So everyone should know by now that Pat Robertson blamed the Haiti earthquake on God’s retribution for a supposed Haitian pact with Satan that was supposedly done back in the 18th century, and Danny Glover blamed it on an angry Gaia venting her anger over the lack of progress made in Copenhagen’s UN climate meetings.
I’ve also had conversations with other people and the Pat Robertson “Retribution of an Angry God” due to Haiti’s pact with Satan is surprisingly common. In the Avatar-worshiping environmentalist wacko crowd, I’m sure Danny Glover’s “Vengeful Gaia” view is very common as well.
This is, of course, one reason I call Anthropogenic Global Warming is a religion. These people really believe that Gaia is real and that human beings are a sort of virus destroying the Earth-mother.
Of course to me this strikes me as a return to rank superstition and ignorance. We know exactly why Haiti had an earthquake. Scientists had been predicting a devastating earthquake in the 7.0 range on the Richter scale would hit Haiti for several years. The only surprise here is that Haiti ignored all those warnings and continued to build without any codes that would have reduced the damage caused by the earthquake, and they had no plan to deal with the aftermath.
Sometimes when I look at the world I see a dangerous trend towards superstition, usually involving angry, retributive Gods or demons, or more and more frequently, an angry Earth-mother desperately trying to control a pesky infestation of human beings.
Pat Robertson and Danny Glover should join hands, they are two of a kind.