisan and Iran. This was the prayer of a frightened 8 year old ‘Dear Jesus do not let me be in Pakistan when this happens. I am afraid.’. 16 years later I was in Dubai, dreaming that I was sitting in the middle of rubble and screaming and begging God to help the people around me, people who were wounded from fallen buildings. While I dreamt my phone rang and as I told my friend she wept because thats exactly what was television. Days later I sat in a huge room in my Oxford college with tons of clothing, tents and pampers to send to the disaster zone. I cried with shame at my prayer, I felt embarassed it had been answered- but God did not stop at that – He guided me to seek out other men and women who would help – lets not restrict God to judgment and punishment, how about restoration and gift giver- one who restores lives of the sufferers through the lives of those with gifts, life and health.


  27. religiousguy (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 8:45 pm

    Wait… you anti-religious idiots are in Pakistan? As in Karachi? Then damn you.


  28. FucKarachi (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

    See? Karachi is a secular, devil-worshipping place. Hell on earth.



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