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Statement Regarding Pat Robertson's Comments on Haiti CBN.com – VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., January 13, 2010 --On today’s The 700 Club, during a segment about the devastation, suffering and humanitarian effort that is needed in Haiti, Dr. Robertson also spoke about Haiti’s history. His comments were based on the widely-discussed 1791 slave rebellion led by Boukman Dutty at Bois Caiman, where the slaves allegedly made a famous pact with the devil in exchange for victory over the French. This history, combined with the horrible state of the country, has led countless scholars and religious figures over the centuries to believe the country is cursed. Dr. Robertson never stated that the earthquake was God’s wrath. If you watch the entire video segment, Dr. Robertson’s compassion for the people of Haiti is clear. He called for prayer for them. His humanitarian arm has been working to help thousands of people in Haiti over the last year, and they are currently launching a major relief and recovery effort to help the victims of this disaster. They have sent a shipment of millions of dollars worth of medications that is now in Haiti, and their disaster team leaders are expected to arrive tomorrow and begin operations to ease the suffering. Chris Roslan Spokesman for CBN
Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
Originally posted by Aeons
Originally posted by Kaploink
Turning to god? Over 80 percent in Haiti are Catholic and the majority of the rest are Protestant.
Regardless of what Robertson believes, Catholics are Christians.
Many Evangelical groups do not consider Catholics Christian.
Forgive my impudence but many Evangelical groups suffer from the worst kind of rectal/cranial inversion.
Was it George Carlin who quipped: "I used to be all #ed up on drugs, now I'm all #ed up on God." ?
('scuze the profanity, it is in context and the auto-fix will will grab it)
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
I was just pointing out how fundamentalist "Christians" believe in a loving God who goes around smiting anyone He does't like, and how they almost revel in the suffering of those who don't subscribe to their ideology. I wasn't promoting a belief or disbelief in a God. Just pointing out the double-think that one must adopt in order to be a "good" fundamentalist .
Originally posted by Carseller4
Catholics have moved so far away from true Christianity, maybe that is why many voodooist relate to Catholics?
Originally posted by autowrenchThat being said, it is so sad to know that many people think and believe God messes around in the affairs of mankind. Was not mankind given Free Will? Well, you cannot have it both ways. If mankind has free will, then God does not one thing to harm or help mankind. If he does, then we are nothing but slaves to a God we cannot see or hear. If this be the case, let us all turn our collective backs on him, and shun him away.