Pat Robertson is old. I may forgive his craziness based on this fact, had he not been absolutely insane his entire life. In case you’ve been away from any media outlet over the last few days, there was an earthquake of epic proportions that struck Haiti on Tuesday of this week. When asked about it, Robertson had this to say:
The Haitians “were under the heel of the French. You know, Napoleon III and whatever,” Robertson said on his broadcast Wednesday. “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.’ “
It gets better as he continues on:
“I was reading, yesterday, a book that was very interesting about what God has to say in the Old Testament about those who shed innocent blood. And he [the author] used the term that those who do this, ‘the land will vomit you out.’ … But have we found we are unable somehow to defend ourselves against some of the attacks that are coming against us, either by terrorists or now by natural disaster? Could they be connected in some way?”
“…those who shed innocent blood.” You mean shed innocent blood, like when in his narrative, God decided to wipe out mankind with a giant flood? Or like when Paul wrote in Thessalonians that ‘people who trouble you’ will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power. That means that my neighbor who lets his dog stampede around the apartment upstairs is in for a rude awakening at the rapture.
But I digress. I don’t want to turn into pointing out all the pointless wars Christianity has waged and all of the innocent blood they’ve shed in the name of the crap they believe in (The Crusades, anyone?). The whole point of that was to show, clearly, how crazy this guy is. I’d like to think that human beings are smarter creatures than to actually believe that a mystical being wiped out over 100,000 innocent lives because of something that a crazy old fart claimed happened in that country during the rule of Napoleon.
But, unfortunately, society continues to disappoint and I’m sure there are people who won’t send relief to this country because of this two-bit charlatan. *Le sigh*
Check out the entire CNN article about this whackjob here.