posted on Jul, 2 2012 @ 05:58 PM
Sodom and Gomorrah were not destroyed by a god but by volcanic activity, mostly earthquakes and sulphar and ash deposits. However, the destroyed
cities were capitalised upon by the ancient Hebrews (and still to this day by Jews, Christians and Muslims); the inhabitants were demonised and used
as scapegoats in order to instill fear in the believers of the Abrahamic religions. It is a possibility that the inhabitants were perfectly decent
people living their lives but that their reputations, in death, have been destroyed for millenia.
I believe the time has come to exonerate the people of Sodom and Gomorrah and to realise the crime commited against them when sorrow at the loss of
human life would have been the humane response.
The current memorial of the inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, I believe, says more about the goings-on of the ancient Hebrews and, given the verses
in the Koran, also the Muslims: divine warnings are needed for existing problems.
'It appears that this people, who lived to the north of the Red Sea, was destroyed in a manner compatible with the description in the Qur'an.
Archaeological excavations have revealed that the city lay close to the Dead Sea on the present-day Israeli-Jordanian border. According to scientists,
the area is covered in large deposits of sulphur. For this reason, no life in the form of animals or plants is to be found there and the region stands
as a symbol of destruction. Sulphur is an element which appears as a result of volcanic eruptions. Indeed, there is clear evidence in the Qur'an that
the method of destruction was earthquake and volcanic eruptions'
Genesis 19:24 Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah —from the Lord out of the heavens. 25 Thus he overthrew those cities
and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land. 26 But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became
a pillar of salt.
edit on 2-7-2012 by TheFogHorn because: (no reason given)