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#82:: Democracy in Haiti : A response to Driver
Dear Tom F. Driver,
Where have we lost our way in Haiti? Democracy has been touted as the
solution because it works here. Haiti was founded on Voodou, the US was not
founded on Voodou. The mind set of Haitians is different. They believe that
democracy means freedom to do what they want. Just the opposite is true.
Freedom comes with the price of respecting the law and the rights of others.
It seems as if democracy is your god and that scripture only relates to
reality as we see fit to interpret its relevance to human relations. Am I
being harsh or presumptive? Man is not the center of the universe, it is God
and nothing man can say or do will change that. Is that what they teach at
Columbia? God is an absolute God and what He says is absolutely true, in all
The humanist manifesto is a tired, worn out approach that leads to misery and
discouragement. Only by focusing on what the Book has to say can we liberate
ourselves and experience the freedom that He wants us to share. True joy and
happiness come from serving others and from obedience to God and His Word.
The church is not a democratic institution and God is not a president who can
be vetoed if we don't like what He says. sincerely, Tom Veneman