Brace for Boobquake
Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes
In response, blogger Jen McCreight proposed the idea of boobquake last week, and the idea has taken off. Her plan is to test the religious claim by organizing mass immodesty. As of this writing, the Facebook event has over 150,000 attendees planning to tempt the gods by wearing immodest clothing tomorrow.
Time for a Boobquake. On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts… With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.
This isn’t the first time that religious fundamentalists have proposed that natural disasters result from immorality. According to Pat Robertson, Haiti made a deal with the devil when they rebelled against their white masters, which led to the massively destructive earthquake there, and Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for legalized abortion and other evils. Robertson draws a daily audience of nearly 1,000,000 American viewers.