Skip to comments.‘They Have Been Cursed’: Pat Robertson Says Haiti ‘Swore a Pact to the Devil’
Posted on 01/13/2010 12:10:06 PM PST by BJClinton
"We will serve you if you will get us free from the French."
Video at link.
How does this turn people to Christ? It doesn’t so Pat needs to just be quiet. So sad.
Stop dragging your knuckles like that. They will hurt, start to bleed and make you believe that God hates you.
Somebody should tell this idiot that bad things DO HAPPEN to good people, and having something bad happen to you doesn’t mean that you’re a bad person. What happen to he send the ran on the just and the unjust? Or all the sfferting Paul went through - including natural disaster like hurricanes and a shipwreck? He’s a preacher? He doesn’t know the first thing about the Bible.
Not a whole lot of difference.
You can slam Pat all you want, but you wont find a more instructive test case on the planet. ONE ISLAND, half blessed by God, half cursed.
Who said He hasn't? Obama was elected and look where he's taking us. (just being facetious, but only a little).
Pat got out of fighting in the Korean War thanks to his dad the Democrat Senator.
Pat stated he was a combat Marine who served in the Korean War. Other Marines in his battalion contradicted Robertson’s version, claiming he had never spent a day in a combat environment.
They asserted that instead of fighting in the war, Robertson’s primary responsibility was supplying alcoholic beverages for his officers
Christ said: “Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish”
What are you talking about? Sin affected our entire world. It was not God’s fault. Sin has consequences. However, I DO NOT believe that God singled out Haiti to be judged by earthquake. Pat Robertson is wrong. You have misinterpreted my post.
THE CENTER FOR BLACK STUDIES UCSB
“The imposition of European values and Catholicism took many forms. These interdictions and measures which continued throughout Haitis history and the clandestine nature of Vodou ceremonies which thus resulted, led to the revalorization of the very African cultural values that both Westerners and the Haitian elite had tried to suppress. The reality is that these various forms of systematic attempts of assimilation and acculturation of the Haitian people did not destroy our national religion which remains omnipresent, pervasive, strong and continues to perform important functions in ALL aspects of Haitis social life. The Haitian ancestral religion represents a key element of Haitian consciousness and provides moral coherence through common cosmological understandings. The principles outlined here constitute some of the core moral values emphasized in the Haitian worldview. Vodou offers a particular ethical orientation grounded in both an African ontological conception of life and the Haitian realitiesecological, linguistic, economic, social and political. http://research.ucsb.edu/cbs/projects/divinehaiti.html
The majority of the Africans who were brought as slaves to Haiti were from Western and Central Africa. The Vodun practitioners brought over and enslaved in the United States primarily descend from the Ewe, Anlo-Ewe, and other West African groups. The survival of the belief systems in the New World is remarkable, although the traditions have changed with time and have even taken on some Catholic forms of worship. Two important factors, however, characterize the uniqueness of Haitian Vodou as compared to African Vodun; the transplanted Africans of Haiti, similar to those of Cuba and Brazil, were obliged to disguise their loa (sometimes spelled lwa) or spirits as Roman Catholic saints, an element of a process called syncretism.
Roman Catholicism was mixed into the religion to hide their “pagan” religion from their masters, who had forbidden them to practice it. Thus, Haitian Vodou has roots in several West African religions, and incorporates some Roman Catholic and Arawak Amerindian influences. It is common for Haitians followers of the Vodou religion to integrate Roman Catholic practices by including Catholic prayers in Vodou worship.
Why is that absurd? Your historical point at Africa actually aids in the belief that this could be some type of judgment. The “voodoo” countries of Africa are in as deplorable condition as Haiti. Coincidence?
What an insensitive moron. Didn’t he say something similar regarding the 9/11 attacks about the U.S.?
It’s just gone viral anyway.
SHEPARD SMITH PLAYED THE PAT ROBERTSON VIDEO.
He explains the logic of their actions but does not condone it and he says so.
Voodoo is not Satan worship, but a strange amalgam of Catholicism and traditional African religions. Jesus came to the sickest people, as a physical and spiritual physician. That is what Haiti needs.
I simply meant to get your attention. You are coming accross like a typical fundamentalist. Heavy on the MENTAL.
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