When you imagine that human beings are capable of horrific thoughts and deeds; when you consider the truly awful things that humans have done it makes you despair; a row of good deeds and some quiet contemplation can partly restore your belief that we are basically decent; witness the response to the Haiti tragedy; the world is rushing to help. Except that is for some people who live in the richest country in the world America; I have no doubt that there will be some disturbed evil people who couldn’t care less about the dead the suffering and the dying outside America but the ones I refer to are prominent Americans; well educated influential and very wealthy; the Lord tells folks to give them money; praise the Lord; and pass the collection plate.
Pat Robertson is a very rich “Evangelical Christian” who has his own Church and is a regular TV interviewee; his brand of right wing hell fire Christianity has to be seen to be believed; he makes Ian Paisley and the late Rev. Jack Glass look like Altar Boys. His television response to the Haiti tragedy was that the people of Haiti had it coming because they made a “pact with the devil” he went on to say that it could be a “blessing in disguise” I will leave you to consider these remarks of Mr. Robertson; oh; and did I mention that he was a Republican candidate to run for president against Obama; oh yes he was he really was; and remains a very popular influential American “Man of God”
Next up is a very rich disc Jockey called Rush Limbaugh who has a radio show which has a huge following his reaction was that the Haiti tragedy was the "fault of Communism" ? And that Americans should “not donate a dime” to the Haiti appeal. This evil man is also an influential Republican; these truly wicked and horrible people are powerful players in Republican politics. I’m not the most religious person in the world but it’s at such times as these that I hope there is a devil and a hell and that he is keeping the warmest corner of hell for these two god fearing patriotic Americans.