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Three Things Tuesday

Here are three things that I ran across recently that piqued my interest:

1. I ran across this over at AdamWC.me and thought it was really good.

2. While I was surfing the web for stories about the situation in Haiti I ran across “The Livesay (Haiti) Weblog” In their own words they are “A big family from Minnesota living and serving in Haiti.”  Troy and Tara Livesay, and their five children (which I think has grown to “seven” now) moved to Haiti in 2006 because they had a heart for the people there and wanted to serve them.  They live in Port au Prince, were at home when the earthquake hit, have set up a hospital of sorts in their home and have posted every day since the earthquake. The first hand, personal stories have been informative and moving.  Be sure and check out the blog.

3. Out of Ur has started a new series on eternal damnation with the following video.  Check it out and join the conversation.

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Mail From Hell

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune published a letter from Satan to evangelist Pat Robertson, responding to his comment that Haiti’s ongoing troubles, including the earthquake, are due to a pact the nation made with Satan hundreds of years ago.

The letter was actually sent to the newspaper by Lilly Coyle of Minneapolis.  IMO this is the best response to Pat’s hateful rhetoric yet.

Dear Pat Robertson,

I know that you know that all press is good press, so I appreciate the shout-out. And you make God look like a big mean bully who kicks people when they are down, so I’m all over that action.

But when you say that Haiti has made a pact with me, it is totally humiliating. I may be evil incarnate, but I’m no welcher. The way you put it, making a deal with me leaves folks desperate and impoverished.

Sure, in the afterlife, but when I strike bargains with people, they first get something here on earth — glamour, beauty, talent, wealth, fame, glory, a golden fiddle. Those Haitians have nothing, and I mean nothing. And that was before the earthquake. Haven’t you seen “Crossroads”? Or “Damn Yankees”?

If I had a thing going with Haiti, there’d be lots of banks, skyscrapers, SUVs, exclusive night clubs, Botox — that kind of thing. An 80 percent poverty rate is so not my style. Nothing against it — I’m just saying: Not how I roll.

You’re doing great work, Pat, and I don’t want to clip your wings — just, come on, you’re making me look bad. And not the good kind of bad. Keep blaming God. That’s working. But leave me out of it, please. Or we may need to renegotiate your own contract.

Best, Satan

LILY COYLE, MINNEAPOLIS