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Old 09-08-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Tonight at 9PM EST Pastor Tim McGraw will be interviewed

Topics of discussion: Palin's beliefs in faith healing, speaking in tongues, "end of times", Creationism, and Alaska as a final sanctuary when we reach Armageddon...

should be infomative as McCain's camp has tried to keep a lid on this.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Also I think the "faith healing"" aspect is interesting. Is it like Christian Science where you pray to cure atherosclerosis, instead of taking a pill?. Does she refuse blood transfusions like Jehovahs Witness??? many people do not understand, and it is relevant.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Oh, this should be interesting to the American people [and a disaster for McCain
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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pentecostals are weird. I used to work with one. he was from WV where they still have snake handlers. strange as they are, it's really no stranger than other religions.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Oh, this should be interesting to the American people [and a disaster for McCain
Apparently McCain operatives attempted to cover it up. He has abour 20 busy lobbyists from Ogilvy, etc.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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pentecostals are weird. I used to work with one. he was from WV where they still have snake handlers. strange as they are, it's really no stranger than other religions.
It's as strange as Christianity gets but some people [mainly Catholics in the Philippines] nail a willing man to a cross during Lent & others whip themselves as a gesture of taking pain for Jesus' death - that's pretty weird too
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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No it's nothing like that. I grew up in this denomination and faith healing is about praying for God to intercede on your/someone else's behalf. Some churches would say that if the healing didn't take place then the person asking for healing didn't have enough faith for it to happen. Other's would say it just wasn't Gods will. Just like other denominations different churches run the gamut in extreme.

The overall thinking is that we live in the end times and that Christ is returning at any moment. A lot of time is spent trying to understand biblical prophecy and how it applies to what is going on today.

When I was a member women were encouraged not to dress flashy or wear to much makeup. Women are to be submissive to men and act as "helpmates". It's an equal partnership with the husband having the final vote so to speak.

Honestly, I left that church when I got out of my parents house because I didn't agree with the condemnation and judgment that was thrown at people all the time. According to my AOG church (and others may be different) anyone who wasn't pentecostal was going to hell. I wasn't allowed to attend a Baptist church with a friend because my parents thought it was full of lies. They also believed that God wanted everyone to be successful and wealthy and that if you believed enough God would make it happen for you. There is a term for it but I can't remember what it was. Basically if you had a crappy life they believed it was your own fault or that God was punishing you for some sin. Your "cross to bear" so to speak.

They also believed in demon possession and I was taught that things like mental illness and especially schizophrenia were demon possession. Thank God for college!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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all religions are freaking weird. muslim's don't eat pork, hindu's worship cows, it doesn't end. they all scare the crap out of me, however each is free to do as they wish. this situation is too much like reverend right. neither of them mean two craps to me.

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It's as strange as Christianity gets but some people [mainly Catholics in the Philippines] nail a willing man to a cross during Lent & others whip themselves as a gesture of taking pain for Jesus' death - that's pretty weird too
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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I went to a Pentacostal church one time with an old boyfriend, and they were speaking in tongues and running up and down the aisles. Not my style.

Now, snake-handling - THAT would be fun!
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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Honestly, I left that church when I got out of my parents house because I didn't agree with the condemnation and judgment that was thrown at people all the time. According to my AOG church (and others may be different) anyone who wasn't pentecostal was going to hell. I wasn't allowed to attend a Baptist church with a friend because my parents thought it was full of lies. They also believed that God wanted everyone to be successful and wealthy and that if you believed enough God would make it happen for you. There is a term for it but I can't remember what it was. Basically if you had a crappy life they believed it was your own fault or that God was punishing you for some sin. Your "cross to bear" so to speak.
I actually spent some time in it too (a very short time but enough to get the gist). I was told to drop all of my nonbeliever friends.

Palin would be representing an awful lot of "nonbelievers" so I guess they'd have to make an exception for her.
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