Thursday, 14 January 2010

The Superstitious Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson has declared that the recent Haitian earthquake is the result of a pact with the devil, a pact entered into by the Haitians to free themselves from French colonial rule.
You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other.
And in case you think I'm quoting him out of context, this is from his own website.
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.
In other words, bad things happen to you because you did something evil.

As the young kids say these days: Theology Fail.

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