The Utter Insanity of Fundamentalism
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From KFOR

Spell says if anyone in his congregation contracts COVID-19, he will heal them through God.

“I’m going to address that by laying hands on them and praying for them and depending on God to heal their body,” Spell said.


Louisiana church hosts more than 1,800 people amid COVID-19 outbreak
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Their faith is commendable, but vain. God help them.   :(
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Indeed, the Eucharist is not magic. It heals body and soul but if taken vainly, it will lead to death. Viruses get around a multitude of ways too. Even through the air around the Eucharist as it is being received. I'm still shocked that my Eparchy continues to provide the Holy Communion even though people die from this virus. Fairfax is hit even worse than we are and that's as our own county's number spiked upwards of 8 yesterday!
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Ah yes, Satan's second direct sin against Our Savior after His fast in the desert:

Mat 4: 7 Jesus said to him, But it is further written, Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.

The Protestants love to do just this thing and some Catholic Novis Ordo 'pentacostal' types as well.

Sad thing, indeed!
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(03-27-2020, 02:05 PM)Zedt Wrote: The Protestants love to do just this thing and some Catholic Novis Ordo 'pentacostal' types as well.
Not just the fundamentalists. This Mar 8th contamination is from an Episcopal parish in D.C. Cautionary tale.

"A priest who spent several days shaking the hands of hundreds of worshippers in a US church has tested positive for coronavirus.

Reverend Timothy Cole, in his late 50s, led three services last Sunday at Christ Church Georgetown, which were attended by 550 people. Mr Cole, who has been with the church since 2016, identified himself as the infected priest in a statement to his congregation."
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There is a difference, however, between the stupidity shown by Mr Cole, and the insanity of Spell saying that if anyone gets sick from the gathering, it's OK because he will 'lay... hands on them and pray... for them and depend... on God to heal their body'. Having been an Anglican, I can't imagine any Anglican clergyman saying something like that.

As Z pointed out,

Quote:Ah yes, Satan's second direct sin against Our Savior after His fast in the desert:


Mat 4: 7 Jesus said to him, But it is further written, Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.
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Arg! Reminds me of when my dearly departed sister-in-law was dying of a brain tumor, and her born-again (or WHATEVER) “pastor” & his wife kept “believing God to heal her” OR if she did die, believing he would be able to “resurrect” her by laying hands on her and “believing”! That deprived my nieces and nephews of beginning the grieving process & using the time they had to properly say their good-byes. They believed it would have been a “lack of faith” to admit that she was dying. Even at her weird “funeral service,” (?) the pastor kept blathering on about how he just did not understand WHY God didn’t heal/resurrect my sis-in-law.. what a number that must’ve done on her children’s hearts and minds — frankly it made me angry. But the guy was “sincerely deluded”/ possibly somewhat nuts. It amazes me how these folks stay so loyal to such an unsatisfactory belief system.
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(03-27-2020, 09:14 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: There is a difference, however, between the stupidity shown by Mr Cole, and the insanity of Spell saying that if anyone gets sick from the gathering, it's OK because he will 'lay... hands on them and pray... for them and depend... on God to heal their body'. Having been an Anglican, I can't imagine any Anglican clergyman saying something like that.

As Z pointed out,

Quote:Ah yes, Satan's second direct sin against Our Savior after His fast in the desert:


Mat 4: 7 Jesus said to him, But it is further written, Thou shalt not put the Lord thy God to the proof.
Keep in mind Cole's infection happened before the orders to shutdown. Ironically, the first person in my city to be infected with the virus came from that service.
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