I have no frickin' patience with sanctimonious farts who blame people for natural disasters.
Here's the venerable Pat Robertson telling us that the Haitian people "made a pact with the devil" a couple centuries ago in order to get the French off their backs. Now, so many years later, they have a devastating earthquake and it's all their fault (no pun intended).
There's an old saying (Matthew 5:45): It rains on the righteous and the unrighteous. Natural disasters hit everyone - rich and poor, Christian and non-Christian. Earthquakes, etc., are completely and totally nondiscriminatory.
If we offer the Haitians our sympathy and prayers, and more important (at this point) our charity and mercy, blankets and medicine, food and water...I think that will go a long way toward convincing Haitians about God's mercy than Pat Robertson blaming them for a "pact made with the devil" at some nebulous point in their past, don't you?
Good going, Pat. You really know how to rally people toward the compassion of Christ. Now shut up already.