Looking at this photo and reading the caption (both courtesy of the Guardian), produces contrasting emotions.
Good for these believers, and more power to them, if they snatch some dignity or some sense of social cohesion or even meaning from the destruction (though I can’t quite fathom what the Almighty’s message might be).
Aren’t there wounded and bereaved to tend to, items to be salvaged, shelters to be built?
I spend much of my time trying to grasp where religious people are coming from. Depressingly, sometimes it seems that the more I learn, the less I understand.
Photographer Phillipe Lopez gives some background on the image here.