Here is a quick follow up on the Pat Robertson/ Haiti scandal.
First a video response from Haitians themselves:
Right or wrong, Haiti is considered the point of entry of Christianity into the New World because it is the place where Christopher Columbus built the first Spanish colony after landing on December 5th, 1492. Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Spain, and thus was imposed on all the original inhabitants of the island. The natives were made Christians by force and the island was called ‘Hispaniola’, meaning ‘little Spain’. Before long the Indian population was enslaved and wiped out, and Africans were imported as replacements. But that’s not all.
I was born and raised in Haiti, and I am a graduate of the State University in Port-au-Prince. I am also a believer in the Lord Jesus-Christ in accordance with the Bible. In all of my studies of Haitian history, however, I have yet to find a good evidence of even the idea of Satan’s assistance in the Independence War, let alone a satanic pact.
Even if there was a cultural ceremony (voodoo) before the revolt, this is in no way different then the pact so many western christian churches and ministries have made with the devil of our day – consumerism! We all have the tendency of quantifying evil on a human scale: voodoo has a more evil appearance than native American cultures; native American cultures have a more evil appearance than greco-roman culture; and few recognizes the evil of materialistic consumerism of modern western cultures. The real satanic act that occurred in Haiti’s history is the pure evil act of enslaving cultures in the name of Christ.