Haiti’s â€˜pact with the Devil’ caused devastating earthquake, says televangelist
IF you thought that the devastation suffered in Haiti on Tuesday was the result of tectonic plate movements below a heavily populated area blighted by poor building standards, you’re WRONG!
According to US televangelist Pat Robertson, it was a pact with ol’ Beelzebub that caused the earthquake.
On the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “700 Club” yesterday, after a lengthy interview with a missionary who talked about helping the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, the gibbering old loon offered his explanation as to why the earthquake struck the impoverished nation:
And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, uh, you know Napoleon the 3rd and whatever, 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 my arse!
But back to Robertson:
And so the Devil said, ‘Okay, it’s a deal.’ And, uh, they kicked the French out, you know, with Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by, by one thing after another, desperately poor.
That island of Hispaniola is one island. It’s cut down the middle. On the one side is Haiti on the other side is the Dominican Republican. Dominican Republic is, is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etcetera.
Haiti is in desperate poverty.
They need to have and we need to pray for them a great turning to God and out of this tragedy I’m optimistic something good may come. But right now we’re helping the suffering people and the suffering is unimaginable.
In an article entitled God, Satan and the Birth of Haiti, Jean R Gelin, PhD, writes:
I was born and raised in Haiti, and I am a graduate of the State University in Port-au-Prince. I am also a believer in the Lord JesusÂ Christ in accordance with the Bible. In all of my studies of Haitian history, however, I have yet to find a good evidence of even the idea of Satan’s assistance in the Independence War, let alone a satanic pact.
Obviously, the idea that Haiti was dedicated to Satan prior to its independence is a very serious and profound statement with potentially grave consequences for its people in terms of how they are perceived by others or how the whole nation is understood outside its borders. One would agree that such a strong affirmation should be based on solid historical and scriptural ground. But, although the satanic pact idea is by far the most popular explanation for Haiti’s birth as a free nation, especially among Christian missionaries and some Haitian Church leaders, it is nothing more than a fantasist opinion that ultimately dissipates upon close examination.
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Hat Tip: Alan H