While the lefty media cries foul over Pat Robertson's remarks about Haitians long ago making a pact with the Devil (I guess it would
be better to burn in hell for all eternity than to live under French rule, but I digress) the same media types just can't get enough stories about Haitians' religiosity.
Obama hisself is telling us to pray for the Haitians. I, for one, think they need help from the hand of man and need to stop relying on divine intervention, voodoo or otherwise, and will chalk them up on the same board as I do the Native-American catholics and the Irish catholics in that I think that Catholicism has been utterly ruinous for some peoples. Also, of course, the Haitians suffered under French rule, which was both brutal and disasterous. Combine Catholicism, voodoo and former French rule and you have a deadly witches brew, like New Orleans or Haiti.
Catholicism is fine for the Italians and the Spanish and the French and Southern Germans, Europeans all, Catholicism is a European religion, but is is not so good for everyone. It makes some people passive, which is what the Europeans intended when they converted Native peoples and slaves into Catholics.
In any case, if you believe in God you probably believe in Satan. Both beliefs are equally nutty. Why take either one as more serious than the other? So why does the left countenance, sans criticism, all the singing and praying to God stuff that Haitians are doing all over the news? Why aren't they as ashamed and embarrassed by it as they are by silly statements made by Pat Robertson? Because Pat is a white man and he is expected to be smarter and less ignorant than the brown, dancing, singing, island dwelling God freaks in Haiti.