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Haitians in the Hands of an Angry God?

Hope and despair battle in a broken nation.

"Each time there is mass devastation due to acts of nature in areas of the world, there is discussion as to whether or not these are acts of God's judgment," Bill Shuler, pastor of Capital Life Church in Arlington, Virginia, wrote recently in his article, "Is God Punishing Haiti?"

While most of the world has the luxury of debating this topic academically, Haitians – and those among them – must battle to keep not only their bodies, but also their souls alive.

USA Today captured the juxtaposition of hope and despair near the wreckage of two houses:

"It's a miracle," said Anne-Marie Morel, raising her arms to the sky after a neighbor was found alive in the rubble of a home….

"Nonsense, there is no God and no miracle," shouted back Remi Polevard, another neighbor, who said his five children were somewhere under the nearby debris.

"How could he do this to us?" Polevard yelled.

The Associated Press's Michelle Faul captured the struggle in church in Port-au-Prince this morning:

Sunlight streamed ...
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