I've been hearing how Pat Robertson has been blaspheming again. The earthquake in Haiti? Part of a curse brought down on the Haitians because they sold out to Satan over two hundred years ago. Or maybe it's Divine Wrath on account of gay folks again. Who can fathom the mind of Pat Robertson? Haiti is a place. Haiti, as a state, is an abstraction. Haiti can't sell its soul to the devil because Haiti doesn't have a soul to sell.
Perhaps everything happens for a reason, but it's the pinnacle of arrogance to pretend that you know what those reasons are. Unless you're a prophet. Pat Robertson is no prophet. His utterances are of no value.