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Posted by nam78_two in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sun Sep 14th 2008, 03:31 PM
Thank you for this post-I wanted to post something like this but was afraid of flames.
Look up Todd Bentley and you will see heaps to be terrified by. I think we have become too PC about religious beliefs in this country-heck I have largely avoided discussions of this type out of fear of offending people of faith. But there are signs I see of things that really disturb me nowadays.

I am a researcher at a fairly prominent university in the south and we are a centre of biomedical research and well funded by the NIH. Something I personally find disturbing is the increasing number of students I come across who are creationists/IDers. These people are going to be getting doctrates in biology eventually and going to be out there -creationists with doctrates in biology!
We are slipping back into the dark ages. Hundreds of thousands of people went this year to get "healed" by this Bentley guy. Some rubbish called GOD Tv is watched by thousands of people.

Just look up Todd Bentley in wiki-look at the source articles-this stuff is frikkin scary:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Bentley


And most of you have already probably seen "Jesus Camp". The religious right in this country is starting to terrify me more than ever...I have always been leery of "people of faith" (at least the extreme ones)-whether they are Christian, Muslim or Hindu, but these days it is turning into real fear. I don't mean moderate people of faith-but people who really take religion very seriously scare me. It is 2008!

Maybe it is because my family, my friends and I have never been religious, but I just can't put myself really into the head space of a religious person-I don't mean to be disrespectful, but on some level I find it all so irrational. I can see having faith in something-but the dogmatic ones who REALLY, REALLY care about the accuracy of something written in some religious text somewhere frighten me-they are so irrational. Dealing with irrational people makes me uncomfortable and these Joel's Army people are nothing if not utterly irrational.

One of the things I find extra scary is some of these people where education doesn't even seem to alter their extremel beliefs. It is like a lot of these people who get involved with Islamist groups-even degrees in engineering or medicine don't seem to get these people to realise how nutty their beliefs are.And these Joel's army types are training to become a sort of Christian Taliban!

Dear God-please save me from your followers....
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