Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rush: Obama. . . Robertson: The Devil

Just what did cause the disaster in Haiti? Lots of people are saying lot of things; pick your enemy, pick your political position. Just don’t go for the obvious.

Rush Limbaugh doesn’t say what caused it, but he does mention rather forcefully that it plays right into the hands of our sitting President. I’m not sure how, as I am not a particularly political person, but in some manner, Rush sees this as somewhat of a plot to have our boss work this to his gain. Whatever.

Pat Robertson, never one to pass up a disaster for an opportunity, says it’s a repayment from God for some supposed pact the Haitians made with the devil a couple hundred years ago. That’s pretty much an urban legend, but good enough for someone who wants to pin a natural disaster on people’s actions. Did it with hurricanes, as well.

I go with natural causes. Geological fault lines which, according to those who are paid to follow these things, are pretty generally known. Problem is, we just don’t know when the built-up pressure will suddenly let go with an earthquake, large or small. We know it will happen; we just don’t know when.

The Dominican Republic, on the same island, had a corker back in 1946. These things affect the rich and the wretched; the sinners and the faithful; the prepared and the surprised. The earth is not a solid, steady rock spinning around the sun. Its crust still moves around and scrapes with terrifying results. No, Rush; no, Pat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder about anyone who would suggest a Supreme Being would inflict this type of pain and torture on today's innocents to spite those who sinned hundreds of years ago. And I love the comment "It's God's will." I'd prefer to think God is grieving with the people of Haiti and not chalking up another smiting.

January 18, 2010 1:00 PM  

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