Weird Religious News – Reality is a far and distant land for some.


weird religious newsI’ll skip my usual preamble for this week’s selection of weird religious news. The degree of the disconnect between reality and the stuff below is so great it leaves me almost speechless.

What popped up in the last seven days?

Apparently school shootings are caused by abortions. I’m not exactly convinced that this guy has a full grasp of cause and effect …

The pro-life folks are quite literally praying for living breathing humans to die …

Dictators are jolly fine people … as long as they are only crushing those that don’t believe what you believe …

Wildfires in California are being sent by God because of LGBT people …

Apparently, the very existence of the US is because God has a divine purpose for it …

When this guy talks about an underground war, he apparently means it quite literally. He thinks there are secret bunkers holding pedophiles and that the army is getting ready to crack down on them …

Who better to help out a troubled church than the former president of the Amway scam …

If you are wondering what “Troubled” means for that church, it is this …

… and also this …

Pastors still way too interested in working with kids …

Ms Kerr never ever gets it right. You can more or less take the complete opposite of whatever this lady says as the actual outcome …

I’m quite frankly astonished that Lance Wallnau had a moment of clarity and said something sensible. The weird bit is that this guy did say something rational …

  • Right-wing preacher Lance Wallnau says you have to be “a special kind of dumb” to believe the QAnon conspiracy theory that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is secretly working with President Trump.

Apparently Teleportation is real …

And God answers prayer by “healing” a rust problem on a private jet …

There is a claim the electrical devices transmit viruses …

  • End Times author Paul McGuire explains how nefarious forces are attaching diseases and mind control to the frequencies put out by electrical devices and that you are an idiot if you don’t understand this obvious fact.

Apparently Trump is Sampson … which means that all we need to do is cut his hair …

  • The American Renewal Project’s David Lane declares that “having had a year and a half to take his measure, President Trump turns out to be a Samson, willing to do what God’s people have not done.”

The claim that Trump is a messiah persists …

There is a claim the wizards and evangelicals are involved in a conspiracy …

  • End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles dedicated an entire television program to warning that “Kabbalah wizards in Israel are scheming with American evangelical church leaders to use President Donald Trump to pave the way for the building of a Third Temple in Jerusalem.”

Apparently citing the statistics provided by Ken Ham regarding visitor numbers to his Ark Park is (according to Ken Ham) “Fake News” …

Ken also claims …

… er no, that’s not the reason.

Finally there is this news …

Indeed yes, they are doing a fine job, keep up the good work boys.

Faith

All of the above are people that have “faith”. To translate, they believe things on the basis of no evidence at all.

Matt Dillahunty and Christian apologist Blake Giunta debated whether faith could be rational. If you like debates then you can watch below to find out …

Blake as a person is nice, honest, and engaging, a bit of a contrast to many of those above. The point is … you can actually have a belief, and successfully engage with others such as Matt who hold a completely different view and do so without being a completely obnoxious plonker.

Meanwhile, here is a fundamentalist telling the story about how he completely changed his mind and what happened as he revealed this to all those around him …

  • Most of the responses were positive … and that says a great deal about the basic humanity, empathy, and decency of those that do believe
  • There were also negative responses.

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