Sunday Sermon: Stockholm Syndrome

Haitians praise God after apocalyptic quake is the headline on this story:

Sunlight streamed through what little was left of blown-out stained-glass windows as the Rev. Eric Toussaint preached to a small crowd of survivors. A rotting body lay in its main entrance.

“Why give thanks to God? Because we are here,” Toussaint said. “We say ‘Thank you God.’ What happened is the will of God. We are in the hands of God now.”

WTF?Is this guy really thanking God for wreaking destruction on his country? Or thanking God for wreaking destruction on people other than himself and his (remaining) parishioners? Talk about a dysfunctional relationship!

I realize religion is supposed to help you find silver linings amid clouds and such, but sometimes that’s just not going to happen, as CNN’s Campbell Brown found out when she tried to find a ray of hope amid the darkness:

One response to this post.

  1. That IS totally insane. In their defense, let’s withhold judgment until the shock wears off. For now, it could just be a method for coping with the disaster; by applying some sort of control and order to a naturally disordered and chaotic world.


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