First some numbers:
At least 96% of the people in Haiti are Christian. 80% are Catholic. 16% Protestant.
Per capita, that’s way more than the US which comes it at less than 77% Christian. It’s also slightly more than Haiti?s neighbor the Dominican Republic, which is only 95.2% Christian (88.6% Roman Catholic and 4.2% Protestant).
Then some nuttery:
Pat Robertson blames the earthquake in Haiti on the Haitians – specifically their lack of faith. According to Pat, a religious failing on the part of the Haitians didn?t just cause this earthquake but also the numerous other disasters that have befallen the nation over the years. It all started when the Haitians, as slaves, revolted hundreds of years ago and formed their own nation. And in order to win their freedom they had to sign a “pact to the devil”.
There is definitely some strange racist crap going on in Robertson’s head here, but that’s a topic for another post. My point is that Haiti is almost exclusively populated by God-fearing Christian folk. Even more, per capita, than the US and the Dominican Republic. And yet good old reliably crazy Pat says:
The Dominican Republic “is prosperous, healthy, full of resorts, etc. Haiti is in desperate poverty. Same island. They need to have — and we need to pray for them — a great turning to God and out of this tragedy.
Again, Haiti is already 96% Christian and The Dominican Republic has FEWER Christians than Haiti. How much more ?turned toward God? can they possibly be?
It’s unlikely that you needed any more proof, but just in case you did, you can finally close the book: Pat Robertson is officially full of shit.
There aren?t that many people in the world who I think deserve to immediately move on to the next phase of their eternal destiny ? but Pat Robertson certainly is one of them.