Does God Care About Haiti ?

  

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By:  john-russell  •  one month ago  •  33 comments

Does God Care About Haiti ?
Port-au-Prince ground to a halt Monday as a general strike called over the deteriorating security situation in the country left usually chaotic streets empty. The strike came just days after 17 US and Canadian missionaries were abducted after visiting an orphanage.

Port-au-Prince ground to a halt Monday as a general strike called over the deteriorating security situation in the country left usually chaotic streets empty. The strike came just days after  17 US and Canadian missionaries were abducted  after visiting an orphanage.

Thousands of workers took part in the strike led by local unions and other civil society groups. Drivers of private moto taxis and public buses stayed home while businesses, schools and government offices were shuttered.

Some streets saw tire pyres alight in Port-au-Prince and in southern Haiti, the AP news agency reported some threw rocks at the few cars there were on the street.

Haiti: General strike comes after mass kidnapping of 17 missionaries | News | DW | 19.10.2021



According to Donald Trump Haiti is a shithole country.

Does the republican evangelical Christian God care about Haiti? 

If yes, then why hasn't Haiti been delivered ?

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Haiti: General strike comes after mass kidnapping of 17 missionaries


The streets of Port-au-Prince were eerily quiet Monday due to a general strike called over the security situation. The general strike comes days after 17 US and Canadian missionaries were abducted.

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JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1  author  JohnRussell    one month ago

Can a Christian tell us why God has abandoned places like these "shitholes" ? 

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago
Can a Christian tell us

Are you persecuting me cuz I'm not Christian???  Just kidding...jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Veronica @1.1    one month ago

No of course.  But I think Christians should speak for the Christian god. 

Trump is allegedly a Christian and he called Haiti a shithole country. What does his god say ? 

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.2  Veronica  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    one month ago

I wanted to get this bumped up so I commented.  

 I wish Christians would speak for their God, instead of just saying that there is a reason we don't understand.  And I never believed Trump was a Christian.

Reminds me of a line from Storm of the Century:

“When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, "Why god? Why me?" and the thundering voice of God answered, There's just something about you that pisses me off.”
―  Stephen King,   Storm of the Century
 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    one month ago

Trump is nowhere close to being a Christian.

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.1.4  Hallux  replied to  Veronica @1.1.2    one month ago

Job?

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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1.1.5  Jack_TX  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    one month ago
But I think Christians should speak for the Christian god.

That's not how it works.  Always be very wary of anyone who claims to speak for God. 

Trump is allegedly a Christian

He allegedly defeated Joe Biden, too.  

and he called Haiti a shithole country.

In four years, this may be one of the half dozen or so times he was correct.

What does his god say ? 

About Haiti specifically?  Impossible to say.  

It is worth noting that Haiti is one of the most common destinations for "mission trips" of American Christians.  There are people going over there constantly to do everything from building housing to improving community facilities to providing medical care to teaching children.  However, I suspect current developments will curtail those operations significantly.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.6  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1.1.4    one month ago
Oh, you tireless watcher
What have I done to you?
That you make everything I dread and everything I fear
Come true? (Man is the sire of sorrow)

Lyrics... sounds like a "WHY ME" lament.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.7  JBB  replied to  Jack_TX @1.1.5    one month ago

"Mission Trips" are glorified vacations privileged X'tian homeschoolers use to pad their weak college entrance applications...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @1.1.7    one month ago
Most "Mission Trips" are glorified vacations privileged homeschooled X'tian kids use to pad their college entrance applications...

And you speak from personal experience on this?

How did you come to your conclusion?

or did some nut job sell you that theory?

 
 
 
Sunshine
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1.1.9  Sunshine  replied to  JBB @1.1.7    one month ago
"Mission Trips" are glorified vacations privileged X'tian homeschoolers use to pad their weak college entrance applications...

US, Haiti seek release of 17 missionaries snatched by gang (wreg.com)

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  Sunshine @1.1.9    one month ago

One hell of a vacation, eh?

 
 
 
Hallux
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1.2  Hallux  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

On the 8th day God took a good look at the mess he created and abandoned it for a fresh start in a universe far far away. If the Bubble Theory is correct, this was not the first time.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.2.1  Veronica  replied to  Hallux @1.2    one month ago
a universe far far away.

Star Wars?????

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Gordy327
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1.3  Gordy327  replied to  JohnRussell @1    one month ago

Perhaps because there is likely no god?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago
According to Donald Trump Haiti is a shithole country.

Couldn't resist the unrelated jab could you.

Even the the Christian dominated country of the Dominican Republic closed their border with Haiti after the earthquake in 2010.

 
 
 
JBB
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3  JBB    one month ago

Everybody should care about the situation in Haiti.

And not just because of some X'tian missionaries!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3    one month ago

The people of Haiti are really the only ones who can fix their problems.

Thus far, they have shown little inclination to actually do anything.

 
 
 
JBB
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3.1.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    one month ago

I will mark you down as one vote for not caring!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.1    one month ago
I will mark you down as one vote for not caring!

Mark down whatever the fuck you want.

it means nothing and isn't even representative of a damn thing you read.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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3.1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    one month ago

And Biden has not shown any desire to help

 
 
 
Jack_TX
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3.2  Jack_TX  replied to  JBB @3    one month ago
Everybody should care about the situation in Haiti. And not just because of some X'tian missionaries!

What have you actually done for people in Haiti?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Jack_TX @3.2    one month ago
What have you actually done for people in Haiti?

Well, he said he cared.................................doesn't that accomplish something tangible?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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3.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Texan1211 @3.2.1    one month ago
nd isn't even representative of a damn thing you read.

As much as "thoughts and prayers".

 
 
 
Kathleen
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4  Kathleen    one month ago

Maybe you should ask their government why it’s in such bad shape...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Kathleen @4    one month ago

Apparently, the majority of Haitians are ok with their govt., as they aren't changing it.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.1.1  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1    one month ago

Armed gangs are fighting each other and the government while terrorizing the population. It is anarchy. Why would you think that most Haitians want this crisis on top all their historic problems? This now is a humanitarian crisis. So it is probably best to leave commenting here to those who do care!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.1.1    one month ago

When Haitians want change badly enough, they will change.

All efforts to help until then will be largely a waste.

I'll mark you down as "caring", but what has that "caring" accomplished if the place is still a shithole?

The progressive liberal tactic of throwing money at social problems won't work there any more than they do here.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.1.3  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.2    one month ago

I've read better comments on bathroom walls! 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.1.3    one month ago
I've read better comments on bathroom walls! 

I'm sure you have read lots of comments on bathroom walls.

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JBB
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4.1.5  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.4    one month ago

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @4.1.5    one month ago

Inanity.

Check.

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TᵢG
Professor Principal
5  TᵢG    one month ago

Haiti does not raise any question with me.   Throughout our history bad things happen to societies / geographical areas.   This is what one would expect if there were no overall governing force trying to keep life 'nice' for everyone.

If one holds that we are most likely entirely on our own in a universe that is demonstrably hostile to life, all the bad that we see is easily explained.   It is only when we imagine a governing force that cares about us do we get into these conundrums.

 
 
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