This post is belated, since the Earthquake and resulting Tsunami happened last Friday. My thoughts and hopes are with the people of Japan as they continue to cope with the aftermath of the Tsunami and current nuclear crisis going on.
I have to however, say something about many of the twitter, facebook, and other comments I've been seeing out there. Such things like this being God's payback for Pearl Harbor. Japan getting what it deserves. Bullshit. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.
Once again, and I can't believe I have to say this. God didn't send the Tsunami, didn't start the Earthquake, and certainly didn't punish Japan because of Pearl Harbor. Let it go freaks. God doesn't care about our petty little fights. God doesn't punish nations or people. God doesn't need to, we do it all ourselves, so let it go and stop being such assholes.
Please, if you haven't already, donate something to help the Japanese people.