For the survivors it was the initial primeval instinct for life that shocked stopped hearts into beating. Haiti has had a massive coronary and, collectively damaged, is operating at a fraction of its normal output.
Now, for the first time in my life, there is a level of fear for me attached with being -- and looking -- Latina. A few times now I have returned home during the day after realizing that I didn't have my U.S. passport on me.
While it may not be true that those without a faith need one, it is demonstrably true that people of faith must have questions and doubts. Otherwise their faith becomes a static, lifeless, self-serving doctrine.