Was that really necessary? That isn’t even kicking people when they were down. The first earthquake hitting a dirt poor nation with tons of problems did that.
This is more like kicking someone when they are down then finding out which hospital they are staying at, going there, and pissing on them while they are lying on a hospital bed with tubes coming out of them.
The best part about god is that he is all knowing. Therefore, he knows everything that will ever happen - including the earthquake on the little island on the little planet circling a little star in a little galaxy in the universe somewhere near sector 743.284.853dte45d.
Since from his perspective it is all pre-determined god must actually be powerless to change it, or some kind of paradox would occur. Perhap then satan would win forcing us to stop symbolically eating zombie jesus.
I don’t think anything has it out for them. I think it’s a horrible misfortune. I do “pray”, (or look up to the sky, and yell and scream at the heavens), but that’s therapy and superstition for me. I usually curse ‘God’. But no, I don’t think anything can hear me, or is applying any specific hardships on designated places or people.
Do we know really how much damage/loss of life this latest aftershock caused? Because there were dozens of aftershocks prior to this one, and the news has made it pretty clear that fear of aftershocks has kept anyone from going into any buildings. So it seems likely that most people were outside and hopefully not affected much by this.
The one thing I do worry about is rescuers that might have been inside unstable structures trying to rescue people.
It’s sort of sad and disturbing that an earthquake/tsunami/hurricane gets such a near-universal outpouring of aid and support, yet attempts to fix the grinding poverty, ethnic violence, and disease that are a constant condition for a large portion of the world’s population are either ignored, branded as first-world imperialism/policing, or are viewed as a waste of resources since those people just can’t help themselves.