Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or your George W. Bush circa 2005 Hurricane Katrina your life has been enveloped in the crisis in Haiti…
Well of course you’re getting hit from all sides on this tragedy.
Some people say don’t give because we are already giving money through income tax.
Some people say give because it’s right the right thing to do.
If there is an opinion on this issue, it has been voiced. And you have had a chance to weigh in on it.
But I must say their are two opinions that seems to pull me in every time.
One made by Pat Robertson of the 700 Club. Mr. Robertson has said on his show…
“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti and people might not want to talk about it,” the televangelist said. “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.’ . . . But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another.”
So basically he’s saying they are cursed for what they did. I’m not a fan of this comment because it’s based on speculative history.
But this is the one that really got me.
Rev. Eric Toussaint while addressing his congregation is quoted as saying…
“Why give thanks to God? Because we are here,” “What happened is the will of God.”
Now I could be totally misreading his quotes and he may be saying that them surviving was the will of God, but it seems like he is saying the earthquake was the will of God. That is about as believable as the plot for the movie Legion.
I have to say I’m totally in disagreement with both men. I don’t believe that God goes around handing out punishment like water. God loves us. You can’t tell me in one breath God would give his only son so that the world be saved then go around killing people because he was angry with you or you made a pack with the devil.
What do you guys think? Was the earthquake the will of God?