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Old 03-17-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Mill Valley, California
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Your bias and self-deception is quite palpable if you actually think atheists are not guilty of the same thing!
I agree both groups are prone to self-deception (its a general human flaw). The difference, however, becomes apparent when someone points out the flaws in another. Atheists are far more likely to become self-conscious about making such an error, while spiritual sorts tend to not only not care about their error, they often double-down on their Mystakes by calling them features of their faith.
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Old 03-17-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Has anyone ever figured out what to call what the Reverend Ken Copeland does? He has fascinated me dating back to the '80's, the golden age of the tv preachers, because it is not merely a matter of disagreeing with what he says, it is that it is impossible to even comprehend what he is saying. He never comes to any sort of point, his sermons are rambling, subject changing, stream of consciousness blither blather. I cannot imagine what the audience is thinking that they are getting out of any of Copeland's presentations. You do not need to take my word for this, Google up any Copeland video on YouTube and it will be as I say, just a string of sentences with no apparent cohesion or conclusion in sight.



I sortta miss the '80's, there was high comedic value to Jim and Tammy, Ken, and my personal favorite, W.V. Grant with his dramatics. I saw one of Grant's shows where he outlined "The Ten Signs of A Divinity Blessing", all of which happily, and coincidentally, seemed to characterize him. One of the signs was speaking in tongues and right in the middle of explaining this, Grant suddenly burst out with this string of gibberish..."Brack mediz fragolen schismizzer..."..like that. After that, one such outburst per show was a regular feature. Grant never was inspired to ever speak in a tongue which anyone might recognize, the Lord never caused him to suddenly speak French or Russian, it was always the gibberish.

Grant was best at the faith healings because he really threw himself into it physically. Rousting Satan from someone's soul often required a forceful shove of the sinner which would send him (or her) flying across the stage and into the arms of some minions stationed there to catch the cured. He would literally kick the crutches out from under the lame person he was healing, smash someone's wheel chair once they no longer needed it...great stuff.
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