Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haiti, Pacts and Theology

A friend from my high school pointed me to a three part series of articles entitled "God, Satan and the Birth of Haiti" written by a licensed Church of God minister to a Haitian-American Church.

I found the articles quite interesting, and especially the closing comment in part three that pointed out how ridiculous it would be for anyone to enlist the biggest slave holder in the Universe (Satan) for aid in throwing off the chains of slavery, a historical ploy being discussed in both historical documents and now in blogdom and television.

According to the author of the series, the Haitian did no such thing anyway.

If you are pressed for time, and just want a quick snippet of encouraging history, just check out the text under Haiti's First Steps After 1804 here. in part three of the series.

Meanwhile, I'm currently curious about something:

Why didn't a shake of that magnitude damage the entire island, instead of just Haiti? It surely is a geographic quirk, but one I haven't been able to identify as of yet.

4 comments:

Lovella ♥ said...

Hmmm.. I wondered that as well ..about the small island being only damaged in the Haitian side. I have a girlfriend who's daughter is in the DR right now. .and there was no problem there at all.
Now. .I'll have a read at the article. .thank you.

Julie said...

Thank you for the link to that article.. very interesting and much more believable than the lie about their pact with Satan.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Good question! I'll come back later and read the article...because this whole matter has been under discussion over here the past few days. Lot's of food for thought.

Anonymous said...

Even the airport and airstrip were not damaged. That has been a blessing so that planes can bring in the needed supplies and Doctors to help. Mom