Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pat Robertson on Haiti

Of course we've all seen the horrific earthquake in Haiti, killing many thousands (possibly over 100,000), and leaving the country in ruins.  A number of my blogging peers have suggested a number of charities to donate to if you want to help (both secular and religious).

I would never suggest that this tragedy is a good thing, or that we can get something good out of it.  But I do like seeing atheists and theists put aside our differences when something like this happens.  Disagreements are put on hold, and we recognize that the most important thing right now is to do whatever we can to help those less fortunate. 

Then there's Pat Robertson:

"Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it.  They were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III, or whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, we will serve you if you'll get us free from the French. True story. And so, the devil said, okay it's a deal."

This makes me wish so hard that Pat Robertson's house would just be hit by a tornado.  First, because it would be deserved and ironic.  Second, because I would love to hear his explanation.

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