Big Pimpin wrote: 3. After thinking about it and talking it over with some of my friends over the past couple days, I really don't have a problem with what Pat Robertson said.
F___! Seriously? You need some new friends.
Big Pimpin wrote:It was said at a poor time and makes him look bad, but he didn't say anything that wasn't true. Haiti's "deal with the devil" is part of their folklore. Did it really happen? I have no idea. Did God punish them with the earthquake? Again, I have no idea. The truth is that God does have a history of punishing entire groups of people or even the world when things get bad enough, so to suggest it's impossible is borderline ridiculous. Of course the corollary truth is that every single one of us deserves a similar punishment. If we all got what we "deserved" there wouldn't be one left among us. And unless I missed something, Robertson never said Haiti "deserved" anything, simply that their history suggests a deal with the devil and they have a long history of natural disasters. Make of that what you will.
If you want to believe this nonsense it's up to you.
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Some of the ignorance around here is asstounding. God is punishing the Hatians? That, to you (whomever you are) is a rational assumption while children, women and men alike are lying in the street dead and stacked like human Legos? Easy for you to say, from the comfort of your clean and well-lit place, Mr. self-righteous Christian. To pass judgement on an entire group of people entenched in epic natural disaster from the comfort of your manufactired suberbian home is an effin agregious offense against humanity and a poor, if not perfefct, reflection of your moral apptitudes.
You should be punished for assuming knowlegde of God's intentions. In fact, I'm prepairing a holy memo about you for Him. Get ready for a bout with Chicken Pox or scabies, haven't decide yet.
Is there anything worse than people running around like Chicken Little screaming, "the sky is falling"? Yes, the hen that claims to know why and who to blame for it.