Pat Robertson, self-proclaimed spokesman for god, the devil and right-wing nut-jobs, wasted no time in declaring that the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti yesterday, was the culmination of god’s anger at the people of Haiti for making a pact with the devil while they were under French rule.
Not only did he make this ridiculous claim on his CBN (Christian Broadcast Network) newscast yesterday, he sank to a greater low by stating that this tragedy “may be a blessing in disguise.”
Off course insensitivity to human suffering has never bothered Pat before; he, and his pathetic followers believe that a god wills it, and deems it necessary to punish transgressions. Remember his claim that Hurricane Katrina which struck New Orléans was the result of god’s punishment for homosexuality and voodoo rituals practiced there? And what about the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 where more than 200 000 people perished? I’ll bet Pat attributes that to the work of god too, and for what? If Pat is to be believed, it doesn’t take too much to piss off His Holy Nastiness.
If you follow Pat’s reasoning (and off course, those fruitcakes who believe him), all the nasty people in the world either live along fault lines or along the coast, which is presumably why the mighty avenger in the sky, wreaks massive death and destruction upon them with his weapons of choice – earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis.
Yep, it seems god still gets his kicks from punishing his creation; ever since his mistake in creating them in his likeness, and with free will. Only now his wrath is not as great as it used to be.
And I guess the world should be grateful that he has become more selective since that deluge he sent during Noah’s time which wiped out everything and everybody not on the Ark.