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Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 02:10
by Dennis
You have all heard about the devastating earthquake that shook the country this past Tuesday. My heart goes out to all Haitians and may they be able to reconstruct their country and have a bright new beginning leading to a prosperous era.

Now, here's something you may have heard. Those that have me on Facebook know that I'm very outspoken, but nothing has annoyed me more than the comments Pat Robertson has made about Haiti getting what they deserve for "making a pact with the devil during their independence battle". Now people are going on about how they practice voodoo and because of that the earthquake happened, blah blah blah.

Anyone who knows better would first look for some history and see that:
1. About 95% of Haiti's population is Christian, with 80% of it being catholic.
2. Voodoo, though an official religion of Haiti, is just barely practiced by 50% of the population alongside their Christian beliefs.

I'm just boiling in anger here because aren't these people (not Haitians) who tell us that God is an all loving person? Why would they punish an already impoverished country with such a big tremor? The Middle East does not belief in God, so why didn't the earthquake happen over there? Venezuelans worship God, so why don't they explain why today their country suffered a moderate quake (5.0+ in magnitude)?

I'm sorry to build a religious debate here, but I want to see your views on this. That and it's time to have just one last boards battle before the boards slowly die off... :mrgreen:

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 03:36
by NWADC9
As a Christian, I find Pat Robertson a disgrace to Christianity. All he does in the media is give reasons to people to think Christians are cold-blooded beings with no soul or compassion and just walking around judging people like it's their job. It disgusts me to no end how this guy does nothing but bash others with garbage under the Christian name. I'll be cheering in the streets when he's fired.

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 06:01
by RatherBFlyin
Just a fair warning to everyone, don't get too carried away in this thread. As long as the discussion remains civil, there won't be any problems. However, this is the only warning you will get. If this thread gets out of hand, it will be locked.

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 17:15
by caps1237
I thoroughly enjoy what Keith Olbermann said about Robertson and Limbaugh:
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/01/15/ke ... eir-place/

Really took it to them and called them out.

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 17:41
by Dennis
I guess he said it all. If only I could say that out loud to people...

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 16 Jan 2010, 22:51
by Delta320
NWADC9 wrote:As a Christian, I find Pat Robertson a disgrace to Christianity. All he does in the media is give reasons to people to think Christians are cold-blooded beings with no soul or compassion and just walking around judging people like it's their job. It disgusts me to no end how this guy does nothing but bash others with garbage under the Christian name. I'll be cheering in the streets when he's fired.
+1

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 17 Jan 2010, 01:47
by Northwestdc9
caps1237 wrote:I thoroughly enjoy what Keith Olbermann said about Robertson and Limbaugh:
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/01/15/ke ... eir-place/

Really took it to them and called them out.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That made my day.
Go die under a rock Limbaugh and Robertson. HATE them.

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 17 Jan 2010, 04:15
by NWADC9
Northwestdc9 wrote:
caps1237 wrote:I thoroughly enjoy what Keith Olbermann said about Robertson and Limbaugh:
http://newsjunkiepost.com/2010/01/15/ke ... eir-place/

Really took it to them and called them out.
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! That made my day.
Go die under a rock Limbaugh and Robertson. HATE them.
Well I like Limbaugh but hate Olbermann and Robertson, so how 'bout we just settle on Pat? :smokin:

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 17 Jan 2010, 07:59
by caps1237
Lol fair enough. As long as one of the two is outta the picture I'm cool with it! :P

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 18 Jan 2010, 20:15
by alma343
BA sent an relief flight.

Re: Haiti disaster and other comments

Posted: 19 Jan 2010, 23:10
by a.trailblazer7
Olbermann pretty much put it all in a nut shell. All wwe can do is help he people of Haiti, and I just hope it go on and on and on......