Sunday, January 31, 2010

How Dare He Make That Claim!

If you have read any news lately you certainly know about the earthquake in Haiti. And not long after that news broke, you probably heard that Reverend Pat Robertson made a statement along the lines of saying that God was punishing Haiti because of their "pact with the devil."

The media wasted no time in jumping on Robertson's comments. I would certainly not defend the reverend's take on this or his timing. But at least he was trying to interpret the Bible (presumably). One example of the news' reaction is from Time Magazine's blog section. Here is the account from Newsbusters:

Time's Karen Tumulty: Pat Robertson Akin to Terrorist-tied Muslim Clerics?

Such a comparison is as over the line as Robertson's comments. Now how about this comment from actor Danny Glover:

"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'?"

So who is Glover saying punished Haiti? Al Gore? President Obama? Or did God punish Haiti because of the richer nations' lack of decisive action at the Climate Summit? Here is what England's Daily Telegraph said about Glover's comment:

"His obscene opinion would be bigger news if Glover had – in the manner of others – idiotically blamed a less-fashionable deity."

I'm watching U.S. media to see if they also notice that Global Warming (sorry.. "Climate Change") has become almost a god-like concept.

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