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‘They Have Been Cursed’: Pat Robertson Says Haiti ‘Swore a Pact to the Devil’
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Posted on 01/13/2010 12:10:06 PM PST by BJClinton

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To: BJClinton

There a literally tens-of-thousands of devout-Christians, many of whom are unabashed conservatives, that spend hundreds of millions of dollars, and countless hours helping the helpless in places EXACTLY like Haiti - to include Haiti. But, none of their good work will be highlighted in tonight’s evening news broadcasts. But, Pat Robertson unbelievable stupid gibberish will be. Thanks Pat.


61 posted on 01/13/2010 12:30:51 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: HerrBlucher

He said, essentially, that as we turn away from God, we lose God’s blessing and protection.

That was one of the comments he’s made that I had no problem with. If 9/11 didn’t prove that to be true, Obama’s rise certainly should have.

Much more objectionable were his comments about forced abortion in China. Pat didn’t have a problem with it because China is overpopulated.


62 posted on 01/13/2010 12:31:04 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: JG52blackman

Haiti’s religion is Voodoo which is considered to be a form of Satanism.


63 posted on 01/13/2010 12:31:31 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: BJClinton; All

fwiw, in NYC the word “voodoo” is associated with Brooklyn Haitians.


64 posted on 01/13/2010 12:32:00 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (You have only to be as brutal and ruthless as the Nazis and you will succeed in controlling prices.)
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To: Soothesayer
Here’s hoping Pat Robertson dies soon before he makes Christians look any worse

Now there's a good Christian response. sarc
65 posted on 01/13/2010 12:32:15 PM PST by silverleaf
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To: US Navy Vet

No one can doubt that Christianity had something to do with the blessings of THIS COUNTRY. Nor can one doubt the lack of blessing to OTHER COUNTRIES like the plight of 22 Arab nations, comprising some 300 million people.
The Arab countries scored the lowest of all world regions as to freedom, the political process, civil liberties, political rights and media independence. Other findings:

There are 65 million illiterate adults in the Arab world, with half of Arab women unable to read or write.
There is a severe shortage of new writing: in the last 1,000 years Arabs have translated as many books as Spain translates in just one year.
Spain, a country of 41 million people boasts a greater gross domestic product (GDP) than the GDE of all the 22 Arab countries combined.
Moreover, despite the presence of oil in many Arab countries, the region remains underdeveloped — per capita income growth is just above that of sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades.


66 posted on 01/13/2010 12:32:47 PM PST by anglian
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To: onyx
He’s asking for prayers and donations for the people, right?

Tonight at our church we're having a canned goods/blood drive and a prayer service for the Haitians. I assure you no one is going to try to explain Haiti's plight with voodoo/Satanism.
67 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:00 PM PST by BJClinton ("Worse" technically is "change".)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Much more objectionable were his comments about forced abortion in China. Pat didn’t have a problem with it because China is overpopulated.

Cripes! When did he say TAHT?

68 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: silverleaf

“So, he believes God is vengeful and acts against mankind (the good, the bad and the ugly) using forces of nature.”

Parts of the New Testament and the Book Of Revelation say this is so too.


69 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:08 PM PST by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Much more objectionable were his comments about forced abortion in China. Pat didn’t have a problem with it because China is overpopulated.

Cripes! When did he say THAT?

70 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:10 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: BJClinton

We are all condemned because of sin. Our only escape is through Jesus Christ. Natural disasters and evil are an effect of sin upon this world. It is not from the judgement of God because of a pact with the devil.

It saddens me to see people like Pat Robertson speak out about these kind of things. How are we to offer comfort to the hurting when they believe God has wiped out their families?

He speaks in direct conflict with what the Bible says in
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.


71 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:18 PM PST by christianhomeschoolmommaof3 (Some people just need a hug. You know who you are!)
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To: BJClinton
I watched the video and do not agree with some of the hateful comments here against Pat Robertson. To begin with, can anyone on this forum support or dismiss the historical facts he has asserted? If his facts are correct, then his belief as to God using nature to cleanse Haiti may be extreme, but it is simply a belief based on history and biblical knowledge.
As to the reason to make this comment at this time, even if he believes it to be true, is beyond my comprehension. If you listen to the entire clip, though, he calls on Americans to help the Haitians and to not dwell on the reason for God allowing such a catastrophe to occur.
I am not in anyway supporting his conclusion, just making a point that maybe his belief is based on historic fact.
72 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:18 PM PST by Beeman
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To: bassmaner
True, but he gets some things right. I wish we’d have taken PR’s advice about Hugo Chavez ...

I think that falls into the "a stopped clock is right twice a day" category.

Even if some Haitians swore what they believed was a pact with the devil to oust the French, is Pat saying he's familiar with infernal jurisprudence to a degree that he can know that all future generations of Haitians, including those who are not descendants of the "let's make a deal with the devil" folks, are "cursed"? Cursed by whom? By God? If so, he's basically saying that God is a moron and an A-hole. The alternative, though, is that Pat is the moron and A-hole. Considering that Jesus said the Father in heaven makes the sun to shine and the rain to fall on both the just and the unjust, the latter is the more likely conclusion.
73 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:48 PM PST by aruanan
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74 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:48 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: BJClinton

Ya just never know - they certainly seem to be under some kind of curse for the last couple of centuries.


75 posted on 01/13/2010 12:34:57 PM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

I believe they monkey around with voodoo down there.....


76 posted on 01/13/2010 12:35:52 PM PST by dpetty121263
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To: martinidon

Well, he did come in third in the Republican Presidential Primary.


77 posted on 01/13/2010 12:36:20 PM PST by GunRunner
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To: EveningStar

78 posted on 01/13/2010 12:36:26 PM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Soothesayer
So even the little children who got slowly crushed under the debris must have made a pact with the devil.....

Actually, innocents have suffered from the sins of others ever since there was sin.

But a "soothsayer" sure wouldn't know that.

79 posted on 01/13/2010 12:36:30 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (You have only to be as brutal and ruthless as the Nazis and you will succeed in controlling prices.)
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To: madison10
His position has nothing to do with the number of Christians in Haiti; it appears throughout the Bible that God has rendered judgment on a people even though that people had believers among them. Again, as stated before, the timing of his belief statement was unnecessary.
80 posted on 01/13/2010 12:36:59 PM PST by Beeman
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