Divine Retribution?

On January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM EST a magnitude 7.0 earthquake happened 25 km (15 miles) WSW of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. The world is still unsure of the extent of the damage and the loss of life but all estimates agree that it was a horrendous disaster for the chronically and desperately impoverished nation of Haiti.

A few people believe that the quake was the result of divine retribution, the wrath of an angry God or Goddess. The statement by one of them, Pat Robertson, most people have had heard of. The other one, by Danny Glover, unsurprisingly has gotten a lot less publicity in the Main Stream Media (MSM).

Pat Robertson – They Made A Pact With The Devil

Pat Robertson’s response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, was the sort of thing that was sure to set off a storm of anger and condemnation. It was made worse by being delivered in the calm, patient, and paternal tones that Robertson is famous for using.

And, you know, Kristi, 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. You know, Napoleon III and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, “We will serve you if you will get us free from the French.” True story. And so, the devil said, “OK, it’s a deal.”

And they kicked the French out. You know, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since, they have been cursed by one thing after the other. Desperately poor.

— Pat Robertson
January 13, 2009,  The 700 Club

That’s Pat Robertson for you; in his mind every misfortune or catastrophe that has ever afflicted Man is the caused by the Wrath of God. I think he takes the old axiom, the wages of sin are death, utterly and completely literally.

Personally I think he’s insulting his God. From what I’ve read, Yahweh was good at retribution. Were these things His wrath, there’d have been far fewer survivors.

But here’s a very similar statement made by the actor, director, and now producer Danny Glover. He too believes that the earthquake that devastated Haiti was divine retribution. But, as a Warmist, his deity is more politically correct.

Danny Glover – You Know What I’m Sayin’?

You just have to laugh at Danny’s Glover’s jabbering, nonsensical response to Haiti’s calamity, finishing as it does with the ebonic ghettoism – would that be Negro Dialect? – of,  “You know what I’m saying?” – or should that be, “Yo nahemsane?” in the vernacular (mis)spelling?

When we see what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens, you know what I’m sayin’?

— Danny Glover
January 14, 2010 GRITtv Interview

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that Glover has enough intelligence and education to know that marginal warming or cooling of the planet does not cause earthquakes or any other form of seismic activity. That leaves the supposed “response” that Glover was speaking of an act of divine retribution.

So Mr. Glover believes that, because the Warmists’ neo-Socialist agenda at COP 15 in Copenhagen wasn’t achieved, the Earth or some deity representing her “punished” mankind by level Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Gaea is the logical deity in question but, since it’s Danny Glover speaking and his ethnic background shouldn’t be discounted, it could be: Ane, Asase, Unkulunkulu, or possibly Ogun.

That belief seems ridiculous to me – and I assume to any rational person. Why would a God or Goddess devastate Haiti over the thankfully failed results of COP 15? Striking down America, Europe, or China would make more sense if Anthropogenic Global Warming was true and the Gods outraged by it.


So we have two individuals, both with access to the media, who have made similar statements about Haiti’s earthquake being a punishment and an act of divine retribution. Both statements were the sort that make the speakers and their causes look bad in the eyes of the general public. Yet, only one garnered any significant attention by the MSM.

There are some differences between Robertson’s and Glover’s statements. Robertson believes that Haiti was punished for its sins; Glover thinks they were punished for ours!

But the MSM is firmly committed to the dogma of Al Gore’s Warmist cult and likewise committed to President Obama and are ever unwholesomely and unethically eager to attack and marginalize anyone and anything that has ever stood in the way of or dissented from Obama’s agenda, Pat Roberson and which Christians in general have done.

Nobody could rationally expect them to fail to capitalize on Robertson’s idiocy or to report on Glover’s similar but less well-spoken stupidity.

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