I am in total agreement with Robert Gibbs: Pat Robertson is utterly stupid.
“It never ceases to amaze, that in times of amazing human suffering, somebody says something that could be so utterly stupid,” Gibbs said. “But it, like clockwork, happens with some regularity.”
Something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. . . . 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.’
…citing that as the reason for “God’s punishment” of Haiti by way of the devastating earthquake.
I’m with Eric of Classical Values:
IMHO, it’s a hell of a way to sell religion, but there must be people who want God to be like that (a sort of great terrorist in the sky, if you will) or else they wouldn’t be buying.
Frankly, I question the sanity — and the Christianity — of Pat Robertson, and his supporters.