Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How pissed off should we be about this?


What the hell?

Since the earthquake, [Haiti] has been spiritually transformed. People from a whole variety of religious backgrounds, including voodoo, one of Haiti's two official religions, are pledging to devote themselves anew to Christianity.

They're doing it by making daily trips to worship services, most of which are being held outdoors because the churches have been damaged or destroyed. Throughout these, people sing at the top of their lungs, wave their arms overhead and dance themselves into a trance-like state in an effort to reconnect with the Lord.

The prevailing worry is that if they don't, God will further punish their country, the world's first black republic, founded in 1804 following a slave rebellion.

I'm not going to write what I'm thinking, but it's not pleasant.

13 comments:

sooey said...

Wow. What a godly bit of drivel.

Southern Quebec said...

My guess, and this is only a guess, is that these "Christians" running the churches, have food available at the END of the service. No attend...no feed...

Noni Mausa said...

Old Sufi story -- a man in China during a famine goes into a Protestant mission, where they offer him a bag of rice to convert. He thinks about this, then goes down the street to the Catholic mission, where they offer him TWO bags of rice to convert.

After some thought, he returns to the Protestant mission and takes their offer. Later, a friend asks him, "Why?" "Because the first mission was only half as dishonest as the other one," came the reply.

Noni

The Seer said...

Well.

I'm glad I'm not as CYNICAL as you guys. I'm sure they go to church to give thanks that they survived, and to repent.

Southern Quebec said...

To repent? The earthquake wasn't their fault! Do you listen to Pat Robertson?

wv: prerogu

Filcher said...

"They're doing it by making daily trips to worship services, most of which are being held outdoors because the churches have been damaged or destroyed."

So what can we take from the fact that the Churches were destroyed also?

The Seer said...

Dearest Southern Quebec:

We're talking Haitians here. Haitians go to Catholic school. If you had gone to Catholic school, you would understand. EVERYTHING is your fault. In Catholic school, we have both corruption of blood and personal guilt for everything bad that ever happens. We even have guilt for things that have not happened, but probably will happen because of all your impure thoughts. (Good things come from the grace of God.)

And no, I do not listen to protestants, for to do so would endanger my immortal soul.

ThinkingManNeil said...
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the rev. paperboy said...

I thought everything was that slut Eve's fault for picking apples out of season?

geo said...

Seer, I have to disagree. Jews, even atheist Jews have it all over anyone in the guilt department. We can do guilt like nobodies brother. And we don't believe, as too many Xtians seem to (ie. Pat Robertson and his whores, gays, myths and lies), that earthquakes, tornadoes, snow storms, hangnails, etc. are put on for our edification so that we will pray for forgiveness of some sins that some "guy" has listed as sin. We also don't do confession which is probably the very best idea the church in Rome came up with.


I just hope that all the aid money gets to the Haitians, and people who can build and teach how to build properly get off the pot soon. People feeling thatthey have control of their own futures usually

Once the Haitians believe that the earth is not going to swallow them whole and they see the truth of the promises from other countries; that time heals the pain and the grief, then they will sort out which imaginary friends they want or not.

rev. Really it was that wimp Adam's fault. If he hadn't stalled for so long, the apple would not have been out of season.

NĂ¡mo Mandos said...

I don't know whether I should be surprised that people around here are surprised at the reaction of some Haitians to the tragedy. The majority of people in the world view tragedy as a reason for prayer.

double nickel said...

Namo, wouldn't prayer be more useful before the tragedy? Perhaps the Haitians just didn't pray hard enough.

Luna said...

I don't have a problem with churches popping up here and there to give comfort and aid to the people devastated by the earthquake. But the idea that God will punish them, or that the earthquake itself was some sort of punishment in the first place? That just makes me sad and angry.

wv: gizedamm - Who gizedamm?