Now let’s hear from a ‘man of god’

Pat Robertson. On his show. (There’s video at the link.)

I think we can just hang it up now as a country. This celebration of ignorance we’ve had going in recent decades is fully ascendant.

Robertson: Haiti ‘cursed’ since Satanic pact

The Rev. Pat Robertson, on his CBN broadcast today, offered his own explanation of the earthquake in Haiti:

“Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it,” he said. “They were under the heel of the French … 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 the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,'” Robertson said. “Ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after another.”

3 responses to “Now let’s hear from a ‘man of god’

  1. One of my favorite Bill Moyers shows is with Cornell West, Serene Jones, and Gary Dorrien — I’m an atheist, yet I LOVE that discussion. I’ve watched it a dozen times and find something new to think about.

    I loved the line Serene Jones said: “Christianity could well be its best when it becomes completely undone.”

    I wish more Christians followed those theologians instead of crazy men like Pat Robertson. I’d like to think when Jones refers to Christianity coming undone, she’s referring to congregations like Robertson.


    • I’m a non believer too but am fascinated by the history and forms of human belief systems (my own included, whatever it may be!).

      Did you ever see Moyers four part (I think) interview with Joseph Campbell on The Power of Myth. If you haven’t, libraries have the CD’s. It’s both of them at their best. Remarkable show.


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