Religious Leaders Debate Over the Explanation for the Tsunami

Leaders from different religions and faith wondered if there is the act of God to loss of life.
( [email protected] ) Jan 03, 2005 05:15 PM EST

Religious Leaders debates over the explanation of the Tsunami.

On Saturday, the death toll has risen to 126,000. The United Nations has warned that the numbers of death toll will rise to 150,000. Leaders from different religious and faiths wonders if there is the act of God to this loss of life.

The head of the Church of England, Archbishop Dr. Rowan Williams pointed out that the tsunami disaster reminded Christians about the existence of God.

Some of Australia's Anglican Bishops has stated that there is a message of God to remind people of their actions. Through the mortality in the tsunami, people might have done something that they have not awarded.

The Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Robert Forsyth, and the Anglican Dean of Sydney, Phillip Jensen, the both of them has considered that it is an omen; God's judgment is coming through the disaster.

The Chief Executive of the Federation of Islamic Councils, Amjad Ali Mehboob said, people should seek forgiveness and repent in this disaster.

Muslim leaders also said, people should look to their own actions and responsibilities in the disaster.

The president of the Hindu Council of Australia said that he doesn't believe that the tragedy of the tsunami disaster was a direct result of God's anger.

Jewish leader Rabbi Raymond Apple said, "it is very difficult to understand the motive of God's act."