The Devil went down to Haiti

On behalf of Americans everywhere, I apologize and condemn these remarks:

ROBERTSON: [S]omething 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 and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, "We will serve you if you will get us free from the French." True story. And so, the devil said, "OK, it's a deal."

And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. … They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God.

I thought the French were in league with the Devil.

8 thoughts on “The Devil went down to Haiti”

  1. I thought the deal with the devil occurred when ABC acquired The Family Channel despite the requirement that they give Pat Robinson free airtime for life.

  2. I thought it was climate summit in Copenhagen that caused the earthquake in Haiti:
    "What happened in Haiti could happen to anywhere in the Caribbean because all these island nations are in peril because of global warming,"  "When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I'm sayin'?"  (Danny Glover)

  3. That's neat BN, but I thnk it's fairly obvious that Glover isn't claiming that global warming or the failure or Copenhagen caused the earthquake.  Try to be more charitable.  It's a virtue. 

  4. jcasey, all of these idiots (Glover, Robertson, Rush, …)  should keep their mouths shut.
    I find it very disrespectful when people use other peoples' pain and suffering to sell their own petty points. They're all a bunch of demagogues that exploit this tragedy. 
    That being said, I think Glover does not have a long reputation of stupid comments like Robertson, so we can/should give him the benefit of the doubt. I think green guilt ( got the best of Glover. As far as Robertson goes, he has no excuses. and I'm happy to see that his comments are condemned by everyone.

  5. Hey BN,

    (A) Glover didn't say what you said he did; (B) Glover isn't "exploiting" the tragedy unless you think belief in the dangers consequent upon global warming is purposely false; (C) I think the premise of "Green Guilt" is somewhat thin, as guilt need not have anything to do with religion.  I seem to remember Aristotle talking about the regret which follows from doing something you knew to be wrong. 

  6. A) Here's what he said:
    B) I think there is a time when the global warming subject should be brought up; regardless of how serious one might think it is, I think bringing it up at this time was inappropriate.
    c) That article is flawed in many ways. What I found true was the religious zeal of the green movement.

  7. I think what Glover said is entirely reasonable and relevant–the danger facing nations such as Haiti (and their ability to deal with it) is something to think about.

    Some members of the Green Movement act with great religious zeal.  So what.  That doesn't mean recycling has anything to do with relgious guilt.

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