Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Oklahoma hit with the strongest quake ever recorded for the state, a 5.6! This is a clear sign—God is Angry with the PCG!
Oh, wait, no that can’t be; they are God’s church doing his work! Hmmm…oh yes: Satan is getting angrier that the PCG is so effectively doing God’s Work™ that he earnestly wished to damage/destroy some buildings on The Land, but god deflected it to a different fault line. However, he didn’t just revoke satan’s Earthquake License. No, he simply deflected it so the people at HQ would realize it could have been closer!
It must be either those, or just another testament to fulfilled scripture (earthquakes in diverse places) and a sign that the End is Nigh.
Of course, if these folks had been around in the early to mid ’50s, they might have said the same thing. It was 1952 that the previous “record Oklahoma quake” occurred, and it was a 5.5. In 1956, three damage-causing quakes hit the Sooner state. And in general, quakes are not uncommon in OK, though their frequency has increased since about ’08. The increase equates to about 50 unnoticeable tremors a year.
No, this won’t be a long article, because we’ve written about it before:
Consider. What should we expect the world to look like had some god designed it perfectly as a habitation for us? Money growing on trees perhaps? How about food growing on pigs? No, let us not tax the Creator’s imagination so much: what about a system of thermal energy management that doesn’t necessitate (in a predictable manner) the occasional production of hellishly destructive storms, or something less inhospitable than the volcano- and earthquake-prone tectonic arrangement we currently endure? Wouldn’t our imaginary god be free in such a world to actually intervene in order to specially create “acts of God” for the expression of its displeasure?
Also, there isn’t much to say since there are numerous fault lines in Oklahoma, including one running right through Edmond.
No, this needn’t be a long article, but merely a cautionary tale to prepare people for whatever spin (with the predictability of a tornado) comes out of Edmond.