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  • Why God Hates Haiti - The frustrating theology of suffering.

    01/17/2010 5:21:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 50 replies · 1,762+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | Lisa Miller
    Why God Hates Haiti The frustrating theology of suffering. By Lisa Miller | NEWSWEEK Published Jan 15, 2010 From the magazine issue dated Jan 25, 2010 Haiti is surely a Job among nations. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere: half its population lives on less than a dollar a day. With 98 percent of its forests felled and burned for firewood, Haiti is uniquely vulnerable to flooding from hurricanes. In 2008 four storms in as many weeks left a million homeless. Haiti has an infant-mortality rate worse than that of many African nations, and its people are...
  • Government Of The Devil, By The Devil, And For The Devil (Haiti Government]

    01/17/2010 2:15:23 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 62 replies · 2,317+ views
    Live Leak ^ | Thursday, March 11, 2004 | Tom Barrett
    Government Of The Devil, By The Devil, And For The Devil By Tom Barrett (03/11/04) "Haiti is the only country in the entire world that has dedicated its government to Satan. Demonic spirits have been consulted for political decisions, and have shaped the country's history." Thus speaks Reverend Doug Anderson, who grew up in Haiti with missionary parents, and served there along with his wife Dawn as a missionary until 1990. The leaders of Haiti make no attempt to hide their allegiance to Satan. Haiti's government is a government of the devil, by the devil, and for the devil....
  • Haitian Voodoo

    01/14/2010 8:58:04 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 33 replies · 1,482+ views
    Roman Catholicism may be the nominal faith in Haiti but voodoo is the true national religion. Closely related to this is the common practice of santeria, animal sacrifice. The most egregious African superstitions have merged with a superficial and distorted version of Christianity to produce a primordial blend of arrant nonsense that has created a cult of barbarism. Haiti is not the most impoverished and backward nation in the Western hemisphere simply by happenstance. It remains, as it always has, beyond the pale of civilization. And all the romanticizing of the Haitian people by the MSM won't change that reality.
  • Haitian ambassador: Our alleged “pact with the devil” helped your country a lot

    01/14/2010 7:57:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1,413+ views
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2010 | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart, the Robertson story’s almost out of gas but a rejoinder this clever deserves wider airing. Most were content to hammer Reverend Pat yesterday for blaming the victims, but this guy’s after bigger game. If you’re trying to divine divine will by tracing a cause-and-effect line between certain historical data points, how do you know which data points to select? Does Haiti get no credit in the heavenly ledger for overthrowing a slaveholder regime and thereby bringing about the conditions for the U.S. to purchase the Louisiana territory? If not, if that’s spoiled by their, ahem, “pact with the...
  • The ceremony at the Bois Caïman (Haiti and voodu and Robertson)

    01/14/2010 12:37:41 PM PST · by La Lydia · 38 replies · 1,725+ views
    Ghost of a Fela ^ | January 14, 2010 | Anthropologist to the Stars!
    Call Pat Robertson crazy or, worse yet, insensitive for his remarks following the earthquake in Haiti. To a reasonable person (by which I mean an NPR listener's self-concept), the notion Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake was punishment for a 200 year old pact with the Devil sounds crazy or, worse yet, insensitive. This perhaps particularly so to a reasonable person recalling Robertson's remarks along similar lines following 9/11. The trouble for critics of Robertson's insensitivity (I have seen no sympathy for the devil troubling him), is that Haitians say much the same thing themselves. The commonly accepted date for the start...
  • 1.7 Billion Reasons to Defend Pat Robertson

    01/14/2010 1:17:00 PM PST · by ZGuy · 139 replies · 3,104+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | 1/13/10 | Gary L. Cass, Christian Anti-Defamation Commission
    It is excruciating to see the images of human suffering emanating from Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. Prayers and practical compassionate care is truly needed. But sometimes things are said in the midst of crises that exacerbate the already raw feelings of grieving people. So then what's all the fuss about Pat Robertson's remarks? I first knew something was up while driving yesterday. I heard two national conservative talk radio personalities make some disparaging remarks about Pat Robertson, who, by the way, is one of the reasons they even have jobs. Pat was one of the most...
  • More on the "curse"

