Posts Tagged ‘Haiti’

Sunday Sermon, Stockholm Syndrome redux

2 points here:

1) If God’s so “able” and “awesome,” why are tens of thousands of other men, women and children dead?

2) Who do these folks think buried the guy for 12 days in the first place?

Bonus question: Since 12 days is longer than 3, does this mean Jesus isn’t the record-holder anymore?

(Pic via Reddit)

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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:

Hate and Haiti

Zennie 62’s Thomas Hayes has a great post on Pat Robertson’s latest outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease, about the “Haiti made a pact with the devil” nonsense.

He was nice enough to include Robertson’s toll-free number: 1 (800) 759-0700 — the phone call costs Pastor Pat (and ties up his phone lines), but not you.

And then maybe visit this list of lists of Haiti relief efforts you can contribute to.

(pic via Bongo News)