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Tsunami Prompts Lawsuit Against God
Similar strictures were voiced by Imam Ali al-Badr and Bishop John Newland, spokesman for the Vatican. In a prepared statement, Newland said: "While we mourn the tragic loss of lives and grieve with the grieving, we must recognize that our heavenly Father always transmutes apparent evil into good. They err who doubt His providential wisdom." Outside a mosque in Jakarta, al-Badr said, "Glory be to Allah, the eternal fount of all good and all ill. The pot doesn't dictate to the potter."