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A freakish double-disaster has claimed the lives of at least 137 people in Indonesia. On Monday, parts of the island nation were stuck by a tsunami, killing a least a hundred people and leaving many more homeless. The following day, an eruption from Mount Merapi, the country’s most active volcano, killed at least twenty-five more.
Perhaps most remarkable development in this chain of events is the continuing silence of American televangelist Pat Robertson, whom most observers expect to opine at any moment that the Muslim nation was somehow asking for it.
Some Guy said:
The optimistic part of me wants to think slightly more highly of Robertson for keeping quiet about this, but the realistic part of me is inclined to believe that he simply hasn’t gotten around to shooting his mouth off yet. I really, really, really hope I’m wrong . . . but I’m pretty sure I’m not.
I hope you’ll forgive the utterly shameless plug, but I’ve added a link above to some thoughts on Robertson’s reaction to the Haiti crisis.
Plug away, we forgive you (although you got picked up by the Promethean Times spam filter–we sorted it out, obviously).
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