    01/14/2010 12:12:26 PM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 768+ views ^ | January 14, 2010 | Robert George
    More on the "curse" Thanks, Rob, for that link to the post on Pat Robertson at Get Religion.  It does, as you say, provide useful context---context that the author rightly says should be mentioned by people reporting Rev. Robertson's remarks.I do not know if others who have viewed the video clip perceive it as I do, but among the things that struck me was Robertson's evident sincerity.  In this case, at least, I don't think he was being a showman.  He seems to really believe in the "curse" and the legend of the "pact with the devil."  Moreover, I didn't...
  • 2010's "Caput Capitis in Rectum" Winner: Pat Robertson

    01/14/2010 7:36:49 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 28 replies · 686+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 01-14-10 | Alan Speakman
    Just my humble opinion... Pat Robertson gets my vote for 2010's "Caput Capitis in Rectum" Award! [Video of Robertson beclowning himself] This is what gives conservatism (and Christianity) a bad name.
  • The Destruction of Haiti -- And America

    01/13/2010 5:31:27 PM PST · by Zanton · 21 replies · 1,220+ views
    However much Haitians are suffering now due to yesterday's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Port-au-Prince, it's nothing compared to how much they're suffering due to almost two centuries of heavy-handed Welfare Statism. A society, economy, and polity based on the sheer intellectual nonsense and utter moral depravity of "soft" socialism and quasi-Marxist-Leninist theory is pretty much a society, economy, and polity which is hit with a horrific natural disaster every day. And however much Americans and Westerners think themselves very superior to the agonizing people of Haiti -- and secretly laugh at their extraordinary backwardness and primitivism -- the reality is...
  • Muslim Obama, US Money and Corrupt Haitian Past

    01/13/2010 6:44:05 PM PST · by freedomyes · 35 replies · 1,199+ views ^ | Jan 13 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Marxist Muslim Barack Hussein Obama, late in responding to the Fort Hood massacre, inefficient in his support for US troops in Afghanistan, and tagging pants bomber as an “isolated extremist,” came through quickly to the Haitian earthquake tragedy.
  • US evangelist says quake-hit Haiti made 'devil' pact

    01/13/2010 5:46:37 PM PST · by FromLori · 105 replies · 3,091+ views
    AFP ^ | 1/13/10
    US evangelical preacher Pat Robertson levied blame Wednesday for the devastating earthquake in Haiti on Haitians themselves, saying that the country "swore a pact to the devil" at its creation. "Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it," Robertson said on his Christian Broadcasting Network show "The 700 Club." Haitians were originally "under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon the third, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil," said the 80-year-old former presidential candidate. "They said, we will serve you if you will...
  • Pat Robertson blames Haiti quake on 'pact with the devil'

    01/13/2010 3:10:28 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 49 replies · 1,887+ views
    chicagotribune ^ | January 13, 2010
    Today's buzz on Twitter about the Rev. Pat Robertson seemed like a cruel hoax against the man who blamed America's sins for the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina. But no. Robertson did indeed strike again today during his show "The 700 Club" on the Christian Broadcasting Network. Calling for donations to CBN's disaster relief fund, he blamed Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake on the Haitians' "pact with the devil" two centuries ago while seeking liberation from the French. Take a look at the video.So, why did so many missionaries, clergy and seminarians die on Tuesday? The Seeker...
  • ‘They Have Been Cursed’: Pat Robertson Says Haiti ‘Swore a Pact to the Devil’

    01/13/2010 12:10:06 PM PST · by BJClinton · 291 replies · 8,646+ views ^ | * 44 comments * * * * Bookmark and Share January 13, 2010 | Pat Robertson
    "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." Video at link.
  • Haiti - New master in Haitain voodoo

    03/08/2008 7:05:32 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 914+ views
    Excerpt - PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) — In a Haitian dance hall transformed into a temple, dozens of voodoo practitioners dressed all in white, scarves around their necks in red, yellow or green, came Friday to pay homage to their first-ever "supreme master". "Open the barriers," a sole voice intoned in Creole. "The master has arrive," answered the crowd of men and women, as they rose to greet Max Beauvoir, 72. Until recently, the priests of voodoo, the heavily spirit-focused, African-rooted belief of many Haitians, operated autonomously without a formal hierarchy or rules. But through the associations of followers, they decided to...