This is Dumb
I am a Christian first. But I belong to a wider category of people who are called theists. The only thing that we all have in common is that we believe in a force greater than ourselves, which we believe to be deity, and that we worship.
When one theist says something stupid, it makes all of us look bad. Witness:
Many women who dress inappropriately … cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes. Calamities are the result of people’s deeds. We have no way but conform to Islam to ward off dangers. (source)
So said Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi, a hardline Muslim leader.
All this time, I thought it was because Iran was situated near a nexus of faultlines. Silly me!