As if an earthquake wasn’t enough for people to suffer…as if losing your home, loved ones, parents, and every item that meant anything to you wasn’t enough. As if starvation, and losing something so simple as walking to the sink and getting a glass of water wasn’t enough to lose….
Now certain religions have raised a violent flag against those, they believe are evil….
Haitians practicing Voodoo.
The video above is said to be Evangelists busting up a harmless Voodoo ritual. It’s rather distressing to me but not unfamiliar by a long shot.
Why has a war between certain kinds of Christians exploded upon Haitians who practice Voodoo?
Well, Pat Robertson’s claims that “Voodoo Haitians made a pact with the devil and brought the earthquake down upon the others” didn’t help I’m sure. So maybe these violent Christians are only acting out because they follow speakers of hate?
Despite what is driving them, that doesn’t stop the frightening headlines that don’t seem to have a huge spotlight in our media. For instance this one…
Voodooists attacked at ceremony for Haiti victims
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Angry crowds in a seaside slum attacked a group of Voodoo practitioners Tuesday, pelting them with rocks and halting a ceremony meant to honor victims of last month’s deadly earthquake.
Voodooists gathered in Cite Soleil where thousands of quake survivors live in tents and depend on food aid. Praying and singing, the group was trying to conjure spirits to guide lost souls when a crowd of Evangelicals started shouting. Some threw rocks while others urinated on Voodoo symbols. When police left, the crowd destroyed the altars and Voodoo offerings of food and rum. SOURCE
I am not exactly sure why these Evangelists seem to think they can run lose and bring about harm in this way….I am not sure why they would believe its right. But wait…I suppose they believe the ugly words Pat Robertson’s spat forth claiming God is punishing Haiti for being a Godless place…then how does he account that 70% of Haitians which follows his God?
A Haitian Voodoo Priestess Calls for Calm…
CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti (Feb. 25) — Voodoo priestess Elsie Théanou Joseph rolls her eyes and lets out a hearty laugh when she is reminded of American Christian televangelist Pat Robertson’s now infamous explanation of the Haitian earthquake as divine retribution.
"He shouldn’t hold one group responsible for this natural catastrophe," Théanou Joseph said, speaking French Creole through a translator, as she stood inside a hand-painted Voodoo temple sitting isolated on a large plot of farmland in Croix-des-Bouquets, a suburb of Port-au-Prince.
A few days after the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed more than 222,000 people, Robertson said Haitians need to have "a great turning to God," having been "cursed by one thing after another" since they "swore a pact to the devil" to gain their freedom in a slave revolt more than 200 years ago.
After evangelicals attacked a voodoo ceremony in the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Cité Soleil this week, Max Beauvoir, supreme head of the Voodoo religion in Haiti, raised the prospect of "open war" between proselytizing Christians and Voodooists, according to Agence France-Presse. He claimed further that some evangelicals are using food aid to "buy souls" and steer adherents away from Voodoo.
I think these people causing violence need to practice a little responsibility and intelligence.
They need to stop BLAMING anyone who is different, who thinks differently, for an act of nature.
They need to stop being prejudice and selfish with funds, which were meant to help people in Haiti—by refusing to give to those not of their religions.
They need to love their brother and their sister, no matter what their faith.
They need to ban together, and help rebuild what has been lost. ONLY then will they make their gods proud…because whose to say that this happened to stir so much chaos except for evil Pat Robertson? Maybe this was a sign of their God to stop HATING others so much. If I had to look into this incident and find a sign…I could find much more positive ones than what trash Pat Robertson vomits up.
Stop being sheep….love your brother no matter what his religion and or race…listen to what your Jesus says…especially about following false prophets.
Jesus taught love….LOVE….no matter who it is….LOVE them.