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Old 27 Oct 2010, 09:06 AM   #172480 / #1
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Default Volcano kills spiritual gatekeeper

These natural disasters are pretty sad.

Indonesia's volcanic eruption claims 28 lives

The volcano is no respecter of victims, either.

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Marno, an officer at the Sardjito hospital's morgue said 28 people were killed. More than a dozen others have been hospitalized, mostly with burns, respiratory problems and other injuries.

Among the dead was Maridjan, an 83-year-old man who had been entrusted by a highly respected late king to watch over the volcano's spirits.

"We found his body," said Suseno, a member of the search and rescue team, amid reports that the old man was found in the position of praying, kneeling face-down on the floor.

Maridjan, who for years led ceremonies in which rice and flowers were thrown into the crater to appease spirits, has angered officials in the past by refusing to evacuate even during eruptions.
Poor dumb, deluded guy. But he's in a better place now that the volcano has "taken him home".
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Old 27 Oct 2010, 09:19 AM   #172483 / #2
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It looks as if the current activity at Merapi is far from over, but the chances of it being anything on the scale of Pinutabo are remote.

One of the commenters at Eruptions, Sezka Fregoso, lives pretty close to the volcano, and is giving first hand accounts of what is going on.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/24670#comments

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Although the volcano killed him, which might not have been in the shaman's spiritual plan, we can take comfort from the fact that Yahweh, Jesus, and Allah are all lined up to cast him into hell to be tortured for his pagan ways.

Such is the mercy of God.
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Although the volcano killed him, which might not have been in the shaman's spiritual plan, we can take comfort from the fact that Yahweh, Jesus, and Allah are all lined up to cast him into hell to be tortured for his pagan ways.

Such is the mercy of God.
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Link to pics, some distressing, but all behind hide tags.

http://www.kaskus.us/showthread.php?t=5727480

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Although the volcano killed him, which might not have been in the shaman's spiritual plan, we can take comfort from the fact that Yahweh, Jesus, and Allah are all lined up to cast him into hell to be tortured for his pagan ways.

Such is the mercy of God.
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