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Re: [humanism-174] the prosperity gospel

From: Mark T.
Sent on: Thursday, April 3, 2008 12:23 AM
Interesting, and scary, Richard!
 
I have the impression, perhaps wrongly, that one who is indoctrinated into this type of religious fundamentalism eats/drinks/breathes/sleeps their religion- that is, it pervades everything they think and everything they do...in your experience, is this how it is?
 
How is an Atheist viewed from the fundie mindset? As part of the "demonic forces", or as someone who should be saved?
 
Shoot... a new member joined 2 or 3 days ago, but left the group this evening- his name is Mark Schooling. Mark had noted in his profile that he is a former fundamentalist preacher, but now a happy agnostic- I am wondering if this article I sent offended him somehow.
 
MT

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 5:45 PM, richard <[address removed]> wrote:
 
"They believe in and are waiting for signs and wonders, hints they think God is giving them about the future and miracles they believe their faith can bring to them. They trust their preachers and teachers are anointed by God and that God speaks through them. They are remarkably credulous about the inerrancy of their preachers and teachers, about the force of their own faith to bring about miraculous healing and abundance. Interactions are viewed through the prism of "spiritual warfare" -- the idea that godly forces are perpetually in battle with satanic forces. As a result, the secular media's reporting on current events -- particularly when it is critical of their pastors -- is to be distrusted and disregarded."
 
 
This is exactly what I was talking about the cult of Christianity comes in many forms, this example is what I came from the fundie cult, there is many views one of these can take a nd it mostly allows for prosperity preaching to build its strength by money, and this is also where the kingdom now/dominionist theology views are strong, in this type of fundie America.
 
Because there is no rapture in the bible the overall jest is taking back this world for Christ Jesus at any cost! Though it would seem the Jesus does not directly enough tell us to take it over the way they are being taught to do it by the teachings of revelations and Daniel.

The only time there is a special new Jerusalem a city of God and a new earth, is a 1000 years after Christ Jesus as already been ruling with a iron fist over the earth from Jerusalem, and Satan is let loose one more time, then the battle is really bad!

These type's of Christians are the ones that want to control everything because they believe a conspiracy of demons in the world.
It only seems to me now that its going to become more and more a spiritual warfare thing the more this type of dogma gets pushed back by the evolution of America the more they will fight spiritually and that's where the weird stuff starts really coming out, which will cause America to push them away even more I am assuming, because I was all about warfare I know what happens to those kinds of people, the more they are focused on it the less they are accepted and accept others socially.
 
Welcome to fundie America! But these people are a small percentage of Christians, but much stronger then the rest because they actually put their beliefs in practice everyday.
 
This is a severe mind virus!
 
 


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