Mother always said: “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say it at all.”
It’s unfortunate that mothers don’t also say “If you don’t know enough about something, don’t pretend you do.”
The reason being that if you say something absolutely ludicrous, chances are your image, and everything you stand for, will be jeopardised.
When a Facebook page called ‘Boobquake’ popped up on people’s screens, we assumed the same: Some guy thinks massive boobs are awesome.
In fact it was started by a Jennifer McCreight, who wanted to prove wrong what an Iranian cleric thought about the effect of breasts on the world. We all have our pre-conceptions on what effect they have, but read on.
Without skewing any facts here, the cleric preached that cleavage causes earthquakes (quote): “Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupting their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
As far as speeches go, there are parts where the sentence has enough power without having to blame seismic activity on the cut of T-shirt.
This isn’t the first time someone of religious power has said something ridiculous. The United States is the home to Pat Robertson, who had no issue going on television saying that homosexuality causes “earthquakes, tornadoes, and possibly a meteor”.
I love how he sounded like a weatherman, as if the amount of assless chaps on a gay pride parade was the tipping point to a chunk of space rock flying towards the Earth.
The ‘Boobquake’ page promoted a day for “women to wear something that’s a little more immodest than what they’d normally wear”.
But is it the sight of them, or the size? A woman in Peru had almost 16kg from her breasts removed when her pregnant body didn’t stop growing, even after her child was born. What causes THAT, cleric?
On a slightly ironic note, an earthquake 6.9 on the scale did occur off of Taiwan that day. Perhaps its the amount of cleavage per capita? Taiwan, great job on the geological experiment!
Here are a couple titles that could sum up all the questions that must be lingering in some people’s minds still.
Now if I could only find what causes volcanic eruptions, and punch the person/people responsible for holding up my plane…
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