This story John Travolta Flies Rations, Scientology Ministers Into Haiti, got me thinking.
Do these religious groups care about helping the people of Haiti or “saving” the people of Haiti? It’s one thing to donate food and $$, it’s another to try and convert them when you get there. Where were these religious groups BEFORE the earthquake struck? Most were not there, why, because they didn’t care. Since most all of the religious groups who are helping now, were doing absolutely nothing to help the people of Haiti BEFORE the earthquake struck, I can’t help but believe their true purpose now is to spread the word of their religion.
Travolta’s cult of Scientology is not the only one doing it, but for example, is there really a need to send “Scientology Ministers” to Haiti now? Food, clothing, shelter, and infrastructure repair are what’s needed, not religion. Why is religion not needed? When the people of Haiti needed a God the most, about 30 seconds before the earth shook, no God was there to prevent this disaster. However, now the religious groups are saying, God is here to help. Really? Even though he/she didn’t help me then, if I pray according to your religion now, I will helped. Reminds me of the phrase “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Or as George Bush would say “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” Unfortunately for the Haitians, there’s a lot of foolery going around.
This post was not meant to offend you, or anyone else, you can believe whatever you want and are entitled to your opinion. It’s just things like this make religion seem foolish to me. We pray now in the hope our prayer will be answered, even though, it clearly didn’t prevent the disaster in the first place. Yes, I know, it’s called faith. I think a better word for it is credulity.